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Vilhelm Krag

Vilhelm Krag (24 December 1871 – 10 July 1933) was a Norwegian poet, author, journalist and cultural personality. Known for coining the term Sørlandet to describe a region of Norway, he was the younger brother of the novelist Thomas Krag.

His first volume of poetry, which came out in 1891, included many of his best-known poems: "Fandango", "Der skreg en fugl" (A bird cried), "Liden Kirsten" (Little Kirsten), "Majnat" (May night), "Mens jeg venter" (While I'm waiting), "Moderen synger" (The mother sings) and "Og jeg vil ha mig en hjertenskjær" (And I will have me a sweetheart).

Edvard Grieg set Krag's lyrics to music in his Opus 60, published in 1894. In the early 20th century works by Krag were recorded in America by Florence Bodinoff, George Hamlin, Nathalie Hansen, Eleonora Olson, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Aalrud Tillisch, and Carsten Woll.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 24, 1871 (Kristiansand), Died July 10, 1933 (Søgne)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1920

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11485 10-in. 1/18/1912 Der skreg en fugl Aalrud Tillisch Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor B-11487 10-in. 1/18/1912 Og jeg vil ha mig en hjertenskjaer Aalrud Tillisch Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor B-13819 10-in. 9/17/1913 The mother sings Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-13820 10-in. 9/17/1913 Im Kahne Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-13931 10-in. 10/9/1913 Majnat Carsten Woll Tenor vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor B-16492 10-in. 9/14/1915 The mother sings Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-21176 10-in. 12/13/1917 Aa farvel, og vaer velsignet Florence Bodinoff Female vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-21581 10-in. 3/15/1918 O Herre Eleonora Olson Female vocal solo, with organ author  
Edison 7428 10-in. 6/28/1920 Majnat Carsten Woll Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Gramophone 9567e 10-in. Feb. 1909 Vildgeas, vildgeas Peter Cornelius Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Krag, Vilhelm," accessed May 16, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104058.

Krag, Vilhelm. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104058.

"Krag, Vilhelm." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 16 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104058

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