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VÅREN 2017 - DEL 1

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Klassiska inspelningar med artister som Jussi Björling, Nicolai Gedda, Dan Laurin och Anne Sofie von Otter, från klassiska svenska bolag som Swedish Society, Proprius, Daphne, Intim Musik, dB Production och Bluebell - till otroliga passa-på-priser, till och med sista mars.
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Image Verdi: Rigoletto & Trovatore
Jussi Björling: Excerpts from Rigoletto & Il Trovatore

Questa o quella (from Rigoletto)
È il sol dell'anima (from Rigoletto)
Ella mi fu rapita! (from Rigoletto)
La donna è mobile (from Rigoletto)
Un di, se ben rammentomi... Bella figlia dell'amore (from Rigoletto)
Mal reggendo all'aspro (from Il Trovatore)
Quale d’armi fragor poc’anzi intesi? (from Il Trovatore)
Ah sì ben mio (from Il trovatore)
Di quella pira (from Il trovatore)
Miserere d'un' alma gia vicina (from Il Trovatore)
Madre, non dormi? (from Il trovatore)
Ai nostri monti (from Il trovatore)

49 kr (139 kr)
Image Till Havs
Remastrad nyutgåva av en av de mest efterfrågade Jussiskivorna. Väsentligt bättre ljudkvalitet och ett extraspår - Till Havs - i en tidigare outgiven version. Dessutom medföljer en unik CD-romdel späckad med intressant information om Jussis liv. Ingår gör också den vackra sången Tonerna och klassikern O Helga Natt.

Jussi Björling, tenor.

Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Stig Westerberg

39 kr (89 kr)
Image Liszt -Songs I.
Sonetti di Petrarca (3) for voice & piano, S270
Im Rhein, im schönen Strome, S272
Du bist wie eine Blume
Vergiftet sind meine Lieder, S.289
Morgens steh ich auf und frage, S290
Drei Lieder aus Schillers Wilhelm Tell, S292
Comment, disaient-ils (Hugo), S276
O quand je dors (Hugo), S282
Enfant, si j'étais roi (Hugo), S283
S'il est un charmant gazon, S284
Wartburg Songs, S345: No 4 'Walther von der Vogelweide'
Wartburg Songs, S345: No 3 'Heinrich von Ofterdingen'
Wartburg Songs, S345: No 7 'Reimar der Alte'

49 kr (139 kr)
Image Händel/Monteverdi/Telemann/Roman
Anne Sofie von Otter sjunger här, på sin solodebutskiva från 1995, bland annat Händels kända arior "Where shall I fly" och "Wherever you walk".

...Essential listening for those who have followed von Otter's career. If you've got her later recordings then you'll definitely want this her first disc...
(MusicWeb.com)

...Det här är en fantastisk skiva som det verkligen slår gnistor om...
(Hallandsposten)



39 kr (79 kr)
Image Cecilia Zilliacus Västerås Sinfone
Presenting the Violinist Cecilia Zilliacus

Sibelius, Stenhammar, Nielsen, Svendsen och Nelson.
Västerås Sinfonietta
Dir. Hannu Koivula



49 kr (159 kr)
Image Schubert
Matti Hirvonen appears frequently in music festivals in Sweden and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician and has made a large number of TV, radio and gramophone recordings.

The many years of pleaseure gained from performing Schuberts Lieder inspired Matti Hirvonen to immerse himself in the world of Schuberts solo piano music and thus gave rise to the present recording

Matti Hirvonen is one of Swedens most sought-after accompanists and has performed with singers such as Elisabeth Söderström, Hillevi Martinpleto, Marianne Häggander, Håkan Hagegård & Peter Mattei, just to name a few. Matti Hirvonen has a particular intrest in contemporary music and has given a number of first performancecs of Swedish piano works both at home and internationally.

49 kr (159 kr)
Image Recorder Graffiti
Dan Laurin is one of Scandinavia's extremely versatile musicians. At the age of 19 he recieved his diploma with absolutely top marks, having studied at the fynske Conservatory of Music in Odense, Denmark. A couple of years later he made his very successful debut in Copenhagen.

Having recieved several international awards, Dan Laurin is in great demands as a soloist. He does scores of solo concerts but also performs with the Drottningholms Barock ensemble and the trio Barock Modern.

49 kr (159 kr)
Image String Quintets Nos. 1 & 2
The Uppsala Chamber Soloists are one of Sweden's most eminent string ensembles, delving into Baroque, Viennese Classical, Romantic or new music, always with the same total control and stylistic sense.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image July
July är en av de orkestrala fantasier utan dirigent som kändes nödvändiga att bli noterade 1995. Den orkestrala happeningen har 10 starter, men för att få till en variation i klangstrukturen upprepas verket en gång. Den som är intresserad av jämförelser i improvisationen kan hoppa mellan spår 1 och 11, 2 och 12, 3 och 13 osv
För dem som tycker sig höra kyliga klanger i stycket, kan bara konstatera att juli innebär midvinter i t ex Australien.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Dreams
Dreams, en symfonisk dikt inspirerad av Akira Kurosavas film med samma namn.

Vid tidens slut är komponerat 2002 på beställning av poeten Jacques Werup, som också har skrivit texten. Inspelningen är gjord på nyårsafton 2003 inför en entusiastisk publik i Malmö konserthus.

A.S. in Memoriam är komponerat 1999 till minne av Arnold Schönberg och hans stråkorkesterverk Verklärte Nacht, tonsatt 100 år tidigare, 1899. I A. S. in Memoriam har Martinsson velat återspegla det tonspråk, den gestik och de musikaliska karaktärer som finns i Schönbergs verk.

Kalliope (2004) Muserna, sångens gudinnor, var alla döttrar till guden Zeus, födda invid Olympen. I verket Kalliope får alla de nio muserna var sin sats, där dessa kontrasterande karaktärer bildar utgångspunkt för fantasin i ett improvisativt komponerande.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Piano Trios By Haydn, Ireland & Brahms
Ny CD med musik för pianotrio av Haydn, Ireland och Brahms. Här med Trio Poseidon som på kort tid har intagit en plats bland Sveriges främsta kammarmusikensembler.
Efter att ha musicerat tillsammans i många olika konstellationer bildade Claes Gunnarsson, Per Lundberg och Sara Trobäck trion 2002 och har sedan dess regelbundet framträtt vid kammarmusikfestivaler i Sverige och har även haft stora internationella framgångar, bland annat i Wigmore Hall, London där trion debuterade 2004.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Spheres
På denna cd har Nils-Erik Sparf och David Härenstam ställt samman en mix av musik för violin och gitarr. Duon har spelat ett flertal gånger i radio och TV bl. a i Musikspegeln i SVT. Klangrikedomen och intimiteten i denna form av kammarmusik utgör kärnan i de verk man valt. Flera av dessa är skrivna direkt för duon, t ex titelspåret "Spheres". Att sprida denna svenska musik över världen känns angeläget. Sparf är väl mest känd som barock-interpret, men här får han tillfälle att visa i mer nutida musik, vilken mångsidig och storslagen kammarmusiker han är. Härenstams virtuosa och sköna gitarrspel är värt stor internationell spridning. Han tillhör den nya generationen av strålande gitarrspelare i Sverige som dessutom aktivt bidrar till att vidga repertoaren för detta instrument.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image The Strenuous Life
Violin och klaver har sedan 1700-talet varit ett av de mest använda instrumentarierna både vad gäller kammarmusikalisk konstmusik och musik av mer renodlad underhållningskaraktär. Sonater och duetter för violin och piano finns det rikligt av och inom den lättare musiken, som ofta är av hög kvalitet och i de här sammanhangen ibland kallas "restaurangmusik", var också fiol och piano en av de vanligaste besättningarna. Den genren hade sin storhetstid för omkring 100 år sedan, före radioskvalets och muzakens tid och två världsartister från den tiden påminns vi särskilt om på den här skivan, där violinisten Bernt Lysell och pianisten Urban Gärdborn möts, nämligen Fritz Kreisler och Jascha Heifetz.
Denna CD visar hela Bernt Lysells bredd som violinist, nu när han slutar som konsertmästare i Radiosymfonikerna. Skivan innehåller flera av de vanliga "örhängena", men också ett stycke - "Cordes" för violin och bas - som sonen Mattias Lysell skrivit. Den andra sonen Peter Lysell spelar bas.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Predatory Dances
EN AV ÅRETS BÄSTA SKIVOR 2009 ENLIGT DAGENS NYHETER

Albert Schnelzer tillhör den yngre svenska tonsättargenerationen. Han har börjat skörda stora framgångar inte minst utomlands. Vi har här samlat ett urval av hans förnämsta kammarmusikverk, som spelas av en ung skara svenska elitmusiker: Tobias Ringborg, Claes Gunnarsson samt Per Lundberg. Den unga svenska nya världs-sopranen Susanna Andersson tillsammans med den välkända solopianisten Francisca Skoogh framför "Requiem". Soloklarinettisten Staffan Mårtensson kompletterar skaran. Musiken på skivan försöker skapa en bild av livet och dess förgänglighet och olika gestalter. Både danser med ondskan i olika former, över frusna landskap till ett Requiem. Detta verk skrevs till en minnesstund efter mordet på utrikesministern Anna Lindh. Vi tycker att det är viktigt att lyfta fram och presentera en tonsättare som står i början av sin gärning, tillsammans med unga och "spelhungriga" musiker, vilka verkligen kan göra honom rättvisa.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Paul Waltman Plays Korngold
Denna CD från Daphne Records presenterar violinisten Paul Waltman i hans favoritrepertoar. Erich Wolfgang Korngolds makalösa violinkonsert, förd till dopet av ingen mindre än Jascha Heifetz, kopplas här för första gången med samma tonsättares betydligt mer sällan spelade violinsonat. Korngold påbörjade sin violinsonat vid endast femton års ålder vilket här ger lyssnaren en unik möjlighet att höra om, eller hur, komponistens tonspråk förändrades under de dryga trettio år som skiljer verken åt. Duopartner i violinsonaten är pianisten Bengt Forsberg, också han en stor korngoldälskare. Forsberg har också med bland andra Anne Sofie von Otter spelat en mängd musik av Korngold för Deutsche Grammophon. Violinkonserten spelades in vid en inspirerad konsert i Berwaldhallen tillsammans med Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester, under ledning av den flerfaldigt prisbelönade dirigenten David Björkman.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image The Four Ages
Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-88)
Den franske pianisten och tonsättaren Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-88) är tveklöst en av pianolitteraturens mer gåtfulla och originella gestalter. Som hyllat underbarn utvecklades han snabbt till en av sin tids främsta pianovirtuoser. Här spelar Stefan Lindgren två av hans främsta pianoverk: Sonata op. 33 och Symphony op. 39.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Piano Works
"Det är genomgående välskrivet och så gott som alltid intressant, och suveränt framfört av Francisca Skoogh."
(Dagens Nyheter)

Tonsättaren Staffan Storm har ett nära och dynamiskt samarbete med de musiker som uppför hans kompositioner, vilket denna cd med pianisterna Francisca Skoogh och Roland Pöntinen är ett utmärkt exempel på. Sålunda skriver Francisca Skoogh: "Staffans pianomusik är välskriven, genomtänkt och ligger bra "i händerna". Men framförallt är den sprungen ur en komponistsjäl med stor omsorg om och kärlek till hantverket, materialet och hela tiden med en tanke på det klangliga uttrycket, de olika motivens karaktär. Staffans melodier är alltifrån storslaget romantiska eller våldsamt perkussiva till lågmälda, eftertänksamt sjungande eller brummande. Återkommande är förslag, lekfullt utformad ornamentik och intrikata ackord. Paradoxalt är att trots att inget är på måfå låter mycket skapat i stunden."
"Storms stilistiska palett har många färger. Delikat impressionism, dynamisk energi, expressionistiskt rufsig motorik" (Carl-Håkan Larsén, Sydsvenska Dagbladet)



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Symphony No. 2
Under 2009 gjorde Malmö Musikhögskolas Symfoniorkesters en uppmärksammad turné till Baltikum. Då spelade man bl a Wilhelm Stenhammars g-moll symfoni och uruppförde Estländaren Tõnu Kõrvits "Passacaglia". Detta blev en sådan formidabel succé att man beslutade erbjuda Daphne Records att ge ut detta på cd.
Wilhelm Stenhammar var i början av förra seklet en av de ledande gestalterna i svenskt musikliv med flera internationella framgångar, både som pianist och tonsättare, bakom sig. Stenhammar var aldrig någon riktig nationalromantiker, men i g-moll symfonin anknyter han till gamla svenska folkvisor och danser.
Estländaren Tõnu Kõrvits musik har börjat uppmärksammas mycket, både i hemlandet och internationellt. "Passacaglia" för orkester är en beställning av Estniska Rikskonserter för turnén med Malmö Musikhögskolas symfoniorkester till Litauen och Estland 2009.



39 kr (89 kr)
Image Memento Mei
1509 gick en av Sveriges största målare, Albertus Pictor, ur tiden. På kyrkoväggar och i Kyrkovalv har han berättat om Bibelns historier och om de stora livsfrågorna genom sin konst. Samma teman inspirerade dåtidens kompositörer att beröra oss med musikaliska berättelser om jungfru Maria, om Kristi liv och om kärleken, döden, smärtan och glädjen i medeltidens och renässansens Europa. Vi har låtit Albertus Pictors konst inspirera oss till en musikalisk berättelse som tar oss med på en resa in i den ljud- och bildvärld som kunde omge kyrkobesökaren i det sena 1400- och tidiga 1500-talet. Maria-sånger blandas med såväl lovsånger över den uppståndne Kristus som den dramatiska berättelsen om ropet i Rama, Rakel som begråter sina barn - förebådandet av kung Herodes dödande av gossebarnen i Betlehem. Och precis som Albertus låter växtslingor och djur inrama sina motiv, låter vi en grönskande fågelsång representera den medeltida - och allmänmänskliga - fascinationen för livets återkomst varje vår.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Music For A Royal Wedding
Den svenska sommaren, kort och mycket efterlängtad, har en särskild plats i våra hjärtan. Den är synonym med pånyttfödelse, ljus och romantik och sommaren 2010 ger oss löfte om ett sagobröllop som innehåller allt. Vi har här ställt samman en bukett sånger som vi vet passar att användas i samband med bröllop. Från Monica Dominiques "Tillägnan", över Ulrik Neumans "Kärleksvals" till "O mio babbino caro" ur Puccinis opera Gianni Schicci. Vi har även tagit med "I rosens doft", en sång skriven av Kronprinsessan Victorias farfars farfars farbror, Prins Gustaf och som vi tycker smälter väl in i sammanhanget. Griegs "Bröllopsdag på Trollhaugen" inleder pampigt och den nyskrivna "Sommarnatt" av Staffan Storm avslutar skivan, som vi hoppas ska glädja och underhålla inte bara de kungliga, utan också alla som ser i bröllopsakten en stund av förtroliga löften och hopp om "att leva lyckligt i alla sina dar".



