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Gronn Pastell

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2:48 € 0,80
3. Amaryllis 3:02 € 0,80
4. Bryllupstoner i Selbu kirke 3:09 € 0,80
5. Fredag den 13de 2:55 € 0,80
6. Kjhakala 2:34 € 0,80
7. Prelude from " Scandinavian Suite" 2:01 € 0,80
8. Valse Elegance 3:24 € 0,80
9. Toppsy mazurka 3:40 € 0,80
10. Scherzo in A minor 3:28 € 0,80
11. Halsning Fran Sodern 3:20 € 0,80
12. Valse Brilliante 2:47 € 0,80
13. Spitfire 2:54 € 0,80

ofarmen501: Scandinavian Accordion Favourites CD
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  Name Composer / Arranger Time
1. Gronn Pastell

Henry Haagenrud (1925)

2. Gromgutten

Erling Eriksen (1919 - 1996)

3. Amaryllis

Henry Haagenrud (1925)

4. Bryllupstoner i Selbu kirke

Oivind Farmen (1972 - )

5. Fredag den 13de

Arnstein Johansen (1925)

6. Kjhakala

Henry Haagenrud (1925 - )

7. Prelude from " Scandinavian Suite"

Egil Hauge (1929 - 1996)

8. Valse Elegance

Arnstein Johansen (1925 - )

9. Toppsy mazurka

Erling Eriksen (1919 - 1996)

10. Scherzo in A minor

Erik Gylling ( 1894 - 1954)
arr.John Molinari

11. Halsning Fran Sodern

Andrew Walter (1914 - 1978)
arr.Ricke Low

12. Valse Brilliante

Egil Hauge (1929 - 1996)
arr.Anders Grothe

13. Spitfire Toralf Tollefsen (1914 - 1994) 2:54

Oivind Farmen was born in Sandefjord, Norway, in 1972. He achieved top grades in accordion and chamber music at the Barratt Due Institute of Music upon gradutaion in 1995. Following his studies with Anders Grothe, Oivind proceeded to win several international awards, including the "Trofee Mondial de l'accordeon' (Portugal, 1996), and the "Internationaler Akkordeionwettbewerb Klingenthal' (Germany, 1993). Oivind's collaborators include internationally acclaimed performers such as trumpeter Ole Edvard Antonsen, violinist Elise Batnes, and tubaist Oystein Baadsvik, and he has introduces audiences to his mesmerizing playing in many countries from China to the U.S.A. Several profesional symphony orchestras and wind bands have made good use of Oivind's qualities as a soloist, but he is equally comfortable playing alongside accordion colleagues such as Jorgen Sundequist and Lars Karlsson. 2002 saw him becoming a member of the highly acclaimed neo-folk band Flukt.

Oivind's achievements also include several CD releases in differing contexts (ranging from baroque music, through contemporary compositions to old-time dance music) and he was rewarded for his efforts by the Norwegian government in the shape of an art stipend in 2008 and 2009. The University of Trondheim (NTNU) has made good use of Oivind's teaching skills in the fields of accordion, chamber music and music communication since 1995.

All the composers on "Scandinavian Accordion Favourites: are also known as excellent performers. This selection represents the Scandinavian notion of "accordion music", which encompasses strands of local traditional music, French musette sounds, classical works, and American variety repertoire (which became known through virtousos like Pietro Frosini and Pietro Deiro).

My wish for this recording is that you'll join me as I revisit music that has brought me so much joy throughout my career, and that this swinging, luminescent and well-balanced repertoire from Scandinavian virtousos of the accordion world will bring you some of the enjoyment I feel when I play it.


Oivind Farmen was born in Sandefjord, Norway, in 1972. At the age of eight he began taking lessons with Gustav Schmidt and continued with Arne Kulsvehagen at the municipal music school in Sandefjord. Farmen took music at the Sandefjord sixth-form college (1988-1991) before entering the college department of the Barratt Due Institute of Music where he studied form 1991 to 1995 iwth Anders Grothe.

Farmen has performed to critical acclaim in numerous countries from China in the east to the USA in the west. In Norway he has performed as a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Barratt Due Chamber Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Bodo Sinfonietta, The Royal Norwegian Navy Band, and The Norwegian Air Force Band.

At the beginning of his career Oivind Farmen regularly entered competitions, winning a first prize at the traditional accordion competition in Klingenthal, Germany in 1993, and at the Trofee Mondial de I'accordeon on Portugal in 1996. In addition he was awarded second prize in the concert soloist category at Castelfidardo, Italy, in 1994. He was awarded the Claudio Calista memorial prize, also at Castelfidardo, in 1995 for the best performance of a contemporarywork.

Oivind Farmen is an extremely versatile performer, at home with a wide variety of musical genres and styles. He has collaborated in the creation of new works with composers such as Hakon berge, Morten Gaathaug, Terje Bjorklund, Johan Kvandal, Fredrik Hogberg and Erlend Skomsvoll. He has performed with a number of Norway's foremost musicians including Elise Batnes (violin), Oystein Baadsvik (tuba) and Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet). The folk music-based trio Flukt of which he is a member was nominated for Spellemannpris award in 2009. In 2008 he was awarded a two-year government grant for artists for a contemporary music project.

Since 1995 Oivind Farmen has taught accordion as a main instrument, chamber music, and music communication at the Depart of Music at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

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