As a young man wanted Sofia Karlsson become a singer seventeen years old, she took a single lesson, and then she got the recommendation to try with ballads, pop or something else easier.
It is difficult to understand today, but the tag seems to have attached and now, she explains, to Nalen's scene, now she'll finally give in to sing classically.
of Schubert's ”Ave Maria,” which may the very idea of a classically trained voices that seem a little suspicious. Because she takes on the melody with its straight, clean folksångarröst and get the sound as close and natural as if it was just the way it was once intended.
Yet it is neither the or the last encore of ”O holy night” which is the real climax, without Dan Andersson's ”christmas carol in the Finnmark”, with its chilling lines about ”sårfyllda bodies and the healing death”, where it is so outstanding obvious how at home she is in his visvärld – and how reasonable it is that it was with the one she broke through.
Now she does christmas with parhästen Martin Hederos – Sweden's possibly the most multi-faceted pianist – and, together, they switch instruments so it is lovely: piano, tramporgel, celeste, synthesizer, guitars, violin, basmandolin, flute, autoharp, bells.
the songs. A lot from the three-year-old common disc that carries the same name as this year's tour, some from Martin Hederos solopianoskiva in the last year and, in addition, both the ”Sibelius's christmas song” Staffan Hellstrands ”Fanfare”, the låtsashawaiianska julschlagern ”Mele kalikimaka” and so Ron Sexsmiths ”Maybe this Christmas” which they gave out as a christmas single in november.
But nothing of his inspiration, no pompous and actually not översentimentalt. It is equally beneficial as unusual, and although a touch of humor shines through in the small details and formulations so don't have any leading role. Instead, it is precisely this obvious musikantskap, how they go between their instruments as between styles and eras, and points out how they both learned to play at home in their kitchen – in Grums, respectively, Kärrtorp.
That's why they sell a nothäfte in the foyer, because it is so the music becomes. Afterwards, I try to get hold of a copy of that scroll and see what is with, but the competition is too big, it snatched from my hands as soon as I act on it.
Hopefully it will be well-used.
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