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Karin Rehnqvist - Arktis Arktis!

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1396 CD
Release date2005-05-29
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time70:33

Music Web International: outstanding.

The music of Karin Rehnqvist has been described as “simultaneously radically new and very old.” This quality is the result of her interest in very different musical traditions: the modernist, constructivist approach to composition as represented by Brian Ferneyhough, with whom she studied, and the Swedish folk music tradition. One source of inspiration is an ancient vocal technique known as kulning, used by women herders to gather their flocks across great distances. Another is the use of micro intervals in traditional music. These and other features come to the fore on this portrait CD, where works from the past seven years have been collected: vocal and instrumental, chamber and orchestral. All of the works are being performed by the musicians and ensembles for whom they were conceived: with his trademark commitment Martin Fröst interprets the clarinet concerto On a Distant Shore and the Adolf Fredrik’s Girls Choir enter into the spirit of I himmelen (In Heaven’s Hall), Rehnqvist’s reinterpretation of a folk chorale. In the main orchestral work, Arktis, Arktis!, written after the composer’s participation in a polar expedition, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra paints arctic landscapes and impressions, and the eminent young ensemble Kungsbacka Piano Trio – for the first time on BIS – renders Beginning, commissioned for them by BBC in 2003. 70 minutes of fascinating music from a fascinating composer whose previous disc on BIS (Sun Song, BIS-CD-996) caused the reviewer in Gramophone to recommend it “very, very strongly”.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Rehnqvist, Karin
  On a Distant Shore - Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (2002) 17:47
01 I. The Dark 04:09 $ 0.87 USD
02 II. The Light 05:14 $ 1.10 USD
03 III. The Wild 01:54 $ 0.40 USD
04 IV. The Singing 04:02 $ 0.85 USD
05 V. The Call 02:28 $ 0.52 USD
  Beginning, for piano trio (2003) 16:06
06 I. Dramatic 07:12 $ 1.51 USD
07 II. Tentative 05:20 $ 1.12 USD
08 III. Rise 03:34 $ 0.75 USD
  Arktis Arktis! for orchestra (2001-2002) 31:36
09 I. Breaking the Ice 11:57 $ 2.51 USD
10 II. Between Sky and Sea 09:18 $ 1.95 USD
11 III. Interlude in Dark 04:39 $ 0.98 USD
12 IV. Yearning 05:42 $ 1.20 USD
13 I Himmelen (In Heaven´s Hall) for treble choir and solo
voices (1998)
03:20 $ 0.70 USD
  Album total 70:33
OrchestraSvenska Kammarorkestern
ComposerRehnqvist, Karin
ClarinetFröst, Martin
ConductorJohansson, Bo
Storgards (Storgårds), John
Sundkvist, Petter
EnsembleKungsbacka Piano Trio
ChoirAdolf Fredrik's Girls Choir, The

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