Photo: Hilde Holbæk-Hanssen

MIC Norway Presents: Piano music

A chronological survey of Norwegian piano music from Carl Arnold (1794-1873) to Ørjan Matre (b.1979), with some of Norway's best pianists from the 30s to the present.

MIC Norway’s playlist series continues with another entry from the classical/contemporary field. Our latest contribution is a chronological survey of Norwegian piano music stretching from the late 1800s to the present, courtesy of our very own classical/contemporary expert Hilde Holbæk-Hanssen:

  • Carl Arnold: Sonata for Piano No 3, Op. 11, I (Torleif Torgersen)
  • Thomas Tellefsen: Impromptu pour Piano in G Minor (Einar Steen-Nøkleberg)
  • Agathe Backer Grøndahl: Concert Etude Op. 1 No 1, B Flat Minor (Geir Henning Braaten)
  • Edvard Grieg: Butterfly Op. 54 No 1 (Edvard Grieg)
  • Edvard Grieg: Gangar, Op 54 No 2 (Sigurd Slåttebrekk)
  • Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto A Minor, Op. 16 I Allegro molto (Leif Ove Andsnes, Berliner Philharmonie, cond. Mariss Jansons)
  • Christian Sinding: Frühlingsräuschen / Rustle of Spring (Ingebjørg Gresvik)
  • Halfdan Cleve: Vaarstemning / Spring Impression (Geir Henning Braaten)
  • Fartein Valen: Variations for Piano, Op.34 (Robert Riefling)
  • Fartein Valen: Piano Concerto, Op. 44 III Finale (Einar Henning Smebye, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, cond. Christian Eggen)
  • Geirr Tveitt: Velkomne med æra / Welcome with Honour (Håvard Gimse)
  • David Monrad Johansen: Reinsdyr / Reindeer (Leif Ove Andsnes)
  • Harald Sæverud: Kjempeviseslåtten / Ballad of Revolt (Jan Henrik Kayser)
  • Klaus Egge: Sonata No. 2 (Patetica) Op. 27, II Canto etero (Håkon Austbø)
  • Finn Mortensen: Sonata Op. 7 I: Quasi una fantasia (Håkon Austbø)
  • Antonio Bibalo: Hommage to Scott Joplin : Filmstar with a Golden Cigarette Holder (Anders Brunsvik)
  • Arne Nordheim: Listen (Einar Steen-Nøkleberg)
  • Magne Hegdal: Herbarium II / Familia I: Medium, Alea, Primula 1 – 2 (Herbert Henck)
  • Synne Skouen: Hils Domitila! / Greet Domotila! (Ellen Ugelvik)
  • Rolf Wallin: Push / Seven Imperatives (Håkon Austbø)
  • Mark Adderley: Homage to C.P.E. Bach (Einar Henning Smebye)
  • Asbjørn Schaathun: Physis: Area I (Håkon Austbø)
  • Knut Vaage: Nesten Rondo / Almost Rondo (Einar Henning Smebye)
  • Ørjan Matre: ± 25 (Kristian Lindberg)
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