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NORHOLM, I.: Tavole per Orfeo / 5 Songs, Op. 44 / Flowers from the Flora of Danish Poetry / Whispers of Heavenly Death (Torp)

NORHOLM, I.: Tavole per Orfeo / 5 Songs, Op. 44 / Flowers from the Flora of Danish Poetry / Whispers of Heavenly Death (Torp)

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release date: April 2012

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album available as a Studio Master

Artists:

Else Torp

Soloist

Mathias Friis-Hansen

Soloist

Per Palsson

Soloist

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Dacapo

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Total Time - 55:43
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NORHOLM, I.: Tavole per Orfeo / 5 Songs, Op. 44 / Flowers from the Flora of Danish Poetry / Whispers of Heavenly Death (Torp)

     
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POUL BORUM

 

5 Songs, Op. 44

 
1 No. 1. Skyer (Clouds) 2:44
 Mathias Friis-Hansen Soloist
     
2 No. 2. Storby, efterar (City, Autumn) 2:32
 Mathias Friis-Hansen Soloist
     
3 No. 3. De dodsdomte taler om deres land (The Doomed Speak of their Country) 2:37
 Per Palsson Soloist
     
4 No. 4. Sang (Song) 3:28
 Per Palsson Soloist
     
5 No. 5. Bevis (Proof) 2:50
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

IB NORHOLM

 

Flowers from the Flora of Danish Poetry, Op. 36 (arr. P. Palsson)

 
6 No. 1. Opvagen (Awakening) 2:58
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

ASGER PEDERSEN

7 No. 2. Genesis 2:16
 Else Torp Soloist
     
8 No. 3. Salme (Hymn) 1:33
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

JOHANNES KIRKEGAARD

9 No. 4. Aen (The Stream) 2:05
 Per Palsson Soloist
     
 

IB NORHOLM

 

Tavole per Orfeo, Op. 42

 
10 I. Eurydike kalder (Eurydice Calling) 2:28
 Else Torp Soloist
     
11 II. For guitar 4:04
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

POUL BORUM

12 III. Eurydice spotter klippernes dans till Orfeus' sang (Eurydice Mocking the Rocks Dancing to Orpheus Song) 5:12
 Else Torp Soloist
     
13 IV. For guitar 2:23
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

IB NORHOLM

14 V. Eurydikes blod (Eurydice's Blood) 1:41
 Else Torp Soloist
     
15 VI. For guitar 4:54
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

GRETHE HELTBERG

 

Flowers from the Flora of Danish Poetry, Op. 36 (arr. P. Palsson)

 
16 No. 5. Ud af en vinter (Winter) 1:08
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

IB NORHOLM

17 No. 6. Juniakvarel (June Water-colour) 1:15
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

ASGER PEDERSEN

18 No. 7. Lovsanger (Warbler) 1:59
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

GRETHE HELTBERG

19 No. 8. Pusterum (Breathing-space) 2:21
 Else Torp Soloist
     
 

IB NORHOLM

20 

Whispers of Heavenly Death, Op. 103

5:15
 Else Torp Soloist


Drama, surprise, humour and still life - with a bubbling undertone of anarchy. Composer Ib Nørholm (b. 1931) presents us with a delightful twist on Danish nocturne and condensed music drama for two in Tavole per Orfeo. The world premiere recordings of Still Life and Per Pålsson’s guitar arrangements of Flowers from the flora of Danish poetry unfolds as a fascinating testimony to an inspired encounter between words and music - and a meeting of strong artistic personalities.

"This program of works for soprano and guitar by Ib Norholm shows humor, grace, passion and excellent craft. Per Palsson’s guitar playing is precise and colorful, and Else Torp’s voice is beautiful and controlled..."

Ira Byelick - American Record Guide - July/August 2012


"...Ib Nørholm is, in fact, an excellent composer" ... "I certainly enjoyed the listening experience."

Lynn René Bayley - Fanfaremag.com - 07 June 2012
 


"This program of works for soprano and guitar by Ib Norholm shows humor, grace, passion, and excellent craft. Per Palsson’s guitar playing is precise and colorful, and Else Torp’s voice is beautiful and controlled. Stilleliv (Still Life), from 1968, is a set of five songs for soprano, guitar, and percussion with texts by Poul Borum. They are crystalline and witty, especially the fourth song, which begins with the voice sotto voce and ends with an instrumental dialog between the guitar and the percussion.Blomster fra den Danske Poesis Flora (Flowers from the Flora of Danish Poetry) is a collection of eight folk-like songs based on well-known Danish poems by various poets. It was originally written in 1966 for piano and voice, and Per Palsson arranged them for guitar and voice for this performance. They are clever and good natured, and extremely well constructed.

Tavole per Orfeo (Tablets for Orpheus) is a chamber drama from 1967-69, a dialog between Eurydice and Orpheus; the wordless part of Orpheus is performed by the guitarist. Norholm writes an angular vocal line, but it sounds neither artificial nor abstract in this context. The third song, ‘Eurydice Mocking the Rocks Dancing to Orpheus’s Song’, is especially interesting: it begins with strange percussive sounds, performed by the soprano (with percussion instruments), then mocking vocal declamations that go perfectly with the title of song.

Whispers of Heavenly Death, from 1987, is from a text by Walt Whitman. A "nocturne for soprano and guitar", it is a beautiful, dark, rhapsodic musing on death."

American Record Guide - July 2012


"...both Torp and Pålsson are in their element. The recording is both intimate and admirably clear."

Ivan Moody - International Record Review - July/August 2012




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