David Monrad Johansen – Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

David Monrad Johansen: Pan, op.22; Symphonic Variations, op.23; Two Portraits from the Middle Ages, op.8; Nordlandsbilleder, op.5; From the Gudbransdal Valley, op.9; Prillar-Gurimore…, op.12

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra · Karsten Andersen, conductor · Jens Harald Bratlie, piano

This album is like a musical journey throughout the various stages of David Monrad Johansen´s musical life, from the early piano pieces to the later orchestral works.

kr 139

Genre: Orchestral

Stylistic metamorphosis

In the course of his long career as a composer, David Monrad Johansen underwent a stylistic metamorphosis. This album is like a musical journey throughout the various stages of the composer´s musical life, from the early Debussy-influenced piano pieces “Scenes from Nordland” and “Two Portraits from the Middle Ages”, to the two piano suites “From Gudbransdalen” and “Prillar-Guri”, both heavily inspired by Norwegian folk music written in an advanced pianistic style – all performed by one of Norway´s leading pianists Jens Harald Bratlie. In addition, this album also includes the orchestral works “Pan” and “Symphonic Variations and Fugue”, two pieces that are far removed from the early Debussy-influenced piano pieces – masterly performed by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Karsten Andersen.

Arne Akselberg |Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra |David Monrad Johansen |Jens Harald Bratlie |Karsten Andersen

Release date: 01.01.1995

EAN : 7025560311925

Cat.No.: PSC3119

Priskategori : CD