Heise: The Song Edition
Long regarded by Danish musicians as their secret treasure, the songs of Peter Heise perfectly represent the unique qualities and achievements of the Danish Golden Age. Though mostly not in direct contact with each other, these artists and writers shared a profound interest in exploring and understanding their personal life and experience, and left a body of introspective work which has had a huge impact on European culture. No longer a secret, these songs can now take their rightful place alongside the works of Hans Christian Andersen, Christen Kobke, Soren Kierkegaard and so many others.
The Danish composer Peter Heise 1830-1879 composed about 300 songs, most of them on Danish texts, a few also on German poems. Dacapo now presents the complete recording of those songs. Anyone loving lieder will appreciate these romantic and melodically fine songs in consistently good interpretations. The producers must be given credit for always finding the right voice type for the songs with a variety of male and female voices.
Catalog Number: 8201101
Composer: Peter Arnold Heise
Performer: Adam Riis, Aleksander Nohr, Astrid Nordstad, Bo Kristian Jensen, Bo Skovhus, Christian Westergaard, Clara Cecilie Thomsen, David Danholt, Elsa Dreisig, Francine Vis, Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Jens Søndergaard, Johanne Højlund, Lars Møller, Mari Eriksmoen, Signe Asmussen, Signe Asmussen Manuitt, Simon Duus, Sofie Elkjær Jensen, Stig Fogh Andersen