I would like to quote from the book “Romantic Music” by Arnold Whittal.”It is in Griegs songs, for example…. the superb “Haugtussa” cycle opus 67, with its powerful evocation of the trials of disappointed love-that we find his most memorable and personal Romanticism. These songs are still neglected, due more than anything to the difficulty of producing singing texts in any language other than the original. But until they are more widely known our picture of this allegedly familiar composer remains incomplete.”
Arne Garborgs Norwegian is pithy and rooty and supports all the melodic and harmonic invention that Grieg has spun over and through it.