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Dagsmeja
En skivutgivning med tonsatta dikter av Tomas Tranströmer framförda av dottern Emma Tranströmer, pianisten Andreas Kreuger och gitarristen David Härenstam lagom till poetens 80-årsdag. Utgivningen sker utifrån premissen musik speglad genom en och samma poet. En musikalisk tidsdokumentation av nu rådande musikaliska strömningar bland svenska tonsättare med helt olika musikaliska tillvägagångssätt och speglingar av dikterna.

Tyngdpunkten på skivan ligger hos Fredrik Jakobsson, som är en för allmänheten relativt okänd, men synnerligen begåvad tonsättare. Som motvikt till Fredriks relativa anonymitet, sjunger Emma ett par sånger av den mer etablerade kompositören Maurice Karkoff som just färdigställt ett par nya tonsättningar med Tranströmer-texter, samt några sånger av Håkan Parkman. Skivan kommer att släppas i samband med Västerås kommuns firande av Tomas Tranströmers 80-årsdag i Västerås konserthus den16 april 2011.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image 12 Keyboard Suites
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I SYDSVENSKAN

"Johann Helmich Roman och "Drottningholmsmusiken" - javisst. Men det finns mer att upptäcka. Oskar Ekberg visar vägen i ett vitalt dubbelalbum. Han säger att detta är första pianoinspelningen av dessa tolv verk, som Roman själv inte gav namn. Det stämmer väl. Samtidigt finns alltihop på cembalo med Eva Nordenfelt. Hon kallar styckena sonator. Läget är inte oproblematiskt! Ekberg lämnar vid sitt piano det "tidstypiska". Han vill något annat: en alternativ sorts levande musik. Tidig-musik-rörelsens eventuella dogmatism får ge vika. Det räcker med att vara "historiskt informerad" och sedan frigjord. Ekbergs musicerande är torrt porlande och sparsmakat, men uppfinningsrikt och piggt. 53 satser med stimulerande lyssnarglädje, drygt två timmar."
(Sydsvenskan)

Johan Helmich Roman "den svenska musikens fader" kan med rätta också sägas vara den svenska pianomusikens fader! Daphne Records och Oskar Ekberg kan nu tillsammans stolt presentera världspremiären för en pianoinspelning av kompositörens största opus i genren "12 sviter för klaverinstrument" i en tolkning direkt från Romans manuskript. Pianisten Oskar Ekberg - här med sin debut på Daphne Records - har gjort sig känd som en av de främsta i den unga generationen svenska pianister. Hans fleråriga arbete med sviterna ger en tolkning med både flyhänt virtuoseri och eftertänksamt lyssnande.




39 kr (159 kr)
Image Relic
Anders Ericsons debut-CD på Daphne Records innehåller musik av kända och okända franska kompositörer för barockluta. En stor del av programmet finns inte tidigare inspelat och blir nu för första gången tillgänglig för en större publik. Denna sublima och fascinerande musik av François Dufaut, Jean Mercure, Jacques Gallot och Germain Pinel ger en levande bild av den musikaliska klangvärlden i 1600-talets Frankrike.

Det må vara att skivutgivningen minskat avsevärt, men det är lätt att drunkna i skivfloden ändå. Vilken chans har fransk lutmusik från 1600-talet av tonsättare som är helt okända utanför lutenisternas egen skara, spelad av en musiker som mest delar sin tid mellan barockensembler och hårdrocksband? Inte en sportslig chans kan det tyckas. Men Anders Ericsons nya skiva är en liten pärla som verkligen inte får försvinna i mängden. Dufaut, Gallot, Mercure och Pinel skrev alla utsökt musik med läckra små detaljer och undflyende melodier. I Ericsons förförande tolkningar är det lätt att följa med i alla snirklande vindlingar. Det är bara att sitta ned, blunda och låta sig föras bort. Det är en mycket intim musik, som fungerar bäst på lite lägre volym och när man inte har något annat som pockar på uppmärksamhet.
(Helsingborgs Dagblad)



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Image Guitarra Negra
En symbios av den gamla och den nya världen som visar det afrikanska inflytandet över den latinamerikanska populärmusiken allt från Folia och Fandango till uppkomsten av Flamencon i slutet av 1800-talet. Namnet Guitarra Negra kommer från den uruguanska sing song writern Alfredo Zitarrosa Milongas poem och några dikter har fått ge namn till satserna i verket.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Morgen
Romanssången har ibland påståtts vara död, men gång på gång kommer det nya unga sångare och instrumentalister, som ägnar sig åt romanskonsten. Som Duo Skorup-Romer på den här skivan: två unga kvinnor av olika nationalitet, som hittat varandra musikaliskt tvärs över nationsgränserna. Det var på Musikhögskolan i Stockholm 2008 som Fabienne Romer och Elin Skorup träffades och bildade Duo Skorup-Romer, som specialiserat sig på den svenska, tyska och franska romansrepertoaren. På denna CD levandegör de diktning från fyra sekler i förening med 200 års musikskapande.




39 kr (159 kr)
Image Invisible Cities
Britta Byström är en av Sveriges mest betydelsefulla unga kvinnliga tonsättare. På denna hennes första porträttskiva med tre storslagna orkesterverk har vi glädjen att även presentera en av Sveriges främsta viola-solister: Ellen Nisbeth som redan hunnit etablera sig som en internationell storhet på sitt instrument. Violakonserten "Walking in the Dark" uruppfördes i Berwaldhallen i februari 2014 tillsammans med Radiosymfonikerna under den unge svenske dirigenten Daniel Blendulf, vilken också leder de bägge andra orkesterverken: "Picnic at Hanging Rock" och "Invisible Cities" tillsamman med Malmö SO.




39 kr (159 kr)
Image Complete Piano Works
Oskar Ekberg, piano

Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929) is without question one of the most important figures in Swedish music during the second half of the 19th century and at the turn of the century, not only as long-time organist of Göteborg (Gothenburg) Cathedral and a composer of vocal, symphonic, chamber and organ music, but also as a well-known, indefatigable champion of women's professional standing. She was a true pioneer of the still-ongoing campaign for gender equality in music.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image The Preludes
All the 24 wonderful preludes (Book I & II) by Claude Debussy! Fresh and vital interpretations by legendary pianist Hans Leygraf! Almost 80 minutes of music! Nominated for the Swedish Grammy Award 2007!
"The music sounds so freshly young, but reveals at the same time that the one who plays has a rich experience and maturity, and not the least an unequalled ability to penetrate the innermost heart of the pieces. Thanks for releaseing these interpretations on CD!" (Stig Jacobson/Corren "CD of the Month").



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Eclectric Guitar Experience
FUN AND ENTERTAINING CONTEMPORARY MUSIC!
One of Sweden's most interesting young guitarists Mårten Falk's second album. "Eclectric Guitar Experience" is something as unusual as fun and entertaining Swedish contemporary music! The music is composed by young Swedish composers born in 1963-1973 and is extremely varied - from soft and highly accesible to brutal and quite demanding music, but with lots of humour. Besides Mårten on guitars, we hear the poet Erik Bergqvist and the singer Ingrid Falk as guests on a couple of tracks.
"A guitar CD that sometimes moans, sometimes sings, and sometimes explodes and is not afraid of the ugly un-tuned or moon-struck over-heat. Listen to Mårten Falk and then ask yourself what a guitar is". ("Best of the Month" (Feb 2007) Martin Nyström/Dagens Nyheter).



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Classical Gift vol 1
A compilation of classical evergreens from Bach to Stravinsky at a fantastic price! With renowned artists such as Per Tengstrand, Hans Leygraf, Dilbèr, Levon Chilingirian, and orchestras such as Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Opera Orchestra and Camerata Nordica. Classical music lovers, don't miss this wonderful gift!



39 kr (59 kr)
Image Tales & Björn Ranelid
Tales' music is dreamy and full of feeling, which is underlined by Swedish novelist Björn Ranelid's texts, read by himself on the CD. Tales is: Jessica Ottosson, vocal, Peter Fredman, saxophone, and Peter Tegnér, guitar (also composer). See also Tales' previous CD on dB Productions (dBCD62)! "Ord och ton förenade i ett gränsland för jazz, visa och minimalism - mötet mellan författaren Björn Ranelid och trion Tales vilar på eftertanke". (Betyg: 5. Ingrid Strömdahl, SvD 11 februari 2009)



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Image Future Classics
"Tre trios av tre tjejer, spelade av tre andra tjejer - och så himla bra! Det är de välkända musikerna Ann-Sofi Klingberg (piano), Annette Mannheimer (violin) och Sara Wijk (cello), som spelar dessa Future Classics (som skivtiteln lyder) av Andrea Tarrodi, Ylva Skog och Britta Byström - tre av landets idag mest framgångsrika tonsättare. Tonsättarna representerar varsitt årtionde och är födda på 60-, 70- och 80-talet. KMW-trion spelar läckert och musiken rymmer den livskraft, inspiration och hantverksskicklighet som ska till för att skapa 'klassiker'. Häftet skriver om andra skividéer man haft, se till att också dessa förverkligas!"
Betyg 4 HiFi & Musik / Stig Jacobsson / #3/2011

"Här en skiva där alla inblandade (utom producenten) är kvinnor. Pianotrion KMW har spelat in tre tonsättare som knappast kan sägas illustrera idén om en kvinnlig estetik - alltför mycket skiljer - men som ändå tangerar varandra. Andrea Tarrodis skira Akacia letar sig tillbaka till ett Frankrike som fortfarande minns impressionismen. En mer modern sida av samma 20-talsepok står Ylva Skog för i Piano trio in three movements, öppen mot latinorytmer men också en gångbar minimalism. Bäst på skivan är Britta Byströms atmosfärrika, skiftande Symphony in yellow med sin uppdaterade impressionism, där det minimalistiska skönt nog ersätts av en mer intresseväckande idé om vad det repetitiva kan vara. KMW-trion gör en beaktansvärd insats, på alla sätt". Betyg 4 SvD / Erik Wallrup / 2011-03-09

"Mer svenskt på cd:n Future Classics med pianotrios av aktuella kvinnliga svenska tonsättare, i framförande av pianisten Ann-Sofi Klingberg, violinisten Annette Mannheimer och cellisten Sara Wijk. Jag fastnar särskilt för en tresatsig svit av Ylva Skog, med en tilltagande mix av porlande melodiflöde, avskalad enkelhet och en suggestiv, programmatisk-illustrativ prägel".
Betyg 4 UNT / Ulf Gustavsson / 2011-03-02

The KMW Trio's world premiere recording of new, fantastic works for piano trio by the crème de la crème of young Swedish female composers - Andrea Tarrodi, Ylva Skog and Britta Byström! Performed by Swedish Grammis Award winning pianist (Sonanza) Ann-Sofi Klingberg, violinist Annette Mannheimer, and cellist Sara Wijk. This is Volume 2 in dB Production's series "Total Tonality". The first volume, the composer portrait "Terra firma" (dBCD126) with music of Ylva Skog, was nominated for the Swedish Grammis Award in 2009.



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Image Narcissus
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I DAGENS NYHETER

"Uruppförandet av Fredrik Österlings "Robert och Clara" för sopran, mezzo, baryton och symfoniorkester i Helsingborgs konserthus för ett år sedan var en stor stund för svensk nutida klassisk musik. Ett stormande intensivt verk om kollisioner mellan drömmen om den stora passionen och det egna självförverkligandet. Och om motsättningen mellan den höga konsten och det helt vanliga livet. Nu finns verket på en porträttskiva där Österling presenterar hela sitt konfliktfyllda register - där det omedelbart sinnliga och stundliga bryts mot det evigt högtflygande och ogripbara. Från berusande dragspel och lockande flöjter till parisiskt behärskad senmodernism och från små, små ord till bebisar till Petrarca och Baudelaire."
(Dagens Nyheter)

This is the 3rd volume in dB Productions' series "Total Tonality" with accessible contemporary music by Swedish composers, this time Fredrik Österling. His music is interpreted by renowned ensembles and musicians: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra/Tobias Ringborg, Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra/Petter Sundkvist, Vokalensemblen/Fredrik Malmberg, KammarensembleN/B Tommy Andersson, and Trio Gáman. Also featuring soloists Dan Laurin, recorder, and Andreas Borregaard, accordeon.



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Image Forbidden Saxophone, The
"Thorell spelar själfullt och engagerat med en kärnfull klang i saxofonen..."
(Nerikes Allehanda)

"Den förbjudna saxofonen är titeln på denna viktiga skiva. En vital tonkonst som än idag är attraktiv och angelägen, inte sällan med 'jazziga' accenter. Johannes Thorell spelar övertygande tillsammans med pianisten Magnus Sköld".
Betyg: 4/5 HiFi & Musik no 1-2/2011 / Stig Jacobsson

"Det var många som råkade illa ut när nazisterna skulle rensa ut all degenererad kultur. Saxofonisten Johannes Thorell och pianisten Magnus Sköld dammar av musik från mellankrigstidens Centraleuropa av Milhaud, Hindemith, Haas och Schulhoff, som nazisterna förbjöd. Både njutbart och respektingivande".
Helsingborgs Dagblad / Henrik Halvarson / 2011-01-10

"Saxofonisten Johannes Thorell har här sammanställt ett högintressant program med musik av tonsättare som drabbades av nazisternas förföljelse under 30- och 40-talen. Thorell har en lyrisk och uttrycksladdad ton och samstämmigheten mellan honom och pianisten Magnus Sköld går inte att ta miste på". Betyg: 3/5 Sydsvenskan / Staffan Storm / 2011-01-26

The CD solo debut of classical saxophonist Johannes Thorell. The theme for this album is jewish-related music that was forbidden by the Nazis during World War II. Rarely heard works by Milhaud, Hindemith, Haas, Schulhoff and Balzar. Also featuring pianist Magnus Sköld.



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Image Strandlines
Swedish Grammy Award-winning guitarist Stefan Östersjö releases his 5th album on dB Productions! Since his CD debut in 1997, Östersjö has made a remarkable career on the contemporary music field, in Sweden as well as abroad. On this album he plays classical guitar, but also charango, banjo, and electric guitar, along with electronics. The music are written by Kent Olofsson, Henrik Frisk, Love Mangs, and Richard Karpen.



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Image Crepuscolo
Anna Petrini, Paetzold contrabass recorder

Contemporary works for the Paetzold contrabass recorder and electronics by Fausto Romitelli, Malin Bång, Dominik Karski, Oscar Bianchi, and Mattias Petersson. Performed by one of Sweden's leading recorder players, Anna Petrini.



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Image Opus 111
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Image Curious Chamber Players
The CD debut of Swedish contemporary ensemble Curious Chamber Players! A very particular sound atmosphere with music of Malin Bång. Rei Munakata, Ylva Lund Bergner, Christian Winther Christensen, Nicolai Worsaae and Jeppe Just Christensen. A new world to discover!



