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Ivar Lunde, Jr.

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Ivar Lunde, Jr., former principal oboist of the Norwegian National Opera, was educated at the Conservatory of Music, Oslo, Norway, and the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria. His teachers of oboe include Kees Lahnstein and André Lardrot; of Baroque oboe Grant Moore and James Caldwell; of composition, his father, Ivar Lunde, Sr.; and of conducting Trygve Lindemann, Hermann Scherchen, and Carl Melles. He has taught and performed in Europe and the United States, and appeared as oboe soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic and the Oslo Philharmonic, and many smaller orchestras in Norway, Sweden, Austria, and the United States. Numerous solo and ensemble recitals have been performed in the United States and Scandinavia, many of which have been broadcast on national or public radio. He has been a guest performer with Period Instrument Ensembles such as Les Favorites, the resident ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Basically Bach and City Musick in Chicago, The Minnesota Bach Society in Minneapolis, and he has recorded with The Smithsonian Concerto Grosso in Washington D.C.

Mr. Lunde is a prolific composer and has been awarded numerous prizes and commissions. His composition Ovation won the 1990 Fanfare Contest of the Milwaukee Symphony. In 1977 his Symphony No. 1 received shared 1st Prize in the Oslo Concert Hall Composition Contest for symphonic music. Several orchestral works have been performed by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic (Norway), and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Norway). Many of his works are published and recorded in the United States and Norway. Mr. Lunde is also active as a conductor, having conducted symphony orchestras and chamber orchestras in both Europe and this country. In addition to his position as conductor and music director of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony he is Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he teaches oboe, theory and composition. For ten years he was the conductor and music director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony. Additional biographical information is available from the Norwegian Music Information Centre.


A Summer Day 1996, Opus 107, for wind ensemble
Capriccio, Opus 94, for horn and piano
Capriccio da Camera, Opus 101, for bass clarinet and chamber orchestra
Dancing Images, Opus 104, for violin, cello and piano
Flickers, Opus 98, for woodwind quintet and percussion
Fragments for a Sunday Afternoon, Opus 99, for string quartet
Ovation, Opus 71, No. 2, for symphony orchestra
Psilocybin, Opus 103, for clarinet, bassoon and piano
Pulsations, Opus 89, for alto trombone, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba
Quartet, Opus 54, for saxophones (SATB)
Reflections, Opus 95, for alto saxophone and piano
Reflections, Opus 95, for alto saxophone, double bass and winds and percussion (4 hrns,3 trbs,tb, vibes, marimba, piamo)
Seven Preludes, Opus 96, for piano
Six Norwegian Dances, Opus 82, for symphony orchestra
Sonata in One Movement, Opus 49, for alsto saxophone and piano
Sonatina, Opus 39, for oboe and piano
Songs of Love, Opus 106, for choir (SATB)
Suite, Opus 41, for brass quintet
Suite No. 2, Opus 80, for harpsichord
Suite No. 2, Opus 33, for woodwind quintet
Theme with Variations, Opus 27, for oboe and harpsichord (piano)
Three Short Pieces, Opus 38, for oboe solo
Three Signs of the Zodiac, Opus 97, for woodwind quintet
Tre Vuggeviser, Opus 9, for horn and piano
Trio, Opus 8a, for 2 oboes and English horn
Trio, Opus 8b, for flute, oboe and clarinet
Trio, Opus 8c, for oboe clarinet and bassoon
Tre Staev, Opus 4, No. 1, for 2 oboes and English horn
What's the Fuss, Opus 105, for choir (SATB), flute and double bass

Additional compositions can be obtained from the Norwegian Music Information Centre. Please browse their catalog for music for band, brass, choral, orchestra, piano (harpsichord), strings, vocal and woodwinds.

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