Program #1901

New Music from Scandinavia is among the most diverse in the world. The music of Nils Petter Molvaer juggles the conventions of pop, rock and funk with skill and ease. Composer and pianist Nils Henrik Asheim is best known for the recording "Engleskyts" from 1994 with the Norwegian soprano Anne Lise Berntsen. We also hear Nils Petter Molvaer's "Solid Ether," Markus Stockhausen and Arild Andersen's "Karta," and Renee Mogensen "Five Seasons."

PROGRAM #1901, new music from Scandinavia (First aired on March 20, 2001)





Markus Stockhausen, Arild Andersen, Patrice Herat, with Terje Rypdal


Sezopen [5:00]

ECM #1704**

Nils Petter Molvær

Solid Ether

Dead Indeed [7:30] Kakonita [5:00

ECM #1722**

Rene Mogensen

Five Season

Winter Waves II [15:30]

Private CD; info available at:

Nils Petter Molvær

Solid Ether

Tragamar [5:00]

See above.

Anne Sofie von Otter and Elvis Costello

For The Stars

For No One [2:00]

Deutsche Grammophon #469 530**

Anne Lise Berntsen and Nils Henrik Asheim


Nu Rinder Solen Op [5:00]

Kirkelig Kulturverksted #136. Norwegian import; available online at (site is in Norwegian), or try Norwegian music club, P.O. Box 144 Marine en St. Croix, MN 55047; 612-433-5083.

Anne Sofie von Otter and Elvis Costello

For The Stars

No Wonder [3:30]

See above.

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