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Heise, Weyse And Lange-muller: Love Songs

Weyse / Lonskov / Hedegaard
Release Date: 04/27/2010 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8225141   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter HeiseChristoph Ernst F. WeysePeter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Mathias HedegaardTove Lonskov
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



LOVE SONGS Mathias Hedegaard (ten); Tove Lønskov (pn) DACAPO 8.226141 (68:47 Text and Translation)


HEISE Farlige Drømme. Vårsang i host. Til en veninde. Når svanen drømmende. Skønne fru Beatriz. Skovensomhed. WEYSE Skøn jomfru, luk dit vindue op. Dybt skoven bruser. Man siger, hjertet har ej rum. Det var ridder hr. Åge. Read more class="COMPOSER12"> LANGE-MÜLLER Skin ud, du klare solskin. Himlen ulmer svagt i flammerødt. Silde den aften. Lille rode rønnebær. Ved løvfaldstid. I Würzburg ringe de klokker. Åkande. Tre sange ved havet. Genboens første vise


When I began listening to this disc, I was initially put off by the rather dry, throaty tone of tenor Mathias Hedegaard. And to be sure, as one listens through it is not vocal beauty or plushness of sound that stay in the memory. But that should not put you off this very special recording of rarely heard Danish love songs. Hedegaard is a caring, intelligent musician who knows how to inflect a phrase, how to “sell” a song, and who clearly loves this repertoire. These three composers covered, between them, the 19th and early 20th centuries—writing delightful ballads and romantic songs with real melodic inspiration. Heise’s cycle of six songs, Farlige drømme (“Perilous Dreams”), is one highlight of this disc. The cycle covers a wide range of feelings and musical effects, from gentle erotic lyricism to troubled dark undercurrents of emotion (“The Forest is So Silent”).


The jaunty exuberance of Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse’s Man siger, hjertet har ej rum is a case of music and text matching perfectly:


They say the heart cannot contain


Two true loves in one season.


But Cupid he knows otherwise


And thusly does he reason:


That many may sigh for one full sore,


So surely one may sigh for more?


A logic compelling and telling.


