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Artist(s) Gimse, Oyvind, Conductor • Trondheim SoloistsGimse, Havard, piano
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumental
Catalogue 8.557834
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

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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


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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
  25 Norwegian Folksongs and Dances, Op. 17: No. 12. Solfager og Ormekongen (Solfager and the Snake-King) 2:01    0.99   Add to cart  
  Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, "Symphonic Variations and Fugue on a Norwegian Folktune" 20:01        album only  
  3 Pieces, Op. 12: No. 1. Phantasy in Halling 4:35    0.99   Add to cart  
  Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 4, "Draumkvede" (Dream Vision)              
      I. Grave - Allegro moderato 9:42    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Adagio ma non troppo 7:41    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Scherzo infernale 1:15    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Allegro in halling 3:51    0.99   Add to cart  
  Norwegian Dance No. 2, "Gamel Holin" (Old Holin) 2:41    0.99   Add to cart  
  Aquarelles, Op. 5: No. 2. Miniature 2:23    0.99   Add to cart  
  Brudlaups-Klokkor (Wedding-Bells) 3:05    0.99   Add to cart  
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