Hege Høisæter – mezzo soprano – Norwegian Contemporary Songs

Featuring «Hälfte des Lebens» – poem by Friederich Hölderlin

Hege Høisæter – mezzo soprano, John Lidal – piano

«Vår konge»

«Vår konge» Lyrics by : Odd-Magnus Williamson

Birkelunden Mannskor, conducted by Knut Kristian Mohn.

Grappa 2019

Konger av Norge

«Vår konge» Lyrics by : Odd-Magnus Williamson

Birkelunden Mannskor, conducted by Knut Kristian Mohn

Grappa 2019

Gisle Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances

Gisle Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances

  1. The Sorrow of Loneliness
  2. Waltz
  3. Songs About the Sea
  4. Dance in the Night
  5. Weddings and Funerals

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ken-David Masur

Produced by Ulrike Schwarz, recorded and mixed by Jim Anderson, mastered by Robert C. Ludwig.
SSO Recordings 2018.

250 piano pieces for BEETHOVEN Vol. 1

«Gott! Welch’ Dunkel hier!» Susanne Kessel, piano

WDR The Cologne Broadcasts, Westdeutschen Rundfunk Köln, 2016

Sommerens Maria

«Sommerens Maria» – a church musical, text by Eyvind Skeie.
Recorded by Kirkens Korskole Nøtterøy. Conducted by Kristin Vold Nese.

Pro Musica, Grappa 2015.

Gisle Kverndokk: Fuge der Zeit

«Fuge der Zeit» – works by Gisle Kverndokk, performed by Nordic Voices:

«The seven last word of Christ» – for 6 singers, 2 string quartets, piano and double bass.
«Mass for six voices».
«Fuge der Zeit» – for 6 singers, string orchestra and organ.

Nordic Voices:
Tone Braaten, soprano.
Ingrid Hanken, soprano.
Ebba Rydh, Alto.
Per Kristian Amundrød, tenor.
Frank Havrøy, baritone.
Trond Reinholdtsen, bass.

Also featuring Magnus Staveland, tenor.
Strings from The Norwegian Radio Orchestra , Gonzalo Moreno, piano, Terje Baugerød, organ.
Rolf Gupta, conductor. Produced by Francois Eckert, sound engineering by Arne Akselberg.

Aurora. Grappa 2015

Minuetto Libero

«Shakespeare Suite» for string orchestra.
1. Touchstone
2. Titania
3. Puck
4. Rosalind

String orchestra conducted by Peter Szilvay

LAWO Music 2013

Catch Light

Nils Henrik Asheim: Catch Light · Gisle Kverndokk: Initiation · Henrik Hellstenius: By the voice a faint light is shed · Jon Øivind Ness: Mad Cap Tootling

Peter Herresthal, violin Peter Kates, percussion Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra · Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra · BIT20 Ensemble
Aurora 2012

Nine Solos for Nine Violinists

«Through the looking-glass» for violin solo – performed by Miriam Helms Åhlien.
Featuring works by Haugland, Skouen, Paus, Kleiberg, Hvoslef, Kverndokk, Mikalsen, Koch and Thommessen.
Aurora, 2012.

Musical Forever 2

«A world of wonders» – from the musical «Sophie’s World» – lyrics by Øystein Wiik.

Abschiedskonzert für und mit Caspar Richter.
Songs from A Chorus Line, Elisabeth, Les Miserables, Freudiana, Mozart!, Sweet Charity, On the Town, Sophie’s World, Romeo und Julia, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rebecca, Irving Berlin, Wie im Himmel, Tanz der Vampire, State Fair.

Vereinigte Bühnen Wien – Hitsquad Records 2011

Marble Surplus

«Marble Surplus» for 4 percussionists and electronics,
based on the sound of the marble in Oslo’s opera house. Commissioned for the opening of the opera house, 2008.
Rune Martinsen, Jonas Blomqvist, Laila Sjørbotten, Pål Bugge, percussion. Cato Langnes, sound design. Gisle Kverndokk, conductor.
DNO&BRC001, 2008
The cd is available at Operabutikken, Den Norske Opera & Ballett.


Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz. Music by Gisle Kverndokk.

Fine & Mellow, Nordisk Film A/S, Denmark, 2005.


«…wither wander you…» for flute and double bass.
Featuring works by Piazzolla, Persen, Scelsi, Hauta-Aho, Kverndokk, Xenakis, Ramsier.
Dan Styffe, Anne Hveding.
Simax, 2003.

Musikalen «Frendelaus»

«Frendelaus» (Homeless) – Libretto by Øystein Wiik, based on the novel by Hector Malot.

Live recording of the original production at The Norwegian Theatre, Oslo, 2003.
Jannicke Abrahamsen, Paul Ottar Haga, Liv Unni Larsson Undall, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Iren Reppen, Paul Åge Johannessen.

Conducted by Gisle Kverndokk.

Det Norske Teatret, DaWorks, 2003.

Songs from the musical «Vincent van Gogh»

Promo cd, 4 songs from the musical «Vincent Van Gogh» – the original production at The Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen, 2001.
Øystein Wiik, Sanni Luis, Matthias Pagani. Orchestra conducted by Caspar Richter. Produced and mixed by Stephan Weber and Robin Schmidt.

Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen, 2001

Oboe Concertos by Corigliano, Kverndokk, Denisov

Gisle Kverndokk: Concerto for oboe and orchestra with obligato string sextet

Steinar Hannevold – oboe,  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dimitri Kitajenko

Simax, 2001

Bokken Lasson – sensibel suksess

Bokken Lasson – stumbling success, A radio opera.

Libretto by Ivar Tindberg, based on the life of the cabaret singer Bokken Lasson.

Katrine Blomstrand, Kari Simonsen, Marit Synnøve Berg, Guri Egge, Ragnhild Heiland Sørensen, Åsleik Engmark.
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Christian Eggen. Produced by Halldor Krogh.

NRK, Pro Musica, 2000

Kyberia: Navigations

«Liposculpture» for violin and cello, performed by Kyberia, Victoria Johnson, violin and Tanja Orning, cello.
Simax Classics, 2000

Musikalen «Sofies Verden»

Sofies Verden, The Original Norwegian Cast Album.
Karoline Krüger, Øystein Wiik, Jahn Teigen, Kåre Conradi, Marian Aas Hansen, Katrine Blomstrand, Elisabeth Andreasson, Guri Egge, Svein Erik Sagbråten, Anders Vangen, Trond Teigen, Kari Ann Grønsund, Ivar Nørve.
Sony, 1999.

Songs from «Sophie’s World» – The Musical

Studio Album of «Sophie’s World» – The Musical, lyrics by Øystein Wiik, based on the novel by Jostein Gaarder.

Marian Aas Hansen, Øystein Wiik, Carola, Morten Harket, Åsleik Engmark, Heine Totland, Jan Werner, Rolf Asser, Erik Røe, Jorunn Irene Erdal, Noora, Reza Aghamir. The City of Prague Orchestra. Produced and arranged by Stein Berge Svendsen.

Universal Music, 1998

Absolute Pling Plong

«Initiation» for violin and orchestra, Peter Herresthal, violin, The Norwegian State Academy of Music, Simon Streatfeild, conductor.
Featuring works by Sunde, Rebne, Kverndokk, Hellstenius, Berstad, Tornquist, Adderley, Ness.
Hemera, 1995.

Too many mornings

Øystein Wiik: Songs by Sondheim. Arranger and musical director/co-producer: Gisle Kverndokk.
Minos Productions, 1991.