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The Complete Aksel Schiøtz Recordings 1933-1946 vols. 1-10
Aksel Schiøtz (tenor)
rec. 1933-1946
For full tracklisting see below
DANACORD DACOCD 451-460 [11 CDs: 75:18 + 75:21 + 66:00 + 72:18 + 67:57 + 72:41 + 73:38 + 70:09 + 72:22 + 68:45 + 64:48]

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It was a decade ago that Danacord originally released their Schiøtz edition. Then it comprised ten individual volumes of eleven discs; and now the series has been rationalised with each disc in slimline cardboard and housed in a splendid blue box. The individual booklet notes have been similarly rationalised in the shape of a book, over three hundred pages long. The whole thing is a lavish and noble salute to a great singer.

 

There is a vast of material in these well-filled volumes. The fact that they span only the years 1933-46 is a testament both to how much Schiøtz recorded in so relatively short space of time – the war years bisected his career – and also the tragic illness that so horribly curtailed his career (he was born in 1906 and died in 1975). The repertoire ranges widely and includes Buxtehude and Dowland as well as native folk songs. Opera is under-represented in his discography which makes the surviving examples the more valuable; oratorio is a bigger feature though still not huge; Danish folk songs are certainly the focus of much of the discs; we can add Nielsen, Schumann and Schubert finally to the tangible ornaments of this collection in performances that have withstood the close scrutiny of posterity and emerged as impressive as ever they seemed when the recordings were first released.

 

His Handel is deeply impressive, as assured as Heddle Nash in Messiah. His Buxtehude is accompanied by a lithe ensemble of some of his country’s finest chamber players; Else Marie Bruun and Julius Koppel, violins, Alberto Medici, cello, and harpsichordist – elsewhere in the set, conductor - Mogens Wöldike. His divisions in Bach are splendid and his stylistic acumen in Dowland is notable, even though he was accompanied by a guitar not a lute. The Mozart operatic extracts are in this first volume. The pick of the sextet of recordings is probably Il mio tesoro in which the sheer refinement, control of legato and breath are at their peak. The only disappointment is the hasty and unconvincing Un’aura amoroso. Both Schiøtz and Nash share the same lyric refinement and apposite lightness in Mozart.

 

The second volume is mostly given over to Die schöne Müllerin, recorded in 1945 with Gerald Moore. A little background to this; he had originally begun to record the cycle with Moore in 1939 but they only managed to set down Das Wandern and Morgengruss. Eight other songs from the cycle followed with pianist (and composer) Herman Koppel during three sessions made in 1939 and 1940 but the complete cycle was left unrecorded. So the 1945 sessions with Moore were clearly high on the list of recording priorities once the war was over. This time it took just three days to record the lot. Schiøtz is a wonderful lieder singer; he’s a cultivated artist, refined once more – an unavoidable word with him – and never a forced interventionist in interpretative matters. His singing is fresh, youthful, and ardent. He reserves interior intensity for Des Baches Wiegenlied, proves sweeping in Des Müllers Blumen. The voice is slightly heavier by 1945 and the performances, on balance, very slightly broader as well, though often there’s very little in it. It was Moore who said that Schiøtz was maybe the only modest tenor he’d ever met. His Grieg selection in volume two with Folmer Jensen is sung with artless beauty and perception.  

 

There are two performances of Dichterliebe. The first was recorded with Jensen in 1942 and made its first ever appearance in this Danacord edition. The second was the well-known London recording of 1946 with, once again, Gerald Moore.  As with the Schubert recording there is really very little to choose between the two recordings. This is, once more, not a reading that necessarily covers the full colouristic and expressive range but Schiøtz is certainly expressive within confines. It’s a very different way of gong about things from the set by, say, Panzera, though the Frenchman, who recorded it earlier with Cortot, is known to have admired Schiøtz’s recording almost without reservation. What he catches is the right shade of melancholy, the shading and shaping of lines and if he never penetrates quite to the emotional heart of things he nevertheless provides an exemplary example of nuanced and imaginative singing.

 

Most of the Nielsen recordings (volume ten) chart the composer’s “radical simplicity” period. They’re an absolute delight unless the idea of lyric simplicity in Nielsen is for some reason unattractive. Schiøtz has just the right tone for them - the perfect blend of simplicity, straight-forwardness, evenness of tonal production and lack of artifice. It’s the avoidance of the last in particular that proves so valuable as any artificiality would kill the songs stone dead. Glenten styrter is a particularly effective performance though one should also note the great dignity he brings to Den danske sang. The soothing barcarolle of Underlige Aftenlufte surely finds its ideal, unmatchable, singer here and so too the orchestrally accompanied ballad Prinsesse Tove. But every one of these performances is a gem – and certainly don’t overlook his first Nielsen recording, the 1939 scene from Maskarade with Johan Hye-Knudsen conducting.

 

Reverting back to volume five we find a selection of romances by Weyse, songs by Hartmann, Bellman and Sjöberg and a couple of small things by Gade and Gruber. More delights. The accompaniments are unusual and enjoyable – lute and guitar for Bellman, guitar for Hartmann, organ for some recordings with the Copenhagen Boys’ Choir and reliable Herman Koppel and Folmer Jensen for the piano. There are some treats here, characterful songs, light, charmingly pointed, never overdone, stylistically assured. Let me point out my absolute favourites in this volume – the lovely Weyse song Willemoes, Kommer hid, I Piger smaa and the same composer’s Barcarolle Natten er saa stille for which only the phrase “meltingly done” will suffice.

 

Volume 8 No.1 contains romances by composers including Peter Heise and some – when originally released – newly discovered Norwegian broadcast material. Schiøtz sounds completely at home here in the plangent warmth of Halfdan Kjerulf’s Mit Hjerte og min Lyre as much as in the Schubertian melos of Heise’s Det var paa Isted-Hede. The songs, and this wonderful artist’s singing of them, range from the youthful high spirits of Heise’s Der var en Svend to the grave, noble masculine eloquence of Thomas Laub’s Aldrig, Herre.

 

Disc six is given over to Golden Age Danish songs. Yes, some are strophic and conventional and there are no masterpieces but there is a heroic Gade song, Knud Lavard, which gets the full works from an inspired Schiøtz. Some of Henrik Rung’s songs fully deserve their place here, charming and attractive little things. There’s also the 1940 Nordisk Film soundtrack of Weyse’s music arranged by Emil Reesen; for this the tenor is joined by his distinguished colleague Edith Oldrup. They make a splendid pair. Volume seven is another compilation ranging over composers previously referred to and newcomers such as Oluf Ring and Askel Agerby. To these ballads Schiøtz brings generosity of phrasing and tonal refinement. As one would expect of a singer whose Bach and Handel is so effective he brings adroit musicality to the baroque tinged cadences of the old Danish-Swedish folk tune Jeg gik mig ud en Sommerdag.

 

Then finally there is volume nine with its “Farinelli” and “The Masked Tenor” sides. Here we find Schiøtz in lighthearted mode, singing freshly and irresistibly. He digs into the delicious Nauticalia of the old sailors’ tune Rosvald og Rosa with tremendous brio, essays Cole Porter pretty well, and dishes up the stirring Riisager composition Danmarks Frihedssang with tremendous authorityas well he might in May 1945 as it’s Denmark’s Freedom Song in translation. There’s fun too. We hear a snippet from the “Jazz oratorio” Geografi complete with cod classical operatic recitative and the cooing of The Rhythm Girls. After which there’s dance band music in the shape of Kai Normann Andersen. The Masked Tenor makes his appearance in three songs by Gade, Thomsen and Ankerstjerne accompanied by Bobby Pagan (surely not his real name?!) on the Wurlitzer Organ one crazy day in Copenhagen in May 1938. The idea was the record company’s by the way not Schiøtz’s and there’s a great picture of Pagan, Schiøtz and the offending organ in the accompanying book.

