The Finnish composer Erkki Melartin (1875–1937) wrote around 250 art-songs, often grouping settings of different languages and different dates into unrelated and sometimes untitled opus numbers. But what might be a nightmare for the musicologist is a treasure trove for the enthusiast for Nordic song, as this recital of some of the best of Melartin’s Swedish settings will prove, with music that often sounds rather like Sibelius tinged with French Impressionism.
Hedvig Paulig, soprano Ilmo Ranta, piano Jan Söderblom, violin (Tracks 10-13, 22)
Five Hemmer Settings https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0416/Track05.mp3
Tagoresånger (‘Tagore Songs’), Op. 105
Other Swedish Settings https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0416/Track14.mp3
ALL EXCEPT * FIRST RECORDINGS ** FIRST DIGITAL RECORDING ***FIRST RECORDING OF ORIGINAL VERSION
Catalogue No: TOCC0416EAN/UPC: 5060113444165Release Date: 01.12.2017Composer: Erkki Melartin Artists:
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