|The woman as a composer and as a source of inspiration is the theme of this CD. It is the result of an active and stimulating research in order to find music connected with this idea.The music we finally decided to record was chosen because of its inspiring qualities...
During the research were also found fascinating stories to read about the different lives of the persons whose music are performed in these recordings by eminent soprano Eva Svärd-Mannerstedt who really USES the lyrics in her performance, assisted by very following and colouring pianist Anette Müller-Roos who is also represented as a composer with small piano pieces.
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Woodforde-Finden: Till I Wake
GP: "Still today is needed more light on the female composers´ repertoar and more composing women with until now unknown names deserve to be put forward thanks to their fullfilled and sometimes inspired music. Eva Svärd Mannerstedt has an attractive, tightly vibrating voice and her interpretation is fine. Anette Müller-Roos is a very good pianist!"
Fanfare Magazine: "What a delightful album. It was especially refreshing to be blasted with this vibrant music, presented with bold, expertly realized performances. The CD is, in short, a rarity for the jaded listener, unknown yet compelling music, and remarkable performances by exciting new musicians. The voice of Mannerstedt is the chief attraction, for anyone seeking an unabashedly emotive, uniquely timbred soprano (did somebody say Schwarzkopf?)"
Östgötacorrespondenten: "The soprano Eva Svärd is ackompanied with a gentle and skilled touch by pianist Anette Müller-Roos, who´s small piano pieces inspired from the world of children are filled with much love. "
Pauline Viardot-Garcia (1821-1910)
Les Filles de Cadix
Adolf Fredrik Lindblad (1801-1878)
Sie haben heut Abend Gesellschaft
Wie kannst du ruhig schlafen?
So hast du ganz und gar vergessen
Ja, du bist elend, und ich grolle nicht
Wir haben viel für einander gefühlt
Lieb’ Liebchen, leg’s Händchen auf’s Herze mein
Morgens steh ich auf und frage
Still ist die Nacht
Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
L’Ondine, piano solo
Bei dir ist es traut
Ich wandle unter Blumen
Anette Müller-Roos ( f. 1958)
Liten svit, piano solo
Amy Woodforde-Finden (1860-1919)
The Temple Bells
Less than the Dust
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Romanze op.21 nr.3 g-moll, piano solo
Sie liebten sich beide
Liebst du um Schönheit
Die stille Lotusblume
Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen
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