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Halvorsen: Old Fisherman's Song, Etc / Skalstad, Aspaas


Release Date: 03/30/2004 
Label:  Two-l   Catalog #: 16   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Christopher AspaasPer Kristian Skalstad
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The influence of the theater on the life of composer, violinist and conductor Johan Halvorsen (1864–1935) dates as far back as his youth. During his time as musical director for Norway's two most important theatrical stages he composed music for over thirty different plays. The unusually visual nature of his music left so strong an imprint upon his contemporaries, that he was presented with a violin of exceptional quality and value by a Russian patron. On this recording, two of Norway's foremost musicians allow us to become acquainted with Johan Halvorsen's chamber music – on the composer’s own instrument.

"Using Halvorsen's violin, Per Kristian Skalstad is an imaginative and insightful exponent of the composer's
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Works on This Recording

1.
Old Fisherman's Song by Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Christopher Aspaas (Piano), Per Kristian Skalstad (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901/1913; Norway 
Date of Recording: 05/2003 
Venue:  Sofienberg Church, Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1913 
2.
Suite for Violin and Piano in G minor by Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Christopher Aspaas (Piano), Per Kristian Skalstad (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Helsinki, Finland 
Date of Recording: 05/2003 
Venue:  Sofienberg Church, Norway 
Length: 22 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Elegie for Violin by Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Per Kristian Skalstad (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Date of Recording: 05/2003 
Venue:  Sofienberg Church, Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4.
Suite Mosaique by Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Christopher Aspaas (Piano), Per Kristian Skalstad (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Date of Recording: 05/2003 
Venue:  Sofienberg Church, Norway 
Length: 21 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5.
Stimmungsbilder by Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Per Kristian Skalstad (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890s 
Date of Recording: 05/2003 
Venue:  Sofienberg Church, Norway 
Length: 13 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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