JEG ELSKER DIG

Latest update on 10/08/2009

Artist: Edvard Grieg
Author: Hans Christian Andersen/Edvard Grieg
Year: 1864

Danish for I Love Only You. Third part of his song cycle Hjertets Melodier (Melodies From The Heart) composed around four Hans Christian Andersen poems. Dedicated to his future wife Nina Hagerup he'd just met in Copenhagen.

Covers:

1919:

Richard Tauber [as Ich liebe Dich]

1929:

Karin Branzell [idem]

1942:

Richard Tauber [as I Love Thee]

1944:

Helena Bliss-Walter Kingsford-Ivy Scott & chorus [in operette Song Of Norway as I Love You]

1944:

Frank Sinatra [idem]

1993:

Anne Sofie von Otter [in Danish]

Grieg rearranged Jeg Elsker Dig's melody for his Piano Transcriptions Of Songs (op. 41). In 1944 Robert Wright & George Forrest used Grieg's melodies for musical Song Of Norway with Nina Hagerup as one of the characters.

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