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Ave maris stella

author of text
Hymn at First Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Peer Gynt suites and the A minor Piano Concerto have long kept the name of Edvard Grieg in the public eye, but he was essentially a miniaturist and, apart from collections of self-contained album leaves like the ten books of Lyric Pieces for the piano, he wrote well over a hundred songs, many of them for the soprano Nina Hagerup, a compatriot and cousin. The Ave maris stella of 1898 is a mixed-choir arrangement of a solo song written in the same year.

from notes by Wadham Sutton © 1993

Ce sont surtout les suites de Peer Gynt et le concerto pour piano en la mineur qui ont jusqu’ici contribué à entretenir la renommée d’Edvard Grieg, mais celui-ci était essentiellement un miniaturiste et, en plus de recueils de courtes pièces tels que les dix volumes de Pièces lyriques pour le piano, il écrivit plus d’une centaine de mélodies, la plupart d’entre elles pour la soprano Nina Hagerup, compatriote et cousine du compositeur. Cet Ave maris stella, datant de 1898, est un arrangement pour chœur mixte d’une mélodie soliste composée la même année.

extrait des notes rédigées par Wadham Sutton © 1993
Français: Jean-Paul Metzger

Die Peer-Gynt-Suiten und das Klavierkonzert in a-moll haben den Namen Edvard Grieg in der Öffentlichkeit bekannt gemacht. Im Grunde war er jedoch ein Miniaturist und abgesehen von Sammlungen von in sich abgeschlossenen Albumblättern wie die zehn Bände an Lyrischen Stücken für das Piano schrieb er über hundert Lieder, viele von ihnen für den Sopran Nina Hagerup, eine Landsmännin und Cousine. Das Ave maris stella aus dem Jahr 1898 ist ein Arrangement für gemischten Chor eines aus dem gleichen Jahr stammenden Liedes.

aus dem Begleittext von Wadham Sutton © 1993
Deutsch: Heidi Kerschl


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Grainger & Grieg: At twilight
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Track 12 on CDA66669 [2'37]
Track 13 on CDH55236 [3'36] Archive Service
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Track-specific metadata for CDA66793 track 13

Recording date
11 October 1994
Recording venue
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Meurig Bowen
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Grainger & Grieg: At twilight & other choral works (CDA66793)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: May 1995
    Deletion date: March 2005
    Superseded by CDH55236
  2. Grainger & Grieg: At twilight (CDH55236)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: June 2006
    Deletion date: October 2013
    Archive Service
  3. A Christmas Present from Polyphony (NOEL2)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: October 2004
    Deletion date: November 2014
    Super-budget price sampler — Download only
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