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Norwegian Classical Favourites - Grieg, Halvorsen, et al

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> Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - I. Morning mood
> Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King
> 6 Stucke, Op. 32 (arr. for orchestra) - 6 Pieces, Op. 32: No. 3, Rustle of Spring (arr. for orchestra)
> Fantasy Pieces, Op. 45 - Fantasy Pieces, Op. 45: Summer Song
> The Wedding at Dovre - The Wedding at Dovre
> Norsk kunstnerkarneval (Norwegian Artists' Carnival), Op. 14 - Norsk kunstnerkarneval (Norwegian Artists' Carnival), Op. 14
> Valdres Marsj (Valdres March) - Valdres Marsj (Valdres March)
> Bojarernes intogsmarsch (Entry March of the Boyars) - Bojarernes intogsmarsch (Entry March of the Boyars)
> Funeral March, Op. 41 - Funeral March, Op. 41
> Maria Stuart i Skotland (arr. J. Halvorsen) - Purpose
> Maria Stuart i Skotland (arr. J. Halvorsen) - Valse Caprice
> Forest Clearing, Op. 15 - Forest Clearing, Op. 15
> Liti Kersti Suite - Liti Kersti Suite: Bjorgulv the Fiddler
> Festival Polonaise, Op. 12 - Festival Polonaise, Op. 12
> Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 (arr. H. Sitt) - Norwegian Dances, Op. 35: No. 2 in A major
> 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34 (version for orchestra) - 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: No. 2. Last Spring

Album Summary

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Sinding, Christian : Rustle of Spring (Frühlingsrauchen), for piano, Op. 32/3
>Backer-Grondahl, Agathe : Fantasy pieces (5) for piano, Op. 45
>Svendsen, Johan : Bryllupet på Dovre (The Wedding at Dovre), for orchestra
>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Artists' Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 14
>Hanssen, Johannes : Valdres March
>Halvorsen, Johan : Entry March of the Boyars (Bojarernes Indtogsmarsch), for orchestra
>Olsen, Ole : Sorgemarsch (Funeral March), for orchestra, Op. 41
>Nordraak, Rikard : Maria Stuart I Skotland, incidental music
>Islandsmoen, Sigurd : Det Iysnet i skogen (Forest Clearing), for string orchestra, Op. 15
>Eggen, Arne : Liti Kersti Suite, for orchestra
>Svendsen, Johan : Festival Polonaise, for orchestra, Op. 12
>Grieg, Edvard : Norwegian Dances (4) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 35
>Grieg, Edvard : Våren (Last Spring), elegiac melody for orchestra (or piano) no 2, Op. 34/2
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This collection of Norwegian classical favourites ranges from pieces by Grieg, Sinding and Svendsen to works by their lesser-known contemporaries, many of which, including Hanssen's 'Valdres-March', Halvorsen's march the 'Entry of the Boyars' and the 'Funeral March' of Ole Olsen, the world's most northern composer, are deserving of wider recognition.



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>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Morning mood
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: In the Hall of the Mountai
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Sinding, Christian : Rustle of Spring (Frühlingsrauchen), for piano, Op. 32/3
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Backer-Grondahl, Agathe : Fantasy pieces (5) for piano, Op. 45 :: Summer Song
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Svendsen, Johan : Bryllupet på Dovre (The Wedding at Dovre), for orchestra
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1890

>Svendsen, Johan : Norwegian Artists' Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Hanssen, Johannes : Valdres March
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1904

>Halvorsen, Johan : Entry March of the Boyars (Bojarernes Indtogsmarsch), for orchestra
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1895

>Olsen, Ole : Sorgemarsch (Funeral March), for orchestra, Op. 41
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Nordraak, Rikard : Maria Stuart I Skotland, incidental music :: Purpose
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Nordraak, Rikard : Maria Stuart I Skotland, incidental music :: Valse Caprice
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Islandsmoen, Sigurd : Det Iysnet i skogen (Forest Clearing), for string orchestra, Op. 15
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Eggen, Arne : Liti Kersti Suite, for orchestra :: Bjorgulv the Fiddler
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Svendsen, Johan : Festival Polonaise, for orchestra, Op. 12
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Grieg, Edvard : Norwegian Dances (4) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 35
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Grieg, Edvard : Våren (Last Spring), elegiac melody for orchestra (or piano) no 2, Op. 34/2
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Concert Hall fo the ISO, Reykajavik (06/18/2002-06/21/2002)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880