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NORWEGIAN PIANO MUSIC

This disc demonstrates the richness and variety of 20th century Norwegian music when it responds to the powerful stimulus of folk music. Klaus Egge’s breakthrough work, his First Piano Sonata, was inspired by Draumkvædet (The Dream Ballad), a would-be medieval saga sung to traditional melodies. Egge’s Second Piano Concerto is similarly based around a traditional folk-tune, the haunting Solfager og Ormekongen (Sun-Fair and the Snake-King), also heard here in an arrangement by Grieg. Egge’s Halling Fantasy, Sverre Bergh’s Norwegian Dance No. 2 and Alf Hurum’s Miniature all draw on the tradition of folk-fiddling, and the disc ends with the première recording of Brudlaups-Klokkor (Wedding-Bells), a newly-discovered piece by Geirr Tveitt.


Grieg, Edvard

  25 Norwegian Folksongs and Dances, Op. 17: No. 12. Solfager og Ormekongen
1.   25 Norwegian Folksongs and Dances, Op. 17: No. 12. Solfager og Ormekongen (Solfager and the Snake - King) 00:02:01

Egge, Klaus

  Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, "Symphonic Variations and Fugue on a Norwegian Folktune"
2.   Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, "Symphonic Variations and Fugue on a Norwegian Folktune" 00:20:01
  3 Pieces, Op. 12: No. 1. Phantasy in Halling
3.   3 Pieces, Op. 12: No. 1. Phantasy in Halling 00:04:35
  Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 4, "Draumkvede" (Dream Vision)
4.   I. Grave - Allegro moderato 00:09:42
5.   II. Adagio ma non troppo 00:07:41
6.   III. Scherzo infernale 00:01:15
7.   IV. Allegro in halling 00:03:51

Bergh, Sverre

  Norwegian Dance No. 2, "Gamel Holin" (Old Holin)
8.   Norwegian Dance No. 2, "Gamel Holin" (Old Holin) 00:02:41

Hurum, Alf

  Aquarelles, Op. 5: No. 2. Miniature
9.   Aquarelles, Op. 5: No. 2. Miniature 00:02:23

Tveitt, Geirr

  Brudlaups-Klokkor (Wedding-Bells)
10.   Brudlaups - Klokkor (Wedding - Bells) 00:03:05

Total Playing Time: 00:57:15






Composer(s):
Bergh, Sverre; Egge, Klaus; Grieg, Edvard; Hurum, Alf; Tveitt, Geirr

Conductor(s):
Gimse, Oyvind

Orchestra(s):
Trondheim Soloists

Artist(s):
Gimse, Havard

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.557834

Barcode: 0747313283422

Physical Release: 05/2007

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