Sterling: News

New release for September, 2020

CDM-3007CDM 3007-2
Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist (1920-2000):

Symphony 8 "Kroumata" & 5 "Wienerische"








New release for August, 2020

CDA-1842CDA 1842-2
Nordic Master Composers.

Maria Kihlgren, piano. Volume 4.
Music by Grieg, Sibelius, Stenhammar and Nielsen.







New release for May, 2020

CDA-1841CDA 1841-2
Am I born, Then I'll be living. Songs by Carl Michael Bellman

Torsten Mossberg (tenor), Stina Hellberg (harp), Jonas Isaksson (guitar & lute), Andreas Nyberg (violin).






New release for March, 2020

CDM-3006CDM 3006-2
Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist (1920-2000):

Symphony 2 & 9
Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Stig Westerberg - Umeå Symphony Orchestra, Roy Goodman.







New release for February, 2020

CDA-1840CDA 1840-2
S:t Sigfrids Officium

Ensemble Gemma, Karin Lagergren - artistic leader








New release for January, 2020

CDO-1123/24CDO 1123/24-2
Joachim Raff: Benedetto Marcello (1878)

Lyrical opera in three acts.
SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern







New release for November, 2019

CDO-1121/22CDO 1121/22-2
Georg Joseph Vogler (1749-1814): Gustaf Adolf och Ebba Brahe (1787)

Lyrical drama in three acts after the play by king Gustaf III
Stage recording from Drottningholm Palace Theatre Stockholm, 1973.





New release for October, 2019

CDA-1839CDA 1839-2
Albert Rubenson (1826-1901): Songs for voice and piano

Caroline Gentele (soprano), Victoria Power (piano)







New release for September, 2019

CDM-3005CDM 3005-2
Peter Lindroth (b. 1950): The Wilfred Owen Songs


John Erik Eleby (bass Baritone), Mats Jansson (piano)





New release for August, 2019

CDA-1837CDA 1837/38-2
Laila Andersson-Palme: Puccini - Tosca / Hovkapellet - Carlo Felice Cillario


Stage recording from a performance at Kungliga Teatern / Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm. September 20th, 1984.





New release for July, 2019

CDS-1120CDS 1120-2
Bengt Wilhelm Hallberg (1824-1883): Concert Overture for orchestra No. 2 F Major, Symphony F Major / Joseph Dente (1838-1905): Symphony D minor
Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Per Engström / Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ola Karlsson






New release for June, 2019

CDA-1834CDA 1834-2
Torsten Mossberg: About every hill and valley
Swedish songs, broadside & ballads from medieval to present, Torsten Mossberg / Stina Hellberg Agback, harp / Jonas Isaksson, guitar








New release for May, 2019

CDO-1118CDO 1118/19-2
Ölander, Per August: Blenda (Opera in four acts)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Michael Bartosch / Karin Ingebäck / Mattias Ermedahl / Lars-Erik Jonsson








New releases for April, 2019

CDS-1117CDS 1117-2
Lundquist, Torbjörn Iwan: Nils Holgerssons underbara resa, Gösta Berlings saga
Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist (1920-2000): Adventures of Nils Holgersson, Gösta Berlings saga, three dance movements, Meditation, Legend, Berceuse, The Cavalier's Polska









CDA-1832CDA 1832/33-2
The art of singing Vol.3, Lars Björling
When my Father Jussi was chosen as the 20th century’s leading male opera singer by English music critics at the turn of the century, we felt great joy and pride in the family. I have spent a great deal of my life exploring the secrets of the Italian bel canto...








New release for Januari, 2019

CDA-1829CDA 1829-2
Norrköpingskvartetten:
Erik Gustaf Geijer & Andreas Randel: Works for String Quartet


Geijer was one of the prominent figures in the formation of Götiska förbundet (The Geatish Society), who took the task of promoting archaeology, but also Swedish patriotism. As editor of the society’s magazine, he published his own poems in the spirit of the time and also his music settings of these.
Randel was a Swedish musician and composer. As concertmaster at the Royal Opera Orchestra he arranged and composed music for some 20 plays. Especially famous is his composition and arrangement of F A Dahlgren’s play Värmlänningarna (1846).





New release for October, 2018

CDM-3004CDM 3004-2
Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4
Göteborg Symphony Orchestra, Sixten Ehrling, Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist


The third symphony was begun in 1971 in Jämtland and was completed in 1975 at Saltö in Bohuslän. As in most of Lundquist´s symphonies, this symphony begins with a primal cell, his association theme, a gust of wind, which unfolds into a grandiose sunrise. Nature means a lot for Lundquist.






New release for September, 2018

CDA-1826CDA 1826/27-2
The art of singing Vol.2, Lars Björling


Lars Björling has spent a great deal of his life exploring the secrets of the Italian bel canto, conveyed by David and his Father, and has reached the conclusion that there are no secrets






New release for July, 2018

CDA-1828CDA 1828-2
Maria! Maria! 400 Years of Chant in the Birgittine Order


Welcome into the Birgittine sisters’ world of Gregorian chant! Also known as Frälsarorden, the Birgittine Order is the only one with Scandinavian origins.
The material spans more than 400 years, yet forms a coherent repertoire that belongs to the Gregorian chant tradition in all important aspects, with a Birgittine twist.





