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Jag är ett träd, Op 57 No 5
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'Sibelius: Songs' (CDH55471)
Sibelius: Songs
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Jag är ett träd, Op 57 No 5
Ernst Josephson (1851–1906) was not only a poet but a painter as well. He spent most of his life in France and studied with Manet, and his paintings have to some extent overshadowed his achievement as a poet. The eight Josephson settings of Opus 57 come from 1909, the same year as the Voces intimae String Quartet. By far the loveliest of the set is the fifth song, Jag är ett träd (‘I am a tree’), which has a much bolder sense of line than its companions and a much more powerful and deeply characteristic atmosphere.

from notes by Robert Layton © 2002

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Details for CDH55471 track 9
Recording date
28 June 2001
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Sibelius: Songs (CDA67318)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: April 2002
    Deletion date: April 2012
    Superseded by CDH55471
  2. Sibelius: Songs (CDH55471)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: December 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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