Marianne E. Andersen

Morten Gaathaug: Landskap i Måneskinn AlbumPurchased

MARIANNE E. ANDERSEN SINGS MORTEN GAATHAUG Marianne E. Andersen searched a long time before she found the right composer for her first solo CD. “Morten Gaathaug,” she said, “is a Norwegian composer in a class of his own. His musical production is of exceptional quality. It is authentic, straightforward and captivating, and there is always a strong message in his works and selected texts.” Gaathaug, at the same time, is happy to have found a genuine interpreter of his music. The title work on this album was written especially for Marianne E. Andersen. MORTEN GAATHAUG’s means of expression are from the tonal tradition. The composer often uses elements from modern rhetoric without losing a classical foothold. A clearly defined romanticist, his works range from colossal exaggerations in Norwegian folk poetry to elegant interpretations of Sigbjørn Obstfelder’s sensitive lyricism. At the centre of this recording are the opening cycle “Landskap i måneskinn” (“Moonlit Landscape”), based on texts of Ragnhild Jølsen, and the closing work “Elegiske fragmenter” (“Elegiac Fragments”), which draws on dramatic events during World War Two. Mezzo-soprano MARIANNE E. ANDERSEN is in frequent demand as a soloist and has appeared in a long list of opera and concert performances in Norway and abroad. Her warm, golden voice combined with a vibrant ability to communicate always fills audiences with enthusiasm. She possesses a richness of expression and an epic breadth perfectly suitable for this music, which even though within the chamber music format is by no means devoid of drama.
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1. Landskap i måneskinn, op. 97: I. St. Hans-kveld 00:04:24 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad
2. Landskap i måneskinn, op. 97: II. Nattedugg og tåke 00:04:04 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad
3. Landskap i måneskinn, op. 97: III. Angelicas bønn I 00:02:52 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad
4. Landskap i måneskinn, op. 97: IV. Angelicas bønn II 00:04:23 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad
5. Landskap i måneskinn, op. 97: V. Akeren 00:03:25 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad
6. Landskap i måneskinn, op. 97: VI. Min elskedes skygge 00:03:15 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad
7. Landskap i måneskinn, op. 97: VII. Avskjed i storm 00:04:35 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad
8. De profundis for kammerensemble, op. 20b 00:10:08 2.00 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | David Friedemann Strunck | Tore Dingstad | Jan Koop | Steinar Granmo Nilsen | Bjørn Rabben
9. Ridder Dalebu 00:06:11 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad
10. En Obstfelder-syklus, op. 104: I. Kan speilet tale 00:02:04 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad | Jan Koop
11. En Obstfelder-syklus, op. 104: II. Jeg ser 00:03:22 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad | Jan Koop
12. En Obstfelder-syklus, op. 104: III. Salme 00:02:17 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad | Jan Koop
13. En Obstfelder-syklus, op. 104: IV. Sommer 00:02:44 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad | Jan Koop
14. En Obstfelder-syklus, op. 104: V. Han sår 00:03:02 1.50 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | Tore Dingstad | Jan Koop
15. Elegiske fragmenter, op. 42 00:21:55 3.40 USD
Main artist Marianne E. Andersen
Composer Morten Gaathaug
Performers Marianne E. Andersen | David Friedemann Strunck | Tore Dingstad | Jan Koop | Bjørn Rabben