 

The book, I should note, contained everything originally in the individually issued CD booklets. That includes an individual note for each disc, full discographical information and a dual language Danish-English text. There are full song texts as well. The superb notes by Arne Helman include a wealth of material with reminiscences from Schiøtz himself. There are numerous photographs. The only sadness is that since its first appearance - and before this newly consolidated box appeared – Schiøtz’s widow Gerd died. Fortunately she lived to see the original magnificent edition to completion.

 

This box consists of about thirteen hours of Schiøtz, his complete recordings. It was a memorable undertaking, each disc excellently transferred, and offers a lifetime’s reward.

 

Jonathan Woolf  

 

FULL TRACKLISTING 

Georg Frideric HANDEL
(1685-1759)
"Messiah":
[ 1 ] Comfort ye - 3:25 - 
[ 2 ] Every valley 4:08
The orchestra of Det Unge Tonekunstnerselskab
Conductor Mogens Wöldike
HMV DB 5239 2CS 1620-1/ 2CS 1621-1. Recorded March 26, 1940
Diderik BUXTEHUDE (1637-1707)
[ 3 ] Was mich auf dieser Welt betrübt (Ahasverus Fritsch) 4:48
Else Marje Bruun and Julius Koppel, violins
Alberto Medici, cello and Mogens Wöldike, harpsichord
HMV DB 5240 2CS 1618-1. Recorded March 20, 1940
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
"Weihnachtsoratorium":
[ 4 ] Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet (C.F. Henrici) 3:43
Johan Bentzon, flute, Alberto Medici, cello and Mogens Woldike, harpsichord
HMV DB 5240 2CS 1619-1. Recorded March 20, 1940
"Matthäuspassion"
[ 5 ] O Schmerz - Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen (Picander) 7:20
Mogens Steen Adreassen, oboe, and orchestra with chorus
Conductor Mogens Wöldike
HMV DB 5267 2CS 2073-2 / 2CS 2074-1. Recorded April 22, 1942
John DOWLAND     
[ 6 ] Shall I sue 2:04
[ 7 ] Now cease, my wand'ring eyes 1:37
[ 8 ] Flow, my tears 3:10
Jytte Gorki Schmidt, guitar
HMV DB 5270 2CS 1979-1/ 2CS 1980-1. Recorded October 17, 1941
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
"Die Zauberflöte":
[ 9 ] Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (Emanuel Schikaneder) 3:48
From W.A. Mozart "Cost fan tutte":
[10] Un'aura amorosa (da Ponte) 3:21
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Egisto Tango
HMV DB 5262 2CS 2052-3 / 2CS 2053-1. Recorded February 25, 1942
"Don Giovanni":
[11] Dalla sue pace (da Ponte) 4:06
[12] Il mio tesoro intanto (da Ponte) 4:15
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Egisto Tango
HMV DB 5264 2CS 2058-1/ 2CS 2051-1. Recorded February 27, 1942
"Die Entführung aus dem Serail":
[13] Hier soll ich dich denn sehen, Konstanze (Bretzner) 2:43
[14] Im Mohrenland gefangen war (Bretzner) 2:27
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Egisto Tango
HMV DA 5253 OCS 2377-1/ OCS 2378-1. Recorded August 31, 1943
Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)

"Die Schöpfung":
[15] Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan (G. van Swieten) 4:15
With orchestra conducted by Mogens Wöldike
HMV DB 5271 2CS 2204-1

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Lenski’s aria from "Eugene Onegin":
[16] Fremtid har liv og død i eje (Gustav Hetsch) 4:33

Charles GOUNOD

Faust's Cavatina ("Salut demeure") from "Faust":
[17] Vær hilset, plet (Adolph Hertz) 4:27
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Johan Hye-Knudsen
HMV DB 10523 2CS2452-2 /2CS 2453-2. Recorded October 25, 1944

Georg Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759)
[18] Love Sounds the alarm (from "Acts and Galathea") and
Sacred raptures cheer my breast ("Solomon") 9:58
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm
Conductor Mogens Wöldike
Unissued recording done at rehearsals at Musikaliska Akademien, Stockholm, September 25, 1945
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Die schöne Müllerin (Wilhelm Muller)
Op. 25, D 797

[ 1 ] Das Wandern 2:45 

[ 2 ] Wohin? 2:05
HMV DB 6252 2EA 10722-2

[ 3 ] Halt! 1:26
[ 4 ] Danksagung an den Bach 2:05
HMV DB 6252 2EA 10723-1

[ 5 ] Am Feierabend 2:37
HMV DB 6253 2EA 10724-1

[ 6 ] Der Neugierige 3:41
HMV DB 6253 2EA 10731-1

[ 7 ] Ungeduld 2:50
HMV DB 6254 2EA 10727-1

[ 8 ] Morgengruss 4:27
HMV DB 6254 2EA 10733-1

[ 9 ] Des Müllers Blumen 3:36
HMV DB 6255 2EA 10734-1

[10] Tränenregen 4:05
HMV DB 6255 2EA 10735-1

[11] Mein! 2:27
HMV DB 6256 2EA 10732-1

[12] Pause 4:24
HMV DB 6256 2EA 10736-1

[13] Mit dem grünen Lautenbande 2:21
[14] Der Jäger 1:13
HMV DB 6257/8 2EA 10728-1

[15] Eifersucht und Stolz 1:32
[16] Die liebe Farbe 4:21 HMV DB 6257 2EA 10745/6-1

[17] Die böse Farbe 2:07
HMV DB 6258 2EA 10746-1

[18] Trockne Blumen 3:32 HMV DB 6258 2EA 10747-1

[19] Der Müller und der Bach 3:45 HMV DB 6259 2EA 10748-2

[20] Des Baches Wiegenlied 4:49 HMV DB 6259 2EA 10749-1

Gerald Moore, piano
Recorded London November 1, 5 and 6. 1945

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)

[21] To brune øjne Op. 5, No. 1 (H.C. Andersen) 1:10
Two Brown Eyes
[22] Jeg elsker dig Op. 5, No. 3 (H.C. Andersen) 1:31
I Love You
[23] Ved Ronderne, Op. 33, No. 9 (A. O. Vinje) 2:50
By the Rondane Mountains
HMV X 6924 OCS 2265-1 / OCS 2266-1

[24] Våren Op. 33, No. 2 (A. O. Vinje) 4:22
Spring
[25] Udfarten, Op. 9, No. 4 (Andreas Munch) 4:57
The Voyage
HMV Z 279 2CS 2267-1 / 2CS 2268-1

Folmer Jensen, piano
Recorded February 17, 1943

Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Dichterliebe. Op. 48 (Heinrich Heine)

[ 1 ] Im wunderschönen Monat Mai 1:15 - 
[ 2 ] Am meinen Tränen spriessen 0:56
[ 3 ] Die Rose, die Lilie 0:34
[ 4 ] Wenn ich in deine Augen seh' 1:35
HMV DB 6270 2EA 10834-1

[ 5 ] Ich will meine Seele tauchen 0:55
[ 6 ] Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome 1:58
[ 7 ] Ich grolle nicht 1:47
HMV DB 6270 2EA 10835-1

[ 8 ] Und Wüssten's die Blumen 1:13
[ 9 ] Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen 1:17
[10] Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen 1:38
HMV DB 6271 2EA 10836-1

[11] Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen 0:54
[12] Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen 1:40
[13] Ich hab' im Traum geweinet 2:00
HMV DB 6271 2EA 10837-1

