Friday, May 13, 2011

Like a Phoenix rising…

Poor Geirr Tveitt, the Norwegian composer that lost nearly 300 compositions in a fire that engulfed his residence in 1970. Through years of study, restoration of the singed manuscripts and notating music by listening to recordings, a number of his most important works are being reclaimed.

On the Piano this Sunday a recording of one of Tveitt's most shimmering pieces, the Aurora Borealis for piano and orchestra. Here is music that conjures up the majesty of the flaming sky above an autumn landscape. Also an introduction to the composer with his first concerto composed as a student in Leipzig.

The Piano, hear it this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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