Album
   
Album title
Veslemøy synsk
Performer
Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo soprano
Nils Anders Mortensen, piano
Catalogue #
2L-078-SABD
EAN13
7041888515920
ISRC-code
NOMPP1105010-450

Disc 1

2x Hybrid SACD
MCH 5.1 DSD
Stereo DSD
Total playing time 63:05+60:52

Disc 2

Pure Audio Blu-ray
DTS HD MA 192kHz/24 bit 5.1
LPCM 192kHz/24 bit STEREO
mShuttle: FLAC 96kHz + MP3
Region: ABC - worldwide
Total playing time: 2:03:47


Release date
June 2011
Recording date
February 2010
Location
Sofienberg Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
 
Veslemøy synsk

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) the national romantic and Olav Anton Thommessen (1946-) the modernist come together here in the tale of "Haugtussa" and her life, her love and her path through the Underworld to redemption. The story of Veslem°y - or Haugtussa - has literary parallels to Dante's "Divina Commedia" and Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin", and is one of the greatest works of Norwegian literature. Thommessen has helped himself to many of Grieg's compositions: From "Norwegian Folk Songs", "Peasant Dances", his chamber music and several of the lyrical pieces; adapting it, extending it, deleting it and following it through in a way that contribute to the scope of Garborg's poetry. Thommessen's musical collage is given an intense and gripping performance by Marianne Beate Kielland and Nils Anders Mortensen.

English translation of the lyrics

The original Norwegian lyrics

 

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Artwork Morten Lindberg / Front Cover Photo "Veslemøy" by Håkon Bleken / Session photos Beatrice Johannessen / Artist photo Veronica Melå (Marianne Beate Kielland) / Per Kirkesæther (Nils Anders Mortensen) / Stage Layout Morten Lindberg