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Lise Davidsen, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Christian Eggen

Christmas from Norway (CD)

For star soprano Lise Davidsen, music is at the centre of everything she cherishes about the festive season: "Christmas is how I got into music, we listened to all kinds of music: choral music, popular music and Norwegian songs."

In this album she brings to life the warm glow of the Scandinavian Christmas – a time when people come together out of the cold and singing is a tradition to be shared. "For Scandinavians, Christmas is the white light we need in the middle of a long winter. Perhaps that’s why we embrace it. And we really do embrace it."

Lise one of the most in-demand opera singers in the world. This album is an opportunity to share her unparalleled talent with a wider audience, and grow her reputation as a future legend of our generation.

1. O Helge natt (O Holy Night in Swedish, Adolphe Adam)
2. Weihnachten (Engelbert Humperdinck)
3. Silent Night (Franz Xavier Gruber)
4. Jul, jul, strålande jul (Gustaf Nordqvist)
5. Deilig er Jorden
6. Mitt Herte Alltid Vanker
7. Julvisa
8. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach)
9. Maria Wiegenlied (Max Reger)
10. Ave Maria (J.S. Bach/Gounod)
11. Schlafendes Jesuskind (Hugo Wolf)
12. The First Noël
13. O Come All Ye Faithful
14. O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam)

Lise Davidsen, soprano
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Christian Eggen