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Visions fugitives – music for strings

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Catalogue numberBIS-2126 SACD
Release date2014-08-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz/44100Hz
Total time68:35

“A superb disc, defined throughout by brilliantly vivid and dramatic string sounds…” Gramophone; “This is an attractive programme, superbly performed and recorded with an ideal balance between detail and atmosphere…” MusicWeb-International.com; "Disons-le sans détour, ce SACD est un petit bijou musical, défendu par un ensemble de musiciens inspirés." OpusHD.net

The Swedish string ensemble Camerata Nordica and its artistic director Terje Tønnesen made their first joint appearance on BIS in 2013 with an all-Britten programme. Released in conjunction with the ensemble’s début at the BBC Proms, the disc received critical acclaim, with the reviewer on the website ClassicsToday.com including it ‘among the Britten year’s outstanding releases’ and his colleague in BBC Music Magazine agreeing: ‘The Britten centenary can't have produced finer recorded performances than these, with wonderful dynamic shading, bomproof tuning, and real drama.’ The team now returns with another programme of 20th-century music for strings – this time by four different composers, and spanning from the years before World War I to a few days before the outbreak of World War II. Bartók, Webern, Prokofiev and Hindemith were all central figures of their time, illustrating – and to an extent personifying – different approaches to modernism in music, and this varied programme touches in turn on neo-classical and neo-baroque idioms, folk music, atonality and impressionism. But first and foremost the disc offers an exciting and colourful mix of great music, in performances by an ensemble compared in Fanfare to ‘a first-class string quartet. These musicians are completely attuned to each other's dynamics, attack, phrasing, and blend.’
 
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  Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
  Visions fugitives, Op.22 (1915-1917) 16:27
01 Lentamente (No.1) 01:12 $ 0.28 USD
02 Andante (No.2) 01:39 $ 0.38 USD
03 Animato (No.4) 01:00 $ 0.23 USD
04 Allegretto (No.3) 00:56 $ 0.21 USD
05 Molto giocoso (No.5) 00:24 $ 0.09 USD
06 Commodo (No.8) 01:22 $ 0.31 USD
07 Con eleganza (No.6) 00:28 $ 0.11 USD
08 Allegretto tranquillo (No.9) 01:07 $ 0.26 USD
09 Con vivacità (No.11) - [attacca] 01:10 $ 0.27 USD
10 Ridicolosamente (No.10) 01:00 $ 0.23 USD
11 Assai moderato (No.12) 01:01 $ 0.23 USD
12 Feroce (No.14) 01:01 $ 0.23 USD
13 Allegretto (No.13) - [attacca] 00:55 $ 0.21 USD
14 Inquieto (No.15) 00:52 $ 0.20 USD
15 Dolente (No.16) 02:20 $ 0.54 USD
 
 
  Composer: Hindemith, Paul
  Fünf Stücke für Streichorchester Op.44 No.4 12:19
16 I. Langsam 02:29 $ 0.57 USD
17 II. Langsam – Schnell 01:41 $ 0.39 USD
18 III. Lebhaft 01:26 $ 0.33 USD
19 IV. Sehr langsam 03:48 $ 0.87 USD
20 V. Lebhaft 02:55 $ 0.67 USD
 
 
  Composer: Webern, Anton
  Fünf Sätze, Op.5 12:05
21 I. Heftig bewegt 02:45 $ 0.63 USD
22 II. Sehr langsam 02:58 $ 0.68 USD
23 III. Sehr lebhaft 00:41 $ 0.16 USD
24 IV. Sehr langsam 01:41 $ 0.39 USD
25 V. In zarter Bewegung 04:00 $ 0.92 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bartók, Béla
  Divertimento for string orchestra, BB118 (1939) 25:42
26 I. Allegro non troppo 08:40 $ 1.99 USD
27 II. Molto adagio 10:13 $ 2.35 USD
28 III. Allegro assai 06:49 $ 1.57 USD
 
  Album total 68:35
ComposerBartók, Béla
Hindemith, Paul
Prokofiev, Sergei
Webern, Anton
EnsembleCamerata Nordica
LeaderTonnesen (Tønnesen), Terje

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