Tone Groven Holmboe

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Tone Alis Groven Holmboe (born 9 January 1930) is a Norwegian composer and teacher.

Personal life[edit]

She is the second daughter of composer and innovator Eivind Groven, and teacher and singer Ragna Groven.[1]

She is married to Adler Holmboe (born 1923) of the Holmboe family, and they have three children, Åse Ragnhild (1952), Kristin (1959) and Thorolf (1967).[1]

Works and musical style[edit]

She composes in a classical idiom, with strong flavours of Norwegian folk music. The music is fully tonal and structurally simple, yet with attention to small rhythmic and harmonic details and variations. Her melodic sense is very strong, and the bulk of her work is indeed songs, mostly for voice and piano (ca. 100). She has written a number of chamber musical duets and solos, most notably Syv slåtter og impresjoner for piano solo ("Seven Dances and Impressions for Piano Solo").[citation needed]

Performances and recordings[edit]

Her music has been regularly broadcast on Norwegian radio, and is represented on various recordings by other artists. On her seventieth birthday, she released her first CD as a composer, named Tonebilder ("tone paintings") (2000), with performances by Rolf Erik Nystrøm, alto and soprano saxophones, her cousin Sigmund Groven, harmonica, and 10 other performers, amongst them her three children. One track from this recording was used on the soundtrack of the popular Norwegian movie Elling (2001).[citation needed]


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