Norwegian Organ Music – Kåre Nordstoga

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Kåre Nordstoga, organ

The organist Kåre Nordstoga with marvellous performances of folk music-inspired organ music.

Organ music and folk music

The organ works on this CD recording are based on sacred music for voice, such as folk tunes, chorales or Gregorian melodies. Musically they range from late romanticism to moderately modernistic neoclassicism, and to more modern idioms in which both cluster chords and free tonality figure prominently.

All six composers presented on this recording have been organists and use the organ as one of their prinicipal modes of expression. Like most of the Norwegian composers from the middle of the last century to the present, they have been preoccupied with the folk tune as a stylistic and musical idiom. This interest in folk music must be viewed in connection with attempts to define a distinctive Norwegian musical identity. The first collections of Norwegian folk tunes were compiled in the 1840s, an effort that continued throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. The music collected during this period has served as an important source of inspiration to a number of Norwegian composers and musicians, as exemplified by some of the works on this recording.

Release date: 09.01.1992

EAN : 7025560492822

Cat.No.: ACD4928

Priskategori : CD