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Your Discovery of the Year

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« Reply #150 on: July 14, 2016, 08:05:23 pm »

A perhaps minor, but nevertheless sincere, discovery for me is the music of Eivind Groven (1901-77). Both his First 'Innover viddene' (1938) and Second 'Midnattstimen' (1946) symphonies are fine, introspective and somewhat dreamy works without the great dramatic gesture of those by his contemporary Saeverud, but I enjoy them very much. Just like his later 'Norwegian dances', Symfoniske slåttar No. 1, Op. 43 (1956) and Faldafeykir No. 2, Op. 53 (1965).

Am now waiting for an older Aurora CD, with his setting of the Draumkvædet (Op. 51, 1963) for choir and orchestra, to arrive.

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… music is not only an `entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.  RVW, 1948

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