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Norwegian String Music - music of Grieg, Kvandal, Nystedt, Gruner-Hegge / Ensemble Allegria

Audio Samples

>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40
>Kvandal, Johan : Sonata for strings Op. 79
>Grüner-Hegge, Odd : Elegisk melodi (Elegiac Melody)
>Nystedt, Knut : Concerto Arctandriae, for string ensemble, Op.128

Album Summary

>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40
>Kvandal, Johan : Sonata for strings Op. 79
>Grüner-Hegge, Odd : Elegisk melodi (Elegiac Melody)
>Nystedt, Knut : Concerto Arctandriae, for string ensemble, Op.128
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The sparkling debut of a young Norwegian orchestra! "Allegria" is Italian for "merriment," and indeed it was the pleasure of playing together that led a group of music students to launch the Ensemble Allegria in 2007. For its rapid and resolute development over the past five years, Ensemble Allegria was awarded the 2012 Statoil Talent Award for Classical Music. The group has been managed independently by its own members since its founding, and the Norwegian Academy of Music has played a significant supportive role. Its permanent concertmaster and artistic director is Maria Angelika Carlsen. The ensemble is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the release of its debut album, a recording that pays tribute to 19th- and 20th-century Norwegian composers from Edvard Grieg to Knut Nystedt.

Expedition Audio Recommended
...I thoroughly enjoyed the exceptionally refined performance of Grieg's beloved [Holberg] suite, as well as the three other works for string orchestra on the program... So, rediscover Grieg's Holberg Suite in what may be the most nuanced performance you'll ever hear, get to know these three other fine Norwegian works for string orchestra, and learn the story behind the exceptional and vibrant Ensemble Allegria.... read more ...

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Johan Kvandal (1919-99) is well known in his homeland. Gruner-Hegge's 6-minute Elegiac Melody, on the other hand, instantly draws us in with its shapely melodic lines and romantic warmth. This is a lovely piece. Knut Nystedt was born in 1915. His Concerto Arctandriae is the biggest work here, in four movements that total 20 minutes. Like much of Nystedt's music, it's enjoyable to listen to and always engages my interest.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jar Church (08/06/2012-08/09/2012).



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Works Details

>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Allegria
  • Notes: Jar Church (08/06/2012-08/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Kvandal, Johan : Sonata for strings Op. 79
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Allegria
  • Notes: Jar Church (08/06/2012-08/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Odd Grüner-Hegge (1899 - 1973) : Elegisk melodi (Elegiac Melody)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Allegria
  • Notes: Jar Church (08/06/2012-08/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Nystedt, Knut : Concerto Arctandriae, for string ensemble, Op.128
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Allegria
  • Notes: Jar Church (08/06/2012-08/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto