Anita Soldh: Stradella – Grieg

Anita Soldh, Arnold Östman, Vadstena Academy Orchestra

The long-awaited re-release of famed Swedish soprano Anita Soldh’s debut album, featuring her performance of the title role in Antonio Stradella’s baroque masterpiece Salome – a role with which Soldh won great acclaim – as well as some of the most heartfelt and beloved of Edvard Grieg’s songs. As a bonus track, we’ve included a live performance from the Drottningholm Court Theatre of the beautiful duet Là ci darem la mano, from W.A. Mozart‘s opera Don Giovanni, sung together with equally celebrated baritone Håkan Hagegård.

Soldh would continue to build a solid career, and was contracted by the Royal Swedish Opera for over 25 years, until her retirement. She was awarded the title of royal Court Singer (Hovsångerska) in 1992 for her contributions to the art, and has also worked as a much appreciated singing pedagogue.

4-5 September 1976, Nacka Aula, Nacka (Stradella)
12-14 December 1976, Grünewaldsalen, Stockholms Konserthus (Grieg)
Producer och technician: Ulf Rosenberg
Assistant technician: Lennart Fahlén
Photo: Per Forsström
Graphic design: Jan Vilhelmsson, Sofia Berry
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    • 1.
      Salome: Act 1, Overture Music: Alessandro Stradella

    • 2.
      Salome: Act 1, Aria: Sorde dive Music: Alessandro Stradella

    • 3.
      Salome: Act 2, Aria: Vaghe ninfe nel giordano Music: Alessandro Stradella

    • 4.
      Salome: Act 2, Recitative: Regnator glorioso - Deh, che più tardi a consolar Music: Alessandro Stradella

    • 5.
      Salome: Act 2, Aria: Queste lagrime e sospiri Music: Alessandro Stradella

    • 6.
      Salome: Act 2, Recitative: Cadesti alfine - Ritornello - Aria: Su, su, cure Music: Alessandro Stradella

    • 7.
      5 Poems, Op. 26: Et håb Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 8.
      Romances, Op. 39: Millom rosor Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 9.
      4 Poems from Fiskerjenten, Op. 21: Det første møte Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 10.
      Melodies of the Heart, Op. 5: Jeg elsker dig! Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 11.
      Melodies of the Heart, Op. 5: To brune Øine Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 12.
      Poems, Op. 60: Mens jeg venter Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 13.
      5 Poems, Op. 26: Med en primula veris Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 14.
      4 Poems from Fiskerjenten, Op. 21: Jeg giver mit digt til våren Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 15.
      6 Poems (Ibsen Songs): Med en Vandlilje Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 16.
      Romances, Op. 39: Fra Monte Pincio (Nocturne) Music: Edvard Grieg

    • 17.
      Don Giovanni: Act 1: La ci darem la mano Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Digital // CAP 21917 // Classical // Releasedate: 21 December, 2018