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Image Españoletas
"Namnkunnige gitarrfantomen Mårten Falk kommer här med en skiva, som troligen blir en av marknadens mest eftersökta och populära. Detta är gitarr-Spanien i ett nötskal, klangfullt, visionärt, tidlöst och oändligt sensuellt. Rekommenderas med råge."
(Betyg: 5/5, Dag Lundin / Eskilstuna-Kuriren / 12 april 2012)

"..solstänkt spansk musik av bästa märke på nya, eminenta, albumet."
(Betyg: 4/5, Uppsala Nya Tidning / Björn G Stenberg / 2012-03-28)

"Den spanska gitarrmusiken har stolta traditioner... representerade i denna breda och starka exposé."
(Betyg: 4/5 Smålandsposten / MAGNUS NILSSON / 2012-04-04)

"Det internationella kändisskapet framstår som alldeles självklart och högst välförtjänt. Mårten Falk demonstrerar sitt mästerskap på flera sätt. Här finns så mycket: det är läckert och lekfullt, elegant, dramatiskt, kraftfullt men likväl hela tiden måttfullt."
(Corren / Per Olov Backman / april 2012)

Mårten Falk, one of Sweden's finest guitarists, releases his fifth solo album! Falk is also internationally one of the most versatile guitarists, master of renaissance music as well as the newest, experimental guitar music. On this CD he presents Spanish guitar favorites from five centuries.



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Image Idomeneo & Prometheus - Ballet Music
Västerås Sinfonietta under the star conductor Roy Goodman here play ballet music from Mozart's opera Idomeneo and Beethoven's Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus.

Det är kanske inte så många som känner till att såväl Mozart som Beethoven också skrev fantastisk balletmusik. Här kommer en fullmatad CD med den kompletta balettmusiken ur Mozarts opera "Idomeneo" samt Beethovens helaftonsbalett "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus". Endast en handfull inspelningar existerar av detta ovanliga och krävande verk.
Västerås Sinfonietta debuterar här på dB Productions under ledning av ingen mindre än brittiske sjärndirigenten Roy Goodman, som vid det här laget har ca 120 skivinspelningar bakom sig.




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Image Tobias Broström
Mats Rondin, cello
Hugo Ticciati, violin
Johan Bridger, marimba
Ian Peaston, electric violin
Per Johansson, electric clarinet

Västerås Sinfonietta
Johannes Gustavsson & Mats Rondin, conductors


Tobias Broström är en av de hetaste, svenska, yngre tonsättarna just nu, och här presenterar Västerås Sinfonietta hans cellokonsert med Mats Rondin, samt dubbelkonserten Samsara med Hugo Ticciati/violin, och Johan Bridger/marimba. Förutom Västerås Sinfonietta och medlemmar ur Svenska Nationella Ungdomsorkestern under ledning av Johannes Gustavsson, medverkas essens:1 i bonusverket "Dreamscape" för elfiol och elklarinett.

Tobias Broström is one of the hottest, young Swedish composers today, and on this album Västerås Sinfonietta presents his Cello Concerto with Mats Rondin, and Samsara - Double Concerto - with Hugo Ticciati/violin, and Johan Bridger/marimba. Apart from the Västerås Sinfonietta and members of the Swedish National Youth Orchestra conducted by Johannes Gustavsson, essens:1 interpretes the bonus work "Dreamscape" for electric violin and electric clarinet.



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Image Vinterresa
Franz Schuberts fantasiska sångcykel Winterreise efter Wihelm Müllers diktsamling Die Winterreise, här i svensk nyöversättning av Sven Kristersson, som också sjunger, ackompanjerad av Olof Höjer.



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Image Signal In Noise
The Six Tones är en svensk-vietnamesisk konstellation som bjuder på en unik dialog mellan traditionell vietnamesisk musik och experimentell västerländsk musick, med inslag av samtidia vietnamesisk elektronisk musik. På denna originella resa guidar garmmisbelönade Stefan Östersjö (gitarr/dan ty ba/elgitarr), Henrik Frisk (laptop/saxofon), Nguyen Thanh Thuy (dan tranh) och No Tra My (Dan bau).



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Image Double concerto / Frames in transit
Västerås Sinfonietta fortsätter sin skivserie med spännande ny, svensk konstmusik! Jesper Nordin har bland annat vunnit Sveriges mest prestigefyllda tonsättarutmärkelse, det stora Christ Johnson-priset, och hans musik, som bär spår av såväl svensk folkmusik, rock och improvisation uppförs världen över. Medverkar gör Trio Trespassing (Daniel Frankel, violin, Niklas Brommare, slagverk, Jesper Nordin, elektronik) och Daniel Frankel, violin, och Åsa Åkerberg, cello. Allt sammanhållet av dirigenten Johannes Gustavsson.

OPUS 5/5 rating
"Solistinsatserna är genomgående utmärkta och Västerås Sinfonietta svarar för förstklassigt orkesterspel under Johannes Gustavssons ledning."



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Image Nocturnal Shadows
Mårten Falk, guitar

Den internationellt erkände gitarristen Mårten Falk släpper nu sin sjätte soloskiva på dB Productions. Denna gång är det skuggornas rike som är den röda tråden, med fokus på några av gitarrlitteraturens främsta mästerverk, såsom de tre monumentala verken "Chaconne" av J. S. Bach, "Nocturnal" av Benjamin Britten, och "Sequenza XI" av Luciano Berio. Det är en krävande uppgift, men så verkar inte heller dessa gitarrens tre hörnstenar ha spelats in på en och samma skiva förr. Det är virtuos och djupt uttrycksfull musik, där kortare stycken väver samman helheten. En skiva att återkomma till ofta och där det alltid finns fler nivåer att upptäcka.

Internationally renowned guitarist Mårten Falk releases his sixth solo album on dB Productions. This time, the world of shades is the main thread, with focus on some of the guitar literature's major masterpieces, such as the three monumental works by Bach ("Chaconne"), Benjamin Britten ("Nocturno"), and Luciano Berio ("Sequenza XI"). It is a demanding task: thus, these three guitar corner-stones do not seem to have been presented together on one disc before. It is virtuoso and deeply expressive music, where shorter pieces are interwoven to form a whole. An album to get back to often and where there are always new levels to discover.

"Det grepp som Mårten Falk väljer för att skapa en ny repertoar är alltså tematiskt och synnerligen genomarbetat och skapar därigenom ett musikaliskt egenvärde... Det gör att lyssnandet känns spännande och nytt trots att man kanske hört alla kompositionerna tidigare!"
Rolf Nilsén, Gitarr&Luta



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Image Winterreise
There are tons of recordings of Franz Schubert's fantastic song cycle "Winterreise", but probably no-one in this setting! Baritone Jakob Högström is accompanied by Duo Dialog - Dan Larsson, clarinet and Magnus Grönlund, guitar. Discover new dimensions of this song cycle in Duo Dialog's own arrangements!



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Image Solo Works for Russian Guitar
Guitarist Mårten Falk has previously released six solo albums on dB Productions. This time the whole CD has focus on the Russian composer Alexander Vetrov, whose music for Russian seven-string guitar has never before been recorded. It is beautiful, melancholy music from a bygone era that Mårten has found. Listen and enjoy!

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Image Firebird / West Side Story
Two of the greatest classics in the history of music, interpreted by the Malmö Opera Orchestra conducted by Shuya Okatsu. The Symphonic Suite from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, and the Firebird Ballet Suite by Igor Stravinsky.



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Image Ludwig van Beethoven - Symfoni nr 4 & 5
The Malmö Symphony Orchestra is one of Sweden's leading orchestras. Here you can enjoy two of the most famous classical works, the 4th and 5th symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven, conducted by Christoph König.



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Image Telemannia
HÖGSTA BETYG I DAGENS NYHETER
HÖGSTA BETYG I NORRA VÄSTERBOTTEN


"När Fabio Biondi och Europa Galante gästade Sverige i höstas dominerades programmet av G Ph Telemann och strax före jul släppte Freiburger Barockorchester en utsökt komplett inspelning av Telemanns "Tafelmusik" (Harmonia Mundi). När nu även svenska REBaroque med Mara Lindal som konsertmästare kommer med en skiva helt ägnad den visionäre tyske barocktonsättarens fritt infallsrika musik måste man konstatera att Telemann ligger i tiden som kanske aldrig förr. Och som man spelar honom! Med en oputsad livekänsla, en krängande vitalitet och fysiskt kännbar expressivitet som gör musiken fullkomligt närvarande i nuet. Från inledningens kärvt skinande stråkkonserter till den dovt brusande konserten för violin, gamba, fagott och bas som avslutar albumet. Med ett folkmusikaliskt temperament gör REBaroque denna snart 300 år gamla musik förälskat ny. Och albumet till en milstope vad gäller svenskt barockmusicerande.
(Martin Nyström, Dagens Nyheter)

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Image Fancies
Henrik Löwenmark, piano.

Skaraborgs Vokalkvartett; Blåsarkvintett Arion;
Musik i Västs Kammarensemble / P. Sundkvist.

Sven-Eric Johanson

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Image Swedish Organ Music
Torvald Torén, orgel.

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Image Cancionero De Upsala 1556
Ensemble Villancico Stockholm, under ledning av Peter Pontvik, spelar här spansk renässansmusik.


Ensemble Villancico Stockholm / Peter Pontvik.

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Image Première!
Lars Cleveman, tenor; Malena Karlsson, piano.

Anders Dahls Ensemble.

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Image Georg Gulyás plays Bach II
Georg Gulyás, gitarr

Proprius har tidigare släppt tre stycken CDs med gitarristen Georg Gulyás - Georg Gulyás plays Guitar Music from Latin America and Spain (PRCD 2008), Albéniz / Ponce / Tárrega (PRSACD 2030) och Georg Gulyás plays Bach (PRSACD 2041). Dessa skivor har fått mycket uppmärksamhet och skivan Albèniz / Ponce / Tárrega vann utmärkelsen Best Instrumental Music vid The 2006 Audiophile Recordings Awards i Hong Kong.

Georg Gulyás har erhållit framstående placeringar i flera tävlingar, bl.a första pris i Karis Internationella gitarrtävling. I början på 90-talet blev Gulyás uttagen att lanseras av Svenska Rikskonserter med turnéer över hela Europa. Sedan dess har han konserterat i Ryssland, Japan, USA och Latinamerika samt framträtt som solist med ett flertal svenska orkestrar.

Georg Gulyás har studerat vid The Juilliard School i New York (1998-2000) samt vid Musikhögskolan i Malmö (1986-90). Han har också solistdiplom från École Normale i Paris 1997 och Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm 1998.

På denna CD - Georg Gulyás plays Bach II - följer han upp succén med den första skivan med Bachtolkningar. Även denna gång är det Torbjörn Samuelsson som står för inspelning, mastering etc.



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Image Midsommarvaka
Hugo Alfvén dirigerar här Midsommarvaka.
Legendarisk inspelning från 1954.




Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Stig Westerberg.

Royal Orchestra / Hugo Alfvén.

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Image Sinfonia del mare
It is hardly by chance that Gösta Nystroem wrote a sea symphony. "I can't live and attempt to do anything unless I can be near the sea, the one and only", he confided in his book of recollections, published posthumously. To him, the sea was mysterious, at the same time something peaceful for a troubled soul.

Nystroem's third symphony Sinfonia del Mare was written at Capri 1046-48. The symphony is built around a poem and are "dedicated to all sailors on the seven seas".




Elisabeth Söderström, soprano;
Erling Blöndal-Bengtsson, cello.

Swedish RSO/Stig Westerberg.

Gösta Nystroem

1. Symfoni nr 3 "Sinfonia del mare"



Sinfonia Concertante för cello och orkester

2. Grave

3. Allegro bucolico

4. Lento



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Image Symfoni nr 4
Dorothy Dorow, sopran; Kerstin Meyer, mezzosopran m fl.

Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester / Stig Westerberg;

Stockholms Filharmoniska Orkester / Sixten Ehrling.

Maurice Karkoff

7 pezzi per grande orchestra Op 63

1. Notturno

2. Intermezzo nr 1

3. Intermezzo nr 2

4. Intermezzo nr 3

5. Espressione

6. Intermezzo nr 4

7. Fantasia



6 kinesiska impressioner Op 116

8. Månsken i femtonde natten

9. Dagen utan eld

10. Gränssånger

11. Turkestan

12. Kärleksmöte

13. Fullmåne



14. Vision för orkester Op 79



ur Sex allvarliga sånger

15. Den långa vägen

16. Resa i ljusår

17. Skymning



Symfoni nr 4 Op 69

18. Introduzione: Largo-Allegro

19. Adagio

20. Finale: Allegro vivace




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Image Violinsonat nr 1 & 2; Pianosonat

Lars Roos, piano (1-5);
Leo Berlin, violin (6-12);

Greta Eriksson, piano (6-8);
Lars Sellergren, piano (9-12).



Emil Sjögren

Pianosonat e-moll Op 35


1. Allegro moderato energico


2. Andante tranquillamente


3. Allegro con moto





4. Elegie Op 41:1


5. Porträtt av Donnie, min lilla hund





Violinsonat nr 1 g-moll Op 19


6. Allegro vivance


7. Andante


8. Presto





Violinsonat nr 2 e-moll Op 24


9. Allegro moderato


10. Allegro scherzando


11. Andante sostenuto


12. Con fuoco




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Image Agrell / Linde / Carlstedt
Här ingår bl a Lars-Erik Larssons Concertino för trombon och stråkorkester Op 45:7. Lars-Erik Larsson skrev en serie om tolv olika concertinor, med ackompanjemang av stråkorkester, för orkesterns olika instrument. Avsikten var att i första hand utöka de statsunderstödda amatörorkestrarnas repertoar. Dessa unika verk har även blivit mycket uppskattade av professionella solister och orkestrar.


Christer Torgé, trombon.

Örebro Kammarrkester /
Göran W Nilsson (1-11) & Lennart Hedwall (12-15).


Johan Agrell

Sinfonia F-dur Op 1:6

1. Allegro

2. Andante

3. Allegro Presto



Bo Linde

Serenata Nostalgica Op 30

4. Nostalgia

5. Lappri

6. Melodia

7. Conclusione



Jan Carlstedt

Sonata per archi Op 7:2

8. Preludio

9. Notturno

10. Finale



11. Night Clouds (Börtz)



Lars-Erik Larsson

12. Folkvisenatt



Concertino för trombon och stråkorkester Op 45:7

13. Preludium: Allegro pomposo

14. Aria: Andante sostenuto

15. Finale:Allegro giocoso




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Image Symphony No. 3 (Facetter)
Karl-Birger Blomdahl var en av de tonsättare som ingick i den s k Måndagsgruppen som bildades 1944. Det var en sammanslutning av nutida kompositörer som träffades varje måndag för att utbyta idéer. Karl-Birger Blomdahls mest kända verk är operan "Aniara" (med text av Harry Martinsson). På denna CD ingår bl a Blomdahls andra symfoni - "Facetter".

