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Grieg & Tveitt | Ballade & Hundrad Hardingtonar

Nils Henrik Asheim

Grieg & Tveitt | Ballade & Hundrad Hardingtonar

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Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020181738
Catnr: LWC 1151
Release date: 06 July 2018
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Label
Lawo Classics
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7090020181738
Catalogue number
LWC 1151
Release date
06 July 2018
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GRIEG AND TVEITT FOR ORGAN
Do the best classical works have anything to gain from transcription to the organ? What new dimensions can be explored? Nils Henrik Asheim attempts to answer these questions and more by transferring both Edvard Grieg’s “Ballade” and Geirr Tveitt’s “Hundrad Hardingtonar” to the concert organ’s color palette. This project has become one that should garner considerable interest!

The “Ballade” is Grieg’s greatest work for solo piano. Through a magnificent, epic range of variations over a Norwegian folk song, he wrote away his grief over the loss of his parents, his marital problems, and his artistic stagnation. Asheim’s organ edition closely follows these restless mood changes, from the lyrical to the triumphant.

Geir Tveitt hit a gold mine when he combined folk tunes from Hardanger with his unique sense of harmony and orchestration. Asheim took inspiration from the lush spectrum of colors of the Hundrad Hardingtonar version for orchestra and pulled out the organ’s entire stock of creative sound combinations for the task. This selection counts 18 tunes, from the poignant “Vélkomne med Æra” to the hypnotic “Hardingøl" to the mystical “Folgafodne fortél ingjenting."

After five years, Asheim believes that the instrument of the house is ripe for its first CD release. The 65-stop concert organ from Ryde & Berg in Fredrikstad has been praised for its organic, warm sound and is frequently used by performers from home and abroad.

Nils Henrik Asheim (born 1960) is a composer and organist, educated at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. As a composer, he has written chamber works and orchestral works, as well as dramatic music and site-specific installations. He is especially known for his own personal improvisation style on the organ, and has twice received the Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy Award), as well as a number of composition prizes. He has been employed as an organist at the Stavanger Concert Hall since 2012.

Welche neuen Dimensionen der Orgel können durch Transkription klassischer Werke erforscht werden? Nils Henrik Asheim versucht diese und weitere Fragen zu beantworten, indem er sowohl Edvard Griegs "Ballade" als auch Geirr Tveitts "Hundrad Hardingtonar" auf die Möglichkeiten der Konzertorgel überträgt.
Die "Ballade" ist Griegs größtes Werk für Klavier solo. Durch eine grandiose, epische Variationsbreite über ein norwegisches Volkslied schrieb er seine Trauer über den Verlust seiner Eltern, seine Eheprobleme und seine künstlerische Stagnation weg. Asheims Orgelausgabe folgt diesen rastlosen Stimmungswechseln, vom lyrischen zum triumphalen.
Geir Tveitt traf eine Goldader, als er Volkslieder aus Hardanger mit seinem einzigartigen Sinn für Harmonie und Orchestrierung kombinierte. Asheim ließ sich vom üppigen Farbspektrum der Hundrad Hardingtonar-Version für Orchester inspirieren und zog den gesamten Bestand an kreativen Klangkombinationen für diese Aufgabe heran. Die Auswahl umfasst 18 Melodien, vom ergreifenden "Vélkomne med Æra" über das hypnotische "Hardingøl" bis zum mystischen "Folgafodne fortél ingjenting".
Nach fünf Jahren glaubt Asheim, dass das Instrument des Hauses reif für seine erste CD-Veröffentlichung ist. Die 65-stimmige Konzertorgel von Ryde & Berg in Fredrikstad wird für ihren organischen, warmen Klang geschätzt und häufig von Künstlern aus dem In- und Ausland verwendet.
Nils Henrik Asheim (geb. 1960) ist Komponist und Organist und studierte an der Norwegischen Musikakademie in Oslo und am Sweelinck-Konservatorium in Amsterdam. Als Komponist hat er Kammermusik und Orchesterwerke sowie dramatische Musik und ortsspezifische Installationen geschrieben. Er ist vor allem für seinen persönlichen Improvisationsstil an der Orgel bekannt und wurde zweimal mit dem Spellemannprisen und einer Reihe von Kompositionspreisen ausgezeichnet. Seit 2012 ist er als Organist in der Konzerthalle Stavanger tätig.

