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Arne Dørumsgaard, Knut Håkanson, Franz Liszt, Hjalmar Borgstrøm, Sverre Jordan, Alf Hurum, Øistein Sommerfeldt, Sigurd Lie

Isa Gericke

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  • Type CD
  • Label Lawo Classics
  • UPC 7090020181325
  • Catalog number LWC 1120
  • Release date 03 November 2017
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About the album

Kirsten Flagstad was born in Hamar, Norway, in 1895, into a life filled with music; both her parents were professional theatre musicians in Norway’s capital.

Throughout her childhood years at Vinderen in Oslo, music was a part of her life from morning until evening. Via her parents’ acquaintances, Kirsten was introduced to a broad repertoire; she would accompany herself at the piano in Schubert Lieder, revue songs by Vilhelm Dybwad, operettas by Franz Lehar and Emmerich Kálmán, as well as in the arias of Puccini and Wagner. Her début as an opera singer took place at the National Theatre in Oslo, in December 1913, where she sang the part of Nuri in Eugen d’Albert’s Tiefland, under the baton of Johan Halvorsen.

Despite that fact that Kirsten Flagstad is remembered as a singer mainly of large-scale works, with a voice that was suited to the largest venues, she had a particular love of Lieder and art songs. From her teens and throughout her career her repertoire included a significant number of German and Nordic songs. Her distinctive voice and ability made Kirsten Flagstad a source of inspiration to composers all over the world. Many wrote music for her, claiming that their music was so demanding that only Kirsten would be able to perform it. She had a predilection for Norwegian music and as often as not a recital programme would contain songs by Arne Dørumsgaard, Sverre Jordan, Øistein Sommerfeldt, Sigurd Lie, or Hjalmar Borgstrøm. Flagstad’s short, intense friendship with the Swedish composer Knut Håkanson inspired a special collection of songs that she kept in her repertoire all her life.
 

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    Blonde nætter
     
    03:15
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    Liden Kirsten
     
    02:13
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    Vi sees igjen
     
    04:27
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    Salomo I
     
    02:49
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    Salomo II
     
    01:47
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    Til min mor
     
    02:02
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    Storme
     
    01:01
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    När den sköna mai
     
    01:16
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    Lutad mot gärdet
     
    01:40
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    Ett litet barn
     
    01:58
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    Stigen
     
    02:44
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    Vad skall man sjunga?
     
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    På stranden
     
    02:56
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    Budbärerskan
     
    03:09
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    Till ett skönt barn
     
    01:52
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    Transcription of Richard Wagner?s «Isoldes Liebestod»
     
    08:25
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    Fattig er mitt liv
     
    01:00
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    En hustavle
     
    01:37
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    Søvnen
     
    02:58
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    Natt
     
    01:49
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    Regn
     
    01:27
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    Sne
     
    02:58
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    Pil og bue
     
    01:07
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    Og se hun kom
     
    01:14

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