Stenhammar: Songs

COMPOSERS: Stenhammar
LABELS: BIS
WORKS: Songs
PERFORMER: Peter Mattei (baritone)Bengt-Åke Lundin (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CD-654 DDD
An illuminating cross-section of the songs of Sweden’s most prolific and resonant composer of the turn-of-the-century. Peter Mattei’s supple and versatile baritone is closely tuned to Stenhammar’s own disarmingly simple and unaffected vocal style, as words dissolve into melodic line, and as the earliest Thoughts of Solitude, rising out of introspection, shift to the more volatile Songs and Moods of Op. 26, and the valedictory economy of the posthumously published Late Harvest. Hilary Finch

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