[14] Allnächtlich im Traume 1:46
[15] Aus alten Märchen winkt es 2:28
HMV DB 6272 2EA 10838-1

[16] Die alten, bösen Lieder 4:20
HMV DB 6272 2EA 10839-1

Gerald Moore, piano
Recorded London January 10, 1946

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)

[17] Die Mainacht. Op. 43 no. 2 3:28
(Hölty) May Night
HMV 7EBK 1005 OEA 10827-1. Recorded London January 7, 1946

[18] Sonntag Op. 47 no. 3 1:39
(Uhland) Sunday
[19] Ständchen Op. 106 no. 1 1:32
(Kugler) Serenade
HMV 7EBK 1005 OEA 10828-1

Gerald Moore, piano
Recorded London January 8, 1946

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)

[20] Vær hilset, I Damer Op. 49 no. 3 3:04
(Drachmann) Be greeted, Ladies
HMV 7EBK 1005 OEA 10830-1

[21] Foraarsregn Op. 49 no. 6 2:47
(Drachmann) Spring Rain
HMV 7EBK 1005 OEA 10829-1

[22] En Digters sidste Sang Op. 18 no. 3 3:08
(H.C. Andersen) A Poet's Last Song
HMV X 7203 OEA 10831-1

Gerald Moore, piano
Recorded London January 8, 1946

Carl Michael BELLMAN (1745-1795)
Six Lute Songs
(music adapted by and texts by C. M. Bellman)

[23] Käraste bröder 3:01
Dearest brothers HMV X 6998 OSB 2663-1

[24] Gubben är gammal 3:16
Old age is with me
HMV X 6998 OSB 2664-1

[25] Så lunka vi så småningom 3:13 
So tipsy we are taking leave
HMV X 6999 OSB 2666-1

[26] Hör klockorna med ängsligt dån 2:42
Hear bells give out a fearful boom
HMV X 6999 OSB 2665-1

[27] Joachim uti Babylon 3:03
Joachim lived in Babylon
HMV X 7000 OSB 2667-2

[28] Vila vid denna källa 2:49
Sit down around the spring here
HMV X 7000 OSB 2668-1

Ulrik Neumann, guitar Recorded Stockholm May 9, 1946
Diderik BUXTEHUDE (1637-1707)

[29] Aperite mihi portas justitiae 8:03
Elsa Sigfuss, contralto, Holger Nørgaard, bass, Else Marie Bruun and Julius Koppel, violins, Torben Anton Svendsen, cello and Mogens Wöldike, harpsichord.
HMV Z 292 2CS2489-2/2CS2490-2
Recorded Copenhagen May 22, 1946

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Die schöne Mullerin (Wilhelm Muller) Op. 25, D 797

[ 1 ] Das Wandern, no. 1 2:29
HMV X6312 OEA 7955-1. Recorded London May 26, 1939

[ 2 ] Der Neugierige, no. 6 3:35
HMV X6351 OCS 1502-1. Recorded August 28, 1939

[ 3 ] Ungeduld, no. 7 2:48
HMV X6351 OCS 1501-1. Recorded August 28, 1939

[ 4 ] Morgengruss, no. 8 3:16 
HMV X6312 OEA 7956-1. Recorded London May 26, 1939

[ 5 ] Tränenregen, no. 10 3:00
HMV X6387 OCS 1540-1. Recorded November 17, 1939

[ 6 ] Mein, no. 11 2:29
HMV X6387 OCS 1539-1. Recorded November 17, 1939

[ 7 ] Eifersucht und Stolz, no. 15 1:30
HMV DA5216 OCS 1614-1. Recorded March 15, 1940

[ 8 ] Die böse Ihrbe, no. 17 2:04
HMV DA 5216 OCS 1615-1. Recorded March 15, 1940

[ 9 ] Der Müller und der Bach, no. 19 3:55
HMV DB5238 2CS 1616-1. Recorded March 15, 1940

[10] Des Baches Wiegenlied, no. 20 4:35
HMV DB5238 2CS 1617-1. Recorded March 15, 1940

Gerald Moore, piano [1], [4]
Herman D. Koppel, piano [2], [3], [5]-[10]

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)

[11] Per pietà, non ricercate KV. 420 3:59
Grete Kordt, piano
HMV 2CS 844-1. Unissued test recording Recorded March 1, 1938

C.E.F. WEYSE (1774-1842)

[12] Lysets Engel gaar med Glans (B.S. Ingemann) 1837 3:24
The Light-angel Passes in Glory
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X6416 OCS 1577-1 - Recorded December 30, 1939

[13] I Fjerne Kirketaarne hist (B.S. Ingemann) 1838 3:22 :

From Distant Church Towers
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X6416 OCS 1551-1 - Recorded November 18, 1939

[14] Skøn Jomfru, luk dit Vindu op (A. Oehlenschläger) 1809 2:20
Fair Maiden, Open your Window
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X6165 OCS 983-3 - Recorded October 7, 1938

J.P.E. HARTMANN (1805-1900)

[15] Lær mig, Nattens Stjerne, op. 63 (Chr. Richardt) 1866 2:42
Teach me, Star of the Night
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X 6165 OCS 982-2 - Recorded October 7, 1938

From the romantic opera "Fair Kirsten"
Liden Kirsten op. 44 (Hans Christian Andersen) 1846
[16] Sverkel's Romance 6:09
(So I am home)
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Johan Hye-Knudsen, conductor
HMV DA 5226 OCS 1837-1/1838-1 - Recorded January 3, 1941

P.E. LANGE-MÜULLER (1850-1926)

From Der var engang (Once upon a Time) op. 25 (H. Drachmann) 1887
[17] Serenade 3:55
(The Night is heavy with Fragrance fine)
HMV DB 5255 2CS 1906-1

[18] Midsommervise 3:58
Midsummer Song
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen, and chorus
Johan Hye-Knudsen, conductor
HMV DB 5255 2CS 1907-1 - Recorded April 15, 1941

Knudåge RIISAGER (1897-1974)                   

[19] Mor Danmark (Mogens Lorentzen) 1939 2:38
Mother Denmark

Gerald Moore, piano
HMV X 6311, OEA 7958-1 - Recorded London May 26, 1939

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) -Henri BERTÉ
[20] Jomfruburet (1916) (Johannes Dam) 8:59
Dreimäderlhaus/Lilac Time (excerpts)
with Inger Stender, Axel Boesen, Else Colber, Sigurd Langberg, Petrine Sonne, Karen Marie Løwert and Poul Reichardt.
Aage Juhl Thomsen and his orchestra
HMV Z 270 2CS1862-1/1863-1
Carl Michael Bellman (1745-1795)

[ 1 ] Fjäriln vingad syns på Haga (1791) 2:37
The Winged Butterfly is seen at Haga
[ 2 ] Ulla, min Ulla ( 1790) 2:58
UIla, my Ulla
Banjo-Lasse, lute
HMV X 6404, OSB 1107-1, 1106-1. Recorded Stockholm February 22, 1940

[ 3 ] Gubben är gammal ( 1771) 3:13
Old Age is with me
[ 4 ] Käraste broder ( 1770) 2:52
Dearest brothers (this tune adapted from J.H. Roman)
Jørn Grauengaard, guitar
Anonymous, cello
HMV X 6975, OCS 2439-1, 2438-1. Recorded June 21, 1944

Birger SJÖBERG (1885-1929)

"Fridas Bok" 1922, no. 1 , no.2
[ 5 ] Den forsta gång jag såg dig 2:45
The first time l saw you
[ 6 ] Lilla Paris 2:43
Little Paris
Jytte Gorki Schmidt, guitar
HMV X 6906, OCS 2165-1, 2164-1. Recorded October 30, 1942

