The Swedish Program of Columbia University Presents



A CD SERIES ABOUT SCANDINAVIA

From a Decade of Cultural Programs at Columbia University

Plays:

From Norway
Agnete, by Amalie Skram. trans., Verne Moberg, dir. Robert Greer. Life after divorce in bohemian circles in Copenhagen in the late 19th century. By a leading Norwegian Naturalist.

SET OF 2 CDs: $25 + $5 S&H

 
From Sweden
Alva & Gunnar: 91 Days in the Long-Distance Relationship of the Myrdals One Summer During World War II. By Hans Hederberg, trans. Verne Moberg, dir. Robert Greer.

SET OF 2 CDs: $25 + $5 S&H

 
The Ice Maiden/Isjungfrun, by Cecilia Sidenbladh, based on the diaries of Victoria Benedictsson. What happened when “Sweden’s George Eliot” fell in love with Denmark’s number one literary critic (and Don Juan). Read in English by Sybil Lines, in Swedish by Irene Lindh. Plus an Interview with the author on the role of women in Swedish history.

SET OF 3 CDs: $35 + $5 S&H

 
All the Days, All the Nights, by Margareta Garpe, Tana Ross and Paul Luskin, trans. A Swedish woman confronts a familiar modern-day dilemma: how to care for her aging, ailing mother and support her extravagant teenage daughter while developing her own talents in the meantime. Read in English by Yvette Edelhart, Mary Keefe, Sophia Robbins, Stuart Rudin, Thom Sesma, and Cody Smolik. Plus an Interview with the author on the women’s movement in Sweden.

SET OF 3 CDs: $35 + $5 S&H

 
The Night Walkers, by Kristina Lugn, V. Moberg, trans. Two gregarious grade-school teachers take a hike in the dark in pursuit of life’s (often inane) meanings. ”Read in English by Meg Gibson and Yvette Edelhart.

$15 + $5 S&H

SET OF 5 PLAYS ON 11 CDs: $115 + $5 S&H

 
Fiction:

From Denmark
Pelle the Conqueror. Excerpts from the Nexø novel on the rise of the labor movement in Denmark. Read in Danish by Niels Ingwersen, with English commentary.

$15 + $5 S&H

 
From Sweden
Stories/Berättelser, by Victoria Benedictsson. V. Moberg, trans. Includes five short stories on 19th-century life by the Naturalist author (“From the Dark,” “Scrimping on Marriage,” “Criminal’s Blood,” “Happiness,” and” “A Realist.” Read in English by Meg Gibson and Thom Sesma. Plus the stories in Swedish (“Ur mörkret,” “Giftermâl pâ besparing,” “Förbrytarblod,” “Lycka,” and “En realist”) read by Malin Serner and Finn Afzelius.

SET OF 5 CDs: $55 + $5 S&H

 
Spellbound/Den bergtagna, the semi-autobiographical novella, by Victoria Benedictsson. V. Moberg, trans. A young Swedish woman visits Paris to see the late-19th-century art scene and happens into a tragic affair with an acclaimed sculptor. A classic Scandinavian tale of the female muse captivated by the great male artiste. Read in English by Meg Gibson, in Swedish by Malin Serner.

SET OF 4 CDs: $45 + $5 S&H

BENEDICTSSON SET OF 5 STORIES AND 1 NOVELLA ON 9 CDS: $95 + $5 S&H

 
Poetry:

From Denmark
A Standing Agreement. Poems by Thomas Boberg, V. Moberg, trans. By a Danish poet and world traveler with personal experience living in both Europe and South America. Read in Danish by the poet and in English by Thom Sesma.

$15 + $5 S&H
 

From Norway
The Boat on Land. Poet Roger Greenwald (winner of the 2004 Lewis Galantière Award from the American Translators Association) reads his English translations of poems by Tarjei Vesaas and Rolf Jacobsen. He also reads two poems in Norwegian and offers some commentary.

$15 + $5 S&H

 
From Sweden
Wild Bouquet. Poetry Selections (bilingual) by Ekelöf, Lagerkvist, Martinsson, and Lundkvist. From the memorial tribute to Leif Sjöberg at Scandinavia House, March 2002. Translated by Leif Sjöberg with W.H. Auden, and William Jay Smith. Read in English by William Jay Smith. Some of Sweden’s best-loved 20th-century poets. Read in Swedish by Finn Afzelius and Anders Cato.

$15 + $5 S&H

SET OF 3 POETRY CDs: $35 + $5 S&H

 
Fairy Tales, Folktales, and Urban Legends:

From Denmark
Georg Brandes on Hans Christian Andersen. "It takes courage to have talent," wrote the great 19th-century critic about the world-famous tale teller. Excerpts from Brandes’s writing on Andersen are read here in Danish and discussed in English by Niels Ingwersen. The text in Danish and English included.

$15 + $5 S&H

 
From Norway
Norwegian Folktales from the collections of Asbjørnsen and Moe. Twelve tales selected by Ellen Lyse Einarsen (ranging from "Three Billy Goats Gruff" to "The Man Who Was Going to Keep House" and "The Boy Who Had An Eating Match With The Troll"). Read in Norwegian by Norwegians in a variety of dialects. Texts in Norwegian and English included.

