CARL GUSTAV SPARRE OLSEN (1901-1984): Complete Piano Music - Little Butterfly, Telemark - Suite on Norwegian Folksongs, Op. 31, Air, 3 Small Piano Pieces, Leitom Suite, Op. 33, 6 Old Village Songs from Low, Op. 2, Andante funebre, Norwegian Folksongs from Gudbrandsdalen, Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 5, Hymn: Honor Eternal Spring.
Catalogue Number: 06W043
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0584
Description: Norwegian folksong and -dance constitute the very DNA of this composer’s music, on both a large and a small scale – from Draumkvedet, the 1936 oratorio that was his first major success, to the tiny miniatures that form most of his piano music, recorded here in its entirety for the first time. The apparent simplicity of much of this material belies the unassuming sophistication of its construction: many of these pieces, some barely a minute long, seem – to adapt William Blake – to contain the world in a grain of sand. Øyvind Aase (piano).