Karl-Birger Blomdahl ‎– I Speglarnas Sal

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Expo Norr ‎– RIKS LP 6
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I speglarnas sal ("In the Hall of Mirrors") is an oratorio for recitative, solo voices, choir and orchestra. It consists of nine sonnets from Erik Lindegren's poem Mannen utan väg ("The Man Without a Way", 1942). The oratorio was premiered in 1953.

Sonnets included (info from booklet):
1. i speglarnas sal... (Poem I from Mannen utan väg)
2. här i denna tystnad... (VII)
3. i den urholkade dimman... (XIV)
4. men först måste ett hungertorn... (IX)
5. o önskekramp med swingmusik... (XXXII)
6. vad skakar då döden ur ärmen... (XX)
7. stilla som en brunn fylls rummet... (XXII)
8. vid mardrömmens mål... (XXX)
9. jag drömmer om minnet av hindens klöv... (XXXVIII)

Recording data (translated from sleeve):
Recorded at Stockholms Konserthus June 8-9, 1966.
Mono only.
Original dynamics: one single microphone was used, and the volume control was not touched during the recording.
In Part V, the score requires that the tenor soloist should, for parodic purpose, only be heard through a speaker system. The concert hall's microphone and fixed speaker system was used.

Different sleeve than I Speglarnas Sal but with the same catalog number, and liner notes in Swedish only.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAP 1006, RIKS LP 6 Karl-Birger Blomdahl I Speglarnas Sal(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Caprice Records, Expo Norr CAP 1006, RIKS LP 6 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
RIKS LP 6 Karl-Birger Blomdahl I Speglarnas Sal(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Expo Norr RIKS LP 6 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version

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