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Dansa - Zilliacus and Willemark

Catalogue numberBIS-2159 SACD
Release date2016-11-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time77:35

Two of Sweden's most highly respected musicians, each in their own field, join forces on this very special disc. Classical violinist Cecilia Zilliacus has won acclaim for her recordings in magazines such as The Strad and Gramophone (Editor’s Choice), and folk musician Lena Willemark is a fixture on the Scandinavian folk and world music scene.
The two open their highly original programme with Bach’s Partita in D minor in a version for voice and violin. This duo version is based on the research of the musicologist Helga Thoene, who has proposed that the celebrated Chaconne which closes the partita was written in response to the death of the composer’s first wife. Woven into Bach’s violin part are numerous quotations from various chorales, from which Willemark has devised a vocal part which she performs drawing on the strong tradition of chorale singing in Swedish folk music. Together with Cecilia Zilliacus’s violin, the clear attacks and straight-toned and direct style of singing form a final farewell, by turns dramatic and serene, to a loved companion.
In order to expand their common repertoire, the two musicians approached the composer Sven-David Sandström in 2011. The result was Dansa (‘Dance’), a scene in seven sections to a text by the poet Maria Wine. Having collaborated previously with both performers, Sandström includes improvisatory passages and provides rich opportunities for the folk musician Lena Willemark to make her imprint on the music, including asking her to change over to the fiddle in one of the sections. Between these two works Cecilia Zilliacus performs a solo sonata written for her by Svante Henryson. In the course of seven movements the piece reflects the versatility of its composer, with a background in jazz, classical music and heavy metal, and allows Zilliacus to display the many facets of her own musicianship.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bach Johann Sebastian
  Partita No.2 in D minor 30:15
01 I. Allemanda 04:57 $ 1.20 USD
  Composer: Crüger, Johann
02 Chorale: Befiehl du deine Wege 01:11 $ 0.29 USD
  Composer: Bach Johann Sebastian
  Partita No.2 in D minor 30:15
03 II. Corrente 02:35 $ 0.62 USD
  Composer: Regnart, Jacob
04 Chorale: Wo soll ich fliehen hin 00:46 $ 0.18 USD
  Composer: Bach Johann Sebastian
  Partita No.2 in D minor 30:15
05 III.Sarabanda 03:47 $ 0.91 USD
06 IV. Giga 04:21 $ 1.04 USD
07 V. Ciaccona, with chorale quotations 14:35 $ 3.57 USD
  Composer: Henryson, Svante
  Sonata for Solo Violin 20:20
08 I. Lento 01:41 $ 0.42 USD
09 II. Andante largo 03:25 $ 0.84 USD
10 III. Moderato misterioso 03:34 $ 0.87 USD
11 IV. The Three-headed Ostrich 03:19 $ 0.82 USD
12 V. Siciliano 02:49 $ 0.68 USD
13 VI. Presto 02:59 $ 0.72 USD
14 VII. Lento 02:33 $ 0.65 USD
  Composer: Sandström, Sven-David
  Dansa (2011) for voice and violin 23:27
15 I. före (gömt) [before (hidden)] 05:22 $ 1.31 USD
16 II. Dansa [Dance] 03:35 $ 0.87 USD
17 III. mellan 1 (öppet) [between I (open)] 02:22 $ 0.58 USD
18 IV. o dansa [oh dance] 03:33 $ 0.86 USD
19 V. mellan 2 (bredvid) [between II (side by side)] 03:39 $ 0.88 USD
20 VI. dansa grymheten [dance cruelty] 03:11 $ 0.77 USD
21 VII. efter (glömt) [after (forgotten)] 01:45 $ 0.52 USD
  Album total 77:35
ViolinWillemark, Lena
Zilliacus, Cecilia
ComposerBach Johann Sebastian
Crüger, Johann
Henryson, Svante
Regnart, Jacob
Sandström, Sven-David
SongWillemark, Lena

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