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Feb 10

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997 | Part Five


  The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Five The year 1990 Bartok and Sibelius   In my last blog post, My Musical Career | Part Thirty-Nine, I wrote a little about our recordings for the year 1990, but confined myself to a broader overview of the happenings of that particular season. In this blog post, I can …

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Feb 08

My Musical Career | Part Thirty Nine


My Musical Career|Part Thirty Nine The Year 1990 Continuing on with this saga, one would think that 1990 would be an easier year than the past three. However, that was not reckoning with our music director, Mariss Jansons and both EMI, our recording company and the orchestra administration. The year 1990 would see two recordings …

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Jan 21

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997 | Part Four

Respighi, Ravel and Dukas 1989

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Four The year 1989 By the beginning of the year 1989, the Oslo Philharmonic and Mariss Jansons had finished six recordings for EMI. This averaged out to three recordings per season. The year 1989 was to be a little different. It would turn out that we would make two recordings for …

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Sep 23

The EMI Recordings 1987-1997| Part Three

Dvorak's New World Symphon

  The EMI Recordings 1987-1997| Part Threww     Pokofiev –Mussorgsky –Dvorak   The previous two blog posts in this particular series were devotes to the first three recordings that we made for EMI – namely our Tchaikovsky 1812/Romeo/Francesca recording, which was the first in the series, followed in quick succession by the Shostakovich Fifth …

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Jun 23

My Musical Career | Part Thirty Eight

Anniversary Concert

  My Musical Career|Part Thirty Eight     The Year 1989 – Part Two   In my previous post, I had planned to cover the events of the whole of 1989, but as with 1987 and 1988, that year proved to be most eventful, in like manner I have no choice but to divide it …

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Jun 16

My Musical Career | Part Thirty Seven

  The Year 1989 – Part One I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been a member of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra during the years 1983 through 1998. From the prospective of the early twenty-first century, it seems that the tenure of Mariss Jansons as its music director was a golden age for the orchestra, …

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Apr 05

My Musical Career | Part Thirty Six

The A Dome

  My Musical Career|Part Thirty-Six     The Year 1988 – Part Two   Japan 1988 The big event of the year 1988 was the orchestra’s first ever tour to Japan in November and December. This would turn out to be the first of many visits the orchestra would make to Japan, and for me, …

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Apr 04

My Musical Career | Part Thirty Five

Metropolitan B timpano

My Musical Career|Part Thirty-Five The Year 1988 – Part One As mentioned in my previous post, Part Thirty-Four, 1987 was a seminal year in my personal musical development and that of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and its then-chief conductor, Mariss Jansons. What with the increase in touring, the change of recording labels and a higher …

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Nov 06

A Blast from the Past | Part Two

Oslo Philharmonic Onstage

A Blast from the Past| Part Two Stravinsky and Strauss Since my last post, I have been going through the video archive of the NRK that feature the Oslo Philharmonic of my era (1983 -1998) and was able to come up with several that were of more than passing interest to me. The archive included …

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Nov 01

A Blast from The Past | Viewing Concert Videos from the Past

Oslo Konserthus

A Blast from the Past| Viewing Concert Videos from the Past The Back Story During my fifteen or so years with the Oslo Philharmonic, part of each season was devoted to making radio and TV recordings for the Norsk Riks Kringkasting (Norwegian Radio and Television Broadcasting – NRK for short) as part of the government …

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