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Mantra – music for sinfonietta

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2340 SACD
Release date2018-10-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time54:59

On this disc, the Trondheim Sinfonietta, founded in 1998, has gathered four works from the three decades encompassing the ensemble’s existence. All four seem to be haunted by an even deeper past: Bent Sørensen’s Minnelieder is the composer’s third version of a work originally sparked-off by a book about the 14th century, while Toshio Hosokawa’s Drawing, from a decade later, was inspired by the very start of life. Kristin Norderval’s Chapel Meditation began its existence as an improvisation, but looks back to music from centuries earlier, while the most recent work, Mantra by Ellen Lindquist, also mines a venerable musical tradition, that of the age-old Indonesian gamelan orchestra that for over 100 years has had an influence on Western composers such as Debussy, Britten, Steve Reich et al.
Set for varying forces and numbers of performers, the four works together form a fascinating picture of the kaleidoscopic possibilities open to composers around the turn of the millennium.
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    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
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    • MP3 Stereo
$ 13.19
Extra material for download
  Composer: Hosokawa, Toshio
01 Drawing for eight players (2004) 12:33 $ 3.08 USD
  Composer: Sørensen, Bent
02 Minnelieder – Zweites Minnewater for chamber ensemble
12:35 $ 3.08 USD
  Composer: Lindquist, Ellen
03 Mantra, Concerto for gamelan and sinfonietta (2016) 24:42 $ 5.99 USD
  Composer: Norderval, Kristin
04 Chapel Meditation, for voice and plucked piano (2001) 03:53 $ 1.04 USD
  Album total 54:59
ComposerHosokawa, Toshio
Lindquist, Ellen
Norderval, Kristin
Sørensen, Bent
Chamber ensembleTrondheim Sinfonietta
ConductorGrinde Myrann, Kai
GamelanAalberg, Espen
SopranoNorderval, Kristin
PianoBø, Else

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