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Edvard Grieg Kor sings Grieg


Release Date: 05/03/2019 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5232  
Composer:  Edvard GriegOle Borneman BullTraditionalAgathe Backer Grondahl,   ... 
Performer:  Audun IversenHilde Veslemřy HagenŘrjan Hartveit
Conductor:  Hĺkon Matti SkredePaul Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edvard Grieg Kor
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Norwegian vocal ensemble Edvard Grieg Kor is the resident a cappella ensemble at Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg. Displaying versatility across all musical genres, they perform regularly with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and also form the core of the Chorus for Bergen National Opera. They have had numerous works and arrangements written specially for them by leading composers including Jonathan Rathbone, and David Lang, both of whom are represented here on this the choir’s debut recording. Greig’s Fire Salmer, (Four Psalms) after Norwegian folk tunes (his final opus) and his shorter Ave Maris Stella (performed here in an a cappella arrangement made by the composer) are two rare examples of religion in Greig’s output. Works by Read more fellow Norwegian composers Ole Bull and Agathe Backer Grøndahl, and a sensational and virtuosic arrangement of Greig’s Holberg Suite complete the programme. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Psalms (4), Op. 74 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Audun Iversen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Hĺkon Matti Skrede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edvard Grieg Kor
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Norway 
2.
Säterjäntans söndag by Ole Borneman Bull
Conductor:  Paul Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edvard Grieg Kor
Period: Romantic 
3.
Jeg lagde mig sĺ sildig (I went to bed one night) by Traditional
Conductor:  Paul Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edvard Grieg Kor
Notes: arr. P. Robinson for choir 
4.
Songs (5) Op. 3: No. 1 Aftnen er stille (The evening is quiet) by Agathe Backer Grondahl
Performer:  Hilde Veslemřy Hagen (Soprano), Řrjan Hartveit (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edvard Grieg Kor
5.
Last Spring by David Lang
Conductor:  Hĺkon Matti Skrede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edvard Grieg Kor
6.
Ave maris stella, EG 150 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Hĺkon Matti Skrede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edvard Grieg Kor
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Norway 
7.
From Holberg's Time, Op. 40 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Paul Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edvard Grieg Kor
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Norway 
Notes: arr. J. Rathbone for choir 

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