Three orchestral songs for soprano and chamber orchestra set to poems by Edith Södergran.
This work is an orchestration of movements 2, 3 and 4 from Albert Schnelzer’s
Requiem (2004) for soprano and piano (GE 11392). The texts are from the poems
Kärlek, Smärtan and Rosen by Edith Södergran (1892–1923).
Albert Schnelzer (b. 1972) belongs to the most widely noticed Scandinavian composers of his generation. He studied composition (1994-2000) at the Malmö Academy of Music, and at master’s level at the Royal College of Music in London, and had an international breakthrough in 2004 when his Predatory Dances was premiered at the Présence Festival in Paris.