Grieg: Lyric Music / Booth, Glynn

Release Date: 9/6/2019
Label: Avie
Catalog Number: AV2403
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Number of Discs: 1

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Following their acclaimed collaboration in Percy Grainger’s Folk Music, soprano Claire Booth and pianist Christopher Glynn turn to the Lyric Music of Edvard Grieg, an apt sequel as the elder composer befriended Grainger- who idolized the Norwegian’s folkloric idiom- immediately on their first encounter in London in 1906. Interspersing intimate vocal miniatures with lyrical solo piano pieces, Claire and Christopher mirror many of the programmes that Grieg and his wife Nina performed on their many recital tours together. Each of the works on Lyric Music tells a story as does the album as a whole ranging in mood from bright, youthful innocence to shades of autumnal twilight. Sung in the original Norwegian, Claire’s and Christopher’s performances are as evocative as Norway’s varied landscape.



REVIEW:

The placing of the cycle Haugtussa in the middle of the programme is inspired. Booth here goes all out, capturing the yearnings and frustrations of the shepherd girl with a truly contemporary lack of inhibition. Such a performance and balance helps to push the still undervalued dramatic status of Haugtussa across any language barrier – and Booth also enjoys detail like the spiky sounds in the comic, and often cheeky, names of the girl’s goats in ‘The Kid’s Dance’.

This new recital, strongly recommended, contributes greatly to the catalogues as a kind of heightened guide both to Grieg’s song-writing and the still unsuspected range of his Lyric Pieces.

– Gramophone

Works on This Recording
1. The White and Red, Red Roses, EG 137 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
2. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 6, Norwegian Dance by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Norway
3. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 5, Folksong by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Norway
4. Songs (5), Op. 60: no 3, While I wait by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
5. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 1, Sylph by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Norway
6. Songs (6), Op. 25: no 4, With a waterlily by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Norway
7. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 1, Butterfly by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Norway
8. Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47: no 3, Melody by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885-1888 ; Norway
9. The princess, EG 133 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Norway
10. Romances (6), Op. 39: no 2, Hidden love by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872-1873 ; Norway
11. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 6, Homeward by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Norway
12. Haugtussa, Op. 67 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Norway
13. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 5, Phantom by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Norway
14. Heart's melodies, Op. 5: no 3, I love thee by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863-1864 ; Norway
15. Elegiac Songs (6), Op. 59: no 1, When I die by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1894 ; Norway
16. Songs (5), Op. 26: no 3, Ambition by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
17. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 6, Op. 57: no 1, Vanished Days by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Norway
18. Romances (6), Op. 39: no 5, At the bier of a young wife by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Norway
19. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 6, Bellringing by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Norway
20. Songs (6), Op. 25: no 3, Album verse by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Norway
21. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 1, Arietta by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; Norway
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