Piano – Einar Henning Smebye

Edvard Hagerup Bull: Prélude con fuoco pour piano · Knut Vaage: Like a Rondo – Harald Sæverud in Memoriam · Mark Adderley: Homage to C.P.E. Bach · Yngve Slettholm: Landscapes in Transformation · Nicolay Apollyon: Clavier Sonata II “Themore… Mirror Sonata”

Einar Henning Smebye, piano

Einar Henning Smebye, one of Norway´s leading contemporary musicians, performs important Norwegian contemporary music for piano.

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A journey in Norwegian contemporary music for piano

Einar Henning Smebye´s “Piano” can be seen as an excursion into Norwegian contemporary music written for piano. Smebye´s focus lies on compositions between 1970-1990 by some of the country´s most prominent and groundbreaking contemporary composers. The pianist´s experienced fingers slides equally perfect through the works of Edvard Hagerup Bull and Nicolay Appolyon, as in the works by Knut Vaage, Mark Adderley and Yngve Slettholm – an album rich in sounds, sonorities and musical figures from neo-classicism, imaginative realizations of formal principles, to luxurious musical excess and overwhelming generosity, and violent expressionist eruptions.

Einar Henning Smebye has played an important part in the contemporary music scene in Norway, both as a member of the ensemble of the Norwegian section of ISCM in 1979-1988 and as a soloist, and has made contemporary music an integral part of his repertoire. He has performed numerous times at the Bergen International Festival, among others as a soloist in Grieg´s A Minor Concerto in 1980, performed with all the major symphony orchestras in Norway, and has had several appearances on Norwegian radio and television. He has also made concert tours to France, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Spain, The Baltic States, Mexico and USA.

Arild Erikstad |Edvard Hagerup Bull |Einar Henning Smebye |Knut Vaage |Mark Adderley |Nicolay Apollyon |Yngve Slettholm

Release date: 29.01.1998

EAN : 7044581350010

Cat.No.: ACD5001

Priskategori : CD