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SVENDSEN, J.: Norwegian Rhapsodies Nos. 1-4 / Romeo and Juliet / Zorahayda (South Jutland Symphony, Engeset)

Composer(s):Svendsen, Johan
Artist(s) Engeset, Bjarte, Conductor • South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.570322
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Johan Svendsen remains pre-eminent among those 19th-century Norwegians who harnessed Romantic Nationalism to Classical musical forms. Inspired by Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies (8.554480 and 8.554481) 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. Svendsen’s two symphonies are also

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Review By Jens F. Laurson,Ionarts,March 2012

gorgeous, lush romantic music of Johan Svendsen…The four Norwegian Rhapsodies (opp.17, 19, 21, 22), and Zorahayda op.11 (Naxos 8.570322) are like a blend of the most agreeable elements of Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner. © 2012 Ionarts Read complete review



Review By Jens F. Laurson,Ionarts,March 2012

gorgeous, lush romantic music of Johan Svendsen…The four Norwegian Rhapsodies (opp.17, 19, 21, 22), and Zorahayda op.11 (Naxos 8.570322) are like a blend of the most agreeable elements of Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner. © 2012 Ionarts Read complete review








 

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