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Johan Halvorsen: Orchestral Works

Marianne Thorsen, Ragnhild Hemsing, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, Neeme Järvi

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1.1
Bojarernes intogsmarsch (Entry March of the Boyars)
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
4:37
1.2
Andante religioso
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Marianne Thorsen; Neeme Järvi
6:04
Mascarade Suite  
1.3
I. Holberg-Ouverture: Allegro moderato - Poco meno mosso - [Tempo I] - Piu mosso (un poco)
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
5:34
1.4
II. Contillon. Intoduktion: Allegro - Allgero - Un poco meno mosso - Coda
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
2:21
1.5
III. Menuetto. Introduktion ad lib. - [—] - Piu mosso
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
4:14
1.6
IV. Hanedansen: Allegro moderato - Con gradezza - Un poco animato - Coda
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
3:42
1.7
V. Gavotte: [—] - MUsette: [—]
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
2:43
1.8
VI. Molinasque: Allegro moderato - Coda: Piu mosso
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
2:34
1.9
VII. Kehraus: Vivace molto
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
1:03
1.10
VIIIa. Arietta: Andante con moto - Piu mosso - Poco meno - Piu mosso - Meno - Largamente - A tempo I - Adagio -
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
3:38
1.11
VIIIb. Passepied: Allegretto grazioso - Meno mosso
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
2:14
1.12
La melancolie (arr. J. Halvorsen)
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Melina Mandozzi; Neeme Järvi
2:36
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor  
1.13
I. Allegro non troppo - Un poco piu mosso - Poco meno mosso - Agitato - Tempo I - Animato - Meno mosso - Largamente - Piu mosso
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
11:56
1.14
II. Andante - Piu mosso - Tempo I - Molto piu mosso - Tempo I - Tranquillo - Piu mosso - Pesante - Tranquillo - Adagio
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
8:25
1.15
III. Scherzo: Lento - Allegro con spirito - Allegretto - Piu mosso - Meno mosso - Tempo I (Allegro con spirito) - Lento - Allegro molto
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
6:42
1.16
IV. Finale. Introduction: Andante - Allegro deciso - Un poco meno mosso - Tranquillo - Molto tranquillio - Tempo I (Allegro deciso) - Poco meno mosso - Un poco meno mosso - Allegro molto
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
8:25
Suite ancienne, Op. 31a  
2.1
I. Intrata: Allegretto moderato
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
4:53
2.2
II. Air con Variazoini
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
9:19
2.3
III. Gigue: Allegro - Allegro molto
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
4:18
2.4
IV. Sarabande: Andante sostenuto
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
3:06
2.5
V. Bourree: Allegro con spirito
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
3:57
Norwegian Dances  
2.6
No. 1. —
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Marianne Thorsen; Neeme Järvi
3:01
2.7
No. 2. —
Johan Halvorsen; Marianne Thorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
3:04
2.8
No. 3. —
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Marianne Thorsen; Neeme Järvi
4:42
2.9
Air Norvegienne, Op. 7
Johan Halvorsen; Marianne Thorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
7:52
2.10
Veslemoy's Song (Maiden's Song)
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Marianne Thorsen; Neeme Järvi
3:40
Symphony No. 2 in D Minor, "Fatum"  
2.11
I. Allegro moderato
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
8:42
2.12
II. Romance: Andante con sentimenti
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
6:21
2.13
III. Intermezzo: Allegro amabile
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
4:42
2.14
IV. Finale: Allegro
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
8:13
Symphony No. 3 in C Major  
3.1
I. Poco andante
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
10:01
3.2
II. Andante
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
8:00
3.3
III. Finale: Allegro impetuoso
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
8:51
3.4
Sorte Svaner (Black Swans)
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
5:01
3.5
Bryllupsmarsch, Op. 32, No. 1
Johan Halvorsen; Marianne Thorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
4:18
3.6
Rabnabryllaup uti Kraakjalund (Wedding of Ravens in the Grove of the Crows)
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
4:03
Fossgrimen Suite, Op. 21  
3.7
I. Fossegrimen: Allegro moderato
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Ragnhild Hemsing; Melina Mandozzi; Neeme Järvi
6:29
3.8
II. Huldremoyarnes Dans: Allegretto grazioso
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Ragnhild Hemsing; Neeme Järvi; Melina Mandozzi
3:01
3.9
III. Bruremarsch: Allegretto marciale - Coda -
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Ragnhild Hemsing; Neeme Järvi; Melina Mandozzi
5:53
3.10
III. Danse visionaire (Maneskinsmoyarne) - A sa femme Annie: Andante - Allegretto molto moderato - Meno mosso - Tempo I (Allegretto) - Andante - Tempo I
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Ragnhild Hemsing; Neeme Järvi; Melina Mandozzi
7:15
3.11
IV. Melodrama og Auds Sang: Allegro - Andante - Andante con moto
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Ragnhild Hemsing; Melina Mandozzi; Neeme Järvi
4:34
3.12
V. Fanitullen: Allegro con fuoco - Coda - Andante
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Ragnhild Hemsing; Neeme Järvi; Melina Mandozzi
2:41
3.13
Rococo Variations, "Bergensiana"
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
10:17
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major  
4.1
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
10:47
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2 in G Major  
4.2
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2 in G Major
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
11:56
Folkelivsbilleder, Op. 19  
4.3
No. 2. Brudefolget drager forbi (Bridal Procession) (arr. J. Halvorsen for orchestra)
Johan Halvorsen; Edvard Grieg; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
3:34
4.4
Passacaglia in G Minor (after G.F. Handel's Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille)
Johan Halvorsen; Melina Mandozzi; Ilze Klava
7:16
4.5
Dance Scene from Queen Tamara
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
4:26
Kongen, Op. 19  
4.6
Symphonic Intermezzo
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
8:31
4.7
Norwegian Festival Overture, Op. 16
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
8:06
Norske eventyrbilleder, Op. 37  
4.8
I. Peik, the Princess and the Giant Troll
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
5:53
4.9
I. Troldmoernes Dans
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
4:33
4.10
II. The Princess Riding on the Bear
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
3:13
4.11
III. Entry of the Trolls into the Blue Mountain
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
1:28
4.12
IV. Dance of the Little Trolls
Johan Halvorsen; Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester; Neeme Järvi
3:06
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    5:05:51
Neeme Järvi and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra have lifted the lid on one of Norway’s best-kept musical secrets with their series devoted to the orchestral works of Johan Halvorsen. Now, in this four-album set, these fresh and revealing recordings have been brought together for the first time. Many of the works in the series reflect Halvorsen’s long association with the theatre; the varied fruits of this career produced such scores as Fossegrimen and his Symphonic Intermezzo from The King, a tone poem much indebted to the musical language of Liszt and Wagner. The set also includes Halvorsen's output in more traditional genres: he composed his three great symphonies late in his career, strongly in the mould of late romantic composers Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Svendsen.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway; 1 September 2010 (Dance Scene from Queen Tamara) & 22 and 23 August 2011 (other works)
Recording producer: Brian Pidgeon
Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant engineer: Gunnar Herleif Nilsen, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Mary McCarthy
Front cover: ‘Fisherman’s Cabin (Rorbu), Nusfjord, Lofoten Islands, Norway’, photograph © Banana Pancake / Getty Images
Back cover: Photograph of Neeme Järvi by Simon van Boxtel
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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