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As Dreams - Choral Music

As Dreams - Choral Music


Janson, A:

Nocturne

Lachenmann:

Consolation II (Wessobrunner Gebet)

Nørgård:

Drommesang

Singe die Gärten

Saariaho:

Überzeugung

Nuits, adieux

Xenakis:

Nuits


Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Oslo Sinfonietta, Grete Pedersen

Night, dreams, and farewells with an outstanding choir. Although different in many respects – compositional approach, geographical origin, language – the works that make up this adventurous programme from the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir and its artistic director Grete Pedersen are all, to quote Shakespeare, ‘such stuff as dreams are made on’. In various ways they refer to night and dreams, to the distant past or to an uncertain future. With composers from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany and Greece, and texts ranging from fragments of ancient Assyrian and Sumerian (in Xenakis’s Nuits) and the 8th-century Wessobrunner Prayer (Lachenmann) to poems by Balzac (Saariaho), Nietzsche (Janson) and Rilke (Nørgård), the concept of ‘here and now’ becomes blurred and, indeed, dreamlike. The choir and Grete Pedersen released their first disc for BIS in 2007 – an all-Grieg programme awarded a Diapason d’or and with interpretations described in Le Monde de la Musique as ‘so beautiful as to make you lose your breath’. The five titles that have followed since then range from the folk-inspired ‘White Night’ (‘some of the most striking and moving singing put down on disc for years’, Gramophone) and most recently a programme combining works by the Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt (1915 – 2014) with motets by Bach (BIS2184). Meeting the different challenges posed by such varied repertoire with flawless and always idiomatic performances, the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir is a wonderful instrument in the hands of Grete Pedersen. On the present disc musicians from Oslo Sinfonietta join the team in the accompanied works, which include Nørgård’s Singe die Gärten for eight-part choir and 8 instruments and Janson’s Nocturne for double choir, 2 cellos, harp and 2 percussionists.

“A stunning achievement by all concerned. Difficult, challenging music, performed with brilliance and dedication.” MusicWeb International, 16th November 2016

“There is delicacy, sensitivity, richness and detail in each performance here (no prizes for guessing the disc’s theme) and excellent sound that gets to the many corners of each score. Add to that extraordinary imagination in the singing, individually and collectively.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2016

“There is much beauty here, often clothed in the most adventurous harmonies and vocal ideas. The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir under their Music Director, Grete Pedersen achieve the most wonderful results, taking choral singing to a new level.” The Classical Reviewer, January 2017

“Mixed themed programmes can be hit and miss, but this lovely set by the fearless Grete Pedersen explores nocturnal and oneiric modes with logic and confidence” Choir & Organ, February 2017 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - December 2016

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Bach to the Future

Bach to the Future

Music for Percussion


Nørgård:

Bach to the Future

Reich:

Nagoya Marimbas

Music for Pieces of Wood

Siegel, W:

42nd Street Rondo

Veldhuis:

Goldrush Concerto


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Contemporary Works for Percussion

Contemporary Works for Percussion


Fahrbach:

Fireplay

Koppel, A:

Toccata for Vibraphone and Marimba

Miki:

Marimba Spiritual II

Nørgård:

Ech Zone I - III

Pape, A:

CaDance 4 2


Safri Duo

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Conversations for Violin and Piano

Conversations for Violin and Piano


Koppel, H D:

Ternio Op. 53b

Nordentoft:

Two movements for violin and piano

Nørgård:

Fragment No. 5 for violin and piano

Diptychon, Op. 11 for violin and piano

Rosing-Schow:

Erigidis for violin and piano

Ruders:

Three Tiny Pieces for Great Friends

Bel Canto – for violin solo


Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider (violin) & Ulrich Stærk (piano)

All the works on this disc were composed within the last fifty years and offer a fascinating capsule glimpse into Danish music.

They are here performed by two highly regarded Danish artists, Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider and Ulrich Stærk.

