Composer: Hans Magne Græsvold
Instrument: Flute and String Orchestra
Price includes conductor score and flute part
Conductor score (without flute part): €24
Flute part: €10
Strings (unit price): €3,5
Complete Edition (score, flute part and string parts): €66
Duration: approx. 21 min.
The Concerto was written in 1997 and had its first performance 11.12.97 in Kristiansand with the flutist Anne Lill Ree and Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jan Stigmer. The performance was recorded for the Norwegian Broadcasting.
In the work I use my own themes and motives and have not borrowed material from other sources. The melodic and harmonic material has a tonal basis, but it still has a modern language - and a profile with challenges to the soloist and the orchestra.
In the edition of 2017 I have made some small alterations in the solo part and the orchestral material, that I hope will benefit the performance in a good way.
The Concert is dedicated Anne Lill Ree
for Flute and String Orchestra
About the composer +
Hans Magne Græsvold was born in Vennesla near Kristiansand, Norway in 1936. He started playing the flute at the age of 7 and received his education in composition and flute at the Oslo Conservatory of Music and the University of Oslo. He made his debut as a flautist in Kristiansand in 1958 and in Oslo in 1962. After completing his Master`s degree in Music he became Assistant Professor at the University of Trondheim in 1963 where he remained until 1973. His main subjects were music history, composition, harmony and flute. In 1973 he moved back to the south and took up a similar position at the Agder Conservatory of Music in Kristiansand (from 2007 Agder University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Music). In addition to his teaching Græsvold has contributed many articles to several scientific publications. In 1986 he was the editor of Edvard Grieg´s Vocal compositions with Orchestra, published by Peters in 1986, and in 1999 he co-edited with Terje Mathisen an edition of the songs of Sigurd Lie. Very little of this talented composer`s work has been published and Græsvold and Mathisen continue to edit and publish his compositions for choir, orchestra and ensembles.
As a composer Græsvold was initially influenced by Norwegian folk music, but later took inspiration from European composers especially Bartok, Schoenberg and Messiaen. His music includes several orchestral works (amongst them a flute concerto and a clarinet concerto) and chamber music (3 piano duos, 2 string quartets, 1 quartet for flute & strings, 2 sonatas for flute and piano, a suite for violin & piano, 1 piano sonatina and 1 guitar sonatina). In addition to several single movements for piano, guitar, flute, violin, cello, accordion, organ and 30 romances, Græsvold has also made several contributions to church music with his 3 cantatas, 2 masses and 30 motets. In addition he has made a large number of arrangements for different ensembles. He is a member of the Norwegian Society of Composers.
In 2007 Græsvold was awarded the Kings`s Order of Merit in gold as an acknowledgement for his work as a musician and composer.
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Engraving: Hans Magne Græsvold
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