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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2010, 02:26:51 AM »
A nostagia trip seeing this again! Thank you for posting. Philips also issued Karsten Andersen's fine Bergen performance of my favourite Egge work - the First Symphony.

And thank you for the kind words.  I came into a major 20th Century Classical collection, and not knowing that much about the modern era, I am posting in order to follow certain threads, a way to mark them as subscribed, and a way to contribute to the threads, stir up the conversation with nice graphics, as I love this stuff and the whole vinyl era. 

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2010, 08:20:26 AM »
The String Quartet is about the only one of my classical CDs that my wife has enjoyed  ::)

Vanessa loves that String Quartet as well!

But right now, the string quartet is the only Egge I have in my collection. I do have the Violin Concerto, composed for Camilla Wicks and performed by her. I don't have a turntable now. But I am keeping the LP for sentimental reasons since I got it directly from the source, so to speak. A lovely work it is!
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2010, 02:40:34 PM »
Vanessa loves that String Quartet as well!

But right now, the string quartet is the only Egge I have in my collection.

This is the one I have in the LP collection, soon to be on CD-R.

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2011, 06:35:04 AM »
Klaus Egge's Symphony No.3 "Louisville" is available for download from several sites on the net.

Just enter into Google ;D

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2011, 01:39:13 PM »
Klaus Egge's Symphony No.3 "Louisville" is available for download from several sites on the net.

Just enter into Google ;D

Thanks Colin - I have grown to like his Symphony No 2 - the end of the slow movement is beautiful.  Please let me know should you come across a download of the Gruner-Hegge, Oslo PO, HMV recording of Symphony No. 1. Many thanks.
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2011, 02:06:23 PM »
Klaus Egge's Symphony No.3 "Louisville" is available for download from several sites on the net.

Just enter into Google ;D

I downloaded from Amazon without difficulty. The cost was £4.99, less than the cost of a Naxos cd ;D

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2011, 07:20:30 AM »
This is the one I have in the LP collection, soon to be on CD-R.



Vanessa loves that String Quartet as well!

But right now, the string quartet is the only Egge I have in my collection. I do have the Violin Concerto, composed for Camilla Wicks and performed by her. I don't have a turntable now. But I am keeping the LP for sentimental reasons since I got it directly from the source, so to speak. A lovely work it is!

I have that on that great Naxos disc of 'Norwegian 20-Century String Quartets'. It's the one with the nice, and not dreary, Largo funebre. Listening now. Jeff, this one's 5:38: how does that compare with your LP? It is a perfect pastoral elegy.

That Naxos disc is recommended to most all. It's about half-and-half sweet and a little harder, with the Valen the standout.

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2012, 03:30:20 AM »
In my opening posting here I'd like to say that I was quite wrong about Egge's Symphony No 2 (as mentioned above).  Although it does come from his more modernist period I've decided that it is very good and the horn theme at the end of the slow movement is very eloquent and touching. Does anyone else know this work? I still like Symphony No 1 (dedicated to the Norwegian merchant fleet sailors of World War Two) with its echoes of the sea (as in Walton's 1st Symphony, according to some), the Piano Concerto No 2 and Egge's String Quartet, but Egge's Symphony No 2 has been a fine recent discovery for me.

I look forward to hearing from the myriad Egge fans out there.  ;D
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2012, 05:19:11 AM »
What do you make of the Fifth Symphony, Jeffrey?

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2012, 12:04:42 PM »
What do you make of the Fifth Symphony, Jeffrey?

Don't have a copy of it Colin - what's your take on it?
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2012, 01:31:49 PM »
It can be downloaded over at UC ;D

It is Egge's most modern sounding work ;D I am afraid that I haven't taken to it yet.
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2012, 02:44:51 PM »
It can be downloaded over at UC ;D

It is Egge's most modern sounding work ;D I am afriad that I haven't taken to it yet.

Thanks Colin - maybe I'll stick with symphonies 1 and 2  ;D
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2012, 09:48:58 PM »
First symphony reminds me very much of earlier Mennin. This is a good thing.

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2012, 10:06:53 AM »
By the way, there's nothing atonal about the second symphony. It's much more dissonant and perhaps acerbic than the first, but you can still easily find tonal centers.

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2013, 01:35:34 AM »
Gruner-Hegge's terrific performance of Egge's Symphony No. 1 (Oslo PO - Norwegian HMV, never issued on CD) is now on You Tube.   :)
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-WhYSHsWmoA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-WhYSHsWmoA
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2013, 01:48:40 AM »
Egge recordings have eluded me up till now but I've added the Naxos First piano sonata and Second piano concerto to my listening schedule, and I can report back in a few days.

Actually a friend recommended me some Egge a few years back. I said thanks but I already know Egk's opera Der Revisor so I let it pass. Live and learn.

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2013, 03:39:49 AM »
Egge recordings have eluded me up till now but I've added the Naxos First piano sonata and Second piano concerto to my listening schedule, and I can report back in a few days.

Actually a friend recommended me some Egge a few years back. I said thanks but I already know Egk's opera Der Revisor so I let it pass. Live and learn.

Years ago a friend of mine visiting a record shop the USSR was delighted to find so many recordings of music by Sir Arnold Bax but then realised that 'Bax' was the Russian for 'Bach'.  8)
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2013, 03:41:22 AM »
Egge recordings have eluded me up till now but I've added the Naxos First piano sonata and Second piano concerto to my listening schedule, and I can report back in a few days.



Both fine works.

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2013, 09:47:06 AM »
Oh you Egge heads!

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2013, 07:33:14 AM »
Oh you Egge heads!

A clever play on words for those of you quick enough to spot it.  8)

No more eggesamples of this kind of thing please as it lowers the tone.
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