While one might wish to be hearing these songs sung by Aksel Schiøtz or Jüssi Björling, and while the thinness of Hedegaard’s tone may wear from time to time, he sings these with such style and conviction, and is accompanied by a pianist who also brings forth a strong musical personality, that the result is an extremely enjoyable disc that will bring much pleasure on the first hearing and the 10th. Dacapo provides very informative notes, and side-by-side texts and translations. The recorded sound is so natural as to be a non-factor.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Farlige dromme, songs (6) for voice & piano by Peter Heise
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 9 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Vårsang i host (Spring Song at Harvest Time), song by Peter Heise
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Til en veninde (To a Friend), song by Peter Heise
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4.
Når svanen drommende, for voice & piano by Peter Heise
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
5.
Skonne fru Beatriz (Lovely Mrs. Beatriz), song by Peter Heise
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6.
Skovensomhed (Woodland Stillness), song by Peter Heise
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7.
Skon Jomfru, luk dit Vindu op, song (from "Sovedrikken") by Christoph Ernst F. Weyse
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
8.
Dybt skoven bruser (The forest roars), for voice & piano by Christoph Ernst F. Weyse
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1803 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
9.
Mit elskte barn (Sweetset infant), lullaby for voice & piano by Christoph Ernst F. Weyse
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
10.
Man siger, hjertet har ej rum (They say the heart cannot contain), for voice & piano by Christoph Ernst F. Weyse
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
11.
Det var ridder hr.Åge (Sir Åge rode), for voice & piano by Christoph Ernst F. Weyse
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
12.
Der er en o i livet (In life there is an island), for voice & piano by Christoph Ernst F. Weyse
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
13.
Signelil, for voice & piano by Christoph Ernst F. Weyse
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
14.
Skin ud, du Klare Solskin (Bright Sunshine), Op. 18/4 by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
15.
Himlen ulmer svagt i flammerodt (The sky gleams a faint flame-red), for voice & piano, Op. 19/1 by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
16.
Slide den aften by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Modern 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
17.
Lille rode ronnebær, for voice & piano by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Mathias Hedegaard (), Tove Lonskov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
18.
Ved lofaldstid (Falling Leaf), for voice & piano, Op. 31/2 by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
19.
I Würzburg ringe de klokker, for voice & piano, Op. 34/6 by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
20.
Three Poems, Op. 4: no 2, Water-Lily by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Denmark 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
21.
Sange ved Havet, Op. 54 by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Denmark 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 7 Minutes 54 Secs. 
22.
Genboens forste vise, for voice & piano, Op. 13/1 by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Tove Lonskov (Piano), Mathias Hedegaard ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881 
Venue:  DR Concert Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Farlige dromme (Dangerous Dreams): No. 1. Du laegger dig ned en aftenstund (You lay down one evening)
Farlige dromme (Dangerous Dreams): No. 2. Hvor engen har foldet ved mosens bred (By the wide marsh, where the meadow has unfolded its blanket)
Farlige dromme (Dangerous Dreams): No. 3. Det blinker med perler (It is twinkling with pearls)
Farlige dromme (Dangerous Dreams): No. 4. Sa lad sangen i salene bruse (Then let song in the halls)
Farlige dromme (Dangerous Dreams): No. 5. I skoven er der sa stille (It is very quiet in the wood)
Farlige dromme (Dangerous Dreams): No. 6. Den blomstrende sommer (The blossoming summer)
Kjaerlighedssange: No. 1. Varsang i host (Springsong in Autumn)
Erotiske dikte (Erotic Poems): No. 1. Til en Veninde. Der er en Trolddom paa din Laebe (For a Lady Friend. There is sorcery on your lips)
Lauras sange: No. 2. Nar svanen drommende
Digte fra middelalderen ved Thor Lange: No. 7. Skonne fru Beatriz (The beautiful Mistress Beatriz )
Erotiske dikte (Erotic Poems): No. 4. Skovensomhed (Alone in the Woods)
Sovedrikken (The Sleeping-Draught): Skon Jomfru, luk dit Vindu op (Fair lady, open your window)
Wallenstein: Dybt skoven bruser (Forest Murmurs)
Mit elskte barn
Et eventyr i Rosenborg have (A fairy tale of Rosenborg Gardens): Man siger, hjertet har ej rum
Axel og Valborg: Det var ridder hr. Age
Ludlam's hule (Ludlam's Cave): Der er en O i Livet
Signelil
6 Folkeviser (6 Folksongs), Op. 18: No. 4. Skin ud, du klare solskin (Shine Forth, Bright Sunshine)
4 Songs, Op. 19, "Naar sol gaar ned" (At sunset): No. 1. Himlen ulmer svagt i flammerodt (The Heavens Are Smouldering Dimly In Flaming Red)
8 Folkeviser (8 Folksongs), Op. 34: No. 3. Silde den aften
6 Folkeviser (6 Folksongs), Op. 18: No. 3. Lille rode ronneaer (Little Red Rowanberry)
4 Digte, Op. 31: No. 2. Ved lovfaldstid
8 Folkeviser (8 Folksongs), Op. 34: No. 6. I Wurzburg ringe de Klokker til Fest (Holiday bells are ringing in Wurzburg)
3 Songs, Op. 4: No. 2. Akande (Water-Lily)
Sange ved havet (Songs by the sea), Op. 54: No. 1. Snart er de lyse Naetters Tid forbi (Soon the time of the bright nights will be past)
Sange ved havet (Songs by the sea), Op. 54: No. 2. Og da jeg sejled dit Hus forbi (And when I sailed past your house)
Sange ved havet (Songs by the sea), Op. 54: No. 3. Jeg sejled en Nat over Havet (One night, I sailed over the sea)
I mester Sebalds have, Op. 13: No. 1. Genboens forste vise

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