Aureole etc.




Nimbus on-line




If it’s the Czech works you’re after, do not hesitate

  Founder: Len Mullenger
Classical Editor: Rob Barnett


Some items
to consider

 


Enjoy the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra wherever you are. App available for iOS and Android


Tudor 7188


Vaughan Williams Symphony 3 etc.


Lyrita New Recording


Lyrita Premiere Recordings

Lyrita 4CDs £16 incl.postage

Lyrita 4CDs £16 incl.postage


Decca Phase 4 - 40CDs


Judith Bailey, George Lloyd


BAX Orchestral pieces


CASKEN Violin Concerto

Schumann Symphonies Rattle


Complete Brahms
Bargain price

 

 

 

 

REVIEW



Gerard Hoffnung CDs

Advertising on
Musicweb


Donate and get a free CD

New Releases

Naxos Classical

Hyperion

Musicweb sells the following labels
Acte Préalable
Alto
Arcodiva
Atoll
CDAccord
Cameo Classics
Centaur
Hallé
Hortus
Lyrita
Nimbus
Northern Flowers
Redcliffe
Sheva
Talent
Toccata Classics


Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our free weekly review listing
sample
 


Availability
Toccata Music Shop (Sweden)

Emil SJÖGREN (1853-1918)
Songs
Première mélodie: Holder du af mig (1873)
Deuxième mélodie: Det første Mødes Sødme (1873)
Fyra dikter av Ibsen och Bjørnson Op.1 (1876) (Agnes, min dejlige Sommerfugl Op. 1.1; Jeg giver mit Digt til Vaaren Op. 1.2; Dulgt Kjerlighet Op.1.4)
Sju sånger av Holger Drachmanns Tannhäuser Op.3 (1880) (Saa sød vad Sommernattens Blund; Hvil over Verden, Du dype Fred; Du sidder i Baaden, som svømmer; Og jeg vil drage fra Sydens Blommer; Jeg ser for mit Øje som det fineste Spind; Vidt kredsed Du, min vilde fugl; Sover du, min sjæl?)
Vug, o Vove (1883)
Fyra digte av Ernst von der Recke Op.11 (1884) (I Vaaren knoppes en Lind saa grön; De röde Roser; Der driver en Dug)
Og kan min Hu Du ej forstaa; Sechs Lieder aus Julius Wolff's Tannhüser Op.12 (1884) (Du schaust mich an mit stummen Fragen; Jahrlang möcht' ich so Dich halten; Wie soll ich's Bergen; Hab' ein Röslein Dir gebrochen; Vor meinem Auge; Ich möchte schweben)
Fyra digte av Ernst von der Recke Op.13 (1884) (Alt vandrer Maanen; Mig tyktes Du stod ved mit Leie; Jeg sadled min Hest; Alt falder Løvet i Lunden tæt)
Katarina Pilotti (soprano)
Kristina Balstedt Tyrenius (piano)
rec. 14 Nov 2009 – 30 Jan 2010, The Concert Hall, School of Music, Theatre and Art, Örebro University. DDD
STERLING CDA 1669-2 [71:37]

Experience Classicsonline
This disc is part of Bo Hyttner’s Artist series within the Sterling stable. It’s very much a debut forum for young artists. More often than not Sterling also combines these releases with its rare repertoire predilections. That’s certainly the case here with 27 songs by Swedish composer Emil Sjögren.

Sjögren was born in Stockholm and studied there and in Berlin. He wrote many songs, five violin sonatas (Bis; Proprius) as well as organ and piano music. There’s a good Sjögren website at http://www.emilsjogren.se/

Katarina Pilotti takes to these full-on romantic songs with total conviction. These are not scaled down salon effusions but works of often operatic inclinations or virile folk accent. Pilotti has the vocal and intellectual apparatus to meet their challenge with out and out skill and passion. Passion is important in these songs. The pianist is also fully the equal of the composer's demands including the babbling Grieg-like Agnes, min dejlige Sommerfugl and Jeg sadled min Hest. Pilotti is very good in gaunt scenas like Dulgt Kjerlighet and the gloomy arpeggios and hypnotic abstractions of Alt falder Løvet i Lunden tæt. As for the recording it can best be described as being of ringing clarity. Pilotti sings out with heady Straussian power yet even at full stretch retains a soft core. The words in folk-accented songs like Holder du af mig and Der driver en Dug are made to smile and chuckle as in Hab' ein Röslein Dir gebrochen. I must emphasise that Sjögren’s invention is wondrously superior. It’s a pity that these songs do not feature all that often in competitions and master-classes outside Scandinavia. They deserve more exposure. This disc will become a connoisseur’s classic of the recorded media.

The texts are provided in the booklet alongside translations into English. The font and design make for easy legibility. Everything shows exemplary care.

This is a professionally presented recital disc of unusual and engaging repertoire which in years to come – if not before - will be recognised as a reference disc.

Rob Barnett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXPLORE MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL

Making a Donation to MusicWeb

Writing CD reviews for MWI

About MWI
Who we are, where we have come from and how we do it.

Site Map

How to find a review

How to find articles on MusicWeb
Listed in date order

Review Indexes
   By Label
      Select a label and all reviews are listed in Catalogue order
   By Masterwork
            Links from composer names (eg Sibelius) are to resource pages with links to the review indexes for the individual works as well as other resources.

Themed Review pages

Jazz reviews

 

Discographies
   Composer
      Composer surveys
   National
      Unique to MusicWeb -
a comprehensive listing of all LP and CD recordings of given works
.
Prepared by Michael Herman

The Collector’s Guide to Gramophone Company Record Labels 1898 - 1925
Howard Friedman

Book Reviews

Complete Books
We have a number of out of print complete books on-line

Interviews
With Composers, Conductors, Singers, Instumentalists and others
Includes those on the Seen and Heard site

Nostalgia

Nostalgia CD reviews

Records Of The Year
Each reviewer is given the opportunity to select the best of the releases

Monthly Best Buys
Recordings of the Month and Bargains of the Month

Comment
Arthur Butterworth Writes

An occasional column

Phil Scowcroft's Garlands
British Light Music articles

Classical blogs
A listing of Classical Music Blogs external to MusicWeb International

Reviewers Logs
What they have been listening to for pleasure

Announcements

 

Community
Bulletin Board

Give your opinions or seek answers

Reviewers
Pat and present

Helpers invited!

Resources
How Did I Miss That?

Currently suspended but there are a lot there with sound clips


Composer Resources

British Composers

British Light Music Composers

Other composers

Film Music (Archive)
Film Music on the Web (Closed in December 2006)

Programme Notes
For concert organizers

External sites
British Music Society
The BBC Proms
Orchestra Sites
Recording Companies & Retailers
Online Music
Agents & Marketing
Publishers
Other links
Newsgroups
Web News sites etc

PotPourri
A pot-pourri of articles

MW Listening Room
MW Office

Advice to Windows Vista users  
Questionnaire    
Site History  
What they say about us
What we say about us!
Where to get help on the Internet
CD orders By Special Request
Graphics archive
Currency Converter
Dictionary
Magazines
Newsfeed  
Web Ring
Translation Service

Rules for potential reviewers :-)
Do Not Go Here!
April Fools






Untitled Document


Reviews from previous months
Join the mailing list and receive a hyperlinked weekly update on the discs reviewed. details
We welcome feedback on our reviews. Please use the Bulletin Board
Please paste in the first line of your comments the URL of the review to which you refer.