New release for May, 2018

CDA-1824CDA 1824/25-2
Staffan Björklund-Jullander: Improvisations, Concert Etudes & Meditations


All music (except Bellman) on this double CD is either improvised or composed by Staffan Biörklund-Jullander. Part in a freer form, others with a more solid structure. As a bonus, there is an arrangement of the first movement from Mozart's Symphony No. 40, which he did for choir and piano.






New release for April, 2018

CDA-1818CDA 1818-2
To Cecilia - Swedish Love Songs


Sankta Cecilia has since the middle ages been regarded as the patron saint of music, and above all the church music. She is portrayed with musical instruments on a variety of paintings and the organ has been her special attribute.






New release for March, 2018

CDS-1116CDS 1116-2
Jaques-Dalcroze, Émile: Song cycle for voice & orchestra and Orchestral Works


Émile Jaques-Dalcroze composed in almost all genres except religious music. His style and aesthetic approach were characterized above all by his exceptional melodic gift and the originality of his feeling for rhythm.






New release for February, 2018

CDA-1813/16CDA 1813/16-2
Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung


This recording of part 4 of Wagner epic work, the Ring, was done in 1987 where Aarhus symphony orchestra and the Jutland choir assist Laila-Andersson Palme and Elliot Palay performing Götterdämmerung.







CDS-1113CDS 1113-2
Scherber, Martin: Orchestral Works & Songs


Martin Scherber's oeuvre is modest in size. He worked for years on each of his symphonies. In addition, between 1930 and 1937 he composed several song cycles






New release for January, 2018

CDA-1822/23CDA 1822/23-2
The art of singing, Lars Björling


After a banking career, Lars Björling returned to singing with studies in Rome under Debora Fambri. Here he could get first hand knowledge of bel canto under her safe guidance.






New release for November, 2017

CDS-1115CDS 1115-2
Beliczay, Julius: Orchestral Works


This is our first Hungarian Romantic CD. Julius Beliczay is a truly sensational but forgotten composer who completely mastered the symphonic art. Much influenced by Robert Schumann and some believe his orchestrations are even better.






New release for October, 2017

CDA-1695CDA 1695-2
Maria Kihlgren, vol. 3











New release for September, 2017

CDA-1696CDA 1696/98-2
Richard Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten.


Siv Wennberg, Barbro Ericson and Birgit Nilsson in a live recording from the legendary 1975 performance at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.






New releases for August, 2017

CDS-1107CDS 1107-2
Carrillo, Julian - Orchestral works


This extraordinary musician was born in the village of Ahualulco, San Luís Potosí, on January 28, 1875, the same year as Ravel, Melartin, Gliere and Max d’Ollone. He began his formal studies at the age of ten in the State Capital and later moved to Mexico City to continue his education in the National Conservatoire (Conservatorio Nacional de Música). In 1899 the Mexican government awarded a grant to the young musician, then aged 24, to continue his studies in Europe.






New release for May, 2017

CDA-1820/21CDA 1820/21-2
Kurt Weill: A portrait - from Berlin to New York


Kurt Weill was a completely groundbreaking composer in that he, along with Bertolt Brecht developed the characteristic cabaret style (Song) inspired by the American jazz music, minstrel shows and vaudeville with influences from Jewish klezmer music. Tango often played a major role, even in his operas. Often Weill sought after a Verfremdungseffekt, by using odd chords for the key, achieving a kind of desolation and unpleasant feeling.







CDO-1111/12CDO 1111/12-2
Laci Boldemann: Black is white - said the Emperor

Sven Nilsson, bass / Gunilla Slättegård, soprano / Laila Andersson, soprano / Tord Slättegård, tenor / Hovkapellet and Operakören conducted by Per-Åke Andersson.







New releases for March, 2017

CDA-1817CDA 1817-2
Novosax, Great composers for Mimmo - Works for Saxophone

Sergio Rendine / Luis Bacalov / Lorenzo Ferraro / Cecilia Chailly / Marco Tutino / Giovanni d'Aquila / Ennio Morricone / Giovanni Sollima








CDA-1819CDA 1819-2
Iwa Sörenson - Poetic & Romantic Songs

Carl Jonas Love Almqvist / Adolf Fredrik Lindblad / Torbjörn Iwan Lundqvist / Ingemar Liljefors / Sven-Eric Johansson / Sven-Erik Bäck / Kerstin Jeppson







New release for February, 2017

CDM-3003CDM 3003-2
Peter Lindroth - in our time...

Para dos violines (Duo Gelland) / Des Menschen Wort vergeht (Christina Högman/Mats Jansson/Nils Erik Sparf) / Rite now / SXQII (Stockholm Saxophone Quartet) / Night Music (Yoriko Asahara/Mats Jansson/David Swärd/Björn Malmkvist/Bo Pettersson)









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