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Grieg: Songs / Thornhill, Mees


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Ars Produktion   Catalog #: 38545  
Composer:  Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Reinild MeesSiri Thornhill
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“For me, it is important when I compose songs, not first and foremost to make music, but above all to give expression to the poet’s innermost intentions. To let the poem reveal itself and to intensify it, that was my task. If this task is tackled, then the music is also successful. Not otherwise, no matter how celestially beautiful it may be.” At the time Edvard Grieg wrote these words in a letter to his biographer Henry Finck in 1903, he was at the height of his success and enjoyed the reputation as the greatest living composer in his native country of Norway. His popularity remains undiminished. Lyric soprano Siri Karoline Thornhill studied in her hometown of Stavanger, Norway and did her masters degree at the Royal Conservatory in The Read more Hague. She gathered further important impulses in master-classes with Anna Reynolds and Elly Ameling, and has worked with well-known conductors such as Ivan Fischer, Ton Kooopman, Daniel Reuss, and more. Her extensive discography includes recordings of Bach cantatas with La Petite Bande and Sigiswald Kuijken as well as all solo cantatas for soprano with Kolner Kammerorchester and Helmut Muller-Bruhl. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Haugtussa, Op. 67 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Reinild Mees (Piano), Siri Thornhill (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 
2.
Songs (5), Op. 26 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Reinild Mees (Piano), Siri Thornhill (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Norway 
3.
Songs (5), Op. 60 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Reinild Mees (Piano), Siri Thornhill (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1894; Norway 
4.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 23, Solvejg's cradle song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Reinild Mees (Piano), Siri Thornhill (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
5.
Songs (6), Op. 48 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Reinild Mees (Piano), Siri Thornhill (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Norway 

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