J.P.E. HARTMANN (1805-1900)

[ 7 ] Den kiedsom Vinter (efter Ambrosius Stub) 1878 2:39
The Dreary Winter went away
[ 8 ] Jeg synge skal en Vise (Chr. K. F. Molbech) 1878 2:30
l must sing a Song
Jytte Gorki Schmidt, guitar
HMV X 6268, OCS 1143-1, 1144-1. Recorded February 21 , 1939

C.E.F. WEYSE (1774-1842)

[ 9 ] En Skaal for den Mø (Sheridan/Dorph) 1841 2:59
Here a to the Maiden
with male quartet: Knud Vad Thomsen, Blicher-Hansen, Svend Saabye, Harald Krebs
[10] Willemoes. Kommer hid, I Piger smaa (Grundtvig 1810) 1837 2:46
Willemoes. Come to me, every Maiden fair
HMV X 6651, OCS 1788-l, 1787-1. Recorded December 4, 1940

[11] Nu vaagne alle Guds Fugle smaa (Ingemann) 1837 2:32
Now all Gods Iittle Birds awake
HMV X 6623, OCS 1704-1. Recorded September 24, 1940

[12] Bliv hos os naar Dagen hælder (Ingemann) 1838 3:16
Stay with us when the Day is almost gone
HMV X 6624, OCS 1707-1. Recorded September 24, 1940

[13] Barcarole: Natten er saa stille (J.L. Heiberg) 1841 1:26
Barcarole: The Night is so quiet

[14] Fædrelands-Sang: Duftende Enge (Jens Jetsmark) 1820 1:49 
Patriotic Song: Fragrant Meadows
HMV X 6631, OCS 1716-1 (a, b) - Recorded October 5, 1940

[15] Lysets Engel gaaer med Glands (Ingemann) 1837 2:50
The Light-angel passes in Glory
HMV X 6920, OCS 2246-1 - Recorded January 28, 1943

[16] Der staaer et Slot i Vesterled (Ingemann) 1838 3:39
A Castle towers in the West
HMV X 6624, OCS 1705-1 - Recorded September 24, 1940

Fra syngespillet "Sovedrikken" (Oehlenschläger) 1801/1809:
[17] Valentins serenade: Skøn Jomfru, luk dit Vindu op 2:25
From the musical play "The Sleeping-Draught":
Valentin's Serenade: "Fair Maiden, let your Window up"

HMV X 6637, OCS 1732-1 - Recorded October 18, 1940

[18] Gud ske Tak og Lov (Ingemamn) 1837 2:20
Thank and Praise to God
HMV X 6623, OCS 1706-1 - Recorded September 24, 1940

[19] I fjerne Kirketaarne hist (Ingemann) 1838 3:15
From Distant Church Towers
HMV X 6920, OCS 2245-1 - Recorded January 28, 1943

[20] Børnenes Julesang: Julen har bragt (Ingemann) 1841 2:35
Children's Christmas Song: Christmas has braught blessed tidings
With Copenhagen Boys' Choir
HMV X 6172, OCS 1055-2

[21] Melodi fra 1700-tallet: Pilgrimssang: Deilig er Jorden (Ingemann 1850) 2:56
Tune from 18th century: Pilgrims' Song: Lovely is the Earth
HMV X 6173, OCS 1052-2

[22] Melodi fra 1600-tallet: Et Barn er født i Bethlehem (Grundtvig 1820) 2:55
Tune from 17th century: A Child is Born in Bethlehem
With Copenhagen Boys' Choir
HMV X 6172, OCS 1056-2

[20] - [22] rec. at the Palace Chapel October 29, 1938
Niels W. GADE (1817-1890)

[23] Barn Jesus (Hans Chnstian Andersen) 1859 2:31
Child Jesus in a Manger Lay

Franz GRUBER (1787-1863)

[24] Glade Jul (Ingemann 1850) 3:05 
Joyful Christmas (tune after Stille Nacht, 1818)
HMV X 6611, OCS 1646, 1647 - Recorded July 11, 1940

Herman D. Koppel, piano [ 9 ] - [14], [16] - [18]
Folmer Jensen, piano [ 15], [ 19]
Mogens Wöldike, organ [20] - [24] (Chrstiansborg Slotskirke)

  Recorded January 17, 1941
Henrik RUNG (1807-1871)

[ 1 ] I Danmark er jeg født (H.C. Andersen) 1850 2:48
In Denmark l was born
Chr. Christiansen, piano
HMV X 6101, OSC 817-2. Recorded February 14, 1938

[ 2 ] Gurre. Hvor Nilen vander (H.C. Andersen) 1842 3:24
Gurre. Where the Nile waters
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X 6632, OSC 1717-1. Recorded October 5, 1940

[ 3 ] Modersmaalet. Moders Navn er en himmelsk Lyd (Grundtvig 1837) 1846 3:17
The Mother Tongue. Mother's name is a heavenly sound
Grete Kordt, piano

Dansk-svensk folkemelodi 1600-tallet / Danish-Swedish folk-tune:
[ 4 ] Jeg gik mig ud en Sommerdag at høre (Grundtvig 1847) 2:58
I went out ou a summer's day to listen Chorus. Grete Kordt, piano
[ 3 ] - [ 4 ] HMV X 6864, OSC 2086-1, 2085-I. Recorded May 22, 1942

J.P.E. HARTMANN (1805-1900)

[ 5 ] Flyv Fugl, flyv over Furesøens Vove (Christian Winther) 1838 2:42
Fly Bird, fly over the Furesø Waters
HMV X 6604, OSC 1634-1. Recorded June 8, 1940

[ 6 ] Folmer Sanger. Du som har Sorg i Sinde
(Christian Winther, fra "Hjortens Flugt") 1856 2:19
Folmer, the ltinerant Singer. If you are sad and worried
HMV X 6350, OSC 1438-1. Recorded August 24, 1939

[ 7 ] Til de Faldne. Slumrer sødt i Slesvigs Jord (H.P. Holst) 1851 3:27
To the Fallen. Slumber soundly in Slesvig's earth
HMV OSC 2476-2, XKPX 81 (LP-matrix). Recorded May 23, 1946

[ 8 ] Lær mig, Nattens Stjerne (Christian Richardt) 1866 3:04
Teach me, Star of the Night
HMV X 6637, OSC 1733-1. Recorded October 18, 1940

[ 5 ] - [ 8 ] Herman D. Koppel, piano

From the romantic opera "Liden Kirsten"
Fair Kirsten (H.C. Andersen ) 1846
[ 9 ] Sverkel's Romance: Ja, jeg er hjemme 5:44
So I am at home
Orchestra of Det Unge Tonekunstnerselskab
Conductor Mogens Wöldike
HMV X 6313, OCS 1207-111208-1. Recorded May 1, 1939

[10] Tavlebordsduetten: Hør, Ungersvend, sig ikke nej 4:13
The Dice Duet: Listen, lad, do not say no
with Edith Oldrup, soprano
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Johan Hye-Knudsen
HMV DB 5237, 2CS 1571-1. Recorded December 27, 1939

Fire Middelalderviser Four Medieval Ballads
(ed. Thomas Laub and Axel Olrik (texts) 1899-1904)
[11] Ebbe Skammelsøn 2:02
[12] Lave og Jon 1:47
[13] Ulver og Vænelil 1:22
[14] Dronning Dagmars død (Death of Queen Dagmar) 1:38 

with chorus
HMV DB 5266 2CS 2059-1, 2060-1. Recorded March 13, 1942

Niels W. GADE (1817-1890)