Artist(s)

Nils Henrik Asheim

Nils Henrik Asheim (b. 1960, Oslo) combines the careers of organist, pianist, and composer along with his activities as a curator, program creator, and initiator of artistic collaborations. Seated within the classical music tradition, he eventually branched out into the free improvisational scene. He studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and the Sweelinck Academy in Amsterdam. Nils Henrik Asheim has written a number of chamber works, including Water Mirror, Navigo, Chase, Nicht, and Broken Line, in addition to the orchestral works Mirrors, Turba, Wind Songs, and Degrees of White (LWC1206). He has also composed larger sacred works and has written dramatic music, placespecific works, and compositions where improvisation is a key element. Asheim's music has a clear focus...
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Nils Henrik Asheim (b. 1960, Oslo) combines the careers of organist, pianist, and composer along with his activities as a curator, program creator, and initiator of artistic collaborations. Seated within the classical music tradition, he eventually branched out into the free improvisational scene. He studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and the Sweelinck Academy in Amsterdam.
Nils Henrik Asheim has written a number of chamber works, including Water Mirror, Navigo, Chase, Nicht, and Broken Line, in addition to the orchestral works Mirrors, Turba, Wind Songs, and Degrees of White (LWC1206). He has also composed larger sacred works and has written dramatic music, placespecific works, and compositions where improvisation is a key element. Asheim's music has a clear focus on sound and the sound’s physical and tactile side. His music is usually constructed of several parallel proportions of time, and Asheim works with layers of closeness and distance. Variations of constantly recurring material create an open and self-generating form.
Asheim has developed his own personal improvisational style on the organ, and he cultivates the profile of a performer who defies genre conventions. He has twice received the Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemannprisen) for his organ album 19.03.04, Oslo Cathedral and for Mazurka — Remaking Chopin (LWC1016).
Nils Henrik Asheim has served as organist of the Stavanger Concert Hall since 2012. He has attracted a wide audience for organ music by developing new concert forms where the organ is combined with other instruments and art forms. In 2018 Asheim released a critically acclaimed album with his own transcriptions of music by Edvard Grieg and Geirr Tveitt, performed on the organ in Stavanger Concert Hall (LWC1151). As an improvisational organist, he has collaborated with artists such as the singer Anne-Lise Berntsen, noise musician Lasse Marhaug, percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love, and many others, most recently with the vocal artist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer on the release Vox Humana (2018), recorded on the Hildebrandt organ from 1719 in Pasłęk, Poland.
Asheim made his debut as a composer at the young age of fifteen at the Scandinavian Youth Music Festival in Helsinki. In 1978 he won Second Prize in the European Broadcasting Union’s Rostrum competition. He has received commissions from the most important Norwegian cultural institutions, including composing the official fanfare for the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994, and music for the wedding of the Crown Prince and Princess in 2001. In addition to the Nordic Council Music Prize, Asheim has received the Lindeman Prize, the Arne Nordheim Composer Prize, and the Edvard Prize, among others. His children’s opera, The Tempest, commissioned by The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, won the European RESEO Opera for Young Audiences Award in 2014. In 2018 he received the Nordic Council Music Prize for Muohta – Language of Snow.

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Composer(s)

Edvard Grieg

Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively. Grieg is regarded as simultaneously nationalistic and cosmopolitan in his orientation, for although born in Bergen and buried there, he travelled widely throughout Europe, and considered his music to express both the beauty of Norwegian rural life and the culture of Europe as a whole. He is...
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Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively.
Grieg is regarded as simultaneously nationalistic and cosmopolitan in his orientation, for although born in Bergen and buried there, he travelled widely throughout Europe, and considered his music to express both the beauty of Norwegian rural life and the culture of Europe as a whole. He is the most celebrated person from the city of Bergen, with numerous statues depicting his image, and many cultural entities named after him.
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01.
Ballade, opus 24: Andante espressivo ? Poco meno andante, ma molto tranquillo ? Allegro agitato ? Adagio ? Allegro capriccioso ? Più lento ? Allegro scherzando ? Lento ? Un poco andante ? Un poco allegro e alla burla ?
22:21
(Edvard Grieg) Nils Henrik Asheim
02.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Vél komne med æra
04:13
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
03.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Flyteljod
00:37
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim, Nils Henrik Asheim
04.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Friarføter
01:36
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
05.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Dan fagraste viso pao joræ
03:06
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
06.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Guds godhet og guds storhet
03:13
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim, Nils Henrik Asheim
07.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Storskrytarstev
02:07
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
08.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Langeleik-låt
01:10
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
09.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Graot og laott aot ein baot
02:17
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
10.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Huldrahaugjen
04:35
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
11.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Dan lånjge långje vettranåttæ
02:10
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
12.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Stavkyrkje-stev
02:23
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
13.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Fjedlmans-jento
01:37
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
14.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: So stilt dei ror på Glitre-fjord
03:27
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
15.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Å! høyre du songjen i fossaduren!
02:08
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
16.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Trollstemt hardingfele
03:18
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
17.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Hardingøl
02:49
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
18.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Siste farvel
03:44
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
19.
Hundrad Hardingtonar: Folgefodna fortél ingjenting
04:17
(Geirr Tveitt) Nils Henrik Asheim
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