Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen

Songs

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Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020181677
Catnr: LWC 1145
Release date: 09 February 2018
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Lawo Classics
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7090020181677
Catalogue number
LWC 1145
Release date
09 February 2018
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About the album

There is a fascinatingly large treasure trove of songs available in the National Library — for the most part fully accessible, but hardly used. The songs are written by male and female composers from Romanticism onwards. Some have composed only a song or two, others in the hundreds.

The song as art form is little used today. If performed, it is most often Grieg, the Norwegian composer who towers above his colleagues. But now, having sung Grieg for 25 years and recorded an album of Grieg’s songs as well, I have taken an interest in all the other untapped material in the National Library. I have begun with Olav Kielland and Arne Dørumsgaard — two composers of the last century who both found inspiration in traditional folk music.

Olav Kielland is not my grandfather, as some have wondered. We are related, but only distantly. My ambition was to record all his songs, and to the extent that we have recorded all the material available to us, we have realised our goal. For me, his tonal language is fantastic, from the simplest hymns and songs to his marvellous “The Last Spring”.

As for Olav Dørumsgaard, this album presents only a small portion of his total output. He has many songs that have not been published. We hope to devote an entire recording to Dørumsgaard’s songs at a little later date.

Enjoy!

— Marianne Beate Kielland
In der Nationalbibliothek existiert eine faszinierend große Fundgrube an Liedern - größtenteils voll zugänglich, aber kaum genutzt. Die Lieder wurden von Komponistinnen und Komponisten ab der Romantik geschrieben. Einige haben nur ein oder zwei Lieder komponiert, andere wiederum Hunderte.
Das Lied als Kunstform wird heute kaum noch verwendet. Wenn es aufgeführt wird, ist es meistens Grieg, der norwegische Komponist, der seine Kollegen überragt. Aber jetzt, nachdem ich Grieg 25 Jahre lang gesungen und auch ein Album mit Griegs Liedern aufgenommen habe, habe ich mich für all das andere ungenutzte Material in der Nationalbibliothek interessiert. Begonnen habe ich mit Olav Kielland und Arne Dørumsgaard - zwei Komponisten des letzten Jahrhunderts, die sich beide von der traditionellen Volksmusik inspirieren ließen.
Olav Kielland ist nicht mein Großvater, wie manche sich schon gewundert haben. Wir sind verwandt, aber nur entfernt. Mein Ehrgeiz war es, alle seine Lieder aufzunehmen und in dem Maße, in dem wir das gesamte uns zur Verfügung stehende Material eingespielt haben, haben wir unser Ziel erreicht. Für mich ist seine Tonsprache fantastisch, von den einfachsten Hymnen und Liedern bis hin zu seinem wunderbaren "The Last Spring".
Was Olav Dørumsgaard betrifft, so stellt dieses Album nur einen kleinen Teil seiner Gesamtproduktion dar. Es gibt viele Lieder, die nicht veröffentlicht wurden. Wir hoffen, Dørumsgaards Liedern zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt eine ganze Aufnahme widmen zu können.
Genießen Sie!
Marianne Beate Kielland

Artist(s)

MARIANNE BEATE KIELLAND: MEZZO-SOPRANO
The classical music magazine Gramophone wrote of Marianne Beate Kielland: "The mezzo-soprano is quite outstanding: strong, firm, sensitive in modulations, imaginative in her treatment of words, with a voice pure in quality, wide in range, and unfalteringly true in intonation."

Kielland studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Svein Bjørkøy. Her other teachers have included Oren Brown and Barbara Bonney. Considered today one of Scandinavia’s leading singers, she performs regularly on major concert stages in Europe and Japan. Among the conductors with whom she has sung are Phillippe Herreweghe, Fabio Biondi, Jordi Savall, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Christophe Rousset, Marc Minkowski, Masaaki Suzuki, Pierre Cao, Arvid Engegård, Thomas Søndergård, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Thomas Dausgaard, Jos van Immerseel, Joshua Rifkin, Manfred Honeck, Daniel Reuss, and Christian Eggen.

In 2012 she received a Grammy nomination in the category of ’Best Classical Vocal Solo’ for her recording of "Veslemøy Synsk" by composer Olav Anton Thommessen. With more than forty other albums in addition to a demanding concert schedule, Marianne Beate Kielland has established herself as an exceptional performer with a wide-ranging repertoire from baroque to contemporary. Together with pianist Nils Anders Mortensen she has released five earlier recordings on the LAWO Classics label: "Früh" (LWC1033), "Sæle jolekveld" (LWC1040), "Grieg" (LWC1059), "Young Elling" (LWC1072), "The New Song" (LWC1097), and "Whispering Mozart" (LWC1111). In 2015 she released "Påsketid" (LWC1077) with violinist Elise Båtnes and organist Kåre Nordstoga, and in 2017 she released "Terra Nova" (LWC1125) with composer and pianist Jan Gunnar Hoff.

