SONGS
QCD 9301

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QCD 9301 - SONGS

Njål Sparbo - bassbaritone
Einar Steen-Nøkleberg - piano

Njål Sparbo's debut recording.

Producer: Njål Sparbo
Digital editing: Njål Sparbo
Recording: Trond Engebretsen, Birger Sparbo
Recorded in Universitetets aula, Oslo, 1992
Released in 1993 by Quattro AS, Oslo, Norway
TOTAL PLAYING TIME:63:21

CONTENTS:

EDVARD GRIEG (1843 - 1907)

"Hjertets Melodier", op 5 (H.C. Andersen)
1 Du fatter ej Bølgernes evige Gang
2 Jeg elsker Dig
3 Min Tanke er et mægtigt Fjeld
4 To brune Øjne

From "Digte af Henrik Ibsen", op 25
5 Med en vannlilje
6 En svane
7 Spillemenn
8 En fuglevise

From "Melodier til Digte af Vinje", op 33
9 Tytebæret
10 Guten
11 Langs ei å
12 Ved Rondane
13 Eit syn
14 Det fyrste du hev å gjera

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)

From "Schwanengesang", D 957
15 Liebesbotschaft
16 Am Meer
17 Die Taubenpost

18 Der Wanderer an den Mond, D 870/op 80,1

"Gesänge des Harfners", D 479-81/op 12
19 Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt
20 Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß
21 An die Türen will ich schleichen

22 Der Musensohn, D 764/op 92,1)
23 An die Musik, D 547/op 88,4)
24 An Silvia, D 891/op 106,4)
25 Im Abendrot, D 79

 

FROM THE REWIEVS:

Beautiful Singing
Great range, beautiful singing. Njål Sparbo's interpretations radiate warmth. The melodies flow easily, his voice is pleasant, the intonation quite perfect. His enunciation is clear, without being overdone, and underlines the essential purity of these songs.
B.S.Kraglund, Vårt Land, October 7.th 1993.

Great Lied-singing
... and this is one of the great aspects of Njål Sparbo's interpretations: the words appear just as essential as they should. His well-developed bass-baritone makes priority of the poem, and yet each song is given its own individual musical quality.
Fædrelandsvennen, November 4.th 1993.