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Fodne ho svara stilt
"The glacier softly answered"

Fodne ho svara stilt, Kristin Skaare, Åsne Valland Nordli, Berit Opheim, Benedicte Maurseth, album

The famous composer Geirr Tveitt from Hardanger should have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2008. Tveitt devoted large parts of his career to collecting old folk songs and brought to light many undiscovered songs from the Hardanger area during his lifetime. He later rearranged many of these in his famous work Opus 150, Hundrad folkatonar frao Hardanger.

In connection with the anniversary, folk singers Åsne Valland Nordli, Berit Opheim and Benedicte Maurseth went with Kristin Skaare (producer) to the studio to give the old songs new arrangements, both a cappella and together with other instruments such as. Hardanger fiddle, and piano, accordion and harmonium performed by Kristin Skaare.

– Grappa/Heilo, 2008

Tonal beauty is poured out over the listeners, melancholy and beautiful, sore and delicious.

– Britt Sørensen, Bergens Tidende

Out of long lines and a light abstract piano playing, the short melodic stanzas come into relief, the three voices are woven in a delicate sound mix.

– Carl Petter Opsahl, VG

Fodne ho svara stilt, album, albumcover, musikk, Kristin Skaare, Åsne Valland Nordli, Berit Opheim, Benedicte Maurseth, folketoner fra Hardanger

The music has been newly arranged by the performers, and especially great are the pieces where the singers come together and create exciting harmonies where their voices flow in and out of each other.

– Marit Elise Lyngstad, Hamar Arbeiderblad

Opheim and Skaare in "Stavkyrkjestev". Sounding and nicely arranged in its apparent simplicity. Berit Opheim is a magician with a voice. She always has something extra lurking that is suddenly just there, completely natural but still amazing and surprising. And Kristin Skaare on keyboards is an important contribution to this folk music design of Geirr Tveit's collections. Musically and well played.


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