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Victoria Borisova-Ollas - Angelus

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2288 SACD
Release date2020-08-07
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time82:08

Born in Russia, Victoria Borisova-Ollas has lived in Sweden since 1993. In the international music press, she has been described as ‘a composer with a sparkling individual voice’ and an ‘orchestrator of the greatest virtuosity’. This is borne out by this well-filled disc which features five works from 2003 – 2013, in performances by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO) with which Borisova-Ollas enjoys a collaboration of long standing.

Angelus, which opens the disc, is also the longest work with a duration of some 22 minutes. It was composed for the 850th anniversary of the city of Munich and takes the listener on a walk through the city and its many clock towers. Angelus is conducted by Andrey Boreyko, who has championed the music of Borisova-Ollas for many years and who here also conducts Creation of the Hymn, a reworking by the composer of a piece for string quartet. Martyn Brabbins has also been entrusted with two works, including Before the Mountains Were Born. Composed in 2005 for the RSO Stuttgart, it includes a virtuosic ‘cadenza’ for the four of the principal woodwind players (flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon). In the final work on the disc, Open Ground, it is Sakari Oramo, chief conductor of the RSPO, who brings out the towering chords and ethereal shimmerings of Borisova-Ollas’ score.
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$ 19.69
Extra material for download
  Composer: Borisova-Ollas, Victoria
01 Angelus (2008) 22:07 $ 5.38 USD
  The Kingdom of Silence
02 The Kingdom of Silence (2003) 14:25 $ 3.52 USD
  Before the Mountains Were Born
03 Before the Mountains Were Born (2005) 17:58 $ 4.36 USD
  Creation of the Hymn, for string orchestra (2013) 15:10
04 Solenne, risoluto e con tutta forza 02:41 $ 0.65 USD
05 Allegretto; giocoso 01:32 $ 0.37 USD
06 Tranquillo 02:11 $ 0.52 USD
07 Allegro, energico 03:08 $ 0.75 USD
08 Largo, espressivo 01:57 $ 0.47 USD
09 Calmo 03:41 $ 0.93 USD
  Open Ground
10 Open Ground (2006) 10:53 $ 2.74 USD
  Album total 82:08
ComposerBorisova-Ollas, Victoria
ConductorBoreyko, Andrey
Brabbins, Martyn
Oramo, Sakari
OrchestraRoyal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

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