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- Art Music / Classical / 20th & 21st Century
- 2013 Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
- Simax Classics
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´.
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release: Booklet (PDF)