Album
   
Album title
ASTROGNOSIA & AESOP
Performer

Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK)
Ingar Bergby, conductor
Dennis Storhøi, narrator

Catalogue #
2L-111-SABD
EAN13
7041888520122
ISRC-code
NOMPP1502010-180

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Stereo DSD
Disc 2

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Release date
May 2015
Recording date
May 2014
Location
Jar Church, Norway
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ASTROGNOSIA & AESOP

The stars and the sky at night have always fascinated people and kindled wonder, faith and superstition. In ASTROGNOSIA we are in the world of astrology with its interpretation of the year's twelve signs of the zodiac, each with its own characteristics. The work is held together by the changing phases of the moon on its journey through the heavens, and it is played here by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conducted by Ingar Heine Bergby. AESOP'S FABLES is written for narrator and orchestra – the narrator here being Dennis Storhøi – and is based on Herman Wildenvey's translation of the fables. It is inspired by Wildenvey's playful re-telling of the stories in dazzlingly rhythmic verse.

Recording sessions: Facebook Photo Album

Magne Amdahl (born 1942) received his first piano tuition in 1950 at Oslo Piano School, and he completed his piano studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels under Vladimir Ashkenazy. Concurrently, Amdahl studied the trombone, conducting and composition. In 1971 he was appointed musical director at Oslo Nye Teater, a post he held for 30 years, only interrupted by a few seasons as Kapellmeister at the National Theatre. He regularly composed music for productions at these theatres. All in all, Amdahl has composed music for over 60 theatre productions in addition to almost 70 works for chamber ensembles or full orchestra, together with music for advertisements and films, and a large number of folk songs. In rehearsals at Oslo Nye Teater Amdahl often collaborated with Dennis Storhøi.


Stjernehimmelen har alltid fascinert oss og vært kilde til undring, tro og overtro. Med verket ASTROGNOSIA er vi i astrologiens verden med dens fortolking av årets tolv forskjellige og egenartete stjernetegn. Det hele er bundet sammen av månens skiftende faser på sin vandring over himmelen, og blir fremført av Kringkastingsorkesteret dirigert av Ingar Heine Bergby. ÆSOPS FABLER, lest av Dennis Storhøi er et musikkverk over Herman Wildenveys gjendikting av fablene, og er inspirert av forfatterens grasiøse lek med fabulerende og fargerike verseføtter.

Magne Amdahl (1942) fikk sin første klaverundervisning som 12-åring på Oslo Klaverskole og studerte senere ved Conservatoire Royale i Bruxelles med Vladimir Ashkenazy som lærer. Parallelt studerte han også trombone, direksjon og komposisjon. Etter studietiden var Amdahl repetitør og pianist ved Den Norske Opera, og deretter fulgte 5 år i Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester som trombonist og orkesterpianist. I 1971 ble Amdahl ansatt som musikksjef ved Oslo Nye Teater, en stilling han hadde i 30 år, bare avbrutt av noen sesonger som kapellmester på Nationalteateret. Han komponerte også jevnlig musikk til de forskjellige oppsetninger ved teateret. Amdahls virksomhet som teaterkomponist har resultert i musikk til noe over 60 teaterstykker. I tillegg kommer en verksliste på nærmere 70 kammer- og orkesterverk, samt musikk til reklame- og spillefilmer og et stort antall viser. På Oslo Nye Teater var Magne Amdahl ofte komponist eller repetitør for de rollene Dennis Storhøi skulle innarbeide vokalt og musikalsk.

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Recording Stage Layout Recording Sessions: Magne Amdahl, KORK and Dennis Storhøi Recording Sessions: Magne Amdahl, KORK and Dennis Storhøi Recording Sessions: Magne Amdahl, KORK and Dennis Storhøi Recording Sessions: Magne Amdahl, KORK and Dennis Storhøi

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Artwork Morten Lindberg / Front Cover Photo "Symphony in Blue" from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope / Session photos Morten Lindberg / Artist photo _ / Stage Layout Morten Lindberg