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Norske Choral

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Norske Choral

Music Programmer

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Al Heller

As the son of an antique dealer, Al Heller enjoyed a rather unconventional introduction to the world of music. Growing up surrounded by a bewildering array of dusty old musical instruments, from lutes, harps & zithers to pianolas, hurdy-gurdies & church organs, he spent much of his childhood simply experimenting with sound.

Developing a passion for avant-garde & electronic music, Al went on to serve a long musical apprenticeship, composing, recording & regularly performing on the UK live circuit with a diverse range of acts from punk to jazz.

Switching to the other side of the musical fence during the late eighties, Al landed his first studio job at Polygram in London. In 1994, he began freelancing at the newly-formed Music Choice and has been actively involved with the creation & programming of their music channels ever since.

Alongside programming stints with many other major broadcasters, such as MTV, Al has also worked extensively throughout the industry in a wide range of roles from audio engineering to compiling albums & penning sleevenotes.

Artists

Edvard Grieg
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Tine Thing Helseth
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Edward Gardner
Oslo Philharmonic/Mariss Jansons
Stephen Hough (piano)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Litton
WDR Sinfonieorchester/Eivind Aadland
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
John McCabe (piano)

Chart

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Dance Scene from Queen Tamara
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
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Symphony-Concerto: 3rd Movement
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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Fantasien, Op.116: 3. Capriccio in G minor: Allegro passionato
Håkon Austbø
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Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Vol. 7, Op. 62 - Homeward
Stephen Hough (piano)
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Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Sarabande)
Grieg
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Mephisto Waltz No.4
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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Grieg: Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 I. Allegro molto ed appassionato
Franziska Pietsch (violin); Detlev Eisinger (piano)
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Du Bist Der Lenz (Die Walküre)
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
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Haugtussa No. 5 Elsk (The Mountain Maid)
Tine Thing Helseth
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Svendsen: Violin Concerto In A Major, Op. 6 - I. Allegro Moderato Ben Risoluto
Marianne Thorsen/Bergen PO/Neeme Järvi