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Remembering - Cello Concertos

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Catalogue numberBIS-2602 CD
Release date2021-09-03
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time83:28

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On Remembering, the Danish cellist Jakob Kullberg continues his collaborations with two of the foremost Nordic composers: Per Nørgård and Kaija Saariaho. Praised internationally for his performances of the modern cello concerto, Kullberg regards the concerto form as the encounter of an individual soloist with the sound world of a composer. With living composers this approach often results in an unusual degree of collaboration, as the works gathered here bear witness to. Since 1999, Kullberg has enjoyed a close and unique partnership with Nørgård which has resulted in a large number of works.

Between, the opening work on the disc, hails from a time before this, but Nørgård’s viola concerto Remembering Child in its version for the cello is very much an example of Kullberg’s process. He has not only transferred the concerto to his own instruments, but has also – in consultation with the composer – written his own cadenza as well as added details to the score. Likewise, at a climactic point exactly halfway through Saariaho’s concerto Notes on Light, Kullberg creates an expressive space of his own, with a two-minute cadenza he has composed himself. In this work, as well as in Nørgård’s Between, Kullberg is supported by the BBC Philharmonic, with Sinfonia Varsovia appearing in the closing concerto.
 
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  Composer: Nørgård, Per
  Between - Cello Concerto No.1 (1985) 29:17
01 I. In Between 11:11 $ 1.68 USD
02 II. Turning point 04:26 $ 0.67 USD
03 III. Among 13:40 $ 2.05 USD
 
 
  Composer: Saariaho, Kaija
  Notes on Light for cello and orchestra (2006) 33:26
04 I. Translucent, secret 05:58 $ 0.90 USD
05 II. On fire 03:06 $ 0.47 USD
06 III. Awakening 11:37 $ 1.74 USD
07 IV. Eclipse 05:12 $ 0.78 USD
08 V. Heart of Light 07:33 $ 1.13 USD
 
 
  Composer: Nørgård, Per
  Remembering Child for cello and orchestra (1986 / 2013) 20:40
09 I. 09:00 $ 1.35 USD
10 II. 11:40 $ 1.75 USD
 
  Album total 83:28
ComposerNørgård, Per
Saariaho, Kaija
CelloKullberg, Jakob
OrchestraBBC Philharmonic
Sinfonia Varsovia
ConductorBywalec, Szymon
Francis, Michael
Storgårds, John
ArrangerKullberg, Jakob

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