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Wallin & Buene – Violin Concertos

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Catalogue numberBIS-2242 SACD
Release date2018-01-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time84:00

Following his 2001 disc of works by Arne Nordheim, Norwegian violinist Peter Herresthal and BIS have collaborated on the project ’A String of Releases’ – recordings of contemporary violin concertos, in several cases written especially for Herresthal. Featured composers so far have been Olav Anton Thommessen, Henrik Hellstenius and Ørjan Matre – all from Norway – as well as Thomas Adès and Per Nørgård. Utterly fearless in his approach to these complex works, Herresthal has received recognition for his recordings, earning a Spellemannprisen (the ‘Norwegian Grammy’) as well as being shortlisted for a Gramophone Award.
The present, amply-filled addition to Herresthal’s ‘string’ features the composers Rolf Wallin (b. 1957) and Eivind Buene (b. 1973). Wallin – one of Scandinavia’s leading composers – has for Herresthal made a version of Under City Skin, his 2009 concerto for viola and ensemble. The work is a poetic and sonic journey through an imaginary cityscape, with the solo violin and the string orchestra playing off and with a pre-recorded soundtrack. Buene’s Violin Concerto was also conceived with Herresthal in mind. With suggestive individual titles – Falling Angels, Sound Asleep and Among Voices – its three movements are each scored for a different combination of chamber orchestral forces. They can be played separately, but together they form a haunting triptych of melancholy and memory. Supporting Herresthal in the concertos are the conductor Øyvind Bjorå and musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic, in two different configurations: as a chamber orchestra and a sinfonietta. Bjorå and the Sinfonietta also perform Wallin’s Appearances and Buene’s Miniatures, for 15 and 16 musicians respectively.
 
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  Composer: Wallin, Rolf
  Under City Skin 28:54
01 I. High-heeled Shoes 05:58 $ 1.43 USD
02 II. The Park at Night 07:12 $ 1.73 USD
03 III. Locomotive 10:08 $ 2.43 USD
04 IV. Pastorale 05:36 $ 1.34 USD
 
05 Appearances 23:45 $ 5.70 USD
 
 
  Composer: Buene, Eivind
  Miniatures 09:23
06 I. 01:08 $ 0.27 USD
07 II. 01:35 $ 0.38 USD
08 III. 01:13 $ 0.29 USD
09 IV. 01:05 $ 0.26 USD
10 V. 02:14 $ 0.54 USD
11 VI. 02:08 $ 0.51 USD
 
  Violin Concerto 21:49
12 I. Falling Angels 09:38 $ 2.31 USD
13 II. Sound Asleep 04:47 $ 1.15 USD
14 III. Among Voices of the Dead 07:24 $ 1.78 USD
 
  Album total 84:00
ComposerBuene, Eivind
Wallin, Rolf
ViolinHerresthal, Peter

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