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Erik Norby

Orchestral Works

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Anne-Lise Berntsen, mezzo-soprano
Toke Lund Christiansen, flute
Owain Arwel Hughes, conductor

Erik Norby, composer

Erik Norby trained as a composer in the 1960s with Per Nørgård and has since then taught theory at the Danish music academies. His music is unlike that of most of his Danish contemporaries. Norby has rejected his earlier serialist works in favour of his later unashamedly programmatic compositions, for example the evocative symphonic poem Regnbueslangen, which is performed regularly. Erik Norby is one of the most striking song composers of his age, and writing for the voice has always been one of his prime concerns, in which he can combine his melodic talent with poetic instincts and sensitivity to detail.

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Cortège for orchestra (1973)

9:38 Play $2.10
5 Södergran-Lieder for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (1992)

No. 1, Höstens dagar (Days of Autumn)

3:06 Play $1.40

No. 2, Nocturne (Nocturne)

2:15 Play $1.40

No. 3, Stjärnenatten (Starry Night)

3:03 Play $1.40

No. 4, Nordisk vår (Nordic Spring)

2:15 Play $1.40

No. 5, Sången om oceanen (Song of the Ocean)

4:39 Play $1.40

Corps celeste for orchestra (1970)

12:03 Play $2.80

Illumination for flute and orchestra (1978)

17:41 Play $3.50
Total playing time  55 minutes

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Recorded at Symfonien, Aalborg, on 3-5 February 1997

Recording producer: Henrik Sleiborg
Sound Engineer: Niels Larsen
Editing engineers: Peter Bo Nielsen and Henrik Sleiborg

Publishers: Engstrøm & Sødring (Södergran-Lieder), Edition Samfundet (Corps celeste) and Edition Wilhelm Hansen A/S (Illumination)

Cover painting: Per Kirkeby: "Composition" (1968)

Recording kindly sponsored by Danish Composers' Society/KODA's funds for Social and Cultural Purposes and KODA's Collective Blank Tape Renumeration

This CD is made in cooperation with the Danmarks Radio

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224064

Barcode: 0730099976428

Release Date: February 1998

Period: Late 20th Century



"Excellent performances" (Gramophone)

"More Norby please" (Fanfare)

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