Author Topic: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)  (Read 10332 times)

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2013, 07:55:00 AM »
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.
Yes, a perfect eggsample.

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2013, 09:30:25 AM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2013, 12:47:34 PM »
Today I decided to have a proper listen to Egge's Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia sopra B.A.C.H - E.G.G.E.) from his more modernist period. I have to say that I enjoyed it much more than before. It is a dark, gritty work in one movement of just under 23 minutes. Maybe I am getting more adventurous in my musical tastes with age  8). I shall certainly be listening to it again. There are some imaginative orchestral effects incorporating the piano and a sense of urgency throughout. Symphony No. 1 remains my favourite but I have enjoyed this score.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2013, 01:20:31 PM »
Today I decided to have a proper listen to Egge's Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia sopra B.A.C.H - E.G.G.E.) from his more modernist period. I have to say that I enjoyed it much more than before. It is a dark, gritty work in one movement of just under 23 minutes. Maybe I am getting more adventurous in my musical tastes with age  8). I shall certainly be listening to it again. There are some imaginative orchestral effects incorporating the piano and a sense of urgency throughout. Symphony No. 1 remains my favourite but I have enjoyed this score.

Cool, Jeffrey. 8) If you liked it then there's a darn good chance I will! :)

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2018, 09:00:46 PM »
Time to raise Egge's head again  :)
I've been enjoying a Simax CD of his chamber music. I find his style both engaging and distinctive. I also like the photo of young Egge,smiling for once, with the lion cubs.
Violin Sonata Op.3 is especially enjoyable from Egge's earlier period, as is the Trio for Violin, Piano and Cello, although I'm coming to appreciate the more modernist works as well:

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2018, 02:13:34 AM »
Today I decided to have a proper listen to Egge's Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia sopra B.A.C.H - E.G.G.E.) from his more modernist period. I have to say that I enjoyed it much more than before. It is a dark, gritty work in one movement of just under 23 minutes. Maybe I am getting more adventurous in my musical tastes with age  8). I shall certainly be listening to it again. There are some imaginative orchestral effects incorporating the piano and a sense of urgency throughout. Symphony No. 1 remains my favourite but I have enjoyed this score.
You'll be listening to Harrison Birtwistle,next! :)

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2018, 03:43:34 AM »
You'll be listening to Harrison Birtwistle,next! :)

No, definitely not.  8)
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2018, 04:23:29 AM »
Earthdances......."a dark gritty work in one movement..." (your quote). What more could you want?!! ;D



And don't forget to wear these to enhance your Birtwistlening experience!

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2018, 05:47:43 AM »
Earthdances......."a dark gritty work in one movement..." (your quote). What more could you want?!! ;D



And don't forget to wear these to enhance your Birtwistlening experience!

I will not be having a 'Birtwistlening experience' thank you very much.
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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2018, 07:29:19 AM »
Today I decided to have a proper listen to Egge's Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia sopra B.A.C.H - E.G.G.E.) from his more modernist period. I have to say that I enjoyed it much more than before. It is a dark, gritty work in one movement of just under 23 minutes. Maybe I am getting more adventurous in my musical tastes with age  8). I shall certainly be listening to it again. There are some imaginative orchestral effects incorporating the piano and a sense of urgency throughout. Symphony No. 1 remains my favourite but I have enjoyed this score.
Seriously,now;that sounds quite intriguing. I often like symphonies that incorporate a piano. Like Martinu,for example. Fricker in his First symphony.

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Re: Klaus Egge (1906-1979)
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2018, 08:54:58 AM »
Seriously,now;that sounds quite intriguing. I often like symphonies that incorporate a piano. Like Martinu,for example. Fricker in his First symphony.
Me too - also Shostakovich's 1st Symphony and Maximilian Steinberg's 2nd Symphony (which I suspect may have influenced Shostakovich, his pupil, in it's use of the orchestral piano).
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).