[15] Knud Lavard (Carsten Hauch) 1842 4:40
[16] Polsk Fædrelandssang Polish Patriotic Song (Carsten Hauch) 1849 3:04
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV Z 262, 2CS 1549-1, 1550-1. Recorded November 23, 1939

Fra Elverskud op 30 (1853)
From the choral ballad "Elf struck" (The Elf King's Daughter)
[17] Oluf's Ballade (Chr. K.F. Molbech) 3:44
[18] Mogenkor Morning Chorus (B.S. Ingemann) 3:10
Copenhagen Boys' and Male Choir
Orchestra of Det Unge Tonekunstnerselskab
Conductor Mogens Wöldike
HMV Z 261, 2CS 1209-1, 1205-2. RecordedMay I, 1939

C.E.F. WEYSE (1774-1842) music arr. by Emil Reesen

Soundtrack excerpts from the film "Jeg har elsket og levet"
"I have loved and lived". (Nordisk Film 1940)
[19] Gud ske Tak og Lov, og dialog
Thank and Praise to God, and dialogue 3:53
[20] Kommer hid , I Piger smaa Come to me, every Maiden fair 1:29
[21] Retfærd og Frihed Justice and Freedom 0:34
[22] Der staaer et Slot A Castle towers in the West 1:28
[23] Natten er saa stille The Night is so quiet 1:24
[24] Skøn Jomfru Fair Maiden 7:39
also Ellen Gottschalk (dialogue) [19],
Edith Oldrup (soprano) [22]
Members of The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Emil Reesen
(With kind permission by Nordisk Film)

Friedrich KUHLAU (1786-1832), ed. and orch.

[25] Kong Christjan King Christian (Johannes Ewald 1779) 1828 2:42
HMV X 6982, OCS 2454-2. Recorded October 25, 1944

H.E. KROYER (1799-1879)

[26] Der er et yndigt Land (Adam Oehlenschläger 1823) 1835 2:47 – 
There is a Graceful Country
HMV X 6652, OCS 1783-1. Recorded December 3, 1940
[25] - [26] The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Johan Hye-Knudsen

Oluf RING (1884-1946)

[ 1 ] Danmark, nu blunder den lyse nat (Thøger Larsen 1914) 1927 2:20
Denmark, now slumbers the twilight night
HMV X 6632, OCS 1718-1. Recorded October 5, 1940

[ 2 ] Trækfuglene. Sig nærmer Tiden (Steen St. Blicher 1837) 1922 2:48
The Migrant Birds. The Time draws close
HMV X 6388, OCS 1541-1. Recorded November 17, 1939

Otto MORTENSEN (1907-1986)

[ 3 ] Sommervise. Du danske sommer, jeg elsker dig (Thøger Larsen 1923) 1932 2:30 
A Song to Summer. Danish summer mine, I love you so
Chr. Christiansen, piano
HMV X 6266, OCS 908-2. Recorded May 12, 1938

Knud Vad THOMSEN (1905-1971)

[ 4 ] Til Glæden. Hulde Engel (Steen St. Blicher 1820) 1939 3:08
To Joy. Faithful Angel
HMV X 6388, OCS 1503-1. Recorded August 28, 1939

Povl HAMBURGER (1901-1972)

[ 5 ] Sne. Der er ingenting i verden (Helge Rode) 1937 1:54
Snow. Nothing in the world is so silent as snow
[ 6 ] Limfjorden. Blæsten går frisk (Erik Bertelsen) 1937 2:10
A fresh wind blows
HMV X 6352, OCS 1495-1, 1496-1. Recorded August 26, 1939

Aksel AGERBY (1889-1942)

[ 7 ] Majnat. Når vildgåsen larmer (Jeppe Aakjær) 1922 2:45
May Night
[ 8 ] Havren (Jeppe Aakjær) 1916 3:23
Oats
Aksel Agerby, piano
HMV X 6348, OCS 1492-1, 1491-1. Recorded August 25, 1939

[ 9 ] Liljekonval (Helge Rode) 1919 2:28
Lily of the valley
[10] Jeg ved (Anders W. Holm) 1915 1:51
I know
Aksel Agerby, piano
HMV X 6347, OCS 1199-1, 1200-1. Recorded April 25, 1939

Mogens SCHRADER (1894-1934)

[11] I de lyse nætter
(Dagmar Schrader) 1930 3:18
In the twilight nights
[12] Mod efterår
(Dagmar Schrader) udgivet posthumt 1938 2:55
Towards autumn
HMV X 6349, OCS 1485-1, 1486-1

Dansk-svensk folkemelodi Danish-Swedish folk-tune
[13] Jeg gik mig ud en Sommerdag (Grundtvig 1847) 3:30
I went out on a summer's day to listen

HMV X 6350, OCS 1484-l
[11] - [13] Recorded August 24, 1939

Thorvald AAGAARD (1877-1937)

[14] Jeg ser de bøgelyse øer
(L. C. Nielsen: "Hundredåret" 1901 ) 1931 2:16
I see the beech-green islands

Walter BJERBORG (1909-1989)

[15] Jeg har sortnende hede (Søren Hallar) 1940 2:50
I have blackish heath
HMV X 6622, OCS 1709-l, 1708-1 Recorded September, 24, 1940

Knudåge RIISAGER (1897-1974)

[16] Mor Danmark
(Mogens Lorentzen) 1939 Mother Denmark 2:50
HMV X 6610, OCS 1642-1. Recorded June 21, 1940
Herman D. Koppel, piano [1], [2], [4] - [6], [11] - [16]

Svend Erik TARP (1908-1994)

[17] Her har hjertet hjemme (Otto Oelsted) 1940 2:11
Here the heart has its home

Henrik RUNG (1807-1871 )
[18] I Danmark er jeg født (H. C. Andersen) 1850 2:49 
In Denmark I was born
[17] - [18] Orchestra of Det Unge Tonekunstnerselskab
Conductor Mogens Wöldike
HMV X 6646, OCS 1758-1, 1759-1. Recorded November 11, 1940

P. E. LANGE-MULLER (1850-1926)

Fra eventyrspillet "Der var engang -" (Holger Drachmann) 1887
From the fairy-tale play "Once upon a Time - "
[19] Serenade. Natten er svanger 4:00
The Night is heavy with Fragrance fine
[20] Midsommervise 3:43
Midsummer Song
HMV Z 256, 2CS 881-2, 882-2. Recorded May 5, 1938

Fra melodramaet "Renaissance" (Holger Drachmann) 1901
[21] Serenade. Lydløst leger Aarebladet
Serenade. Noiselessly plays the oar blade 3:30
HMV DB 5241, 2CS 1674-1. Recorded August 29, 1940
[19] - [21 ] The Royal Orchestra and Choir, Copenhagen
Conductor Johan Hye-Knudsen

Peter HEISE (1830-1879)

[22] Jylland mellem tvende Have (H. C. Andersen) 1860 2:39
Jutland between twain Seas
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Johan Hye-Knudsen
HMV X 6652, OCS 1784-1. Recorded December 3, 1940

Johan SVENDSEN (1840-1911)

[23] Venetiansk Serenade: Kom carina
(John Paulsen) op. 24 no. 3 (1879) 3:10
Venetian Serenade: Come carina

Gustav V. LEMBCKE (1844-1899)
[24] Majsang: Vær hilset, min sol (Elith Reumert) 1896 2:37
May Song: Be greeted, my sun
HMV X 6255, OCS 1012-2, 1011-2

Georg RYGAARD (1894-1921)
[25] Flaget. Der er ingenting der maner (Axel Juel) 1917 2:54
The Flag: Nothing uplifts the spirit like a flag which is run up

Stephen FOSTER (1826-1864)
Tune of "Gentle Annie"
[26] Majvise. Se det summer (Holger Drachmann 1897) 2:57
May Song. It is buzzing
HMV X 6198, OCS 1010-2, 1013-2
[23] - [26] orch. conducted by Aage Juhl Thomsen
Recorded September 26-27, 1938
note: originally Aksel Schiøtz's name was missing from the labels of these recordings.

