David Monrad-Johansen: Voluspaa, Filharmonisk Selskaps Orkester

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David Monrad Johansen (November 8, 1888 -- February 20, 1974) was a Norwegian composer.
VOLUSPAA (1923-1926)
English: Title page of a manuscript of the Pro...
Title page of a manuscript of the Prose Edda, showing Odin, Heimdallr, Sleipnir and other figures from Norse mythology ; (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Composition: VOLUSPAA dikt fra "Den eldre Edda" for sloi, kor og orkester, verk 15

Völuspá (Old Norse Vǫluspá, Prophecy of the Völva (Seeress); Modern Icelandic [ˈvœːlʏˌspauː], reconstructed Old Norse [ˈwɔluˌspɑː]) is the first and best known poem of the Poetic Edda. It tells the story of the creation of the world and its coming end related by a völva addressing Odin. It is one of the most important primary sources for the study of Norse mythology. The poem is preserved whole in the Codex Regius and Hauksbók manuscripts while parts of it are quoted in the Prose Edda. It consists of approximately 60 fornyrðislag stanzas. (Ref: Wikipedia)

Performers: Filharmonisk Selskaps Orkester Det Norske Solistkor Solister: Karl Frisell, Else Nedberg, Odd Wolstad
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad