Stenhammar: Gillet pa Solhaug / Schaefer, Symphony Orchestra of Norrkoping and Choruses
"By chance, been enaged to a small pupil in Richard Andersson's music school in the autumn of 1891. Her name was Signe. Result: Gillet på Solhaug. In his autobiogrpahical sketch from the early 1920's, Wilhelm Stenhammar summarizes, in this way, the origin of the opera Gillet på Solhaug. He was twenty-one years old when he starts the work, but what experience did have have of larger music drama? Stenhammar embraced his inexperience and got to work. One can very well see Stenhammar's Gillet as one of many Nordic endeavors to link the Wagnerian music drama with the national romantic tradition.
Catalog Number: CDO1108
Label: Steinway & Sons
Composer: Wilhelm Stenhammar
Conductor: Henrik Schaefer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norrköpings Vocal Ensemble
Performer: Erik Lundh