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Norwegian Music for Female Choir / Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening


Release Date: 02/23/2018 
Label:  Lawo Classics   Catalog #: 1134  
Composer:  Fartein ValenArne NordheimEgil HovlandKnut Nystedt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The world’s oldest academic female choir has sought out choir music for women by five male Norwegian composers- compositions that challenge and expand conceptions of Norway’s cultural heritage. There is here scarcely a trace of a mountain or fjord or traditional folk music, or of Grieg, Kjerulf and Nordraak. The gentlemen on this recording chose other routes to the concert hall, cathedral and the cultural canon. One of them had as strong a faith in his uncompromising counterpoint as in the Almighty Creator, while sitting alone between the mountains and fjords of Western Norway. Another was a central figure of European contemporary music and musical life in the capital city, but his work was dismissed as “Pling-Plong” by Norwegian cultural Read more conservatism’s self-appointed generals.Fartein Valen, Arne Nordheim, Egil Hovland, Knut Nystedt and Bjorn Kruse, each in his own way and with either the Bible or world poetry in his inside pocket, created sounds that convey a different history of Norwegian music. Placed in women’s voices, they provide the possibility of entering worlds of sound, words and lines that for many remain undiscovered, unanticipated and unprecedented. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Kom regn fra det hoie, Op. 25 by Fartein Valen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Norway 
2.
Motets (2) for Female Choir, Op. 14 by Fartein Valen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Norway 
3.
Music to Two Fragments by Shelley by Arne Nordheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Norway 
4.
Gloria Patri, Op. 137 No. 2 by Egil Hovland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; Norway 
5.
Se, Dager Kommer by Egil Hovland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; Norway 
6.
Shells by Knut Nystedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; Norway 
7.
Sansene by Knut Nystedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2002; Norway 
8.
I Am My Brother's Keeper, for chorus by Knut Nystedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; Norway 
9.
Mary's Song by Knut Nystedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1997; Norway 
10.
Music to Hear, Why Hear'st Thou Music Sadly? by Bjorn Kruse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2000; Norway 
11.
Renn over meg som regn by Bjorn Kruse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; Norway 

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