Eventyr

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Label: 2L
Catalog: 2L163SACD
Format: SACD

Grøvlen, Christian

This album is entitled "Eventyr" — a Norwegian word that conjures up fairy tales, stories of adventure and stories of fantasy. The tales and stories on this album are wild, beautiful, full of sorrow and of joy, and full of magic and love. Adventure stories inspire us and allow us to escape into the world of fantasy — and they bring us together. Christian Grøvlen is a Norwegian pianist and composer. He has performed as soloist with many of Norway’s leading orchestras, has participated in all Norway’s music festivals and has played with many different artists. His first album, Bach – Inside Polyphony, was released by 2L and received extremely warm reviews. It was acclaimed as one of the year’s best recordings by the Norwegian weekly newspaper Morgenbladet. In addition to his work as soloist, Christian is eagerly sought after by singers as accompanist. The present album, Eventyr, sees him returning to his musical roots. Christian is also director of the KODE art, craft, design and music museums at Troldhaugen, Lysøen and Siljustøl, and of The Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition.

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