Thore Janson, klarinett;
Erling Bløndal Bengtsson, cello;

Kjell Baekkelund, piano;
Hans Leygraf, piano.

Diverse orkestrar / Sixten Ehrling



Karl-Birger Blomdahl

Sisyfos

1. Dans med döden

2. Livets dans



3. Kammarkonsert för piano, träblås och slagverk



4. Symfoni nr 3 "Facetter"



Trio för klarinett, cello och piano

5. Tranquillo/Moderato, fuente e grazioso

6. Tranquillo, ma non troppo lento

7. Allegro giocoso

8. Tranquillo

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Image Musik för orkester
Hans Eklund, som länge varit lärare i komposition vid Musikhögskolan i Stockholm, har bl a studerat för Lars-Erik Larsson. Här kan vi bl a höra Eklunds "Musik för orkester" från 1960 och "Stråkkvartett nr 3" också den skriven 1960.

Åke Olofsson, cello;

Börje Mårelius, flöjt;
Tore Westlund, klarinett.

Norrköpingskvartetten.

Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester / Stig Westerberg.

Hans Eklund

Musik för orkester

1. Toccata

2. Adagio

3. Furioso



4. Fantasia för violoncell



Stråkkvartett nr 3

5. Allegro

6. Adagio

7. Allegro: Alla marcia

8. Allegro e feroce



9. Småprat



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Image Sånger vid havet
Aulikki Rautawaara, sopran (1-5)



Kerstin Meyer, mezzosoprano (10-12)

Jan Eyron, piano (10-12)



Claes-Hålan Ahnsjö, tenor (13)

Thomas Schuback, piano (13)



Stockholms Radioorkester / Tor Mann (1-9)

Gösta Nystroem

Sånger vid havet


1. Ute i skären


2. Nocturne


3. Havets visa


4. Jag har ett hem vid havet


5. Jag väntar månen





Köpmannen i Venedig


6. Förspel


7. Burlesk


8. Nocturne


9. Maskspel





Själ och landskap


10. Vitt land


11. Önskan


12. Bara hos den





13. Midsommardrömmen




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Image Solveigs Sang
Solveig Faringer, sopran; Nanette Nowels-Stenholm, piano.

Solveigs Sang: Highlights from the Scandinavian lieder repertoire



1. Solveigs Sang (Grieg)


2. Jeg elsker dig (Grieg)


3. Så tag mitt hjerte (Alfvén)


4. Den enda stunden (Rangström)


5. Den ängen där du kysste mig (Linde)


6. Det är vackrast när det skymmer (de Frumerie)


7. Månsken (Stenhammar)


8. Som stjärnorna (Peterson-Berger)


9. Aspåkerspolska (Peterson-Berger)


10. Barcarole (Weyse)


11. Lille rode ronnebaer (Lange-Muller)


12. Skovensomhed (Heise)


13. Studie efter naturen (Nielsen)


14. Saenk kun dit hoved (Nielsen)


15. Aebleblomst (Nielsen)


16. Våren (Grieg)


17. Med en primula veris (Grieg)


18. Venevil (Kjerulf)


19. Norsk Fjeldsang (Thrane)


20. Mot kveld (backer Grondahl)


21. Haust (Dorumsgaard)


22. Syystunnelma (Kuula)


23. Pai, pai, paitaressu (Merikanto)


24. Folkvisa (Hannikainen)


25. Illalle (Sibelius)


26. Lillebarn (Kilpinen)


27. Var det en dröm (Sibelius)




39 kr (79 kr)
Image Where Love Reigns
Göteborgbaserade Kammarkören Pro Musica, under ledning av Jan Yngwe, sjunger här bl a stycken ur Orffs Catulli Carmina och Karl-Erik Welins Fyra japanska dikter.

Pro Musica Chamber Choir / Jan Yngwe.

Kammarkören Pro Musica - Where Love Reigns



Carl Orff

ur Catulli Carmina

1. Odi et amo

2. Vivamus, mea Lesbia

3. Miser Catulle



4. Canzone 126 di Francesco Petrarca (Werle)



Joonas Kokkonen

Laudatio Domini

5. Laudate Dominum

6. Vox Domini

7. Qui emittis Zontes

8. Reverzi jubes

9. Alleluia



10. Zemaciu plentas (Martinaitis)

11. Agnus Dei (Penderecki)



Karl-Erik Welin

Fyra japanska dikter

12. Sorgesång

13. Vårblommor

14. Svårmod

15. En barndomsvän



Gösta Nystroem

2 Golfiner

16. Den skygges uthav

17. Tropisk orkester



18. Dover Beach (Fissinger)



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Image Liberté
Hägerstens Motettkör / Ingemar Månsson.

Max Reger

1. Mein Odem ist schwach



Arnold Schönberg

2. Friede auf Erden



Francis Poulenc

Figure Humaine

3. Bientot

4. Le role des femmes

5. Aussi bas que le silence

6. Patience

7. Première marche

La voix d’un autre

8. Un loup

9. Un feu sans tache

10. Liberté



Messe en sol majeur

11. Kyrie

12. Gloria

13. Sanctus

14. Benedictus

15. Agnus Dei




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Image Komplett musik för cembalo
Eva Nordenfelt, cembalo.

Johan Helmich Roman - Komplett musik för cembalo



CD 1

Johan Helmich Roman

Sonat nr 1 Ess-dur

1. Allegro

2. Adagio

3. Non tanto

4. Vivace



Sonat nr 2 D-dur

5. Allegro

6. Lento non troppo

7. Allegro moderato

8. Non troppo allegro

9. Presto



Sonat nr 3 G-dur

10. Largo

11. Allegro moderato

12. Allegretto

13. Allegro assai

14. Menuet



Sonat nr 4 D-dur

15. Lento

16. Carillon Allegro

17. Non troppo adagio

18. Allegro moderato

19. Allegretto

20. Presto

21. Villanella



Sonat nr 5 g-moll

22. Con spirito

23. Allegro moderato

24. Lento

25. Vivace

26. Lento

27. Andante ad libitum



Sonat nr 6 B-dur

28. Allero

29. Andante

30. Vivace



CD 2

Sonat nr 7 F-dur

1. Moderato

2. Vivace

3. Allegro



Sonat nr 8 A-dur

4. Commodo

5. Lento

6. Vivace, Scozzese, Vivace



Sonat nr 9 d-moll

7. Moderato

8. Adagio

9. Allegretto

10. Lento



Sonat nr 10 h-moll

11. Adagio

12. Come alla breve

13. Lento

14. Allegro

15. Tempo di Menuetta



Sonat nr 11 f-moll

16. Allegro moderato

17. Allegretto

18. Lento poco

19. Allegro



Sonat nr 12 e-moll

20. Allegro

21. Meno mosso

22. Allegro vivace




39 kr (79 kr)
Image Riga Dimd
Lettlands Radiokör sjunger här lettiska folksånger.

Latvian Radio Choir / Sigvards Klava.

Latvian Radio Choir - Riga Dimd




1. Riga dimd (Latvian Folksong)


2. Krauklit's sez ozola ( The raven sits in the oak tree)


3. Kur tu skriesi, vanadzini (Where are you hyrrying, little hawk?)


4. Tek saulite tecedama (Dear sun, you sail forth)


5. Diena beidzas (The day ends)


6. Dievozolu trijotne (The trinity of the oak gods)


7. Nakts miniatura (Miniature of night)


8. Jezus pie akas (Jesus by the well)


9. Minjona (Mignon)


10. Sapnu taluma (Lost dreams)


11. Rozu lauks (The land of roses)


12. Barenites slavinasana (Song of praise to the orphan)


13. Rigas torna gala zile (The titmouse in the Tower of Riga)


14. Dziedot dzimu, dziedot augu (I was born singing, I lived singing)


15. Muzika (Music)


16. Ka sniegi kalnu galotnes (As the snow on the mountain-top)


17. Vasaras vidus dziesmina (A little midsummer's ditty)


18. Fatamorgana

39 kr (79 kr)
Image Espanordica
Spännande nutida musik av Stefan Lindblad (född 1958) som studerat för bl a Greta Eriksson och Torvald Thorén.

Per Frendahl, orgel; Francis Keeping, baryton.

Stefan Lindblad

Espanordica


1. Rhapsodia


2. Nocturne


3. Litanias





Två sånger


4. Hingabe


5. Besinnung





Hommages


6. Ouverture


7. Capriccio


8. Meditation


9. Toccata


39 kr (79 kr)
Image Piano Music, vol 1
I denna första volym i Olof Höjers serie med Erik Saties kompletta musik för solopiano ingår bl a de populära Gymnopedierna och Gnossiennerna.

Olof Höjer, piano.

Erik Satie - Pianomusik komplett, vol 1




1. Allegro


2. Valse-ballet


3. Fantasie-valse


4. Ogive nr 1


5. Ogive nr 2


6. Ogive nr 3


7. Ogive nr 4


8. Sarabande nr 1


9. Sarabande nr 2


10. Sarabande nr 3


11. Gymnopédie nr 1


12. Gymnopédie nr 2


13. Gymnopédie nr 3


14. Gnossienne nr 1


15. Gnossienne nr 2


16. Gnossienne nr 3


17. Gnossienne nr 4


18. Gnossienne nr 5


19. Gnossienne nr 6



39 kr (79 kr)
Image Piano Music, vol 2
Här kan vi höra musik för solopiano komponerad mellan åren 1891-1895 av Erik Satie.

Olof Höjer, piano.

Erik Satie - Pianomusik komplett, vol 2





1. Première Pensèe Rose+Croix


2-4. Trois Préludes du "Fils des étoiles"


5-7. Sonneries de la Rose+Croix


8-11. Quatre Préludes


12. Danses Gothiques


13-16. Messe des pauvres (utdrag)


17. Prélude de "la Porte Héroique du Ciel"


18-20. Pages mystiques


39 kr (79 kr)
Image Piano Music, vol 3
Denna tredje volym i serien med Erik Saties kompletta pianomusik innehåller bl a Jack-in-a-box.




Olof Höjer, piano.

Erik Satie - Pianomusik komplett, vol 3



1. Petite Ouverture à danser

2. Caresse

3. Danse de travers



Pièces froides: Airs à faire fuir

4. Nr 1

5. Nr 2

6. Nr 3



Pièces de froides: Dances de travers

7. Nr 1

8. Nr 2

9. Nr 3



Jack-in-a-box

10. I. Prélude

11. II. Entr´acte

12. III. Final



13. Verset laique & somptueux

14. Petite musique de clown triste

15. Reverie du pauvre

16. The Dreamy Fish

17. Je te veux

18. Poudre d´or

19. La Diva de l´Empire

20. Tendrement

21. Le Piccadilly




39 kr (79 kr)
Image Pianomusik komplett, vol 6
Olof Höjer, piano; Max Lörstad, piano.

Erik Satie

1-7. Petites danses de "Le Piège de Méduse"


8. Les Pantins Dansent


9. Ragtime Parade


10. Sonatine Bureauvratique


11-16. Nocturnes


17. Premier Menuet





Pianoduetter:


18-24. Trois morceaux en forme de poire


25-27. Apercus désagréables


28-31. En Habit de Cheval


32-34. Trois petites Piècec montées


35-39. La belle Exentrique


39 kr (79 kr)
Image Piano Music, vol 2
På denna andra volym i serien med Peterson-Bergers kompletta musik för solopiano spelar Olof Höjer på det unika Hornung & Möller-pianot (byggt 1904) som finns på Svaneholms slott.

Olof Höjer, piano

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger - Pianomusik komplett, vol 2



Sex låtar för klaver

1. När rönnen blommar

2. Gångtrall

3. Vest i fjellom

4. Spelman

5. Chorus mysticus

6. Nachspiel

7. Invention à 2 voci

8. Glidande skyar

9. Stjärngossarne

10. Norrländsk rapsodi



Fyra danspoem

11. Till föredansarna

12. Sommardrömmar

13. Morgonbris

14. Serenad



I somras

15. Fjället

16. Sjön

17. Över heden

18. Ekorre och skogsduva

19. Granskogen

20. Fjällbacken



39 kr (79 kr)
Image Piano Music, vol 3
49:- (ord 169:-)

Olof Höjer tolkar pianoverk av Wilhelm Peterson Berger, bl a stycken ur Svensk folkmusik satt för piano, Kung Junis intåg - Karnevalsbild för piano, Färdminnen - Fem låtar för piano och Earina - Sju tondikter för piano.

"...imponerande är Olof Höjers mycket känsliga och nyanserade framförande."
(Gefle Dagblad)

"Att låta Olof Höjer spela in Peterson-Bergers kompletta pianomusik är ett uppenbart klokt val."
(Nerikes Allehanda)

"The technical side of this project is in good hands. Studio 2 in the Radio House in Stockholm is perfect for piano recording. The pianist, Olof Höjer, is an eminent advocate for Peterson-Berger's music..."
"Besides being a brilliant pianist - why not seek out his recording of Eric Satie's complete piano music on this same label - he is also a sterling musicologist and an expressive author. His booklet text (24 pages - half of them in English!) is a model of its kind."
(MusicWeb)

Olof Höjer, piano.

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger - Komplett pianomusik, vol 3




Ur svensk folkmusik satt för piano


1. Dalslandspolska


2. Sångvals från Ångermanland


3. Ebba Brahes polska


4. Gammal sångpolska


5. Jämtpolska





6. Kung Junis intåg – Karnevalsbild för piano





Färdminnen – Fem låtar för piano


7. På vägen


8. Solregn


9. Herrgårdsfröknarna – Intermezzo à la Chopin


10. Fjärrsyn


11. Förbi





Earina – Sju tondikter för piano


12. Åkallan


13. Blomsteroffret


14. Vapenvigning


15. Tempelceremoni


16. Rapsoden sjunger


17. Lyckorunor


18. Löfte





Tre albumblad i dansform


19. Menuett


20. Gavott


21. Vals





22. September





39 kr (79 kr)
Image Piano Music, vol 4
49:- (ord 169:-)

"Till det bästa med denna series fyra skivor hör de fylliga och personligt färgade musikkommentarerna av pianisten själv."
(Göteborgs-Posten)

"...fjärde cd:n i Olof Höjers inspelningar av Wilhelm Peterson-Bergers kompletta pianomusik, en kulturgärning om någon..."
"...Höjer är alltjämt den ultimata uttolkaren av Peterson-Berger, lyhörd inför mästarens alla temperamentsskiftningar, men också mer lyrisk och inte så stramt rakryggad som föregångaren Stig Ribbing. Höjdpunkterna går som vanligt att finna i det enkla, som den sommaridylliska På gräset under lindarna, eller den förtjusande folkvisekänslan i Till Duvan..."
(Upsala Nya Tidning)

"Olof Höjer skall prisas för denna (och tidigare) inspelningar. Hans spel är ofta lätt, luftigt och känsligt därtill utan åthävor elegant."
(Östgöra Correspondenten)

"...förnämligt spel."
(Hifi & Musik)

"Med varsamma fingrar lyfter pianisten Olof Höjer lyhört och klangkänsligt fram musikens alla skiftningar."
(Norra Västerbotten)

"As I have said in my earlier reviews of P-B's music it is well worth making its acquaintance. Frösöblomster remains first choice but from there one can explore his work both backwards and forwards. Olof Höjer has devoted much time delving into this music and clearly knows its inner workings. There is no flashiness - apart from those glissandi in the American Dance. Peterson-Berger never had any virtuoso ambitions. Höjer catches this to perfection. His are trustworthy readings and if that sounds less than enticing it is meant as a compliment."
"His booklet notes are far more than that; in fact reading the comments for all four discs one get a full-size portrait of this much-loved and also much-hated cultural personality in Sweden during the first four decades of the 20th century."
(Musicweb International)

I denna fjärde volym i Swedish Societys serie med Wilhelm Peterson-Bergers kompletta musik för solopiano ingår bl a sviterna "Italiana", "Solitudo" och "Anakreontika I & II". Spelar gör Olof Höjer, född 1937, som med sina känsliga och nyanserade tolkningar av Chopin, Debussy, Satie och Peterson-Berger vunnit respekt i vida kretsar. Både i Sverige och internationellt har Olof Höjer lovordats för sin musikaliska insikt och sina lyhörda interpretationer. Dessa kvaliteter har ytterligare förfinats efter decenniers specialiserade fördjupningar i ett begränsat antal verk. Olof Höjer hör till Sveriges främsta och mest erfarna pianister inom sitt fält, vilket bekräftas av en lång rad lysande recensioner. Vid sidan av sina många skivinspelningar har han också framträtt flitigt i radio och TV.




