The Danish composer Erik Norby (1936-2007) had a delicate Late Romantic colour in his music and a highly sophisticated feeling for the many possibilities of the symphony orchestra. This CD features his spectacular breakthrough work The Rainbow Snake from 1975 as well as his Edvard Munch Trilogy and the Rilke-Lieder for mezzo-soprano and orchestra in new recordings by the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, mezzo-soprano Hanne Fischer and conductor Bo Holten.
"...Norby’s sullen darkness is not for light-entertainment seekers, but is something of a find for serious listeners ... Performances are excellent."
Allen Gimbel - American Record Guide - March/April 2013