Victor BENDIX (1851-1926)

[ 1 ] Hvor tindrer nu min Stjerne (Christian Winther, fra "Hjortens Flugt") 1893 2:17
Where does my star now twinkle
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X 6415, OCS 1576-1. Recorded November 17, 1939

Halfdan KJERULF (1815-1868)

[ 2 ] Mit Hjerte og min Lyre. (Th. Moore / Caralis) 1867 2:57
My Heart and Lute
HMV X 6415, OCS 1542-1
Herman D. Koppel, piano
Recorded December 30, 1939

[ 3 ] Færøsk melodi arr. Rung: Paaskeklokken kimed' mildt (Carl Ploug 1848) 3:20
Faroe tune ed. Rung: The Easter Bell
Male chorus. Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X 6240, OSC 1141-2. Recorded February 21, 1939

Peter HEISE (1830-1879)

Kiærminde-Sang: "Det var en Sommermorgen" (N. F. S. Grundtvig 1850)
[ 4 ] Det var paa Isted-Hede (Heise 1864) 2:50
It was on Isted Heath
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X 6240, OCS 1142-2. Recorded February 21, 1939

Fra "Sange af Shakespeare" (1868)
[ 5 ] Der var en Svend med sin Pigelil (v. Edvard Lembcke) 3:03
It was a lover and his lass, from "As you like it"
[ 6 ] Dengang jeg var kun saa stor som saa (v. Edvard Lembcke) 2:10
When that I was and a little tiny boy, from "Twelfth Night"
Chr. Christiansen, piano
HMV X 6105, OCS 906-2, 905-2. Recorded May 12, 1938

Fra "Fire Folkeviser"/from "Four Folk-Songs" (Carl Ploug) 1854
[ 7 ] Husker du i Høst 3:31 
In harvest-time, remember
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X 6604, OCS 1635-1. Recorded June 8, 1940

"Arnes sang" fra Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons "Arne" 1859
[ 8 ] Over de høje fjelde 2:26
Over the High Mountains
Fra "Sydlandske Sange"/from Songs of the South 1874
[ 9 ] Aften på Loggiaen (B S Ingemann) 3:09
Evening on the Loggia
HMV X 6866, OCS 2090-1, 2089-1

Fra "Erotiske Digte" af Emil Aarestrup 1878
[10] Til en Veninde. Der er en Trolddom paa din Læbe 2:43
For a Lady Friend. There is sorcery on your lips
[11] Skoveensomhed. Igjennem Bøgeskoven 3:14
Wood Solitude. We walked through the beech-woods
HMV X 6867, OCS 2091-1, 1092-1.
[ 8 ] - [11] Folmer Jensen, piano
Recorded May 23, 1942

Thomas LAUB (1852-1927)

[12] Aftensuk. Bag de fjerne bjergetinder (Uffe Birkedal) 1922 2:54
Evening Sigh. Behind the distant mountain-peaks
[13] Aldrig, Herre, Du forglemme (N F S Grundtvig) 1921 3:16
Never, Lord, forget my prayer
HMV X 6863, OCS 2061-1, 2062-1. Recorded March 13, 1942

Knud Vad THOMSEN (1905-1971)

[14] Til Glæden. Hulde Engel (Steen St. Blicher 1820) 1939 2:23
To Joy. Faithful Angel.

Jens BJERRE (1903-1986)

[15] Til en ung mor. Fryd dig, æblegren ­ (Otto Gelsted) 1942 2:54
For a Young Mother. Rejoice, apple-branch ­
HMV X 6865, OCS 2087-1, 2088-1. Recorded May 22, 1942
[12] - [15] Grete Kordt, piano

Otto MORTENSEN (1907-1986)

[16] Min Skat. Hun er sød, hun er blød (Christian Winther) 1937 2:00
My Sweetheart. She is neat, she is sweet
[17] Sommervise. Du danske sommer, jeg elsker dig (Thøger Larsen) 1932 2:27
A Song to Summer. Danish summer, I love you so
HMV X 6918, OCS 2249-1, 2250-1

Oluf RING (1884-1946)

[18] Trækfuglene. Sig nærmer Tiden, da jeg maa væk (Steen St. Blicher 1837) 1922 2:41
The Migrant Birds. The time draws close
[19] Hjemvee. Kjær est du, Fødeland (Steen St. Blicher 1814) 1922 2:26
Homesickness. Dear you are, native land
HMV X 6919, OCS 2251-1, 2252-1
[16] - [19] Folmer Jensen, piano
Recorded February 4, 1943

Aksel AGERBY (1889-1942)

[20] Havren (Jeppe Aakjær) 1916 2:33
Oats
Holger Lund-Christiansen, piano
HMV X 6695, OCS 1929-1. Recorded June 27, 1941

En bøn mod store land-plager (ukendt komponist)
[21] Jeg véd en urt (Hans Albertsøn 1566) 3:18
A prayer against grave public plagues (Anon).
I know a plant

[22] Vægtervers. (Først trykt 1686) 2:58
Nightwatchmen¹s verses. (Printed 1686)
HMV X 6973, OCS 2434-1, 2435-1

Laurids LAURIDSEN (1882-1945)

[23] Syng om Fred (Kaj Munk 1940) 1944 2:25
Sing for peace

Mogens BANG (b. 1914)

[24] Herre, vort Herskab (Kaj Munk) 1939 2:55
Lord, our Master
HMV X 6974, OCS 2436-1, 2437-1
[21] - [24] Eyvind Møller, piano
Recorded June 20, 1944

Dansk folkevise / Danish folk-tune
[25] Det haver så nyligen regnet (this text by J. Ottosen 1890) 3:09 
It was raining a short while ago
Herman D. Koppel, piano
HMV X 7209, OCS 2477-1. Recorded May 23, 1946

Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)

Dichterliebe. Op. 48 (Heinrich Heine) 1848
[ 1 ] Im wunderschönen Monat Mai 1:21
[ 2 ] Aus meinen Tränen spriessen 0:58
[ 3 ] Die Rose, die Lilie 0:36
[ 4 ] Wenn ich in deine Augen seh' 1:29
[ 5 ] Ich will meine Seele tauchen 0:56
[ 6 ] Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome 1:58
[ 7 ] Ich grolle nicht 1:47
[ 8 ] Und wüssten¹s die Blumen 1:16
[ 9 ] Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen 1:15
[10] Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen 1:29
[11] Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen 0:51
[12] Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen 1:46
[13] Ich hab' im Traum geweinet 1:59
[14] Allnächtlich im Traume 1:32
[15] Aus alten Märchen winkt es 2:25
[16] Die alten, bösen Lieder 4:20

HMV 2CS 2231-1, 2232-3, 2233-3, 2234-3, 2235-3, 2236-3
Folmer Jensen, piano
Recorded December 17-21, 1942
published for the first time by kind permission of Nationaldiskoteket, Aarhus, Denmark

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)

[17] To brune Øine Op. 5, No. 1 (H. C. Andersen) 1863-64 1:10
Two Brown Eyes
[18] Jeg elsker Dig Op. 5, No. 3 (H. C. Andersen) 1863-64 1:31
I Love You
[19] Ved Ronderne Op. 33, No. 9 (A. O. Vinje) 1880 2:50
By the Rondane Mountains
HMV X 6924 OCS 2265-1 / OCS 2266-1

