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The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra´s new album ´Nordic Spring´ offers a poetic journey through the finest works composed by Nordic composers. Grieg´s Holberg Suite takes the lead in this exceptional selection followed by works by Nielsen, Svendsen, Sibelius, Bræin and Atterberg. Some of the finest of Nordic string music, a combination of internationally celebrated works and hidden gems that have rarely been performed or recorded. Grieg's Holberg Suite of 1884 was the composer's tribute to Norwegian dramatist and author Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754) for the bicentenary of his birth and it probably the work that is most closely associated with the NCO. Kurt Atterberg´s ´Suite for violin, viola and string orchestra´, a work notable for its transcendent beauty and passion featuring Terje Tønnesen and Lars Anders Tomter as soloists. Tønnesen also performs a solo violin in Johan Svendsen´s masterpiece 'Romance for violin and orchestra'. Another Nordic favorite, Carl Nielsen´s ´The Little Suite in A minor´ follows the programme. This was Nielsen´s first publish work and its innovative musical language hints the great symphonist he would later become. This recording also marks the world premiere recording of the Norwegian composer Edvard Bræin´s 'Serenade for viola and orchestra´ (1947) with Lars Anders Tomter as soloist. The album is completed with Jean Sibelius´ ´Valse triste´.
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1. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: I Prelude 00:02:36 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Composer Edvard Grieg
Publishers Edition Eulenburd
2. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: II Sarabande 00:03:48 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Composer Edvard Grieg
Publishers Edition Eulenburd
3. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: III Gavotte. Musette 00:03:15 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Composer Edvard Grieg
Publishers Edition Eulenburd
4. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: IV Air 00:05:47 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Composer Edvard Grieg
Publishers Edition Eulenburd
5. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: V Rigaudon 00:03:06 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Composer Edvard Grieg
Publishers Edition Eulenburd
6. Suite No. 3 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra, Op. 19: I Prelude 00:02:35 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra feat. Lars Anders Tomter & Terje Tønnesen
Composer Kurt Atterberg
Featuring artists Lars Anders Tomter | Terje Tønnesen
Publishers Eriks forlag
7. Suite No. 3 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra, Op. 19: II Pantomim 00:03:30 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra feat. Lars Anders Tomter & Terje Tønnesen
Composer Kurt Atterberg
Featuring artists Lars Anders Tomter | Terje Tønnesen
Publishers Eriks forlag
8. Suite No. 3 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra, Op. 19: III Vision 00:04:59 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra feat. Lars Anders Tomter & Terje Tønnesen
Composer Kurt Atterberg
Featuring artists Lars Anders Tomter | Terje Tønnesen
Publishers Eriks forlag
9. Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26 00:08:28 1.20 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra feat. Terje Tønnesen
Composer Johan Svendsen
Featuring artists Terje Tønnesen
Publishers Lucky's music library
10. Little Suite, Op. 1: I Präludium 00:02:53 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Composer Carl Nielsen
Publishers Edition Wilhelm Hansen
11. Little Suite, Op. 1: II Intermezzo 00:05:22 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Composer Carl Nielsen
Publishers Edition Wilhelm Hansen
12. Little Suite, Op. 1: III Finale 00:06:29 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Composer Carl Nielsen
Publishers Edition Wilhelm Hansen
13. Serenade for Viola and Orchestra 00:04:16 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra feat. Lars Anders Tomter
Composer Edvard Bræin
Featuring artists Lars Anders Tomter
Publishers Harald Lyche & Co A/S Musikkforlag
14. Valse Triste, Op. 44 00:04:46 1.00 USD
Main artist Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Composer Jean Sibelius
Publishers Breitkopf & Härtel