Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen

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NORWEGIAN NATIONAL TREASURES - HAUGTUSSA / VINJE SONGS / IBSEN SONGS Grieg’s songs based on texts by Garborg, Ibsen, and Vinje have never before been brought together on one recording. Now critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland and pianist Nils Mortensen have recorded precisely these songs, and with their authentic interpretations they have made an important contribution to the rich variety of Grieg releases. Marianne Beate Kielland is one of Norway’s most eminent singers. She performs regularly with leading orchestras and conductors in Europe and Japan, and with her nearly 40 recordings she has firmly established herself in the international recording industry. Nils Anders Mortensen has distinguished himself as one of Norway's leading pianists with many recordings and concerts over the past years. He is active as freelance artist, while serving as state musician in Finnmark County. Marianne Beate and Nils Anders have played together since 2007, and in 2012 they received a Grammy nomination in the category ‘Best Classical Solo Vocal Album’ for their recording "Veslemøy Synsk". REVIEWS «An absolutely mandatory release of three of the greatest song cycles ever written— performed to perfection. [...] This is one of the finest lieder records I have ever heard, and surely one of the top ten discs of any type that I will encounter in 2014. Grab it.» Steven Ritter – Audiophile audition, 12.07.14 LWC1059_Audiophile_audition.pdf «Kjelland brings remarkable variety to each verse, differentiating them with color, dynamic shading, and even inflection, as does pianist Mortensen. She captures the bittersweet, reflective nature of Våren perfectly, and Mortensen keeps the hushed mood perfectly through the conclusion. This is highly recommended. Very natural recorded sound, fine notes, and complete texts and translations round out this very beautiful disc.» Henry Fogel – Fanfare, nov/des 2014 LWC1059_Fanfare.pdf «The mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland brings it to a gleaming voice, lit with cool sunlight from the north, and a native Norwegian’s way with the words. There is a simplicity and directness about this performance, mirrored in Nils Anders Mortensen’s accompaniments, that brings a deep-seated kind of satisfaction.» Richard Fairman – Gramophone, 2014 LWC1059_gramophone_s1.pdf lwc1059_gramophone_s2.pdf «Her voice is a very beautiful one, carefully and finely modulated throughout its range, and her inherent musikal intelligence has produced a set of performances which will give much pleasure to many listeners.» Robert Matthew-Walker – International Record Review, nov. 2014 LWC1059_IRR.pdf «Haugtussa is a demanding work with its many different moods, light and darkness, joy and sorrow. Kielland encompasses all these moods securely and effortlessly. Her diction is exemplary and she sings the sprightly Killingdans with real verve. This Haugtussa now shares the top position in my collection with von Otter and Groop. [...] A disc that is worth buying not least for the opportunity to hear the lesser known songs – and the impressive singing of Marianne Beate Kielland.» Göran Forsling – MusicWeb International, sept. 2014 LWC1059_Music_Web_international_recording_of_the_month.pdf
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Haugtussa: Det syng (The Singing) 00:03:09 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Haugtussa: Veslemøy (Little Maid) 00:02:30 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. Haugtussa: Blåbær-Li (Blueberry Slopes) 00:03:11 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Haugtussa: Møte (Meeting) 00:04:07 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Haugtussa: Elsk (Love) 00:02:43 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
6. Haugtussa: Killingdans (Kids' Dance) 00:01:41 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
7. Haugtussa: Vond Dag (Hurtful Day) 00:02:45 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
8. Haugtussa: Ved Gjætle-Bekken (By the Gjætle Brook) 00:05:19 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
9. Vinjesangene: Guten (The Youth) 00:03:11 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
10. Vinjesangene: Våren (The Spring) 00:07:14 1.80 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
11. Vinjesangene: Den Særde (The Wounded One) 00:03:09 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
12. Vinjesangene: Tytebæret (The Wild Cranberry) 00:02:07 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
13. Vinjesangene: Langs ei Å (Beside a Stream) 00:02:29 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
14. Vinjesangene: Eit Syn (A Vision) 00:01:48 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
15. Vinjesangene: Gamle Mor (Old Mother) 00:02:21 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
16. Vinjesangene: Det Fyrste (The First Thing) 00:02:47 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
17. Vinjesangene: Ved Rondane (At Rondane) 00:03:05 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
18. Vinjesangene: Et Vennestykke (A Broken Friendship) 00:01:58 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
19. Vinjesangene: Trudom (Faith) 00:02:34 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
20. Vinjesangene: Fyremål (The Goal) 00:03:33 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
21. Ibsensangene: Spillemænd (Minstrels) 00:02:39 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
22. Ibsensangene: En svane (A Swan) 00:02:19 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
23. Ibsensangene: Stambogsrim (Album Lines) 00:02:18 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
24. Ibsensangene: Med en vandlilje (With a Waterlily) 00:01:49 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
25. Ibsensangene: Borte! (Gone!) 00:01:41 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
26. Ibsensangene: En fuglevise (A Bird's Song) 00:02:19 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Marianne Beate Kielland | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas