Lise Davidsen and Leif Ove Andsnes in Concert

August 5, 2023, 4:00 pm

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Leif Ove Andsnes and Lise Davdisen
Leif Ove Andsnes and Lise Davidsen (Photo: Morten Krogvold courtesy of Decca Classics)

Soprano Lise Davidsen is seen by many as a natural inheritor of the mantle of her fellow Norwegian Kirsten Flagstad and the Swede Birgit Nilsson as one of the great Wagnerians of her generation. She recently partnered with with another Norwegian, the formidable concert pianist and Scandinavian music specialist Leif Ove Andsnes, to record songs of Edvard Grieg.  Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we are able to offer a performance by the Norwegian duo in works from that album as well as songs by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner.

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and Lise Davidsen perform Zur Rosenzeit from Grieg’s Six Songs, Op. 48 at WQXR’s The Greene Space.


Edvard Grieg: Six Songs, Op. 48
Dereinst, Gedanke mein
Lauf der Welt
Die verschwiegene Nachtigall
Zur Rosenzeit
Ein Traum

Grieg: Haugtussa (The Mountain Maid), Op. 67
Det Syng (The Enticement)
Blåbærli (Blueberry Slope)
Møte (The Tryst)
Elsk (Love)
Killingdans (Kidlings’ Dance)
Vond Dag (Hurtful Day)
Ved Gjætle-Bekken (At the Brook)

Richard Strauss: Select songs from Op. 27 & Op. 39
Ruhe, meine Seele!

Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91
Der Engel
Stehe still!
Im Treibhaus

Lise Davidsen, soprano
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Recorded  at the Turku Music Festival, Finland on August 15, 2022.