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Track(s) taken from CDH55471

Soluppgång, Op 37 No 3

First line:
Under himlens purpurbrand
composer
1902
author of text

Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
Recording details: June 2001
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: April 2002
Total duration: 2 minutes 33 seconds

Cover artwork: Evening, wild ducks (1901) by Bruno Liljefors (1860-1939)
Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
 
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Reviews

'Compellingly shaped and hugely accomplished recital' (BBC Music Magazine)

'One of the very finest selections of Sibelius’s songs … Karnéus’s mellow, heartfelt mezzo is perceptively accompanied by Drake' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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'If you want a single disc to demonstrate the richness and variety of Sibelius's songs, you will not do better than this. Karnéus's voice is glorious' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Rich in variety and entirely satisfying as a recital' (International Record Review)

'Inspired performances … it is a magic partnership, giving fresh insights in every song' (The Guardian)

'Highly recommended to lovers of Sibelius's music who, like me, were unaware of this treasure' (The Sunday Times)

'A wonderful, thoroughly recommendable album … this disc receives my highest recommendation' (Fanfare, USA)

'Julius Drake has all the precision of nuance and sensitivity to rhythm and balance that the piano parts demand. Karnéus is utterly compelling' (The Evening Standard)

'Enveloppée dans le piano généreux et coloré de Julius Drake, Katarina Karnéus interprète ces Mélodies avec émotion et simplicité’ (Classica, France)
Lasse liten (‘Little Lasse’) is from 1902, as is Soluppgång (‘Sunrise’)—again, recent evidence has disproved the previously accepted dating. In May 1902, Sibelius spoke of his working on Tor Hedberg’s Soluppgång, which he described as ‘a slight but powerfully atmospheric poem’. And so indeed it is, and Sibelius’s setting evokes its mood with great finesse.

from notes by Robert Layton © 2002

Lasse liten («Lasse le petit») date de 1902, de même que Soluppgång («Lever du soleil»)—une fois encore, des recherches récentes ont permis de revoir la datation qui était acceptée jusqu’alors. En mai 1902, Sibelius évoqua Soluppgång de Tor Hedberg dans les termes suivants: «un poème léger mais riche en atmosphère». Et c’est effectivement le cas, cette mélodie transcrit avec une grande finesse l’état d’esprit de Sibelius.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robert Layton © 2002
Français: Atlas Translations

Lasse liten („Klein-Lasse“) stammt aus dem Jahr 1902, und Soluppgång („Sonnenaufgang“) aus demselben Jahr: wiederum widerlegten neuere Beweise die zuvor akzeptierte Datierung. Sibelius sprach im Mai 1902 von seiner Arbeit an Tor Hedbergs Soluppgång, das er als „ein leichtes, aber stark atmosphärisches Gedicht“ beschrieb. In der Tat ist es dies, und Sibelius’ Satz beschwört diese Stimmung mit großer Gewandtheit herauf.

aus dem Begleittext von Robert Layton © 2002
Deutsch: Atlas Translations

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