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The Wind Blows: Music for Choir by Alfred Janson / Pedersen, Norwegian Soloists' Choir


Release Date: 09/07/2018 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 341  
Composer:  Alfred JansonGunnar Eriksson
Performer:  Alfred JansonJan Clemens CarlsenEmilie Heldal LidsheimEmbrik Snerte,   ... 
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' ChoirOslo Sinfonietta Members
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



“the wind blows” is the title of this album with choral music by the rather unique Norwegian composer Alfred Janson. We are talking contemporary music here, but not the gritty kind. Here beautiful melodies blend with modern means of expression; music that has its root in the Norwegian folk music treasure. The composer himself participates with his well-loved melodica and there are several instrumental soloists as well. This is a worthy continuation of the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir’s contribution to the recording of worthwhile music. The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir is one of Norway’s leading ensembles in any genre and among the foremost chamber choirs in Europe. The choir is
Read more equally at home in the classical/romantic repertoire and in contemporary music, making regular excursions into folk-derived music and National Romantic works. The Choir was founded in 1950 by the composer Knut Nystedt, who was its conductor for forty years. In 1990 he was succeeded by Grete Pedersen, who remains the choir’s artistic director to this day. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Poems (3) by Ebba Lindqvist by Alfred Janson
Performer:  Alfred Janson (Melodica)
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
2.
The Wind Blows - Where It Wishes by Alfred Janson
Performer:  Jan Clemens Carlsen (Cello), Emilie Heldal Lidsheim (Violin), Embrik Snerte (Contraforte)
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
3.
Nå er det fint å leve by Alfred Janson
Performer:  Helge Lien (Piano)
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
4.
Lille mor klode by Alfred Janson
Performer:  Olle Holmgren (Bass), Ditte Marie Bræin (Soprano), Helge Lien (Piano),
Alfred Janson (Melodica)
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
5.
Sarabande by Alfred Janson
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir,  Oslo Sinfonietta Members
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
6.
Sonnet No 76, 'Why is my verse' by Alfred Janson
Performer:  Eirik Krokfjord (Baritone)
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
7.
Construction (after A. Janson's Construction and Hymn) by Gunnar Eriksson
Performer:  Embrik Snerte (Bassoon), Jan Clemens Carlsen (Cello), Anders Kregnes Hansen (Percussion),
Maria Angelika Carlsen (Violin), Alfred Janson (Melodica)
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
8.
Ky og vakre Madame Ky by Alfred Janson
Performer:  Helge Lien (Piano), Alfred Janson (Melodica)
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
9.
Viska du vind by Alfred Janson
Performer:  Helge Lien (Piano), Alfred Janson (Melodica)
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
10.
Nocturne by Alfred Janson
Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir,  Oslo Sinfonietta Members
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 

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