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Scandinavian Song: A Guide to Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Repertoire and Diction

Scandinavian art songs are a unique expression of the cultures of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Although these three countries are distinct from one another, their languages and cultures share many similarities. Common themes found in art and literature include a love of nature, especially of the sea, feelings of longing and melancholy, the contrast between light and dark, the extremes of the northern climate, and lively folk traditions. These shared sensibilities are reflected and expressed in a tangible way through music.


Anna Hersey

Anna Hersey


Associate Professor OF Voice
Author and editor

“…a vivacious, compelling and vocally impressive stage presence.”
“Performers who are interested in Scandinavian song will find this highly recommended volume an invaluable resource.”