PETER HEISE (1830-1879): Songs for Male Voices - Introduction and Waltz, The Flight of the Notes, Three Cats, Jutland, To Bacchus, Farewell to Winter, The Wakening Spring, The Wild Rose-Bush, In the Forest, It's Autumn, The Gypsies' Song at their Queen's Grave, At the Dark Well, The Castle Maiden, The Beauties, Wedding Song, For Denmark, Denmark's Giants' Graves, Dirge from Shakespeare's "Cymbeline", Spring and Summer for 2 Sopranos, Alto, Baritone and Piano (Malene Nordtorp, Astrid Kastensson Navarro-Alonso [sopranos], Ulla Munch [alto], Torsten Nielsen [baritone], Amalie Malling [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 12P038
Description: Heise wrote much of his choral music for a student male choir which he conducted from 1854-1858 and it is concerned, as with most compositions in this genre, with the eternal Romantic themes of love, spring, the forest and drinking with a few nationalist songs and occasional pieces mixed in. If you like Schumann's male choral œuvre, you'll like this. Danish-English texts. Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Choir; Michael Schønwandt. SACD hybrid