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Svendsen: Norwegian Rhapsodies no 1-4, etc / Bjarte Engeset, South Jutland SO

Album Summary

>Svendsen, Johan : Romeo and Juliet Overture, Op. 18
>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra no 1, Op. 17
>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra no 2, Op. 19
>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra no 3, Op. 21
>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra no 4, Op. 22
>Svendsen, Johan : Zorahayd's Legend, Op. 11
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Johan Svendsen remains pre-eminent among those 19th-century Norwegians who harnessed Romantic Nationalism to Classical musical forms. Inspired by Liszt's 'Hungarian Rhapsodies' the four 'Norwegian Rhapsodies' spin traditional melodies into expansive orchestral essays whose eloquence, ebullience and energy has ensured them wide appeal. His 'Romeo and Juliet', completed prior to Tchaikovsky's fantasy-overture, and 'Zorahayda', based on Washington Irving's tale of a Moorish princess and a Christian knight, are dreamy musical evocations of two classic love stories.

Ionarts
gorgeous, lush romantic music of Johan Svendsen... The four Norwegian Rhapsodies (opp.17, 19, 21, 22), and Zorahayda op.11 are like a blend of the most agreeable elements of Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner.



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>Svendsen, Johan : Romeo and Juliet Overture, Op. 18
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Alsion Concert Hall, Sonderberg, Denmark (12/18/2007-12/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra no 1, Op. 17
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Alsion Concert Hall, Sonderberg, Denmark (12/18/2007-12/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra no 2, Op. 19
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Alsion Concert Hall, Sonderberg, Denmark (12/18/2007-12/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra no 3, Op. 21
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Alsion Concert Hall, Sonderberg, Denmark (12/18/2007-12/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra no 4, Op. 22
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Alsion Concert Hall, Sonderberg, Denmark (12/18/2007-12/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Svendsen, Johan : Zorahayd's Legend, Op. 11
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Alsion Concert Hall, Sonderberg, Denmark (12/18/2007-12/21/2007)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874