Brevik, Tor

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Brevik, Tor

Brevik, Tor, Norwegian composer, conductor, and music critic; b. Oslo, Jan. 22, 1932. He studied violin, viola, and theory at the Oslo Cons, before completing his training in Sweden. In 1958 he founded the Oslo Youth Chamber Orch. He was also active as a music critic.


DRAMATIC: Contrasts, ballet (1964); Da kon-gen kom til Spilliputt, opera (1973). orch.:Adagio and Fugue for Strings (1958); Overture (1958); Serenade for Strings (1959); Chaconne (1960); Concertino for Clarinets and Strings (1961); Canto elegiaco (1964); Chamber Concerto for Strings (1967); Intrada (1969); Romance for Violin and Orch. (1972; also for Violin and Piano); Andante cantabile for Violin and Strings (1975); Viola Concerto (1982); Sinfonietta (1989); Sinfonia Brevik (1991); Music (1993). chamber:Music for Violin (1963); Divertimento for Wind Quintet (1964); Adagio religioso for Horn (1967); String Quartet (1967); Music for 4 Strings (1968); Septet (1977); Fantasy for Flute (1979); Serenade for 10 Winds (1994). vocal:Elegy for Soprano, Viola, Double Bass, and Percussion (1964); Light of Peace for Soloists, Chorus, and String Quartet or Orch. (1980); choruses; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire