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TURNING-FORTY CRISIS À LA BRAHMS Following the success of “Vinterreise” (LWC1013), featuring a Norwegian version of Schubert’s song cycle, Håvard Stensvold and Tor Espen Aspaas have now released their second album on the LAWO Classics label — “Mit vierzig Jahren”. This time we are offered up the songs of Johannes Brahms with their original German texts. The album title is taken from one of the songs, which gives rise to the turning-forty crisis: “At age forty you are standing on the mountain top, and, before you know it, your life is over.” Stensvold (43) and Aspaas (43) have both made it through this juncture, and on this recording they have collected some of Brahms’s finest, from the wonderful narrative songs to the more intimate and tender. A favourite is “Mondnacht”, which has a more famous half brother in Schumann’s version. Bass-baritone Håvard Stensvold is a trained opera singer. In addition to having sung numerous roles on Scandinavian stages, Stensvold has appeared with most of the major Scandinavian symphony orchestras. His recording releases include the aforementioned “Vinterreise”, which features his own free adaptations of the original texts. Pianist Tor Espen Aspaas is professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He is one of the most distinguished pianists of his generation with a number of critically acclaimed recordings to his name. He is also one of the founders of the Røros Winter Chamber Music Festival. REVIEWS «An intelligently constructed recital, though more Lieder could have been included. Stensvold’s interpretations are relialy free of idiosyncracy […].» TB – BBC Music Magazine review_LWC1079_BBC_music_magazine.pdf
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1. Treue Liebe, Op. 7, No. 1 00:02:21 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author B. Eduard Schulz
Performers Håvard Stensvold | Tor Espen Aspaas
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2. Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43, No. 1 00:04:41 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author A. H. Hoffmann von Fallersleben
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3. Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op. 48, No. 1 00:01:24 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Trad. | Josef Wenzig
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4. Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84, No. 4 00:01:40 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Trad. | A. W. Florentin von Zuccamaglio
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5. Spannung, Op. 84, No. 5 00:02:28 1.50 USD
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Composer Johannes Brahms
Author A. W. Florentin von Zuccamaglio | Trad.
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6. Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen, Op. 32, No. 2 00:02:32 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Georg Friedrich Daumer
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7. Verzagen, Op. 72, No. 4 00:02:20 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Karl Lemke
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8. Salamander, Op. 107, No. 2 00:00:58 1.00 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Karl Lemke
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9. In den Beeren, Op. 84, No. 3 00:01:28 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Hans Schmidt
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10. Mondnacht 00:02:50 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Joseph von Eichendorff
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11. Wie rafft' ich mich, Op. 32, No. 1 00:03:58 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author August von Platen
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12. Schön war, das ich dir weihte, Op. 95, No. 7 00:01:49 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Georg Friedrich Daumer
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13. O kühler Wald, Op. 72, No. 3 00:02:06 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author C. M. Wenzenslaus von Brentano
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14. Der Überläufer, Op. 48, No. 2 00:01:24 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Trad.
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15. Verrat, Op. 105, No. 5 00:03:22 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Karl Lemke
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16. Sapphische Ode, Op. 94, No. 4 00:02:30 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Hans Schmidt
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17. Sommerabend, Op. 85, No. 1 00:02:33 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Heinrich Heine
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18. Muss es eine Trennung geben, Op. 33, No. 12 00:02:20 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Ludwig Tieck
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19. Mit vierzig Jahren, Op. 94, No. 1 00:03:18 1.50 USD
Main artist Håvard Stensvold & Tor Espen Aspaas
Composer Johannes Brahms
Author Friedrich Rückert
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