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Halvor Haug Orchestral Music – English Chamber Orchestra

Halvor Haug: Sympony no.3; Silence for Strings; Insignia; Furuenesmore… sang

English Chamber Orchestra · Norrköping Symph. Orchestra · Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor

The English Chamber Orchestra and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra performs Halvor Haug´s emotional orchestral works, rife with feeling.

kr 139

Halvor Haug´s natural pathos interpreted by the English Chamber Orchestra

The Norwegian Halvor Haug is one of the most interesting and original symphonic composers alive today. On this album the prominent English Chamber Orchestra and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Ole Kristian Ruud, performs four of Haug´s deep-felt and at times gloomy orchestral pieces.

Haug´s music has a certain natural pathos. Everything is charged with emotion, and rife with feeling. In the Third Symphony we are witness to an incredible, inscrutable diversity, all brought about by a simple cell of four notes. A diversity which is not exhausted in one work alone. The piece also features, towards the end of the piece, the song of a nightingale played from tape. His work “Silence” is a subtle exercise in sound and form. Apparently, Haug was trying to “express my thoughts about stillness with an economy of means.” Haug´s “Insignia”, on the other hand, is harsher, more dissonant than in his other works, perhaps representing the composer´s response to the craggy landscape of the Lofoten area. The album´s closing track “Furuens Sang” (“Song of the Pines”) was written after a period of intense grief resulting from the annihilation of the “wonderful pine forest opposite my studio” – a lament for human´s often disrespect for the nature.

English Chamber Orchestra |Halvor Haug |Ole Kristian Ruud |Robert Suff |Tony Harrison

Release date: 19.03.1998

EAN : 7033662011131

Cat.No.: PSC1113

Priskategori : CD