Hemsing, Aspaas: Northern Timbre (MQA FLAC)
Hemsing, Aspaas: Northern Timbre (MQA FLAC)

Composer: Edvard Grieg, Carl Nielsen, Jean Sibelius
Performer: Ragnhild Hemsing, Tor Espens Aspaas
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: 2L
Size: 576 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Edvard Grieg
SONATA no. 3 in C minor op. 45
01. I. Allegro molto ed apassionato
02. II. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
03. III. Allegro animato

Jean Sibelius
DANSES CHAMPÊTRES op. 106
04. I. Largamente assai – Vivace
05. II. Alla polacca
06. III. Tempo moderato
07. IV. Tempo di Menuetto
08. V. Poco moderato – Allegretto

Carl Nielsen
SONATA no. 1 in A major op. 9
09. I. Allegro glorioso
10. II. Andante
11. III. Allegro piacevole e giovanile

Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) and Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) are generally recognized as the Nordic countries’ most important composers. Nielsen and Sibelius were both inspired and influenced in their early years by Grieg’s music. Their idiom was strongly Romantic, but they managed to create a distinct “Nordic Sound” in which national elements combined with the broader European tradition. This album not only shows this, but also probes the way they were inspired by one another. Moreover, the works on this album are among our personal favourites, with a Northern Timbre we feel resonates, no matter where you are.

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