Moonlit Landscape: Marianne E Andersen sings Morten Gaathaug | Lawo Classics LWC1152

Moonlit Landscape: Marianne E Andersen sings Morten Gaathaug

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Label: Lawo Classics

Cat No: LWC1152

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th July 2018

Contents

Artists

Marianne E Andersen (mezzo-soprano)
Tore Dingstad (piano)
Jan Koop (cello)
Bjorn Rabben (percussion)
David Friedemann Strunck (oboe)
Steinar Granmo Nilsen (horn)

Works

Gaathaug, Morten

De profundis for chamber ensemble, op.20b
Elegiske fragmenter, op.42
En Obstfelder-syklus, op.104
Landskap i maneskinn, op.97
Ridder Dalebu

Artists

Marianne E Andersen (mezzo-soprano)
Tore Dingstad (piano)
Jan Koop (cello)
Bjorn Rabben (percussion)
David Friedemann Strunck (oboe)
Steinar Granmo Nilsen (horn)

About

Morten Gaathaug has largely worked in a landscape influenced by the classical music tradition. He has not regarded his task as that of inventing his own musical language, but prefers rather to find inspiration in experiments with form and in using the old language in new ways.

Important sources of inspiration are traditional folk music (from Norway and abroad), as well as impressions from nature, birdsong in particular. The latter can be found in works such as Fugler i min natt (“Birds in My Night”), 24 fugleportretter (“24 Bird Portraits”) for piano, and Ornis musicalis. Chamber music predominates in Gaathaug’s list of works, but included as well are concertos for oboe, trumpet and bassoon, several orchestral works, together with Salve Regina for choir and orchestra.

Gaathaug has also written pieces for piano four hands, among them, a concerto and a sonata. In this category there are a number of longer and shorter works for children and young musicians. For his youth opera Lysistrata he received Ski municipality’s Cultural Prize for 2008.

Marianne E. Andersen began singing in the Norwegian Radio Girls’ Choir at the age of five. Her musical education continued at the Royal Academy of Music and National Opera Studio in London, where she won many prizes and graduated with highest honours.

Her broad repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music, and she has recorded with Deutsche Grammophon, Simax, and Naxos, among others.

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