“DELIUS in Norway” – Norwegian Bridal Procession; Paa Vidderne; Two Songs from the Norwegian; Sleigh Ride; Folkeraadet; On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Eventyr – Ann-Helen Moen, sop. (on 2 Songs)/ Bergen Philharmonic Orch./Sir Andrew Davis – Chandos
Grieg’s influence is obvious in this music inspired by Norway’s landscape and culture.
GRIEG: Music for Peer Gynt – Ilse Hollweg, sop./ Beecham Choral Society/ Royal Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Thomas Beecham (1957) – EMI/Hi-Q Records
Another exceptional xrcd24, this time from a 1957 early stereo Abbey Road master.
GERHARD SCHJELDERUP: Brand (Symphonic Drama); Symphony No. 2 “To Norway” – Trondheim Symphony Orchestra / Eivind Aadland – CPO
Norwegian music with a Wagnerian slant: heady, late-Romantic stuff.