The New Song
By Marianne Beate Kielland and Nils Andres Mortensen. By Edvard Hagerup, Henrik Hellstenius, and Havard Lund. Classical. Hybrid SACD. Naxos #LWC 1097. Published by Naxos (NX.LWC-1097).
Item Number: NX.LWC-1097
Marianne Beate Kielland challenged three composers toe ach write his "Lied", a piece of music for voice and piano, and she received three remarkably different results. Two hundred years ago, the format was predictable but today, boundaries have dissolved and composers turn out whatever their heart desires. These pieces range from artful and thoughtful to playful and humorous. The texts have musical gems hiding in each verse deserving of attention and performance.