Jon Faukstad

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Jon Faukstad Accordion chamber Recorded 1983-2006 Music by Sommerfeldt, Madsen, Thommessen, Schjelderup-Ebbe, Groven Musicians Hans Christian Bræin, clarinet Helga Botn, soprano Tom Karlsrud, accordion Bjørn Rabben, percussion Friedrich Lips, accordion Per Sæmund Bjørkum, violin The music on this record gives a good crossection of the works which Norwegian composers have written for chamber music ensembles where the accordion is the featured instrument. Øistein Sommerfeldt (1919-1994) is especially well-known for his piano-suites, sonatinas and songs. With the moderate modernism of his music, it has been popular and useful in teaching piano. Sommerfeldt recieved important impulses during his two study-tours to Nadia Boulanger in Paris. This influence is noticeable in the two song-cycles Two Wild Cherries and Three-leaf Clover (1985). Here Sommerfeldt´s melodic gifts is especially prominent, as is his ability to exploit the accordions technical and coloristic possibilities. The result is music that underscores the texts effectively and characteristically. Trygve Madsen (1940) is a playful musician in the best meaning of the term. in Partita (1985) for two accordions, he has tried to unite differing musical worlds with one another. The title refers to the dance-suites of the baroque. The work starts with a French overture followed by a fuge, and the characteristic rhythms of the French overture return in the last movement. The baroque-inspired movements and the two instruments´sonic richness give association to the sacred character of the accordionś «big brother» -the harmonium- while the waltz-movement makes the thoughts wander to the atmospheres and modes of Paris. The Partita was commissioned by Jon Faukstad and the Russian accordionist Friedrich Lips. What was then more natural then letting fellow-composers Grieg and Shostakowich give their contributions in the background, stylistically and thematically: Shostakovich is represented by his sonic monograms D-Ess-C-H, while Griegś name is represented with the combination of letter and solfege-names G-D(re) - H(si) - E - G. Olav Anton Thommessen (1946) has written music in most genres. He likes to exploit the virtuosity of performers as he does in A Chord? D´accord! - A rheumatic funk (1981). The special sonic universe of the accordion and the typical playing techniques associated with the instrument are coupled with the colors of percussions instruments and their rhythmic possibilities. The title alludes to funk music (although as arthritic variant) with its rhythmic associations being a driving force in the piece. The music demands endurance and precision from the performers. Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe (1926-2013) is one of Norway´s most important Grieg-experts, but he has also written close to 30 compositions. While Jon Faukstad was studying musicology at the Oslo University he asked his professor to compose a Canzonetta (1974) for clarinet and accordion. This little piece is an expressive study in the style of Alban Berg, moving as it does between tonality and atonality. Håkon Berge (1954) has composed music in several genres. Being an experienced composer of stage music, he knows how to create sonic illustrations which inspire the listener to imagine concrete events. The Chase (2000) is a commotion for kindergarten-concerts. however, it does not make the music less valuable. The piece is rich in associations and changing moods, which appeal to young and old alike. Sigmund Groven (1946) has written a great deal of music for his own instrument -the harmonica. There is a close relationship between the accordion and the harmonica, and Groven utilizes his own experience as a musician to explore the sonic and the technical possibilities of the accordion. The rich tradition of Norwegian folk music - specially that from the Telemark region - was a natural part of his upbringing. He does not deny this in his suite A summer Gone By (2003), where the accordion is combined with lusty and tender violin tones. Harald Herresthal
1. Sint pike/ Angry girl 00:01:44 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Øystein Sommerfeldt
Author Magli Elster
Featuring artists Helga Botn
Producers Jon Faukstad
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
2. Erklering/Declaration 00:01:15 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Øystein Sommerfeldt
Author Magli Elster
Featuring artists Helga Botn
Producers Jon Faukstad
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
3. Pinnsvinet/The Hedgehog 00:01:02 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Øystein Sommerfeldt
Author Inger Hagerup
Featuring artists Helga Botn
Producers Jon Faukstad
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
4. Alt er sså nær meg/Everything Is Near Me 00:02:48 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Øystein Sommerfeldt
Author Inger Hagerup
Featuring artists Helga Botn
Producers Jon Faukstad
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
5. Erteblomst/Sweet Pea 00:00:52 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Øystein Sommerfeldt
Author Inger Hagerup
Featuring artists Helga Botn
Producers J Faukstad
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
6. Intrata 00:03:58 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Trygve Madsen
Featuring artists Friedrich Lips
Producers Jon Faukstad
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
7. Gavotte 00:02:52 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Trygve Madsen
Featuring artists Friedrich Lips
Producers Jon Faukstad
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8. Valse 00:02:47 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Trygve Madsen
Featuring artists Friedrich Lips
Producers Jon Faukstad
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9. Rigaudon 00:04:53 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Trygve Madsen
Featuring artists Friedrich Lips
Producers Jon Faukstad
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
10. Akk og kved/ A Chord? D´accord! 00:09:33 1.20 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Olav Anton Thommessen
Featuring artists Tom Karlsrud Bjørn Rabben
Producers Jon Faukstad
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
11. Canzonetta 00:03:33 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Dag Schjelderup Ebbe
Featuring artists Hans Christian Bræin
Producers Jon Faukstad
Publishers Edition Peters
12. Jakten/The Chase 00:07:24 1.20 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Håkon Berge
Featuring artists Hans Christian Bræin
Producers Jon Faukstad
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
13. Solmorgon /Early Sunrise 00:03:22 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Sigmund Groven
Featuring artists Per Sæmund Bjørkum
Producers Yngve Guddal
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
14. Sprett og sprell/ Fun and Frolic 00:02:20 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Sigmund Groven
Featuring artists Per Sæmund Bjørkum
Producers Yngve Guddal
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
15. Rusletur/ A Lazy Stroll 00:03:16 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Sigmund Groven
Featuring artists Per Sæmund Bjørkum
Producers Yngve Guddal
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
16. Laurdagskveld/ Saturday Night 00:02:18 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Sigmund Groven
Featuring artists Per Sæmund Bjørkum
Producers Yngve Guddal
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret
17. Blonde netter/ White Nights 00:04:31 1.00 USD
Main artist Jon Faukstad
Composer Sigmund Groven
Featuring artists Per Sæmund Bjørkum
Producers Yngve Guddal
Publishers Musikkinformasjonssenteret