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Nordsending - Nordic String Trios

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Catalogue numberBIS-2269 CD
Release date2017-02-10
Orig. sample rate44100 Hz
Total time78:49

Nordsending was the name given by southern Norwegian people of the late Medieval and Early Modern period to magical attacks from the sorcerous sub-Arctic and Arctic. It was the ‘broadcast from the north’. Other peoples had other names for it, but they all understood it similarly: the invisible medium through which splinters of iron, stone arrowheads and little mice were shot into the bodies of the healthy by Northern witches.

With this programme of string trios – and one duo – by four Nordic composers, Trio Aristos has devised a nordsending of their own: thoroughly contemporary, but equally magical. The members of Trio Aristos have in various constellations worked with each of the composers – most extensively with Per Nørgård, the grand old man of Danish music, who is represented here with three works composed in the years around 1990, including the duo Tjampuan for violin and cello.

His younger colleagues all contribute one work each to the disc, written between 2009 and 2014. Kaija Saariaho found inspiration for her four-movement trio in different cloud formations, while Bent Sørensen added to a series of works inspired by Venice when he composed Gondole: its five movements are impressions of gondolas waltzing, mourning and falling in love. Gondole was commissioned by Trio Aristos, and so was Rift, by the Norwegian composer Henrik Hellstenius, who recomposed the piece for these performers from his earlier series Imprints.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Sørensen, Bent
  Gondole for violin, viola and cello (2010) 18:50
01 I. La Gondola che balla il valzer (The Waltzing Gondola) 00:58 $ 0.23 USD
02 II. Gondola dei sogni (Gondola in Dreams) 03:46 $ 0.90 USD
03 III. La Gondola con il vestito dei fiori (The Gondola with
the Flowery Dress)
02:34 $ 0.62 USD
04 IV. Gondola dell’amore (Love’s Gondola) 03:33 $ 0.85 USD
05 V. Lugubre gondola (Sinister Gondola) 07:59 $ 1.92 USD
  Composer: Nørgård, Per
  Strings for violin, viola and cello (1992) 14:59
06 I. Moderato 06:18 $ 1.51 USD
07 II. Allegro 01:36 $ 0.38 USD
08 III. Adagio 02:37 $ 0.63 USD
09 IV. Presto 04:28 $ 1.07 USD
  Composer: Saariaho, Kaija
  Cloud Trio for violin, viola and cello (2009) 16:45
10 I. Calmo, meditato 02:52 $ 0.69 USD
11 II. Sempre dolce ma energico, sempre a tempo 03:46 $ 0.90 USD
12 III. Sempre energico 03:05 $ 0.74 USD
13 IV. Tranquillo ma sempre molto espressivo 07:02 $ 1.69 USD
  Composer: Nørgård, Per
  Tjampuan ‘Where the Rivers meet’ for violin and cello (1992) 11:55
14 1. Sostenuto, molto affettuoso 02:07 $ 0.51 USD
15 2. Poco con moto affettuoso 00:37 $ 0.15 USD
16 3. Con moto sostenuto 01:15 $ 0.30 USD
17 4. Più mosso 03:15 $ 0.78 USD
18 5. Andantino leggiero, un poco rubato 02:47 $ 0.67 USD
19 6. Presto frenético 01:54 $ 0.46 USD
  Composer: Hellstenius, Henrik
20 Rift for violin, viola and cello (2014) 09:23 $ 2.25 USD
  Composer: Nørgård, Per
21 Pastorale from Babette’s Feast for violin, viola and cello
06:48 $ 1.63 USD
  Album total 78:49
ComposerHellstenius, Henrik
Nørgård, Per
Saariaho, Kaija
Sørensen, Bent
ViolaØllgaard, Alexander
ViolinKrzeszowiec, Szymon
CelloKullberg, Jakob

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