That there is a certain Norwegian (in lack of a better word…) quality to Norwegian music is well known, all over the world Norwegians are being recognized just by the sound of our music. Indeed, Ole Bull sat down with the young Edvard Grieg, letting him know that only by developing a strong Norwegian sense of tone could he be famous. As we know, Edvard made the best of this advice, and indeed he became famous. But it was not only Grieg who was able to find this unmistakably national musical vein in his compositions.
New classics from Norway
Gently and warm, impressive and grand — this record contains all the colours found on the Norwegian romantic palette of music. Violin soloist and leader Atle Sponberg is really at home in this beautiful music, and Gjøvik Sinfonietta is a first rate chamber orchestra. Quietude brings that particular Norwegian mood the whole world knows us by, but in music which few have heard before. So just clear up some space for these new classics from Norway.