refractions: Choral Works by Valen, Berg, Messiaen & Webern

BIS: BIS1970

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refractions: Choral Works by Valen, Berg, Messiaen & Webern

Label:

BIS

Catalogue No:

BIS1970

Discs:

1

Release date:

25th Feb 2013

Barcode:

7318599919706

Length:

57 minutes

Medium:

SACD (download also available)

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel
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refractions: Choral Works by Valen, Berg, Messiaen & Webern


Berg:

Die Nachtigall

Messiaen:

Cinq rechants

O sacrum convivium

Valen:

Ave Maria

Hvad est du dog skiøn, Op. 12

Kom regn fra det høie, Op. 25

Der 121. Psalm

Webern:

Entflieht, Op. 2

Two Songs, Op. 19 (Texts: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


Berit Norbakken Solset (soprano)

Det Norske Solistkor, KORK & Members of the Oslo Sinfonietta, Grete Pedersen

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Music in the early 20th century did pass from one medium to another, from late Romanticism into an unknown future. Refractions allows the listener to sample this transition through the choral music of four very different composers.

Fartein Valen: Ave Maria, Op. 4

Ave Maria, Op. 4

5 Rechants

No. 1. Hayo kapri tama

No. 2. Ma premiere fois terre

No. 3. Ma robe d'amour

No. 4. Niokhama palalan(e) souki

No. 5. Mayoma kalimolimo

Anton Webern: Entflieht auf leichten Kahnen, Op. 2

Entflieht auf leichten Kahnen, Op. 2

Anton Webern: 2 Songs, Op. 19

No. 1. Weiss wie Lilien

No. 2. Ziehn die Schafe

Fartein Valen: Hvad est du dog skion, Op. 12

Hvad est du dog skion, Op. 12

Fartein Valen: Kom regn fra det hoie, Op. 25

Kom regn fra det hoie, Op. 25

Alban Berg: 7 Fruhe Lieder (arr. C. Gottwald)

7 Fruhe Lieder: No. 3. Die Nachtigall (arr. C. Gottwald)

Fartein Valen: Salme 121

Salme 121

Olivier Messiaen: O sacrum convivium!

O sacrum convivium!

Gramophone Magazine

May 2013

“an unusually diverse and unhackneyed 20th-century programme.”

BBC Music Magazine

October 2013

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“The ecstatic, tonality-bending music of the Norwegian Fartein Valen sits well with ethereal Webern plus better-known Messiaen, a challenge met by this fine choir”

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