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Per Nørgård: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgårds

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Symphony No. 5  
1.1
I. Moderato – più allegro –
Per Nørgård; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
11:20
1.2
II. Allegro feroce –
Per Nørgård; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
6:23
1.3
III. Andante –
Per Nørgård; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
3:50
1.4
IV. Lento – Quasi una passacaglia –
Per Nørgård; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
3:54
1.5
V. Allegro robusto
Per Nørgård; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
10:47
Symphony No. 4  
1.6
I. Indischer Roosen-Gaarten (Indian Rose Garden) -
Per Nørgård; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
12:40
1.7
II. Chineesischer Hexen-See (Chinese Witch's Lake)
Per Nørgård; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
6:58
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    55:52
"... the performance from Oslo Philharmonic and John Storgårds is absolutely gripping ... the recording is a stunner, too, with tremendous impact and immediacy." - BBC Radio 3 The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor John Storgårds present a pair of Per Nørgård’s most dramatic works on this recording, their second of two albums devoted to the composer's symphonies. The chaotic and troubled Symphony No. 4, inspired by the Swiss artist Adolf Wölfli is featured along with the fearless Symphony No. 5, in which the composer seems to embrace violent forces of nature. These two pieces typify Nørgård’s inextinguishable desire to explore the marvels of the world and the powers of music. "... recording (his symphonies) with the great Oslo Philharmonic and the brilliant produ­cer Preben Iwan has been like a continuation of a beautiful dream for me. The recordings ... were simply excellent sessions, with fully committed, focused and wonder­ful people ... I can say without any doubt that for me, Nørgård is the greatest symphonist of our time. All his symphonies are individual, concentrated masterpieces." - John Storgårds
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Dacapo SACD Studio Masters

Recorded in 88.2 kHz / 24bit Recorded at Oslo Konserthus on 25-28 May 2015 (No. 5); at Oslo Opera House, the orchestra rehearsal room, on 1-5 June 2015 (No. 4) Recording producer: Preben Iwan Sound engineering: Mikkel Nymand and Mette Due Editing: Preben Iwan and Mette Due Mix and mastering: Preben Iwan Microphone main array: 5x DPA 4006tL, Decca tree with outriggers Pyramix DAW system with DADAX24 Converter/Preamps and tango Controller. Monitored on B&W 802 Diamond speakers Liner notes: Jens Cornelius and John Storgårds English translation: James Manley Danish translation: Alma Manley (Storgårds og Nørgård) Proofreader: Svend Ravnkilde Photos pp. 2 & 23: © Lars Skaaning; photo p. 5: © Jakob Kullberg; photo p. 11: © trygve Indrelid; photo p. 13: © Marco Borggreve Graphic design: Denise Burt, Elevator Design Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

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