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Nordraak: Songs & Piano Music / Wold, Asti


Release Date: 07/28/2017 
Label:  Lawo Classics   Catalog #: 1119  
Composer:  Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene WoldEugene AstiVegard Lund
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With but a handful of songs, a few piano pieces and some incidental music, Ricard Nordraak, at the age of twenty-three, succeeded in achieving mythical status in Norwegian cultural life. He lived at a time when an early death had led to such a status, from Goethe's ''Sorrows of Young Werther'' via Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn, to our own Henrik Wergeland. There is so much that remains unexpressed and unrealized in the figure of Rikard Nordraak, so much that has to do with what he could have accomplished. Would he have composed the lofty Norwegian opera of which Bjornson had dreamed? Might he have written the great Norwegian Romantic Symphony? Or, owing to his rather easy-going disposition, might he have slipped steadily into obscurity? With but a handful of songs, a few piano pieces and some incidental music, Ricard Nordraak, at the age of twenty-three, succeeded in achieving mythical status in Norwegian cultural life. He lived at a time when an early death had led to such a status, from Goethe's ''Sorrows of Young Werther'' via Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn, to our own Henrik Wergeland. There is so much that remains unexpressed and unrealized in the figure of Rikard Nordraak, so much that has to do with what he could have accomplished. Would he have composed the lofty Norwegian opera of which Bjornson had dreamed? Might he have written the great Norwegian Romantic Symphony? Or, owing to his rather easy-going disposition, might he have slipped steadily into obscurity? Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Valse-Caprice by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
2.
Aftenstemning by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
3.
Venskabs-Polka by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
4.
Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
5.
Melodi by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
6.
Norwegian Poems (5), Op. 2 by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
7.
Allegro by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
8.
Scherzo Capriccio by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
9.
Taarnvaegteren by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
10.
Songs (6), Op. 1 by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
11.
Fire Dandse for Piano by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
12.
Troubadour-Vals by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
13.
Spansk Sang by Rikard Nordraak
Performer:  Helene Wold (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano), Vegard Lund (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 

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