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Rune Alver

Études Poétiques, Works by Signe Lund

  • Type CD
  • Label Lawo Classics
  • UPC 7090020182186
  • Catalog number LWC 1196
  • Release date 03 April 2020
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About the album

On his new CD, Études Poétiques, pianist Rune Alver presents the listener with piano pieces of Signe Lund (1868 – 1950). Lund is one of the most distinguished female composers in Norwegian musical history, but the release is controversial nonetheless.

In the early 1930s, Lund began to take an interest in National Socialism, and in 1935 she became a member of the Norwegian National Socialist party, Nasjonal Samling. Convicted of treason after the Second World War, she remained sympathetic to the Nazi ideology until her death.
However, all the pieces on the album were composed between 1896 and 1928, when Signe Lund was a committed socialist and dedicated feminist. During this time she was involved in a number of causes, including an effort to strengthen the rights of Norwegian composers, and she was one of the initiators of the movement that led to the founding of the Norwegian Society of Composers in 1917.

This CD features a selection of Lund’s most familiar pieces, among them, the languorous and melancholy “Legende”, and “Fredsklokker” (“Peace Chimes”), which she composed upon hearing that World War One had ended. Her distinct tonal language is characterized by a combination of clarity and melancholy darkness.

Despite the controversies, Alver’s album helps us gain important knowledge of the role of women in the history of Norwegian music. Études Poétiques is the first of two releases of Signe Lund’s complete piano works on the LAWO Classics label.
 
Rune Alver (b. 1957) made his debut as pianist at the age of twenty. He was born in Bergen and educated at Bergen Music Conservatory and the Norwegian Academy of Music. Alver is active as soloist and chamber musician and maintains a rigorous concert schedule, with performances in Germany, France, Russia, China, South Africa and the USA. He has also participated in television and radio productions of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), as well as of the French radio station France Musique.

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