WILHELM PETERSON-BERGER (1867-1942): Songs from Fridolins visor (5), Fridolins lustgård (8), Vildmarks-och kärleksvisor (4), Hösthorn (3), 4 muntra visor, En madrigal, Song of the Vagrants.
Catalogue Number: 11J074
Reference: CDA 1661-2
Description: All but three of these settings of the poetry of Erik Axel Karlfeldt come from 1900-06, a period of constant, intense friendship between poet and composer which produced, in all, 35 settings for voice and piano, male choir and unison voices. The notes are mostly devoted to the relationship between the two men but for us, the broad spectrum of emotions covered in these songs, from intimate and detailed romance to convivial drinking and carpe diem songs, is fascinating and entertaining enough. Original 1970 Swedish EMI LP releases.