$15 + $5 S&H

 
From Sweden
Bengt af Klintberg: Den stulna njuren (The Stolen Kidney). The folklorist/poet who wrote Råttan i pizzan (The Rat in the Pizza) tells urban legends from Scandinavia and elsewhere and explains how they work. Klintberg with Anita Wall, in Swedish.

$15 + $5 S&H

SET OF 3 CDs ON TALES AND LEGENDS: $35 + $5 S&H

 
Songs and Sermon:

From Sweden

Bellman! Songs by Sweden's Superb 18th-Century Poet sung by STAFFAN LILJAS and BRETT UMLAUF with Daniel Swenberg on the lute. WELCOME to the world of Carl Michael Bellman, with many of the songs that Nordics and now Americans know and love. Whether you crave a drinking song, a lullaby, a love ballad, a merry waltz, a witty rhyme, or the rousing street scenes of Stockholm’s early days, Bellman has it all! Enjoy these funny, life-taffirming epistles and melodies by Sweden's beloved singer-songwriter/poet!

NOTA BENE/OBSERVERA! To follow along with Staffan and Brett, see the Swedish lyrics and English translations by clicking here.

To read about Bellman performances by Staffan and Brett, click here.

To read audience comments from Bellman performances by Liljas and Umlauf in New York and Stockholm, click here.

$15 + $5 S&H

 
Swedish Songs in Swedish. 35 of your favorites sung by Swedish Soprano Malin Serner with Tam Johnson on the guitar. Includes traditional songs, folk songs, holiday songs (Christmas to Midsummer), children’s songs, favorite hymns, drinking songs, patriotic anthems, troubadours' tunes, and art songs. Perfect for Swedish language classrooms or independent study, for homeland nostalgia, and/or pure music appreciation.

$15 + $5 S&H

 
A Little Catechism for the Lower Class by August Strindberg. English translation by Verne Moberg. Read by Robert Greer. Nineteenth-century talking points relevant for today.

$15 + $5 S&H

 

CD ORDER FORM

 
Plays:
Quantity Price
Agnete by Amalie Skram
SET OF 2 CDs: $25 + $5 S&H
$____
Alva & Gunnar: 91 Days in the Long-Distance Relationship of the Myrdals One Summer During World War II. By Hans Hederberg
SET OF 2 CDs: $25 + $5 S&H
$____
The Ice Maiden/Isjungfrun by Cecilia Sidenbladh
SET OF 3 CDs: $35 + $5 S&H
$____
All the Days, All the Nights by Margareta Garpe
SET OF 3 CDs: $35 + $5 S&H
$____
The Night Walkers by Kristina Lugn
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
SET OF ABOVE 5 PLAYS, 11 CDs: $115 + $5 S&H $____
Fiction:
Pelle the Conqueror by Martin Andersson Nexø
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
Stories by Victoria Benedictsson
SET OF 5 CDs: $55 + $5 S&H
$____
Spellbound/Den bergtagna by Victoria Benedictsson
SET OF 4 CDs: $45 + $5 S&H
$____
BENEDICTSSON FICTION SET, 9 CDS: $95 + $5 S&H $____
Poetry:
Wild Bouquet. Poetry Selections (bilingual) by Ekelöf, Lagerkvist, Martinsson, and Lundkvist.
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
The Boat on Land. Roger Greenwald reads Tarje Vesaas and Rolf Jacobsen.
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
A Standing Agreement. Poems by Thomas Boberg.
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
SET OF 3 POETRY CDs: $35 + $5 S&H $____
Fairy Tales, Folktales, and Urban Legends:
Georg Brandes on Hans Christian Andersen.
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
Norwegian Folktales (bilingual).
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
Bengt af Klintberg: Den stulna njuren(The Stolen Kidney). In Swedish.
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
SET OF 3 CDs ON TALES AND LEGENDS: $35 + $5 S&H $____
Songs and Sermon:
Bellman! Songs by Sweden's Superb 18th-Century Poet sung by STAFFAN LILJAS and BRETT UMLAUF with Daniel Swenberg on the lute.
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
Swedish Songs in Swedish.
$15 + $5 S&H
$____
A Little Catechism for the Lower Class.
SET OF 5 CDs: $55 + $5 S&H
$____

TOTAL $_______
 
SEND ORDERS AND QUESTIONS to Verne Moberg, The Swedish Program, Columbia University, 319 Hamilton Hall, NY, NY 10027; tel: 1-212-854-4015; fax: 1-212-854-5381; e-mail: vam1@columbia.edu; online: www.columbia.edu/cu/swedish. Include $5 shipping and handling per CD or CD set. New York State residents add 8.25% sales tax. Make checks payable to Columbia University. Allow 2 weeks’ delivery time.

 
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This series was produced on campus at Columbia University by Robert Greer (drama direction, audio production, and budget) and Verne Moberg (translations, promotion, publicity, and distribution) thanks to a generous funding from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation in San Francisco and also from the Royal Norwegian Consulate in New York, the American - Scandinavian Foundation, Swedish Women’s Educational Association—New York Chapter.