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Danish Piano Trios

Danish Piano Trios


Abrahamsen:

Traumlieder

Nørgård:

Spell

Sørensen, B:

Phantasmagoria


Trio con Brio Copenhagen

This new release boasts three of Denmark’s greatest contemporary composers. Sørensen, Nørgård and Abrahamsen have all created new forms of musical expression that manage to renew a deep romantic yearning of the intangible and mysterious.

The Trio con Brio Copenhagen are a superlative and unique group, highly praised for their sensitivity and interpretation of ‘new’ music - Classic FM Magazine wrote of them: ‘the Copenhagen players go the full distance with playing of skin-rippling sensitivity’.

“The piano trio in Denmark is alive and well, judging from this new release by Trio Con Brio Copenhagen, which shows this technically exacting medium in a varied perspective.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2013

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David Starobin - Newdance

David Starobin - Newdance

18 New Dances for solo guitar


Babbitt:

Danci

Bland, W:

Rag Nouveau

Carter, E:

Shard

Duarte, J W:

Valse en Rondeau

Harvey, J:

Sufi Dance

Jaffe, S:

Spinoff

Johanson, B:

Open Up Your Ears

Lansky:

Crooked Courante

Lavista:

Natarayah

Lennon:

Gigolo

Mackey, S:

San Francisco Shuffle

Morel, Jorge:

Reflexiones Latinas

Nørgård:

Serenita

Paraskevas:

Chase Dance

Ruders:

Chaconne for solo guitar

Sørensen, B:

Angelus Waltz

Starobin, M:

The Snoid Trucks Up Broadway

Wernick:

Da'ase


1999 GRAMMY NOMINATION: BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE 1999 AFIM 'Indie' Winner: BEST SOLO ALBUM

David Starobin’s Newdance is the American guitar virtuoso’s first solo CD in more than 6 years- a disc much anticipated by guitar aficionados. Newdance consists of 18 new dance pieces by 18 leading composers, all composed for Starobin. Newdance presents an inspired and eclectic collection of new guitar music, ranging from rags, waltzes and tangos to chaconnes and courantes, to abstract visions of the dance, all performed brilliantly by the artist that Soundboard Magazine called: "arguably the most influential American classical guitarist of the 20th Century."

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Europe

Europe

Music for Saxophone Quartet


Halffter, C:

Fractal - Concierto a Cuatro

Hindemith:

Konzertstück für zwei Altsaxophone

Nørgård:

Roads to Ixtlan - Three movements for Saxophone Quartet

Penderecki:

Clarinet Quartet

Xenakis:

XAS for saxophone quartet


Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

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Goldrush

Goldrush


Bach, J S:

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 3 in C sharp minor, BWV848

Barfoed:

Safricana

Chopin:

Impromptu No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'

Étude Op. 10 No. 4 in C sharp minor

Mendelssohn:

Prelude & Fugue for piano in F minor, Op. 35 No. 5

Nørgård:

Det veltemperede slagtoj (after Bach): excerpts

Ravel:

Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs No. 4)


Safri Duo

All tracks arranged for percussion duo

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Hymn To The Sun

Hymn To The Sun

Works for a cappella choir


Bruun:

Forårssang

Vandring i skoven

Holmboe:

Solhymne

Holten:

Psalm 23 - Herren er min hyrde

Jersild:

Il cantico delle creature

Koppel, H D:

Three Pieces for Mixed Choir with Texts from the Psalms of David, Op. 74

Nørgård:

Two Hans Christian Andersen Poems

Ruders:

Three Motets


Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Søren Kinch Hansen

Hymn to the Sun is the debut CD from the Danish National Vocal Ensemble.

Hymn to the Sun presents some of the most prominent Danish 20th- and 21st-century composers of choral music in works using a modern, variegated musical language that draws inspiration from many different genres and styles. More than anything else, this is music inspired by highly evocative texts: Poems by Hans Christian Andersen; the Psalms of the Bible, and ancient poetry worshipping the Sun.

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I Ching

I Ching

Contemporary music for percussion


Adderley:

Mechanics I

Lindberg, M:

Metal Work

Nørgård:

Thunder Repeated: The Image of Shock

The Taming Power of the Small

The Gentle, the Penetrating

Towards Completion: Fire Over Water


Eirik Raude (percussion)

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