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Harald Sæverud - Complete Piano Works cover (200x200)Harald Sæverud: Complete Piano Works Vol. 1- 5

Publisert: 10/15/2003 av Tomas Lauvland Pettersen

http://www.ballade.no/nmi.nsf/doc/art2003101512182857531700

MIC’s Listen to Norway profile series continues with the Naxos compilation Harald Sæverud: Complete Piano Works Vol. 1- 5.


Throughout his life, Harald Sæverud (1897-1992) was one of the most distinctive figures on the Norwegian music scene. His desire to express himself to and his will to seek unique solutions to the artistic challenges presented by each new work gave rise to a personal musical idiom, easily recognisable as “Sæverudian”. Many of the characteristic traits which make Sæverud’s music so easily recognisable are ubiquitous in his music, and not least in the works for solo piano. This mammoth five-volume box sees renowned Norwegian pianist Einar Steen-Nøkleberg interpreting Sæverud’s complete piano works. A massive undertaking that has led to a magnificent documentation of Sæverud’s legacy. If one is to determine a common denominator for the works presented in this box, one could emphasis the highly individual development of each part. This development gives the music a distinctive dissonant quality, and when the rhythmic element in each part is treated similarly freely, the en result is that tonal quality refereed to above as “Sæverudian”.

Harald Sæverud: Complete Piano Works Vol. 1- 5 (Naxos Norway AS)
 

Related companies:

Naxos Norway AS

Related persons:

Harald Sæverud, Composer

Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Pianist

Related articles:

Harald Sæverud - Biography

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