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Emil Jonason plays Lindberg and Golijov

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Catalogue numberBIS-2188 SACD
Release date2017-03-10
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz
Total time59:57

Selected by ECHO (the European Concert Hall Organisation) as one of its ‘Rising Stars’ of the 2009/10 season, the Swedish clarinettist Emil Jonason has become increasingly visible on the international music scene. For his first disc on the BIS label he has chosen to record a concerto written for him by his compatriot Christian Lindberg, composer, conductor and legendary trombonist. As Lindberg remarks in his own note on the work, the soloist was involved at all stages of the compositional process. But the Erratic Dreams are the composer’s own – as is the figure of Mr Grönstedt, the main character of those dreams, and of the six movements that make up the colourful score.
In his teens, Emil Jonason was attracted by klezmer music, and played in various klezmer bands. It was therefore a natural choice to combine Lindberg’s concerto with the Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov’s work The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. In contrast to Lindberg, Golijov found inspiration in a historic figure, the medieval rabbi Isaac the Blind, and his lifelong dedication to the ideas of the Kabbalah. Golijov describes the movements of his work being written in three of the different languages spoken by the Jewish people throughout its history: Aramaic, Yiddish (‘the rich and fragile language of a long exile’) and Hebrew. The work includes references to Jewish prayers as well as to klezmer tunes and the clarinettist is specifically requested by the composer to acquaint himself with the idiom of klezmer music.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Lindberg, Christian
  The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt 25:20
01 The Mirror of Saturn 02:31 $ 0.60 USD
02 Mr Grönstedt Dresses for the Spring Ball 02:56 $ 0.70 USD
03 Lisa and the Magic Cape 04:56 $ 1.18 USD
04 Grönstedt Looks for Treasures on a Rubbish Heap 02:22 $ 0.57 USD
05 Cadenza: The World of Euphoric Dreams 01:49 $ 0.44 USD
06 The Dream of Venus 10:46 $ 2.58 USD
  Composer: Golijov, Osvaldo
  The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind 34:33
07 Prelude 03:22 $ 0.81 USD
08 Part I 08:33 $ 2.05 USD
09 Part II 10:29 $ 2.52 USD
10 Part III. K’vakarat 09:14 $ 2.22 USD
11 Postlude 02:55 $ 0.70 USD
  Album total 59:57
ComposerGolijov, Osvaldo
Lindberg, Christian
OrchestraNorrköping Symphony Orchestra
ConductorLindberg, Christian
ClarinetJonason, Emil
EnsembleVamlingbo Quartet

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