EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907): Complete Songs, Vol. 7 - Princess, Clara's Song, Easter Song, Morning Prayer at School, The Fair-Haired Maid (first version), Den Bergtekne, Op. 32, The Tryst, Sighs, The Fair-Haired Maid (second version), 5 Benzon Songs, Op. 69, 5 Benzon Songs, Op. 70, Ragnhild, The Singing Congregation, Election Song, To a Devil.
Catalogue Number: 04J064
Description: This series has taken more than a decade but now nears its end with the last two song cycles Grieg wrote. Dating from 1900, these are completely unlike anything Grieg wrote previously, almost completely bereft of folk-influence (Grieg himself described them as "cosmopolitan") while the demands on the voice are dramatic rather than lyric. The shorter, unpublished songs making up the disc are in the earlier style you'll expect. Norwegian-English texts. Monica Groop (mezzo), Roger Vignoles (piano).