From Queen of the Night to Elektra / Andersson-Palme

Release Date: 7/7/2017
Label: Sterling
Catalog Number: CDA1806
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
It is easier to find roles that Laila did not sing. On the question who she liked to sing with, she immediately answered Rolf Bjorling. ''He was a top singer who you really could trust'', she said. ''He had the same timbre and body form as his father Jussi. Gedda was more distant, not just as loving on the stage as Rolf, but Gedda had a wonderful sense of humor.'' With Gedda she sang Tosca in Savonlinna under Sixten Ehrling. When Laila sang her last performance at the Stockholm Opera in the role as Elektra, on the 4th of May, 1996, the role list was decorated with a colored photo with the singer and a hundred of piano reductions. They contained the hundred roles that Laila sang in the Stockholm Opera during her 32 years as an employee. A most unusual record. Now Laila has also written her memoirs. She tells about her long, variable and successful career, but also difficult ordeals in her private life, for instance the stroke she suffered in 2003, and how to survive even if you are severely harrowed.
Works on This Recording
1. Fjorton ar tror jag visst att jag var by Traditional
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Einar Ralf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stockholm Academic Male Chorus
2. Melodies (12), Op. 33: no 2, Spring by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Einar Ralf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stockholm Academic Male Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Norway
3. Because by Guy d' Hardelot
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Einar Ralf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stockholm Academic Male Chorus
Written: 1902 ;
4. Ur Idyll och epigram av J. L. Runeberg, Op 4b: no 1, Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte by Wilhelm Stenhammar
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Sweden
5. Ur Idyll och epigram av J. L. Runeberg, Op 4b: no 2, Flickan knyter i Johannenatten by Wilhelm Stenhammar
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Sweden
6. Vinden och Trädet by Ture Rangström
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; Sweden
7. Flickan under nymanen by Ture Rangström
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
8. Villemo by Ture Rangström
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
9. En gammal dansrytm by Ture Rangström
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; Sweden
10. Lieder (6), Op. 37: no 3, Meinem Kinde by Richard Strauss
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano), Jan Eyron (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897 ; Germany
11. Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 3, Die Nacht by Richard Strauss
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano), Jan Eyron (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; Germany
12. Lieder (4), Op. 36: no 3, Hat gesagt, bleibts nicht dabei by Richard Strauss
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano), Jan Eyron (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Germany
13. Lieder (4), Op. 36: no 2, Für fünfzehn Pfennige by Richard Strauss
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano), Jan Eyron (Piano)
Period: Romantic
14. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano), Jan Eyron (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
15. Lieder (6), Op. 37: no 1, Glückes genug by Richard Strauss
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano), Jan Eyron (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Germany
16. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Marie Theres'...Hab' mir's gelobt by Richard Strauss
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano), Britt-Marie Aruhn (Soprano), Sylvia Lindenstrand (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sixten Ehrling
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
17. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O zittre nicht...Zum Leiden bin ich by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Scherza in mar la navicella by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Charles Farncombe
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: Baroque
20. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Kurt Bendix
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
21. Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Kurt Bendix
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
22. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
23. Macbeth: Una macchia è qui tuttora "Sleepwalking Scene" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847/1865 ; Italy
24. Elektra, Op. 58: Allein! Weh', ganz allein! by Richard Strauss
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Siegfried Kohler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908 ; Germany
25. Salome, Op. 54: Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen by Richard Strauss
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Deutsche Opera Orchestra Berlin
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905 ; Germany
26. Die Walküre: Act 3 - Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano), Leif Roar (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
27. Wozzeck, Op. 7: Tschin Bum, Tschin, Bum! Hörst Bub? by Alban Berg
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917-1922 ; Austria
28. Wozzeck, Op. 7: Und ist kein Betrug "Marie's Monologue" by Alban Berg
Performer: Laila Andersson-Palme (Soprano)
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Swedish Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917-1922 ; Austria
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