The celebrated Norwegian baritone Knut Skram is out with a CD with highlights from his long career. Although Skram did some first rate performances as Amfortas, Der Wanderer, Holländer and Kurwenal, the only Wagner track on this CD is "O, du mein holder Abendstern from Tannhäuser.
Most of us associate Skram with opera, mainly Mozart, Verdi and Wagner, but in the included Schumann's Dichterliebe Skram shows that he also mastered the more intimate format.
Knut Skram has a fantastic presence on stage and an extraordinary charisma. Another charismatic singer, Danish soprano Inga Nielsen, who recently passed away, sings a duet with Skram on the CD (Madamigella Valery from La Traviata).
You can buy the CD or download all or single MP3 tracks here