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SIESTA – Sigmund Groven

AUGUSTIN LARA: GRANADA, BENT ÅSERUD, GEIR BØHREN: SVALBARD-TEMA, COLE PORTER: BEGIN THE BEGUINE, JAMES MOODY: TOLEDO, LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: SERENADE (TRIO IN D, OP. 8, NO. 1: ANDANTE, SIGMUND GROVEN: GOD SOM GULL · EVIG SANG · DAGBOK · SIESTmore…A · FJELL OG FJORD · HYMNE · NOCTURNE

Sigmund Groven · Kjetil Bjerkestrand · Helge Iberg · Iver Kleive · Oslo Gospel Choir · Tommy Reilly · Anne Vada

The repertoire is varied, ranging from virtuoso versions of old favorites to more contemporary compositions. As a red thread through it all we hear Groven´s magic harmonica, accompanied by several of Norway´s elite musicians.

A Musical Journey with Sigmund Groven

The release of Siesta attracted international attention, and confirmed Sigmund Groven as an artist of world class. And the album is really a musical journey through the world, with songs that draw inspiration both from the Norwegian mountains and fjords, and from the rhythmic pulse of Spain. Groven is a fabulous instrumentalist, with fervor and emotion he shows a tremendous breadth of expression. The repertoire is varied, ranging from virtuoso versions of old favorites to more contemporary compositions. As a red thread through it all we hear Groven´s magic harmonica, accompanied by several of Norway´s elite musicians. Groven dares to think harmonica in exciting new contexts. This he explores in his own compositions, but also in the interpretations of the wor of others. Siesta is a shining example of Sigmund Groven´s ability to be distinctive, personal and versatile at the same time.

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Join Sigmund Groven on his musical journey through the world, with songs that draw inspiration both from the Norwegian mountains and fjords, and from the rhythmic pulse of Spain!

Highlights

Other highlights include virtuoso versions of old favorites such as "Granada" and "Begin the Beguin". In addition we find an arrangement of one of Beethoven’s most beautiful melodies where Groven is accompanied by his teacher and inspirer, Tommy Reilly. "Serenade" shows that the harmonica is also doing well in a distinctly classical context.

Respect for the repertoire

The repertoire is varied, but all bound together by Groven´s harmonica. He has brought in different musicians, depending on what each composition requires. Among the contributors we find Kjetil Bjerkestrand on synthesizer, Ivar Anton Waagaard on piano, Pål Thowsen on drums, Anna Vada on vocals, Iver Kleive on piano, Steinar Larsen on guitar and Bjørn Kjellemyr on bass.

Anne Vada |Augustin Lara |Bent Åserud |Bjørn Kjellemyr |Cole Porter |Frøydis Ree Wekre |Geir Bøhren |Helge Iberg |Ivar Anton Waagaard |Iver Kleive |James Moody |Kjetil Bjerkestrand |Lars Tilling |Ludwig van Beethoven |Norrköping Symphony Orchestra |Oslo Gospel Choir |Pål Thowsen |Sigmund Groven |Steinar Larsen |Svein Gjermundrød |Sverre Jensen |Terje Venaas |Tommy Reilly |Tore Aas

Release date: 27.03.1998

EAN : 7033662041404

Cat.No.: GRCD4140

Priskategori : CD