Penny Gore this week introduces recent concert performances by some of Norway's leading orchestras. Today the highly regarded Oslo Philharmonic are heard in music for a 'Troll Play,' and a dignified Passacaglia, much admired by Carl Nielsen. Then the orchestra's new principal conductor guides them through the luxuriant romanticism of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony.
Fossegrimen, op. 21, Suite of Incidental music for the play by Sigurd Eldegard
Ragnhild Hemsing (Hardanger fiddle),
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bjarte Engeset (conductor)
Ludvig Irgens Jensen
Passacaglia, for orchestra (1926)
Violin Concerto no. 1 Sz. 36
Vilde Frang (violin), Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
Symphony no. 2 in E minor
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
Geirr Tveitt (1908-1981)
Suite No. 4, op. 151, from 'A Hundred Hardanger Tunes'