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Fredman's Epistles & Songs - Carl Michael Bellman

(Audio recording)

Language: English

This 40-minutes CD assembles some samples of Bellman's (1740-1795) musical genius, as presented by various singers in English.

The recordings were originally made over the years in various contexts, and they should be heard as, in Bellman's words, "musical poetry", preferably with the printed text at hand.

The singers:

Gerald English (baritone) :
- Oh, screw up the fiddle
- Drain off thy glass *** AVAILABLE ABOVE
- Step forth thou god of night

Thomas Wahlstrom (baritone), Barbro Strid (soprano):
- Epistle No 3
- Still'd is the hasty wave
- Haga

Bob Tasman (tenor):
- Never an Iris
- Ulla, my Ulla

Jerker Engblom:
- Our Ulla lay one morning and slept
- Oh your humblest of servants, most gracious sir host

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Topics and Tags
Place/region: Sweden, Europe
Type: Compilation
Extract: 2 min. Total length:
Production and personalities:
Author: Carl Michael Bellman, Paul Britten Austin
Performer: Gerald English, Thomas Wahlstrom, Barbro Strid, Bob Tasman, Jerker Engblom
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
Coproducer/sponsor: Prporius Forlag
Published in:
Library catalogue (UNESDOC): 150677

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Original: Audio recording.cassette.CD-Rom
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/961
Rights holder: UNESCO