Harald Lie – Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Harald Lie: Symphony no.1; Skinnvengbrev; Symphonic Dancemore…; Elegy

Anne-Lise Berntsen, mezzo-soprano · Håkan Hagegård, baritone · Norwegian Radio Orchestra · Ari Rasilainen, conductor

“Harald Lie is not a person of big words, and his way of expressing himself is short with a serious meaning; a dependable and honest musical spirit that has a meaning with each single tone.” [Composer and critic Pauline Hall]

kr 139

The born symphonic composer

Harald Lie did not leave behind him a long opus list. However, the quality and originality of his works placed him among the leading Norwegian composers, and he was also among the artists who got the opportunity to experience success by performing abroad, especially in the USA. On this album The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, soprano Anne-Lise Berntsen and baritone Håkan Hagegård, under conductor Ari Rasilainen, performs four of Lie´s fantastic works.

In the “Elegy, Op. 3”, Harald Lie appears as a young but mature composer with a piece which people noticed. His style was moderately radical for the Norwegian audience, and he received praise from the critics and was immediately considered as one of the young and promising. The composer and critic David Monrad Johansen called Lie the “born symphonic composer”, which undoubtedly becomes apparent when listening to the “Symphony no. 2, Op. 5”, the orchestral song “The Bat´s Letter”, originally sung by Kirsten Flagstad, and the “Symphonic Dance” which, for a change, presents a more “Norwegian” musical character.

Anne-Lise Berntsen |Ari Rasilainen |Håkan Hagegård |Harald Lie |Jørn Pedersen |Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Release date: 11.06.1998

EAN : 7033662031146

Cat.No.: PSC3114

Priskategori : CD