Sir Andrew Davis and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra perform in this release which celebrates the relationship of Delius with his spiritual home, Norway. It features works inspired by the country’s landscape and culture, many bearing the influence of Delius’s great friend and mentor Edvard Grieg. Delius first performed Sleigh Ride on the piano to a close group of friends, including Grieg. Orchestrated later under the title Winter Night, it went on to become Delius’s most popular miniature. The Norwegian Suite was commissioned as incidental music to the satirical play Folkeraadet. Delius’s clever use of the Norwegian national anthem throughout the score, however skilful, was seen as an insult to national sensibilities and uproar ensued, eventually forcing Delius to withdraw the music. Eventyr, translated as ‘Tales of Adventure’, evokes the spirit of Norwegian folk-tales. Delius applies some of his most imaginative orchestral strokes as he portrays a supernatural world of trolls, giants, demons, and pixies. Despite its brevity, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring is one of Delius’s sublime achievements, a perfect translation of nature and mood into music. Norwegian soprano Ann-Helen Moen joins the orchestral forces in Two Songs from the Norwegian.
Specialised Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Norway 2014 (66th edition). The catalog contains prices on all Norwegian stamps, FDC and other releases from the Post Office. Plus a number of special articles. …
BRAVADE is an illustrious and active recorder quartet specializing in Renaissance recorders. The Bravade musicians have studied early styles of music at the Sibelius Academy and Stadia in Helsinki, at music universities in Germany and the Netherlands and also on many courses and master classes. As a quartet Bravade has studied with Han Tol, founding member of the world-famous Flanders Recorder Quartet, and professor Peter Holtslag.
Friendship is a power-trio from Norway. Witness elements of funky brass, violin and a lovely psychedelic organ here. This is great music for fans of Jimi Hendrix, Grand Funk, Cream, Rory Gallagher, Sly or Earth Wind and Fire. Friendship is a hard working rock band with four feet in the old music and two in the modern. The record has an interesting width with exciting dynamic tracks, seducing jamming and rock songs you’re going to want to listen to again and again. The result is tight, groovy and sexy!