NILS ANDERS MORTENSEN: PIANO
Nils Anders Mortensen was born in Flekkefjord in 1971. He began playing piano at age three, and in 1986 he won the Norwegian Young Pianist Competition. He studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, École Normale in Paris, and Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover with Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. Other important teachers have been Tatjana Nikolajeva and Hans Leygraf.

In 1996 Nils Anders Mortensen was the recipient of the prestigious Concerts Norway “Debutant of the Year” award. He has won international prizes and grants. In 1998 he won the Mozarteum Prize in Salzburg. In 2004 Mortensen received the Robert Levin Memorial Prize.

Mortensen has appeared as soloist with Norway’s leading orchestras. He recorded piano concertos of Geirr Tveitt with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. His first solo album "Im Freien" (LWC1032), featuring music of Debussy, Grieg, and Bartok, was released in 2012 to glowing reviews. Mortensen has also released six recordings with mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland on the LAWO Classics label: "Früh" (LWC1033), "Sæle jolekveld" (LWC1040), "Grieg" (LWC1059), "Young Elling" (LWC1072), "The New Song" (LWC1097), and "Whispering Mozart" (LWC1111). In 2015 he released the solo recording "In finstrer Mitternacht" (LWC1084), featuring music of Brahms, and "Tundra" (LWC1092), a recording of solely Russian music, with doublebassist Knut Erik Sundquist. In 2016 he released "Schumann Violin Sonatas Op. 105 & Op. 121" (LWC1110) with violinist Arvid Engegård.

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01.
Seks Sivle-songar, op. 17: I. Den fyrste songen
02:30
02.
Seks Sivle-songar, op. 17: II. Te kjærasten min
01:43
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Seks Sivle-songar, op. 17: III. Heim
02:34
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Seks Sivle-songar, op. 17: IV. Haust
01:43
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Seks Sivle-songar, op. 17: V. Til Telemork
03:13
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Seks Sivle-songar, op. 17: VI. Ferdamann
02:31
07.
Vaaren, op. 30
03:37
08.
Fem sanger av Obstfelder: Himmel, du rødmer
01:58
09.
Fem sanger av Obstfelder: Rosen
01:53
10.
Fem sanger av Obstfelder: Kan speilet tale
01:10
11.
Fem sanger av Obstfelder: Piger
01:45
12.
Fem sanger av Obstfelder: Sommer
01:50
13.
Stundom ingen um Elsken veit
02:00
14.
Tri visur i vå og von, op. 29: Ved Helikons kilder
01:34
15.
Tri visur i vå og von, op. 29: Gråvérsdag
01:39
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Tri visur i vå og von, op. 29: Gagnløysa
02:54
17.
To salmer, op. 6: I. Mot dag
02:34
18.
To salmer, op. 6: II. Morgen
03:14
19.
Salme
01:57
20.
Barnet
02:24
21.
Eit litet stev til mor
01:09
22.
Eichendorff-sanger: Fruühlingsgruss
00:50
23.
Eichendorff-sanger: Dichterlos
01:02
24.
Burleskar for song og piano, op. 13: I. Eg kryp (Lakei song)
01:29
25.
Burleskar for song og piano, op. 13: II. Skræddar-sveinen
02:00
26.
Burleskar for song og piano, op. 13: III. Trur eg (Etter ein rangel)
02:34
27.
Salme, op. 5, nr. 2
01:37
28.
Et barn, op. 7, nr. 1
01:42
29.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Det dyre sigerblot
02:50
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Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Farktausi
02:08
31.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Det er fjord imillom frendar
02:30
32.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Smørblom
01:16
33.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Hjuringlokk
01:51
34.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Blodørn
02:10
35.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Davrande hug
02:16
36.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Sveinkallsvall
00:57
37.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Gjygremål: I. Ottemorgon frå Jonsok-natt
00:33
38.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Gjygremål: II. Ei tarmfele sprutar
01:36
39.
Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Gjygremål: III. Illt ula det unge-vrål
00:44
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Skumring i tusseskog, op. 8: Dei gjylte solstrimar
01:21
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