[20] Våren Op. 33, No. 2 (A. O. Vinje) 1880 4:22
Spring
[21] Udfarten Op. 9, No. 4 (Andreas Munch) 1866 4:57
The Voyage
HMV Z 279 2CS 2267-1 / 2CS 2268-1 Folmer Jensen, piano
Recorded February 17, 1943

De norske optagelser / The Norwegian Recordings

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)

[22] Foraarsregn Op. 49, No. 6 (Holger Drachmann) 1889 3:24
Spring Rain
[23] Vær hilset, I Damer Op. 49, No. 3 (Holger Drachmann) 1889 3:30
Be greeted, Ladies
[24] En Digters sidste Sang Op. 18, No. 3 (H C Andersen) 1869 3:20
A Poet¹s Last Song

Finn HOFFDING (1899-1997)

[25] "17. Mai 1940". I dag står flaggstangen naken (Nordahl Grieg) 4:34
Today the flagstaff stands naked (Høffding¹s tune composed for the occasion)

[22] - [25] recorded on wire in Copenhagen, transmitted by telephone to Oslo, and broadcast by the NRK June 5, 1945

C.E.F. WEYSE (1774-1842)

[26] Altid freidig naar du gaar (Christian Richardt) opr. Dagen gaar med raske Fjed 1838 1:48
Ever confident as you walk

Mogens BANG (b. 1914)
[27] Herre, vort Herskab (Kaj Munk) 1939 2:32
Lord, our Master
[26] - [27] broadcast and recorded by the NRK October 8, 1945
Kåre Siem, piano

[22] - [27] published for the first time by kind permission of the NRK (Norwegian State Radio)

Niels W. GADE (1817-1890)

[28] Aprilsvise. Grøn er Vaarens Hæk (Poul Møller) 1852 2:30
April Song. Green is springtime¹s hedge

J.P.E. HARTMANN (1805-1900)

[29] Til de Faldne. Slumrer sødt i Slesvigs Jord (H P Holst) 1851 (incomplete) 1:54
To the Fallen. Slumber soundly in Slesvig¹s earth

Knudåge RIISAGER (1897-1974)
[30] Danmarks Frihedssang: En vinter, lang og mørk og hård (Sven Møller Kristensen) 1944 (incomplete) 1:13
Denmark¹s Freedom Song: A winter, long and dark and hard

[28] - [30] Aksel Schiøtz live on the Danish Radio May 5, 1945. Published for the first time by kind permission of the Freedom Museum, Copenhagen.

From "Farinelli", operetta with original music by Emil REESEN (first performed 1942):
[ 1 ] Sangen har vinger 2:48
The song has wings
[ 2 ] Den som har livets mildhed søgt 3:20
He who has pursued life¹s gentleness
[ 3 ] Livets glæder 3:25
The pleasures of life
[ 4 ] Der er en sang 3:08
There is a song
Orchestra conducted by Emil Reesen
HMV X 6830/31, OCS 2008-1, 2009-1, 2011-1, 2010-1. Recorded November 25, 1941

Old sailors' tune:
[ 5 ] En sømand har sin enegang (Johannes V. Jensen, Dec. 22, 1925) 3:08
A sailor leads a lonely life

Old sailors' tune, arr. Niels Clemmensen (1900-1950):
[ 6 ] Rosvald og Rosa. Den er fin med kompasset (Hans Hartvig Seedorff 1918)
3:29 
Rosvald and Rosa. It¹s fine with the compass
Christian Thomsen with instrumental ensemble
HMV X 6931, OCS 2284-1, 2285-1. Recorded March 17, 1943

Oscar RASBACH (1888-1975)

[ 7 ] Trees (Joyce Kilmer) 1922 2:36
Recorded June 26, 1941

Cole PORTER (1891-1964)

[ 8 ] Night and Day (Dwight Taylor) 1932 3:06
HMV X 6694, OCS 1923-1, 1926-1. Recorded September 2. 1941

Carl L. SJÖBERG (1861-1900)

[ 9 ] Tonerna (Erik Gustav Geijer) 1900 3:17
The Tones

Mogens SCHRADER (1894-1934)

[10] I de lyse nætter (Dagmar Schrader) 1930 3:15
In the twilight nights
HMV X 6692, OCS 1920-1, 1921-1. Recorded June 26, 1941

Emil REESEN

[11] Flag i storm. Et flag er smukkest i modvind (Poul Sørensen) 1940 2:28
Flag in Storm. A flag looks its best in head wind

Dan FOLKE (1906-1954)

[12] Sangen om Hjemmet (Dan Folke) 1941 3:00
The Song about Home
HMV X 6693, OCS 1927-1, 1922-1. Recorded June 26, 1941
[ 7 ] - [12] Aage Juhl Thomsen's orchestra

Knudåge RIISAGER (1897-1974)

[13] Danmarks Frihedssang: En vinter, lang og mørk og hård (Sven Møller Kristensen) 1944 2:02 
Denmark's Freedom Song: A winter, long and dark and hard
Sune Waldimir¹s orchestra
HMV X 6982, OSB 2514-1. Recorded Stockholm May 11, 1945

Bernhard CHRISTENSEN (b. 1906)

Fra jazz-oratoriet "De 24 timer" (Sven Møller Kristensen) 1932:
[14] Geografi 4:26
From the jazz oratorio "The 24 hours": Geography
Aksel Schiøtz (misspelled on label), baritone
Three Rhythm Girls (Grete Kordt, Grete Hemmeshøj-Frederiksen, Ulla Krause)
Kjeld Nørregaard, piano
HMV X 4363, OCS 12-2, 11-1. Recorded August 22, 1934

Fra jazz-oratoriet "Skolen på ho'det" (Sven Møller Kristensen) 1935:
[15] Møde i skolegården 3:21
From the jazz oratorio "The School Upside Down": A meeting on the playground
Copenhagen Boys' Choir
Conductor Mogens Wöldike
Aksel Schiøtz in male trio (not on the label)
Grete Kordt, piano
HMV X 4605, OCS 289-2. Recorded January 23, 1936

Kai Normann ANDERSEN (1900-1967)

[16] "Filmsstrimler", Dansk tonefilmsrevy spillet af Erik Tuxen og hans orkester.
Refrains: "De fem Syncoper". Arr. Bernhard Christensen 6:01
"Film-cuttings" from Danish talking pictures:
1. Gå med i lunden / Come along to the woods
2. Alle fugle fløjter / All the birds are singing
3. Titte til hinanden / Peeping to one another
4. Hvorfor så alene / Why so alone
5. Rytme det er tidens håb / Rhythm, that's the hope for the times
6. Her er der en lille pige / Here is a little girl
7. Glemmer du, så husker jeg... / If you forget, I'll remember
8. At elske er at leve / To love is to live
9. Højt at flyve, dybt at falde / Flying high, falling deep
10. Drømmer man om den... / If you dream about...
(1, 4, 7, 10 er fra "Odds 777", 3 og 8 fra "Skal vi vædde en million", begge film med musik at Kai Normann Andersen og tekst af Børge og Arvid Müller. 2 er fra "Han, Hun og Hamlet", m: Victor Cornelius, t: C.V. Meincke. 5, 6, 9 fra "Tretten år", m. og t.: Dan Folke.) "The Five Syncopes": Grete Hemmeshøj-Frederiksen, Grete Kordt, Frits Haase, Viggo Anderson, Aksel Schiøtz (the names not on the label)
Polyphon. X S 50190, 5025, 5026 BR. Recorded January 16, 1933

