Camilla Tilling, Paul Rivinius - I skogen: Nordic Songs (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:21 | 256 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2154
Known to opera audiences worldwide, Camilla Tilling is also a dedicated recitalist. On two previous BIS releases, the Swedish soprano and her musical partner Paul Rivinius have interpreted Strauss as well as Schubert, to critical acclaim: 'Tilling takes her place among the leading Strauss sopranos of the day' (Sunday Times); 'a Schubert recital of rare pedigree' (Gramophone). On her present offering she turns northwards, interpreting songs by Grieg, Sibelius and Wilhelm Stenhammar. The disc takes its title from an early song by Stenhammar, I skogen ('In the forest'), and many of the selected songs are either played out in or depict natural settings, in a manner we are familiar with from Nordic composers.