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The Oslo Chamber Choir

October 28, 2009

Experiments in classical and folk

The Oslo Chamber Choir was founded as a classical vocal ensemble 25 years ago. Then they added some Norwegian folk songs. Now, they're experimenting with laying the folk songs right on top of choral classics. The Oslo Chamber Choir joins Fred in the studio to explain, and to demonstrate their new versions of choral works by Anton Bruckner and Edvard Grieg; these are daring and hauntingly beautiful combinations.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Maurice Ravel
    Fourth movement from String Quartet in F
    The Ebene Quartet
  • Pepe Romero
    "Fiesta en Cadiz"
    Los Romeros
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Jeronimo Gimenez
    "El Baile de Luis Alonso"
    Los Romeros
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Chris Smallwood from Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Gabriel Faure
    String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121
    The Ebene Quartet
    First United Methodist Church, Portland, Oregon

hour 2

  • Anton Bruckner
    "Locus Iste"
    The Oslo Chamber Choir with conductor Hakon Daniel Nystedt
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Edvard Grieg
    "Blagnet, Segnet" and "Han Ole"
    The Oslo Chamber Choir with conductor Hakon Daniel Nystedt
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Traditional
    "When my Eye is Heavy with Tears,""God Grant Us," and "Wedding March"
    The Oslo Chamber Choir with conductor Hakon Daniel Nystedt
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Oslo Chamber Choir Perfchat
    Perfchat
  • Henry Purcell
    Fantasia No. 4 in G Minor
    Fretwork
    Stiftsbibliotheck, St. Galle, Switzerland
  • Henry Purcell
    Music for the play "Distressed Innocence"
    Arte Dei Suonatori
    Frederiksberg Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Edvard Grieg
    Norwegian Peasant Dance No. 7, Op. 72
    Pianist Geir Botnen
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Melodie, Op. 3, No. 3
    Pianist Kirill Gerstein
    Verbier Festival, Vevey, Switzerland
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