Jacob GADE (1879-1963)
[17] Lykkeland. Valse-serenade (Viggo Barfoed) 3:29
Land of Happiness

Carlo THOMSEN (1898-1954)

[18] Solens vuggesang. Serenade (Victor Skaarup) 3:19
The Sun's Lullaby
HMV X 6136, OCS 989-2, OCS 990-2. Recorded September 9, 1938

Egon ANKERSTJERNE (1901-1981)

[19] Mens jeg har dig endnu, lille mor (Knud Pheiffer) 3:16
While I still have you, mum
HMV X 6099, OCS 913-2. Recorded May 30, 1938
[17] - [19] Bobby Pagan at the Palladium Cinema Wurlitzer Organ, Copenhagen

[20] Spil din egen zigeunersang, tango (Carl Viggo Meincke) 2:54
adapted from Franz Doelle: Lieder die uns der Zigeuner spielt
(Play your own gipsy song)
HMV X 6068, OCS 873-2

[21] Som et eventyr fra gamle dage (Jens Warny) 3:20
adapted from Hans Otten: Anno dazumal
(The good old days)

[22] O skønne Venezia, tango (Victor Skaarup) 3:03
adapted from Ludwig Schmidseder: Addio, Venezia
HMV X 6067, OCS 875-1, 874-2
[20] - [22] Recorded April 7, 1938
"Wivex"-Orchestra conducted by Aksel Bendix

[ 1 ] Prinsesse Tove. Min pige er saa lys som Rav (Helge Rode) 1920 1:49 
Princess Tove. My girl is fair as amber.

[ 2 ] Sundt Blod. Jeg bærer med smil (Jeppe Aakjær) 1915 1:22
Healthy Blood. I carry my burden with a smile
HMV X 6065, OCS 819-2 (a, b)
Recorded February 14, 1938

[ 3 ] Hiemvee. Underlige Aftenlufte (Adam Oehlenschläger) 1915 2:54
Homesickness: Magical evening breeze
HMV X 6101, OCS 818-2
Recorded February 14, 1938

Fem sange til digte af Ludvig Holstein [4 ] - [ 8 ] Five Holstein Poems

[ 4 ] Sang bag Ploven. I Solen gaar jeg bag min Plov. Op. 10 no 4 (1894) 1:58
Song behind the plough
HMV X 6065, OCS 820-2
Recorded February 14, 1938

Chr. Christiansen, piano [ 1 ] - [ 4 ]

[ 5 ] Sjælland. Vi Sletternes Sønner. Fra "Tove" (1908) 3:08
Zealand. We Sons of the plains

[ 6 ] Jægersang. Glenten styrter fra Fjeldets Kam. Fra "Tove" (1908) 2:56
Hunter¹s Song. The Kite dives from the craggy mountain
HMV X 6152, OCS 979-2, 980-2
Recorded September 5, 1938

[ 7 ] I Aften. Det gyldenhvide Himmellys. Op 10 no 5 (1894) 3:11
Tonight. The golden-white twilight from above
HMV X 6266, OCS 981-2
Recorded September 5, 1938

[ 8 ] Sommersang. Fyldt med Blomster. Op 10 no 3 (1894) 2:20
Summer Song. Full of blossoms
HMV X 6257, OCS 1021-2
Recorded October 7, 1938

[ 9 ] Aprilsvise. Grøn er Vaarens Hæk (Poul Møller) 1924 1:33
April Song. Green is springtime¹s hedge
HMV X 6257, OCS 1022-2 (a)
Recorded October 7, 1938

[10] Af Sted! ­ Farvel min velsignede Fødeby (Poul Møller) 1915 1:01
Off! ­ Farewell, dear village where I was born
HMV X 6257, OCS 1022-2 (b)
Recorded October 7, 1938

Herman D. Koppel, piano [ 5 ] - [10]

[11] Den milde dag. Fra "Fynsk Forår" (Aage Berntsen) 1921 2:03
The gentle Day. From "Springtime in Funen"
Gerald Moore, piano
HMV X 6311, OEA 7957-1
Recorded May 26, 1939 in London

[12] Den danske sang (Kai Hoffmann) 1924 2:54
The Danish Song
HMV X 6605, OCS 1636-1
Recorded June 8, 1940

Fra "Musik til fem Digte af J. P. Jacobsen op 4" (1891)
[13] Irmelin Rose 2:33
Fra "Viser og Vers af J.P. Jacobsen op 6" (1891)
[14] Genrebillede / Genre-painting 2:33
HMV X 6606, OCS 1638-1, 1637-1
Recorded June 11, 1940

[15] Havet omkring Danmark. Fra "Willemoes" (L.C. Nielsen) 1908 2:36
The Sea around Denmark
HMV X 6605, OCS 1639-1
Recorded June 11, 1940

[16] Hiemvee. Underlige Aftenlufte (Adam Oehlenschläger) 1915 3:13
Homesickness. Magical evening breeze
HMV X 6610, OCS 1643-1
Recorded June 21, 1940

[17] Hymne til Danmark. Danmark i tusind år (Valdemar Rørdam) 1916 2:09
Homage to Denmark. Denmark, a thousand years
HMV X 6631, OCS 1719-1
Recorded October 5, 1940

Herman D. Koppel, piano [12] - [17]

[18] Jens Vejmand: Hvem sidder der bag skærmen (Jeppe Aakjær) 1907 3:35
Jens the Roadman. Who¹s there behind the screen
Holger Lund-Christiansen, piano
HMV X 6695, OCS 1928-1
Recorded June 27, 1941

Skjaldens Sange fra skuespillet "Moderen" (Helge Rode) op. 41. 1920 [19] - [21]
Songs of the Bard from "The Mother"

[19] Sangen om Danmark. Som en rejselysten Flaade 3:35 

The Song about Denmark. As a fleet ship-shape and ready
Arne Skjold Rasmussen, piano
Det danske Selskab / Danish Society issue
Tono matrix no 1752
Recorded October 5, 1942

[20] Prinsesse Tove. Min pige er saa lys som Rav 2:20
My girl is fair as amber
[21] Klagesang. Saa bittert var mit Hjerte 3:31
Lament. So bitter was my heart
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Johan Hye-Knudsen
HMV X 6612 OCS 1676 / DB 5241 2CS 1675-1
Recorded August 22, 1940

Fra "Fynsk Forår" / Springtime in Funen / Op. 42 (1921)

[22] Den milde dag er lys og lang (Aage Berntsen) 2:06
The gentle day is bright and long
Copenhagen Philharmonic
Conductor Svend Christian Felumb
HMV X 6612, OCS 1683-1
Recorded September 2, 1940

Fra operaen "Maskarade" (Vilhelm Andersen efter Holberg) 1906
[23] Magdelones dansescene: Er der nogen hjemme? 4:15
Magdelone¹s Dance Scene: Is that you, Leander?
Ingeborg Steffensen (mezzo-soprano) as Magdelone
Einar Nørby (bass-baritone) as Henrik
Aksel Schiøtz as Leander
The Royal Orchestra, Copenhagen
Conductor Johan Hye-Knudsen
HMV DB 5237, 2CS 1572-1
Recorded December 27, 1939

Appendix:

[24] Sang bag Ploven (Ludvig Holstein) 2:02
Song behind the plough
[25] Sundt Blod. Jeg bærer med smil min byrde (Jeppe Aakjær) 1:41
Healthy Blood. I carry my burden with a smile
Folmer Jensen, piano
HMV X 6917, OCS 2247-1, 2248-1
Recorded January 28, 1943

[17] - [22] Aksel Schiøtz as "The Masked Tenor" on labels





 


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