Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg

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VOICE OF THE CENTURY Kirsten Flagstad is best known to many for her powerful voice and her remarkable interpretations of Wagner’s soprano roles, but she was also partial to lieder and art songs. The versatility and variation of Flagstad’s repertoire throughout her career is striking. She could pick and choose, and many pieces were written especially for her. She showed her love of the Norwegian repertoire by almost always including pieces of Arne Dørumsgaard, Sverre Jordan, Øistein Sommerfeldt, Sigurd Lie and Hjalmar Borgstrøm in her concert programmes. The intention of this recording is to shed light on new facets of Kirsten Flagstad as an interpreter of art song. The songs recorded here were written by composers, some of whom were her accompanists at one time or another, or they were young, talented individuals whom she helped into the limelight; a few of them became lifelong, close friends. The songs are of such a high standard that they deserve the attention of new performances, and thus each one of them pays tribute to one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century. Isa Katharina Gericke is known for her versatility as a performer with a repertoire of opera, chamber music and concert works ranging from baroque to contemporary. Her love of lieder and art songs has resulted in well-received concert performances centred on the life and work of singers Eva Sars Nansen, Kirsten Flagstad and Jenny Lind. Her recordings on the Simax Classics and LAWO Classics labels all have a connection to the Nordic art song repertoire. Pianist Bengt Forsberg is a leading figure in Swedish music. He is a much sought-after chamber music performer and appears frequently at festivals in Europe and the Nordic countries. His regular collaborators include mezzosoprano Anne Sofie von Otter, cellist Mats Lindström and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf, with whom he has made a number of recordings.
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1. Hurum: Blonde nætter 00:03:15 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Alf Hurum
Author Vilhelm Krag
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Hurum: Liden Kirsten 00:02:13 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Alf Hurum
Author Vilhelm Krag
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. Hurum: Vi sees igjen 00:04:27 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Alf Hurum
Author Viktor Rydberg
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Borgstrøm: Salomo I 00:02:49 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Hjalmar Borgstrøm
Author Cally Monrad
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Borgstrøm: Salomo II 00:01:47 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Hjalmar Borgstrøm
Author Cally Monrad
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
6. Borgstrøm: Til min mor 00:02:02 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Hjalmar Borgstrøm
Author Cally Monrad
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
7. Borgstrøm: Storme 00:01:01 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Hjalmar Borgstrøm
Author Cally Monrad
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
8. Håkanson: När den sköna mai 00:01:16 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Knut Håkanson
Author Johan Ludvig Runeberg
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
9. Håkanson: Lutad mot gärdet 00:01:40 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Knut Håkanson
Author Johan Ludvig Runeberg
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
10. Håkanson: Ett litet barn 00:01:58 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Knut Håkanson
Author Fredrik Vetterlund
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
11. Håkanson: Stigen 00:02:44 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Knut Håkanson
Author Gustaf Ullman
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
12. Håkanson: Vad skall man sjunga? 00:01:41 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Knut Håkanson
Author Erik Axel Karlfeldt
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
13. Håkanson: På stranden 00:02:56 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Knut Håkanson
Author Fredrik Vetterlund
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
14. Håkanson: Budbärerskan 00:03:09 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Knut Håkanson
Author Erik Lindorm
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
15. Håkanson: Till ett skönt barn 00:01:52 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Knut Håkanson
Author Erik Sjöberg
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
16. Liszt/Wagner: Isoldes Liebestod 00:08:25 1.20 USD
Main artist Bengt Forsberg
Composer Franz Liszt | Richard Wagner
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
17. Sommerfeldt: Fattig er mitt liv 00:01:00 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Øistein Sommerfeldt
Author Hans Kristiansen
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
18. Dørumsgaard: En hustavle 00:01:37 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Arne Dørumsgaard
Author Arnulf Øverland
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
19. Dørumsgaard: Søvnen 00:02:58 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Arne Dørumsgaard
Author Arnulf Øverland
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
20. Dørumsgaard: Natt 00:01:49 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Arne Dørumsgaard
Author Ragnvald Vaage
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
21. Dørumsgaard: Regn 00:01:27 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Arne Dørumsgaard
Author Sigbjørn Obstfelder
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
22. Lie: Sne 00:02:58 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Sigurd Lie
Author Helge Rode
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
23. Jordan: Pil og bue 00:01:07 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Sverre Jordan
Author Arne Paasche Aasen
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas
24. Jordan: Og se hun kom 00:01:14 1.00 USD
Main artist Isa Gericke & Bengt Forsberg
Composer Sverre Jordan
Author Helge Rode
Performers Bengt Forsberg | Isa Gericke
Producers Vegard Landaas