Klaus Egge: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 3 – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

KLAUS EGGE: Concerto for Cello & Orchestra · Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia Giocosa) · Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia sopra B.A.C.H - E.G.G.E. in onemore… movement)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra · Laszlo Varga, cello · Kresimir Sipusch, conductor · Øivin Fjeldstad, conductor · Sixten Ehrling, conductor

These works represent Egge’s third period as a composer in which personal features are further cultivated within a line of development that is more and more contemporarily oriented.

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Two symphonies and one concerto by Klaus Egge

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Op. 29, was commissioned by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation for Egge´s 60th birthday, and he wrote it with the Danish cellist Erling Bløndal Bengtsson in mind. Bløndal Bengtsson also gave the work its first performance. The Concerto has four movements: 1: Preludio metamorfico, 2. Allegro, 3. Intermezzo, and 4. Finale: Allegro energico.

A marked change came over Egge´s music after the war. The folkloristic traits are less dominant, the language becomes more universal. This is clearly seen in Symphony No. 2, Op. 22 (Sinfonia giocosa), composed in 1947 and first performed in Oslo in 1949.
Here the drama and strict polyphony of the first symphony have given place to a capricious and exuberant mode of expression, presented in refined ochestration. The symphony is short and consists of three movements. The rhythmically athletic outer movements are imbued with great vitality, and the middle movement is an expressive and richly varied adagio.

Symphony No. 4, Op. 30 was completed in November 1967, and is dedicated to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and their principal conductor Sixten Ehrling.
The subtitle Sinfonia sopra B.A.C.H.-E.G.G.E. refers to the composer´s quaint idea of combining his admiration for Bach with his own musical signature. The work opens with strings in unison playing the notes of B-A-C-H followed by those of E-G-G-E. Even if Egge subjected himself to serial technique (although not in the strictest sense), this did not limit his inventive powers in any way. On the contrary it seems to have stimulated his vitality. The symphony demonstrates the composer´s ability to renew himself and retain his strong individuality within a modernistic framework.

Klaus Egge |Kresimir Sipusch |Laszlo Varga |Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra |Øivin Fjeldstad |Sixten Ehrling

Release date: 05.02.1992

EAN : 7044581349373

Cat.No.: NCDB4937

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