Today we present the Norwegian bariton singer Olav Werner (1913-1992). He studied with S. Hoff at the Music Conservatory of Oslo and made his first appearance with a solo church concert in Oslo in 1945. He sang light music, religious music and lieder as well as opera, e.g. Arnljot Eggen's opera Cymbelin at the Norwegian National Theatre. He recorded more than 600 sides alltogether, spanning from popular hits and Hawaii songs to religious melodies and romances.
Cesar Franck has written Panis angelicus, a song which is much performed around Christmas. The recording is from a record published by Norwegian Odeon in 1954. The number is ND 7191 and the matrix number is CLN 395-2B. Rolf Holger (1903-1969) accompanies on the organ.
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