Olof Höjer, piano.

ITALIANA

1. Solhymn (Sun Hymn)

2. Vision antique: Dansande nymf (Dancing Nymph)

3. Vision antique: Evoe Bacche!

4. Villa d’Este

5. Sorrentinsk serenad (Serenade of Sorrento)



TRE NYA DANSPOEM (Three New Dance Poems)

6. När mor var ung (When Mother Was Young)

7. På gräset under lindarna (In the Grass Under the Lindens)

8. Livets danslek (Life’s Dance Game)



TRE TONDIKTER FÖR PIANO (Three Tone Poems for Piano)

9. Lycka (Happiness)

10. In memoriam

11. Amerikansk dans (American Dance)



SOLITUDO

12. Glam (Gaiety)

13. Ungkarlsvalsen (Bachelor Waltz)

14. Bukolikon (Bucholic)

15. Tonfilm, barntillåten

(Movie, Children Admitted)

16. Gåtan (Enigma)



ANAKREONTIKA I

17. Till lyran (To the Lyre)

18. Till duvan (To the Dove)

19. Drömtydning (Dream Interpretation)



ANAKREONTIKA II

20. Oraklet (The Oracle)

21. Flöjtspel på Peneios

(Flute-playing on Peneios)

22. Till Eros (To Eros)

23. Anakreons dans (Anacreon’s Dance)



39 kr (79 kr)
Image Svenska Mästerpianister
Svenska mästarpianister



INGER WIKSTRÖM, piano:

1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Schumann)

2. Consolation nr 3 (Liszt)

3. Preludium Dess-dur "Regndroppspreludiet" (Chopin)

4. Juni: Barkaroll (Tjajkovskij)

5. Trolltåg (Grieg)



STAFFAN SCHEJA, piano:

6. Arabeske (Schumann)



Wilhelm Stenhammar

Tre fantasier

7. Molto appassionato

8. Dolce sherzando

9. Molto espressivo e con intimissimo sentimento



LARS ROOS, piano:

10. Elegie (Sjögren)

11. Porträtt av Donnie, min lilla hund (Sjögren)

12. Svärmeri (Rangström)



Ture Rangström

Mälarlegender

13. Lenti improvisato, quasi Notturno

14. Vivo moderato, maestoso e poco alla Burla

15. Andante molto lento, di Legenda




39 kr (79 kr)
Image Förklädd Gud
"Den 50-åriga upptagningen med den oretoriske Lars Ekborg och den unga Söderström och Saedén har blivit mönsterbildande, och det förtjänar den: ädel enkelhet och stilla storhet"
(Opus)

"Bäst låter den allra äldsta inspelningen med Söderström-Saedén-Ekborg-Westerberg"
(Kvällsposten)



Lars Ekborg, berättare; Elisabeth Söderström, sopran;
Erik Sædén, baryton.

Orphei Drängar / Eric Ericson.

Martin Lidstams Vokalensemble; Stockholms Radioorkester /
Stig Westerberg.

Lars-Erik Larsson



1-11. Förklädd Gud Op 24



Missa Brevis Op 43

12. Kyrie

13. Gloria

14. Sanctus

15. Agnus Dei



De nakna trädens sånger

16. Den unga lönnen

17. Linden

18. Björken

19. Pilarna

20. Ekarna

21. Poppeln



39 kr (89 kr)
Image Frösöblomster
"Really fine performances by Olof Höjer are happily complemented by his own sleeve notes and the natural perspective - warm, not cloying - of the recording."
(MusicWeb)

Olof Höjer, piano.
Willhelm Pettersson-Berger

Frösöblomster, bok 1

Åtta melodier för piano
Frösöblomster, bok 2

Sex melodier för piano
Frösöblomster, bok 3

I sommarhagen - Humoresker och idyller för piano



39 kr (69 kr)
Image Alfvén Edition, Vol. 3
49:- (ord 89:-)

Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra /
Nils Grevillius; Stig Westerberg.


Hugo Alfvén

Symfoni nr 3

1. Allegro con brio

2. Andante

3. Presto

4. Allegro con brio



5. Dalarapsodi



39 kr (89 kr)
Image Det korta livet/The Short Life
Rilkeensemblen / Gunnar Eriksson.

1. Våren

2. Förvårskväll

3. Våhr-Wijsa

4. Den blida vår

5. Kung Liljekonvalje

6. Pingst

7. Sommarpsalm

8. I Seraillets have

9. Stjärntändning

10. Uti vår hage

11. Varför kom du på ängen

12. Den lyssnande Maria

13. Söt blomma

14. Sommarafton

15. Det är vackrast när det skymmer

16. Den lyse nat

17. Månsken

18. Är gryningen redan här

19. Nu är det sommarmorgon

20. Sommardoft

21. Sommarkväll på ön

22. Brusala

23. Som tysta ljud

24. Troget och milt


39 kr (79 kr)
Image Inbjudan (Invitation)
49:- (ord 89:-)

Inbjudan innehåller fina körarrangemang av bl a Den blomstertid nu kommer, En gång jag seglar i hamn och Vem kan segla förutan vind. Gästartisten Olle Adolphson tolkar Taubeklassikerna Byssan Lull, Här är den sköna sommaren och Inbjudan till Bohuslän. Lina Nyberg sjunger en mycket stämningsfull version av Evert Taubes Fragancia.




...Det här är så himla läckert att man blir alldeles till sig i trasorna...


...Gunnar Erikssons geniala arr är så känsliga för varje visas karaktär...


...Klangen är underbar...


(P-G Bergfors, Göteborgs Posten)

Olle Adolphson, sång, gitarr; Lina Nyberg, sång.


Göteborgs Kammarkör / Gunnar Eriksson.

Göteborgs Kammarkör - Inbjudan




1. Den blomstertid nu kommer (Kolmodin / Wallin)


2. Karin lill (Clarin / Linton)


3. Här är den sköna sommar (Taube)


4. Sommarn och jag (Hylin)


5. En midsommarnattsdröm (Forssén)


6. Ge mig en dag (Adolphson)


7. En gång jag seglar i hamn (Olin)


8. Vem kan segla (trad)


9. Där du går (Hermodsson)


10. Silhouette (Gullin / Olsson)


11. Låt människan (Branting / Forssén / Ejeby)


12. Vi skal ikke sova bort sumarnatta (Tveitt / Låstad Lygre)


13. Vågornas vals (Carl Anton Axelsson)


14. Fragancia (Taube)


15. Nocturne (Taube)


16. Balladen om briggen "Blue Bird" of Hull (Taube)


17. Byssan lull (Taube)


18. En håttespelman (Taube)


19. Inbjudan till Bohuslän (Taube)


39 kr (79 kr)
Image Änglanatt (Angel Night)
Kammarkören Pro Musica från Göteborg har under ledning av sin dirigent Jan Yngwe etablerat sig som en av landets främsta körer. På "Änglanatt" kan vi höra stämningsfulla tolkningar av bl a "När det lider mot jul", "Bereden väg för herran" och "Stilla natt".


Kammarkören Pro Musica / Jan Yngwe.

Kammarkören Pro Musica

Änglanatt - Julmusik i tradition och förnyelse



1. Jul, jul strålande jul



2. När det lider mot jul


3. Betlehems stjärna


4. Bereden väg för Herran


5. Bereden väg för Herran


6. Gläns över sjö och strand


7. Nu tändas tusen juleljus


8. A Hymn to the Virgin


9. A babe is born


10. En stjärna gick på himlen fram


11. Det är en ros utsprungen


12. Det är en ros utsprungen


13. Det brinner en stjärna


14. Härlig är jorden


15. Den signade dag


16. Ave Maria


17. Schedrik


18. O vad glädje ifrån Gud


19. Underbar en stjärna blid


20. Stilla natt


21. We wish you a merry christmas

39 kr (79 kr)
Image Flickan under nymånen
Elisabeth Söderström sjunger sånger av svenska tonsättare såsom C J L Almqvist, Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm Stenhammar m fl.

Elisabeth Söderström, sopran.

Stig Westerberg, piano; Jan Eyron, piano.

Elisabeth Söderström - Flickan under nymånen




Carl Jonas Love Almqvist


1. Den lyssnande Maria


2. Marias häpnad


3. Du går icke ensam


4. Varför kom du på ängen?





Wilhelm Peterson Berger


5. Aspåkerspolska


6. Längtan heter min arvedel





Adolf Fredrik Lindblad


7. Am Aarensee


8. Månntro? Jo, jo!





Jacob Axel Josephson


9. Serenad





Ture Rangström


10. Pan


11. Villemo


12. Flickan under nymånen


13. Den enda stunden





Wilhelm Stenhammar


14. Flickan knyter i Johannenatten


15. Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte


16. Adagio





Emil Sjögren


17. Klinge, klinge mein Pandero!


18. In dem Schatten meiner Locken


19. Jahrlang möcht' ich so dich halten





Gunnar de Frumerie


20. Det kom ett brev


1. Kärlekens visa




39 kr (79 kr)
Image Songs Of Ariel
Den Göteborgsbaserade kören Pro Musica Chamber Choir, under ledning av Jan Yngwe, sjunger här bl a Martins oerhört vackra sakrala verk "Mässa för dubbelkör".

Pro Musica Chamber Choir / Jan Yngwe.

Frank Martin

Songs of Ariel


1. Come unto these yellow sands


2. Full fathom five


3. Before you can say


4. You are three men of sin


5. Where the bee sucks





6. Ode à la Musique





Mässa för dubbelkör


7. Kyrie


8. Gloria


9. Credo


10. Sanctus


11. Agnus dei


39 kr (79 kr)
Image Swedish Romantic Organ Music, vol 5
Otto Olsson - Orgelmusik, 1897-1902



CD 1

1-2. Sonatin D-dur

3-5. Svit nr 1 g-moll

6. Andante E-dur

7. Aftonstämning

8. Preludium F-dur

9-11. Svit nr 2 D-dur

12. Fantasi över koral nr 225 i Svenska psalmboken

13-15. Svit nr 3 d-moll

16-19. Svit nr 4 c-moll



CD 2

1. Sonate Pastorale A-dur

2. Koral b-moll

3. Allegretto a-moll

4. Sonat e-moll

5. Adagio

6-10. Symfoni nr 1 Ess-dur för orgel



39 kr (79 kr)
Image Swedish Romantic Organ Music, vol 6
HÖGSTA BETYG I SVENSKA DAGBLADET



"Otto Olssons ben var berömda. Inte som ögonfröjd som Marlene Dietrichs men som fröjd för örat. Det var svårt att tro att den kraftige organisten med sitt stubbade hår hade fötter som lärkvingar, för i pedalspel saknade han sin like. Men han kunde också låta tummarna dansa på nedre manualen medan de andra fingrarna ackompanjerade på den övre.
I jul är det femtio år sedan han lämnade sin tjänst i den nu hundraårsfirande Gustaf Vasa-kyrkan efter att ha ryckt upp den svenska orgelmusiken ur dess halvdvala.
Fast i själ och hjärta var han symfoniker - en hädisk tanke för landets organister som håller honom som husgud näst efter Bach. Ifall Stockholm haft en symfoniorkester när han valde bana, vete gudarna om inte Alfvén hade måst maka plats åt honom på parnassen. Men i brist på alternativ gjorde Olsson till sin
livsuppgift att låta musikens ödmjuke tjänare symboliskt stiga fram i kyrkorummet genom att etablera orgeln som symfonisk maktfaktor.
Tyvärr kvävdes hans musa snart av tidsandan men först efter energiskt skapande motstånd. Kulmen var den stora Credo-symfonin med dess skildring av de tre trosartiklarna samt den mästerliga fugan och preludiet i fiss-moll.
Bägge ingår i den sista volymen av Ralph Gustafssons kärleksfulla tolkningar av Otto Olssons samtliga orgelverk kronologiskt ordnade i fyra dubbelalbum.
Vare sig man intar dem som ett musikaliskt skrovmål på tio timmar eller en smakbit då och då, kan man bara beundra den hängivna skaran kring mästaren i Gustaf Vasa. Inte minst Curt Carlsson och Mark Falsjö som ger ut en vacker notedition på Runa Nototext för egna medel. Deras hittills fyra volymer täcker en tredjedel av Olssons hela orgelproduktion."

(Svenska Dagbladet)



Ralph Gustafsson, orgel.

Otto Olsson - Orgelmusik, 1903-1908



CD 1

1. Adagio Dess-dur Op 14:1

2-6. Svit G-dur Op 20

7. Marche solennelle Op 17:1

8-12. Fem pedalstudier Op 26



CD 2

1-5 Svit för orgelharmonium Op 16

6 Cantilena Op 17:2

7. Pastoral Op 17:3

8-19. Tolv orgelstycken över koralmotiv Op 36

39 kr (79 kr)
Image Swedish Romantic Organ Music, vol 7
50:- (ord 178:-)

HÖGSTA BETYG I SVENSKA DAGBLADET

"Otto Olssons ben var berömda. Inte som ögonfröjd som Marlene Dietrichs men som fröjd för örat. Det var svårt att tro att den kraftige organisten med sitt stubbade hår hade fötter som lärkvingar, för i pedalspel saknade han sin like. Men han kunde också låta tummarna dansa på nedre manualen medan de andra fingrarna ackompanjerade på den övre. I jul är det femtio år sedan han lämnade sin tjänst i den nu hundraårsfirande Gustaf Vasa-kyrkan efter att ha ryckt upp den svenska orgelmusiken ur dess halvdvala. Fast i själ och hjärta var han symfoniker - en hädisk tanke för landets organister som håller honom som husgud näst efter Bach. Ifall Stockholm haft en symfoniorkester när han valde bana, vete gudarna om inte Alfvén hade måst maka plats åt honom på parnassen. Men i brist på alternativ gjorde Olsson till sin livsuppgift att låta musikens ödmjuke tjänare symboliskt stiga fram i kyrkorummet genom att etablera orgeln som symfonisk maktfaktor. Tyvärr kvävdes hans musa snart av tidsandan men först efter energiskt skapande motstånd. Kulmen var den stora Credo-symfonin med dess skildring av de tre trosartiklarna samt den mästerliga fugan och preludiet i fiss-moll.
Bägge ingår i den sista volymen av Ralph Gustafssons kärleksfulla tolkningar av Otto Olssons samtliga orgelverk kronologiskt ordnade i fyra dubbelalbum. Vare sig man intar dem som ett musikaliskt skrovmål på tio timmar eller en smakbit då och då, kan man bara beundra den hängivna skaran kring mästaren i Gustaf Vasa. Inte minst Curt Carlsson och Mark Falsjö som ger ut en vacker notedition på Runa Nototext för egna medel. Deras hittills fyra volymer täcker en tredjedel av Olssons hela orgelproduktion."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

"Det är en imponerande inspelning som speglar Olssons mångsidighet."
(Kyrkans Tidning)

Ralph Gustafsson är organist i S:ta Maria Magdalena kyrka sedan 1989. Han är även professor i orgel vid Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm och bedriver en omfattande verksamhet som konserterande organist och gästföreläsare såväl i Sverige som internationellt. På denna sjunde volym i serien med svensk romantisk orgelmusik ingår verk av Otto Olssons komponerade mellan åren 1909-1911, bl a Fantasi och fuga över koralen Vi lofve dig o store Gud Op 29, Sonat E-dur Op 38, Fem kanons Op 18a och Gregorianska melodier Op 30.




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"Otto Olssons ben var berömda. Inte som ögonfröjd som Marlene Dietrichs men som fröjd för örat. Det var svårt att tro att den kraftige organisten med sitt stubbade hår hade fötter som lärkvingar, för i pedalspel saknade han sin like. Men han kunde också låta tummarna dansa på nedre manualen medan de andra fingrarna ackompanjerade på den övre.
I jul är det femtio år sedan han lämnade sin tjänst i den nu hundraårsfirande Gustaf Vasa-kyrkan efter att ha ryckt upp den svenska orgelmusiken ur dess halvdvala. Fast i själ och hjärta var han symfoniker - en hädisk tanke för landets organister som håller honom som husgud näst efter Bach. Ifall Stockholm haft en symfoniorkester när han valde bana, vete gudarna om inte Alfvén hade måst maka plats åt honom på parnassen. Men i brist på alternativ gjorde Olsson till sin livsuppgift att låta musikens ödmjuke tjänare symboliskt stiga fram i kyrkorummet genom att etablera orgeln som symfonisk maktfaktor. Tyvärr kvävdes hans musa snart av tidsandan men först efter energiskt skapande motstånd. Kulmen var den stora Credo-symfonin med dess skildring av de tre trosartiklarna samt den mästerliga fugan och preludiet i fiss-moll. Bägge ingår i den sista volymen av Ralph Gustafssons kärleksfulla tolkningar av Otto Olssons samtliga orgelverk kronologiskt ordnade i fyra dubbelalbum.
Vare sig man intar dem som ett musikaliskt skrovmål på tio timmar eller en smakbit då och då, kan man bara beundra den hängivna skaran kring mästaren i Gustaf Vasa. Inte minst Curt Carlsson och Mark Falsjö som ger ut en vacker notedition på Runa Nototext för egna medel. Deras hittills fyra volymer täcker en tredjedel av Olssons hela orgelproduktion."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

Med denna volym fullbordas dokumentationen av Otto Olssons orgelverk i serien svensk romantisk orgelmusik. Övriga tonsättare vars musik är inspelad i serien är Gustaf Hägg, Oskar Lindberg, Emil Sjögren och Elfrida André.


CD 1

OTTO OLSSON


1. Meditation e-moll Op 14:2





Sex stycken över gammalkyrkliga sånger Op 47


2. Alma redemptoris mater


3. Iste confessor


4. Haec dies


5. Credo

6. O sacrum convivium


7. Magnificat





8. Variationer över en koral op 48


9. Entré Op 21:1


10. Marche funèbre op 21:2


11. Miniatyr C-dur op 21:3





Miniatyrer


12. Allegro giocoso


13. Andante


14. Andante doloroso


15. Andantino


16. Allegro deciso


17. Adagio


18. Allegretto





CD 2


1. Preludium & fuga fiss-moll Op 39





Credo symphoniacum Op 50


2. Introduktion och allegro:
Credo in unum Deum


3. Choral: Jesus Christus nostra salus


4. Finale: Veni Creator Spiritu





5. Preludium till koral 298


6. Postludium: Juldagen


7. Preludium till koral 305


8. Preludium och fuga diss-moll op 56


9. Bröllopspreludium


10. En liten orgelfantasi

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HÖGSTA BETYG I HIFI & MUSIK

"Auktoritet och fin känsla i tolkningarna, liksom i de tidigare volymerna i denna serie"
(Svenska Dagbladet)

"Fryklöfs produktion blev inte speciellt omfattande. Hans orgelverk ryms på en cd. Men med säker formkänsla och avancerad harmonik hör de till den svenska orgellitteraturens mest betydande och spännande verk. Allt utmärkt uttolkat av Ralph Gustafsson"
(Norra Västerbotten)

"...Allt utmärkt uttolkat av Ralph Gustafsson..."
(Norra Västerbotten)

"Fryklöfs berömmelse vilar på "Passaglia" och "Symfoniskt stycke", som här framförs på ett helt grandiost sätt."
(Helsingborgs Dagblad/Landskrona-Posten)

Harald Leonard Fryklöf was born on 14 September 1882 in the university city of Uppsala. While he was still a student at the conservatory, Harald Fryklöf sought out Johan Lindegren, a much regarded music teacher, with whom he studied counterpoint and composition. In 1876 Lindegren became the assistant lecturer in counterpoint at the Stockholm Conservatory.
Harald Fryklöf spent the period from September to December 1905 in Berlin where he studied instrumentation with Philipp Scharwenka. Fryklöf claimed that this instruction was very beneficial to him. The results of his organist examination in 1903 are evidence of Harald Fryklöf's affinity for the theory of harmony. And so it was very natural that his gifts in this direction were exploited at an early stage. Following various shorter periods as temporary organist in the Jacob and Johannes churches in Stockholm he became the long-term locum as organist of Stockholm Cathedral in 1908. Only a few months before he died, Harald Fryklöf officially became organist there.

Among the composers that he admired were Max Reger and Carl Nielsen, one for his striking harmonic imagination and the other for the purity of his classicism. But one also finds an affinity with Emil Sjögren's lyrical Nordic style.

In March 1919 Harald Fryklöf contracted Spanish flu. This led to pneumonia and, after being ill for a few days, he died on the morning of 11 March at the Ersta Hospital at the early age of 36 years.

Ralph Gustafsson is the organist of Stockholm's Maria Magdalena Church and organ professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he also trained as an organist with Gotthard Arnér as organ tutor, Anders Bondeman as lecturer in improvisation, Carin Gille-Rybrant as piano lecturer and Eric Ericson as tutor in choral conducting. He continued his training as an organist with Flor Peeters in Belgium. Ralph Gustafsson came into contact with the late romantic tradition in Swedish keyboard music in his native Norrköping where he was taught by Nils Eriksson who was an organist, composer and pupil of Otto Olsson. He has continued to study and document this repertoire over the years. Ralph Gustafsson's recordings include music by Niels W Gade (Bis-CD-496), Pierre DuMage, Louis-Nicholas Clérambault (SCD 1059), Gustaf Hägg (SCD 1080), Oskar Lindberg (SCD 1081-82), Emil Sjögren (SCD 1083-84), Elfrida Andrée (SCD 1085) and Otto Olsson (SCD 1121-22, 1123-24, 1125-26, 1127-28).


Harald Fryklöf

1. Impromptu festivo


2. Fuga e-moll


3. Dubbelkanon


4. Preludium till koralen 198


5. Preludium till koralen 424


6. Entrata all´antico


7. Andante funèbre


8. Symfoniskt stycke


9. Passacaglia

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Image I'm here! And you?
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"Ung körmusik mitt i nuet."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

"Kombinationen folkvisor och Karin Rehnqvists tonsättningar av tonårsdikter är oemotståndlig."
(Helsingborgs Dagblad)

Adolf Fredriks Flickkör sjunger här verk, sakrala och profana, som visar på körens breda och variationsrika repertoar. Ingår gör bl a folkvisor som t ex "Vem kan segla förutan vind" och "Jag unnar dig ändå allt gott". Kören framför också sånger av Debussy, Dvorák, Purcell m fl. Bland den modernare repertoaren kan Karin Rehnqvists "Här är jag! Var är du?" och den roliga "Faderittan satt på taket" av Jan-Åke Hillerud nämnas. Som solist i "Ave Maria" (Bach/Gounod) och "Salut Printemps" (Debussy) kan vi höra Jeanette Köhn som tidigare varit medlem i Adolf Fredriks Flickkör.


Jeanette Köhn, sopran; Magnus Svensson, piano.

Adolf Fredriks Flickkör/Bo Johansson.

Adolf Fredriks Flickkör - I'm here! And you?





KARIN REHNQVIST


1. Här är jag! Var är du?


2. Livsdansen


3. Hörru Vecko-Revyn!


4. Stora kroppsvalsen


5. Alla människor


6. När jag är, hörru, varför det?





HENRY PURCELL


7. Sound the trumpet


8. Let us wander





TRAD (FINLAND)


9. Läksin mina kesäyönä käymään


10. On suuri sun rantas autius





ANTONÍN DVORÁK


11. Zajatá


12. Dyby byla kosa nabrósená





JAN-ÅKE HILLERUD


13. Faderittan satt på taket


14. Gustav Vasa


15. Ont i magen


16. Vår Gud på Gustaf Adolfs torg


17. Fjorton hästar


18. Hej, igazitsad!





TRAD (FRANKRIKE)


19. Are you sleeping, Brother John?





ZOLTÁN KODÁLY


20. Vejnemöjnen muzsikál





TRAD

21. Dona nobis pacem (kanon)





PELLE OLOFSSON


22. Människans hem





CÉSAR FRANCK


23. Panis angelicus





BACH/GOUNOD/HILLERUD


24. Ave Maria





VELJO TORMIS


25. Laulusild





CLAUDE DEBUSSY


26. Salut Printemps!





TRAD (ÅLAND)


27. Vem kan segla





TRAD (DALARNA)


28. Jag unnar dig ändå allt gott





TRAD (SVERIGE)


29. Vi foro över sjön





TRAD (GOTLAND)


30. Vi gångar oss

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(Nerikes Allehanda)

"Detta är högoktanig, modern och melodiös musik att återvända till många gånger"
(Norrköpings Tidningar)

"De två solisterna, Wollter och Mattei, gör båda en enkel, chosefri, närapå norrländskt karg och samtidigt vördnadsfull tolkning av orden: Wollter med sin lugna röst och Mattei med sitt tydliga, innerliga och naturliga sångsätt"
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Folke Isaksson är en av Sveriges mer kända författare och lyriker. hans rötter finns i Norrbotten och hans känsla för den medeltida kyrkan i Gammelstad har många gånger återkommit i hans författarskap. Boken Från mörker till ljus utgavs av Norrbottens museum 1985 och Folke Isakssons dikter är en storartad hyllning till Albertus Pictors valvmålningar och altarskåpets prakt. I dikterna vävs Gammelstads folkliga och ganska fattiga omgivning in i en bildväv där det lilla möter det stora. Också det ett tema som ofta återfinns i Folke Isakssons diktning. När sångaren Peter Mattei, som själv är uppvuxen ett stenkast från den mäktiga kyrkan i Gammelstad, ger röst åt dikterna, när Jan Sandströms musik och Norrbottens Kammarorkesters tolkning fogas till, när vi hör skådespelaren Sven Wollter läsa dikterna på ett starkt och trovärdigt sätt, ja då skapas en klangrikedom som verkligen gör Från mörker till ljus till en sällsamt andlig upplevelse.



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"Med stor inlevelse och ömsinthet förmedlar Funseth de skiftande stämningarna i de välvalda styckena"
(Skånska Dagbladet)

SOLVEIG FUNSETH har studerat piano för professor Gottfrid Boon och pianisten Tor Ahlberg i Stockholm liksom vid Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt, och The Juilliard School i New York (för Ania Dorfmann). Hon har konserterat runtom i Sverige och utomlands - bl a i Paris, Washington, Los Angeles och New York - och givit ut flera kritikerrosade grammofonskivor, senast
cd:n Women Composers. 1992 tog Solveig Funseth initiativ till konsertserien Musik på Karlberg och har sedan dess varit dess konstnärliga ledare. Hon har också framträtt där som solist med bl a Nationalmusei Kammarorkester, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Drottningholms Barockensemble och Karlbergs Kammarorkester. Som kammarmusiker har Solveig Funseth glatt slottspubliken tillsammans med bl a Freskkvartetten och Lysellkvartetten.

Solveig Funseth, piano



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"Kören har en fräsch klang..."
"Karl-Magnus Fredriksson sjunger med djup inlevelse"
(Gefle Dagblad)

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(Motala Tidning/Nerikes Allehanda/Vadstena Tidning)

Adolf Fredriks Gosskör är en representationskör vid Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser i Stockholm och grundades 1965 av musikdirektören och läraren Jan-Åke Hillerud, som ledde kören i 32 år. Kören nådde musikaliska höjder och turnerade både i Sverige och utomlands. Efter fyra år i vila, leds nu kören av Christoffer Holgersson. Gosskören genomför regelbunden egen konsertverksamhet och har sedan nystarten varit på två utlandsturnéer. Den första till Konstanz i Tyskland samt ett par år senare till Tolosa i Baskien. När tillfälle bjuds så passar pojkarna gärna på att konsertera och ibland turnera tillsammans med vännerna i Adolf Fredriks Flickkör. Under de senare åren har kören medverkat vid uppsättningar av verk som Symfoni nr 3 av Gustav Mahler, Sången av Wilhelm Stenhammar och War Requiem av Benjamin Britten. Gosskören har också konserterat tillsammans med Kungliga Filharmoniska orkestern, Stockholms Läns Blåsarsymfoniker, Kungliga Hovkapellet, Operakören och Stockholms Studentsångare, för att nämna några. Gosskörens 35-40 sångare är mellan 11 och 16 år. Tidigare var kören en renodlad diskantkör med sopraner och altar men under 2005 utvidgades den till en SATB-kör.

Den här julskivan spelades in under våren 2007 och är den första i en planerad serie om fyra. Här bjuds vi på några av de vackraste julsångerna och som gästsolist kan vi höra Hovsångare Karl-Magnus Fredriksson.




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"Jag har haft lyckan att få sjunga musik av många olika kompositörer under min sångarkarriär. När jag skulle välja ut tio arior till den här cd-skivan tillsammans med DalaSinfoniettan och Bjarte Engeset unnade jag mig att blanda friskt bland stilarna. De flesta av ariorna har varit mina vänner på olika scener runt om i Sverige och Europa i många år. Den röda tråden är jag själv och titeln på cd-skivan är densamma som en av ariorna: Io son l´umile ancella del Genio creator - Jag är den ödmjuka tjänarinnan till det skapande geniet. Det är ju så jag ser mig själv, som en länk mellan tonsättaren/textförfattaren och lyssnarens öron. Min största önskan är att förmedla de starka känslor som väcks inom mig av dessa arior. Som exempel vill jag bara nämna några: Den unga Agathe spejar ut i natten väntande på sin stora kärlek Max. Månen och stjärnorna lyser upp himlen, näktergalen och gräshoppan hörs fröjda sig bland trädens sus. Steg hörs genom skogen, är det Max som närmar sig? Marskalkinnan i Rosenkavaljeren funderar över hur fort livet går, hon var ju nyss en liten flicka som direkt från klostret kommenderades in i det äkta ståndet. Och snart är hon en gammal kvinna, den gamla marskalkinnan. Hon känner sig alltjämt likadan inuti, varför låter den gode guden oss se på vårt åldrande med så öppna sinnen? Hela skillnaden ligger i hur man förhåller sig till det. Den rena och godhjärtade Desdemona förstår inte att någon vill henne ont. Hon ber sin Ave Maria, ber om nåd för alla som utan egen förskyllan lever i en dödlig fruktan, svaga som starka. Minuterna efter blir hon dödad av hennes älskade Otello som lurats att tro att Desdemona varit honom otrogen. Ja, dessa kvinnor har levt sina liv inom mig i olika perioder och jag är djupt tacksam för att jag får viga min sång till tjänst hos de skapande genierna, de stora tonsättarna."
(Hillevi Martinpelto)



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Image Symphony No. 5
TCHAIKOVSKY'S FIFTH SYMPHONY
Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony was premiered in 1878, and it would be another ten years before he felt he was ready to tackle a new symphony, which would be the Fifth, in e minor op. 64. Th is did not mean that he was idle; many new compositions appeared during these years: Four Suites for Orchestra, Capriccio Italien, Serenade for Strings, and grandly conceived program symphony Manfred. To this must be added operas, vocal music, and chamber music, as well as the many conducting assignments he was beginning to take on during this period, often involving long and fatiguing journeys. Early in 1888 - the year of the Fifth Symphony - he was engaged for a four-month concert tour of Europe. Th is was good for him in that he had an opportunity to present his music to new audiences and because he established many new contacts; he met Brahms and Grieg, among others, on this tour. Another person who made a distinct impression on him was Th eodore Avé-Lallement, president of the Hamburg Philharmonic Society. He "encouraged" him by telling him just how much he disliked Tchaikovsky's music, with its bombastic orchestration. Th is individual and situation must have had quite an impact on him, because the coming Symphony in e minor came to be dedicated to none other than Th éodore Avé-Lallement in Hamburg! Once back in Moscow, he started work on his new symphony. It took just a few months to compose and was premiered in November 1888, with Tchaikovsky himself on the podium. Th e world premier was a popular success - whereas the reviews from his colleagues and the press were not so sympathetic. Tchaikovsky himself, who had been buoyant about the symphony when he was writing it, now began to doubt its value, and this feeling was not alleviated by two performances in St. Petersburg and Prague. "Th ere is something repugnant, bogus, and artifi cial about it," he later wrote in a letter to his brother. But after the second European tour that he was asked to undertake in 1889, he had occasion to change his mind again, regarding his music more positively. Since then, the Fifth Symphony has reinforced its position as one of Tchaikovsky's most treasured works.

UPPSALA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Uppsala Chamber Orchestra - regarded by many as one of the fi nest chamber orchestras in Sweden - is part of Musik i Uppland, the county musical foundation. Th e orchestra has previously released critically acclaimed recordings on Naxos, one of which - Drottningholm Music by Johan Helmich Roman - was awarded a gold record in 2002. Uppsala Chamber Orchestra is characterized by its fl exibility in various styles, from early baroque to contemporary music, and its exquisite orchestral sound, both warm and lustrous. Th e orchestra includes a number of fi ne soloists who ensure its high quality. Uppsala Chamber Orchestra's fi rst principal conductor from 1993 was Gérard Korsten, now artistic director of the London Mozart Players. Th e English pianist and conductor Howard Shelley was its principal conductor from 2000 to 2003. As of 2004, its principal conductor is Paul Mägi, a very highly regarded conductor with multiple international assignments. Th e concertmasters are Nils-Erik Sparf and Klara Hellgren, who are both members of the string sextet Uppsala Chamber Soloists.

PAUL MÄGI
The Estonian conductor Paul Mägi has been frequently featured on Swedish podiums in recent years. He has had a long and successful career as conductor and artistic director of several prominent orchestras in the Baltic countries. In 1990 Paul Mägi was appointed artistic director and principal conductor of the Latvian National Orchestra in Riga. Between 1995 and 2002 he was artistic director and principal conductor of the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn. Paul Mägi has conducted leading orchestras in a score of countries in Europe and the US. Some of the Swedish orchestras he has conducted are the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Court Orchestra, and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. He is regarded as one of the foremost teachers of future conductors and is the professor at the College of Music in Tallinn, and is also professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.



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Image Serenade for Orchestra
GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE

HÖGSTA BETYG I GÖTEBORGS-POSTEN

WILHELM STENHAMMAR / SERENAD
Wilhelm Stenhammar lived in Florence with his wife and two children from November 1906 to July 1907. Th ere were many reasons for the sojourn: not least he needed to get away from his routine life of rehearsals, concerts, and tours, but it was also important to fi nd more time for his family, whom he had been neglecting. A trip to Italy had been a recurring dream that could now become reality. Th ey settled on Florence - the Renaissance city - with all its architecture and all its art works, artists, and authors. All the new experiences - the lavish sunshine and warmth, the feeling of easiness and joy, and all the scents and sounds of nature - also started his musical ideas moving in a more and more defi nite direction. "I hope a new orchestral piece, a kind of Florentine spring dithyramb, will fi nish singing itself to my mind during this journey," he writes home to Sweden after a few months in Florence. However, these plans had to wait. It was not until 1911 that he found the time to start work on what would be his Serenade for Orchestra op. 31. Two outer movements - an elegant and shimmering Overtura and a classically restrained Finale - frame the three middle movements - Canzonetta, Scherzo, and Notturno - which are performed without a break. Th e classical orchestral serenade as we know it is traditionally entertainment music, a genre that Mozart perfected. Stenhammar's orchestral serenade takes the same point of departure, but at the same time it is clearly a celebration of the Italy he loved. Th e music leads us into a Commedia dell'Arte play full of carnival mischief, burlesques, sentimentalities, and comic and tragic situations. Th e music is driven by a turbulent force, sometimes fi ery and stormy, sometimes romantic, occasionally ruthless, but never cold. Serenade was fi nished in 1913 but was revised after its premier in 1919, including a shift in the original key from E major to F major and the omission of one of the original movements, Reverenza. Th e music nevertheless retains reverences to both living and deceased composers. Fleeting little passages that rush by, almost unnoticed, but plant obvious clues and very artfully, consciously, and humorously fi t into his own tonal idiom.

UPPSALA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Uppsala Chamber Orchestra - regarded by many as one of the fi nest chamber orchestras in Sweden - is part of Musik i Uppland, the county musical foundation. Th e orchestra has previously released critically acclaimed recordings on Naxos, one of which - Drottningholm Music by Johan Helmich Roman - was awarded a gold record in 2002. Uppsala Chamber Orchestra is characterized by its fl exibility in various styles, from early baroque to contemporary music, and its exquisite orchestral sound, both warm and lustrous. Th e orchestra includes a number of fi ne soloists who ensure its high quality. Uppsala Chamber Orchestra's fi rst principal conductor from 1993 was Gérard Korsten, now artistic director of the London Mozart Players. Th e English pianist and conductor Howard Shelley was its principal conductor from 2000 to 2003. As of 2004, its principal conductor is Paul Mägi, a very highly regarded conductor with multiple international assignments. Th e concertmasters are Nils-Erik Sparf and Klara Hellgren, who are both members of the string sextet Uppsala Chamber Soloists.

PAUL MÄGI
The Estonian conductor Paul Mägi has been frequently featured on Swedish podiums in recent years. He has had a long and successful career as conductor and artistic director of several prominent orchestras in the Baltic countries. In 1990 Paul Mägi was appointed artistic director and principal conductor of the Latvian National Orchestra in Riga. Between 1995 and 2002 he was artistic director and principal conductor of the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn. Paul Mägi has conducted leading orchestras in a score of countries in Europe and the US. Some of the Swedish orchestras he has conducted are the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Court Orchestra, and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. He is regarded as one of the foremost teachers of future conductors and is the professor at the College of Music in Tallinn, and is also professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.



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Image Sacred & Profane
Gästsolister: Molly Sandén, Danny Saucedo
Adolf Fredriks Gosskör
Pelle Olofson, dirigent


"Denna CD innehåller inga sånger på tyska eller ungerska, ingen musik av tonsättare födda i ett annat århundrade än nittonhundratalet. Här finns inga vattenkammade gossar i sjömanskostymer. På denna CD har vi valt att utforska lite mer rytmisk musik, en del välkända sånger och några nyskrivna. De är inspelade en majdag 2010 i Adolf Fredriks Musikklassers aula. Det har varit väldigt roligt att jobba med denna repertoar och vi hoppas att du ska få mycket nöje och glädje av att lyssna på oss. Ett stort tack också till Molly Sandén & Danny Saucedo för att de medverkar på denna CD. Jag kan stolt förkunna att de är mina gamla elever och det är en av de största gjädjeämnena med att vara musiklärare - att få se sina gamla elever utvecklas och formas till stora artister."
(Pelle Olofson, dirigent)



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Image Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Uppsala Chamber Orchestra
Paul Mägi, conductor

In his third Symphony, Sibelius partly returned to the classical ideal of style, with its reserved temperament and general chamber-music characteristics. With the exception of the four horns and three trombones, it is the classical Viennese orchestra he makes use of, allowing the strings to dominate and constraining the power of the brass to just a few instances. Everything is highly concentrated and prudently balanced. A tension between major and minor is noticeable throughout the symphony and is traceable to a short whole-tone scale with an appurtenant triton interval that recurs in various guises. The first movement has a propelling pulse and a clear sense of direction. The second movement, with its pastoral and meditative mood, is uncomplicated music, while the third movement must be counted among the boldest Sibelius had achieved to that point. It has the character of both scherzo and ­ nale, and Sibelius himself describes it as "the crystallization of thought out of chaos." It is a struggle between several motif cells, harmonies, and rhythms that unstoppably lead forward to the ­ nale theme and the outpouring that concludes the symphony. It was premiered in 1907 before a largely puzzled audience. Ever since it has been relegated to an undeservedly obscure place among Sibelius's symphonies. Sibelius's Symphony No. 4 was started in 1909 and premiered in 1911. He pointed out to Gustav Mahler regarding the essence of the symphony "that I admired its stringency and style and the deep logic that created an inner connection between all the motifs," and it is fascinating to see just how well this characterizes the music. Everything found in the third symphony is also in evidence here - the whole-tone scale with its triton interval, harmonic ­ elds of tension. But the structure is so much more radical, bolder, and Sibelius has pared away everything super? uous - no arti­ cial gimmicks, no eruptions of sound. All movements die off in pianissimo. Nevertheless it is not pessimistic music, even though there were no kudos from either the public or the critics after its premier. Sibelius expressed much later that he was very happy with the work and that "I still cannot find a single note that I could have omitted, nor is there anything I could have added, which to me is a source of strength and contentment. The fourth symphony represents a very essential and large part of me."



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Image Symphony No. 15
Uppsala Chamber Orchestra / Paul Mägi

Dimitri Shostakovich composed his last symphony, No. 15, in the course of a few months in 1971. It was premiered in Moscow in 1972 under the baton of his son Maxim Shostakovich. "The music wouldn't leave me alone," says Shostakovich, "it's one of the few pieces I had in my head from the first tone to the last. I merely had to write it down." For the premier the composer provided the following simple program statement: "First movement - childhood, play, absolutely carefree; the following movements - life, its worries and joys, suffering and hope, life as it has been lived from beginning to end." The symphony is autobiographical, like so many other compositions by Shostakovich, but what is striking here is the diversity of the musical quotations from his own works and those of others. Asked why they are there, he answered: "I don't know why they are there, but I couldn't leave them out." It can be assumed that this is music that had meant a great deal to him in various phases of his life and continued to possess a reality that justified its place in the music he wrote in just a few months at the end of his life. The quotations are hardly emphasized; indeed, Shostakovich has made them coalesce with own creation in a masterly and tactful manner. This is especially the case with the Wagner allusions from the Ride of the Valkyries, Twilight of the Gods, and Tristan and Isolde, but also with the quotations from his own material, the Fourth Symphony, the Leningrad Symphony, the Second Cello Concerto, etc. The most spectacular quotation, from the overture to Rossini's opera William Tell - which recurs five times in the first movement - has many of the ingredients of a carefree childhood, but it is diffiicult to determine whether it was meant to be sarcastic. But it is perhaps better not to delve too much into musical curiosities or the biographical associations that are presented but rather to accept that the best music is enigmatic, and to leave aside all exaggerated descriptions and hints. Few, if any, composers were so beloved during their lifetime as Gioacchino Rossini. Adored by the age of 21, he was even more popular when he withdrew 17 years later, in 1829. He had just composed his opera William Tell for the Paris Opera. Like so many of his works, the opera was a huge success and had a run of 56 performances. The overture has been likened to a symphonic poem in miniature, expressing the plot in concentrated form. The opera is staged sporadically in our day, whereas the overture is performed often.



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Image Symphony No. 1
Gustav Mahler started work on his First Symphony in Kassel in 1884. Three performance attempts in 1889, 1893, and 1894 were undertaken before he found the final form for the music in 1896. At its premier in Budapest in 1889 he called the piece a "Symphonic Poem in Two Parts" but changed the title to "Titan, a tone poem in symphonic form" for performances in Hamburg in 1893 and Weimar in 1894. It was not until the next performance in Berlin in 1896 that the title became "Symphony for Large Orchestra." When his composing was at its most intensive in 1887-88, "when it became too overpowering and all floodgates inside me had opened and it raced out of me like a mountain stream," he even had to apologize to the opera management for neglecting his work. He described himself as being "in the midst of a trilogy of passions and a whirlwind of life." Mahler was right, but he hardly expected that the reactions would be so negative. He even found that no one would talk to him, that "everyone avoided him like the plague." When new performance opportunities turned up in Hamburg and Weimar, he added descriptive headings and a program for the music in order to help out the listener. But it was, if possible, an ever greater defeat, and ahead of the next performance in Berlin in 1896 he reworked the music by cutting out all "road signs and milestones" and giving the movements new headings. He also cut the second movement, Blumine, and left the remaining four movements intact. On the other hand, he gave the music new instrumental attire by expanding the size of the romantic orchestra he started with, nearly doubling it. Blumine, which was included as the second movement in the original version of the symphony, has its own interesting story. It was first part of the incidental music Mahler composed in Kassel in 1883 for Der Trompeter von Säkkingen (The Trumpeter of Säkkingen) by Joseph Victor von Steffel, before Mahler incorporated it in his symphonic poem. But Blumine, like the early manuscripts for the symphony, was lost, not to be discovered until 1959. The Blumine music was performed for first time after 1894 at a concert conducted by Benjamin Britten in 1967.



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Image Footprints
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I SYDSVENSKAN

"Knappt hade Malmö dansteater och operaorkestern begått premiär på programmet "Leap Second" förrän en tillhörande cd infann sig, inspelad på förhand av Operaorkestern. Den innehåller Sven-David Sandströms musik både till Örjan Anderssons "Seven Days" och till "Nimrud", från samarbetet med Per Jonsson, 1987. "Seven Days" utgörs av variationer över Bibelns skapelseberättelse. Sju dagar på en knapp timme med omväxlande puls - "Våroffer" och Wagner, Stravinskys rytmiska excesser och "Rhenguldets" dunkla vältrande. Dramatiska urladdningar, hymnisk upphöjdhet och förlösande harmonier. Ett vemodsdrag kan också skönjas i många sköna passager i detta stämningsskapande danspartitur."
(Sydsvenskan)

Malmö Opera Orchestra
David Björkman, conductor

Contact is vital to Sven-David Sandström. He wants his music to make a connection with others, as well as with himself. - I want the audience to gain something, to feel they learn something they didn't know before. This goes for me, too. I want to be touched and when the circumstances are optimal I even cry. It's not like I snuffle in the concert hall, but music sometimes make me cry and I can't explain why. - I want my compositions to be straightforward and simple. And emotional. I don't hesitate to be naive - even childish. The older I get, the more I want naivety. Sometimes people ask me "Now, wasn't that a bit over the top?". But I don't care. Naivety has, to me, a profound quality. And my only actual desire is to make contact. These quotes are to be found in Skånes Dansteater's programme, from their performance of Seven Days (with the addition of the performance Seven Clues). The quotes say a great deal about the mature composer's aesthetics, which were drastically changed when he started working with ballet in the late 1980's. Footprints is more than a pun, and the title implies the impression that this dance had on Sven-David's production. The record reflects the cooperation between him and two of Sweden's most famous modern choreographers, Per Jonsson and Örjan Andersson. The cooperation denotes a piece of Swedish ballet history, but also a piece of music history. The ballet music was a kind of liberation for Sven-David. It made him write more straightforward, based on inspiration and without a set concept. The motion energy in this music is transformed into a directional gestic, with a natural extension into bodily movements - where one gesture transforms into another. One way of writing music, far from the structural, quite serial technique (as we all know, a very orderly way of composing) that up to this point was the prevailing standard for the "new music" in Sweden. Tonal tunes were nonexistent between dramatic, tonal outbursts. Sven-David was one of the main representatives of this movement and already one of the more established composers in Sweden, with a series of "large" performances. However, in 1995 he caused a rare artistic debate in the newspapers, were other composers and critics suddenly came to life. This was associated with the first performance of his High Mass. Sven-David was accused of letting go of the modern ideals, degenerating into playing to the gallery using romantic gimmicks. Had they followed Sven-David's work, the surprise would have been lesser, since he a year earlier, in a piano concert as well as a cello concert, showed evidence of what was to come. In retrospect High Mass could be viewed as a watershed within Swedish composing, and after this confrontation everybody was allowed to write according to their own ideas. This mass was however just a logical result of Sven-David's private growth. He is a romantic at heart and it was important to him to break free from the narrow circle in which his new compositions were, in order to reach out with his story. Sven-David has always been immensely productive and during the 21st century his production has increased further, with music of every genre. But it's not until now and thanks to Dansteatern's order, that he has taken up ballet music again. Per Jonsson's premature death (1998) made Sven-David loose his pleasure in this genre. A complete record with ballet music for a large orchestra. This ought to be a rhythmic orgy, based on our experience from The Rite of Spring, Petrushka, Daphnis et Chloe, Orpheus in Town and other pieces of music written for ballet. But as Sven-David Sandström himself puts it: "Too much rhythmic is often seen as a deadlock by younger choreographers." A certain touch of melancholy, (isn't this maybe a Swedish, romantic feature?) is common for the two productions on this record. But apart from this they are very different; Nimrûd was written in '87 and is based on the old ways, while Sven's Days is written in 2010, and consolidates the style that was created by Sven-David in the late 1990's. Seven Days is based on the creation myth. Sven-David starts out from the biblical text and makes a musical interpretation of the dramatic events, when everything was created. It begins in complete darkness. Then light is born, the sea, the wind, the creatures. It's a meditative, yet dramatic music. It makes one think of Pärt and Gorecki. The opening movement is restrained, while the second one is dominated by powerful clang layers that balance each other like waves in the ocean. The sea and the earth's division on the third day is steadily intensifying from sometimes powerful, sometimes soft repetitions. It's not until the day and night, on the fourth day, divides into light and darkness, that the typical and lucid Sandström melodics is emerging, as a confirmation of previous fragments. Dreamlike, with sliding motions, it creates a kind of trust that makes us open up for the multiplicity of the fifth day. When man makes his entry on the sixth day the music becomes brutally rhythmic. On the seventh day the Creator rested and here the composer is rounding things off, quite peacefully. The listener has been admitted to Sven-David's tonal world, created by the strings' and the woodwind's bright tones, the powerful drums and the solid base: the dark brass section. Nimrûd is one out of several ballets that Sven- David wrote for Per Jonsson. This title also is from the bible. Nimrûd was an Assyrian warrior king and a dignified hunter. Surrounding his name is a scent of violence and death, power and hunting. But the music do not attempt to describe this "hero". The title was not yet considered as Sven-David wrote the music, it was attached afterwards because of the dramatic style. The music is a torrent of absurd ideas, suddenly sounding like Mahler, or anything. A series of images more than complete scenes are tossed about, as if displaying slides/PowerPoint images in a furious pace. The piece is a collection of energy, either tied up or exploding.



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Image Kring julgran
Ulrika Björkman, flute; Jan Holmgren and Sölve Kingstedt, clarinet 1;Christer Torgé, valved tenor trombone and others

The octet music on Around the Christmas Tree related to Christmas, New Year and midwinter is taken from handwritten sheet music for Swedish octets from the 1860s till the early 20th century.

The music takes you to midwinter outdoor and indoor activities and entertainments, from the Oscar ball on 1 December to Knut's Day on 13 January.

Here is both well-known music that we usually associate with midwinter, Christmas and New Year, for example Waldteufel's The Ice Skaters, Franz Schubert's Military March No. 1 and excerpts from Die Fledermaus. The Octet Ehnstedts Eftr. has also found some old music that has fallen into oblivion but was well worth recording. Several numbers, including the title item Around the Christmas Tree and Berner's Polonaise, have never been recorded before.



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Image And there was music
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I GÖTEBORGS-POSTEN

"And there was music är nedskärningsdrabbade GWO:s vi-ska-visa-att-vi-kan-platta, med populära stycken som Stardust och låtar av Quincy Jones med flera. De går sällan i fällan "det tuktade svänget", trots att de är en vit, symfonisk blåsorkester med ofta knivskarp klang. Någon låt känns möjligen daterad med sitt 80-talsjazzsound och här och där drar små detaljer, som ett otydligt grovt brass i Pat Methenys The Awakening, ner betyget. Mest märks orkesterns kärlek till den kommunikativa musiken som inte vill något annat än att vara just lustfyllda showbitar med fina melodier."
(Göteborgs-Posten)

Göteborg Wind Orchestra / Alexander Hanson

Göteborg Wind Orchestra (GWO) was originally founded by the Gothenburg Tramline Music band in 1905. Today, the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra represents one of Sweden´s few remaining professional wind ensembles and carries an international reputation. GWO´s home venue is Gothenburg´s oldest secular building "The Crown house" (1654), where concerts are performed all year round. In addition, the orchestra tours the Gothenburg region, occasionally also abroad. GWO´s repertoire is a mix of classical and jazz concerts, colourful collaborations with stars from entertainment and an array of productions for children, youngsters as well as for families. Several of Swededen's foremost soloists and artists from different genres also make regular guest appearances in musical productions and there are long standing collaborations with some of Sweden´s most popular choirs and music educations and works extensively with children and youth.

Alexander Hanson is one of the most requested conductors in Sweden and since 2005 he is the artistic leader and chief conductor of GWO. In 2004, he concluded his conducting education with the highest degree at the world renowned Sibelius Academy in Helsinki where he studied under professor Leif Segerstam. Since then, Alexander is frequently engaged by professional orchestras such as The Royal Philharmonic orchestra in Stockholm, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, The Göteborg Opera, The Band of the Swedish Navy, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

And there was music includes a beautiful folk music suite with tunes from the Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson's famous record Jazz på svenska, Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust, La Paloma, Riverdance etc.



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Image Between always and never
Lena Willemark, vocals
Jönköping Sinfonietta, Jönköping Chamber Choir
Fredrik Burstedt, conductor

"Between Always and Never" is one of the internationally acclaimed double bass player and composer Anders Jormin's most comprehensive works, a contemporary oratorio format as a poetic suite for choir, orchestra and two soloists. The CD is also the first Swedish release of his acclaimed orchestral music.

Vocal soloist Lena Willemark which here shines brightly with a great presence and concentration of expression. The second solo part performed by virtuose Anders Jormin himself on bass.
With texts by Shakespeare, Hemingway, Pia Tafdrup and the composer's own short poems created a music of great character, a music filled both of reflection and inner strength.

Conductor on the album is one of Sweden´s foremost conductors, Fredrik Burstedt.



39 kr (149 kr)
Image Overtures
39 kr (119 kr)
Image Jul med Linnékvintetten
Varsågod, här är advent- och jultidens glada och stämningsfulla musik som vi vill dela med dig, kära lyssnare. Här finner du femtonhundratalets variationer på "Det är en Ros utsprungen", tillsammans med carols, psalmer och svenska klassikern Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton. Det är med största glädje vi presenterar denna cd som spelades in i Hagby kyrka under rykande snöstorm februari 2013. God jul!
- Linnékvintetten


Julmusik med brass - nu har Linnékvintetten samlat sin favoritmusik ur advents- och julrepertoaren i arrangemang för brasskvintett. Detta har resulterat i en julskiva med blandade traditionella julsånger såsom "Det är en ros utsprungen, Gläns över sjö och strand, Have yourself a merry little christmas och Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton, men även några mer okända vackra spanska julsånger och christmas carols.

Linnékvintetten har sedan 1986 varit ett dynamiskt inslag i svenskt musikliv. Ända sedan starten har ensemblen gått in för att förnya den svenska repertoaren för brasskvintett, vilket inneburit ca 40 uruppföranden av svensk musik. Ett tjugotal av dessa har Linnékvintetten beställt.

Uppdragen som länsmusikensemble innehåller också medverkan vid stora kyrkliga sammankomster i Uppsala domkyrka samt vid universitetets högtider och andra offentliga cermonier. Skolkonserter, samarbeten med musikskolor och master classes är också en viktig del av Linnékvintettens verksamhet.



39 kr (149 kr)
Image Orchestral Works, Vol. 1
UTSEDD AV THOMAS ROTH PÅ SVENSKA DAGBLADET TILL EN AV ÅRETS SKIVOR 2005

HÖGSTA BETYG I P2:s CD-REVYN

BETYG: *****
LJUDKVALITET: *****

(Opus)

"...Den blott 21-åriga Gomyo spelar med stor känsla och uppenbar entusiasm..."
"...Kliegel griper tag i Lindes mästerverk med huggtänderna och släpper inte greppet förrän varenda möjlighet uttömts. Precis så här reagerar en stor cellist på nyfunnen genimusik. Gävle Symfoniorkester spelar förnämligt under Petter Sundkvist. Jag väntar ivrigt på följande volymer..."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

"...Båda solisterna...visar skicklighet och engagemang..."
(Sydsvenska Dagbladet)

"...Bo Linde, en av de stora melodiska begåvningarna inom 1900-talsmusiken..."
"...Mycket väl spelat, både av orkester och solister..."
(Norra Västerbotten)

"...Finalens (cellokonserten) ordlösa sång är något av det allra vackraste jag någonsin hört och då räknar jag med Elgars och Dvoraks cellokonserter..."
(Helsingborgs Dagblad/Nordvästra Skånes Tidningar)


Karen Gomyo, violin; Maria Kliegel, cello.

Gävle Symfoniorkester / Petter Sundkvist.

Bo Linde (1933-1970) var bl a kompositionsstudent hos professor Lars Erik Larsson på Musikaliska Akademien i Stockholm. Linde var brådmogen, men också tidigt mycket klar över vad det var han ville göra med sitt musikaliska liv. Sin första pianokonsert hade han t ex med sig som intagningsprov till Akademien. Trots att han var en tekniskt mycket driven pianist gav han upp tankarna på en solokarriär. Den skulle bara hindra honom i hans kompositionsarbete. Helst ville han skriva musik för orgel och för musikteaterscenen, men det blev med åren bara ett par mindre orgelverk och en barnopera. I stället kom Bo Lindes krafter att ägnas åt orkesterverk, kammarmusik och inte minst sånger. En av Bo Lindes stora favoriter var Benjamin Britten.



VIOLINKONSERTEN OP 18 är tillägnad Josef Grünfarb, som 40 år efteråt berättade i boken om Bo Linde att violinkonserten i ett viktigt avseende skiljer sig från andra konserter som solisten erbjudits av olika tonsättare: ”Allting var färdigt. Det var bara att spela de eleganta passagerna och kantilenorna. Det är ett oerhört fiolistiskt skrivet stycke. Hans känsla för instrumentet var helt unik för en som själv inte spelar det”.



CELLOKONSERTEN OP 29, tyckte tonsättaren själv ännu mera om än violinkonserten och han räknade cellokonserten till ett av sina främsta verk ”Jag har”, berättade Bo Linde i en tidningsintervju inför uruppförandet, ”en hopplös förälskelse i detta ädla och sköna instrument”. Maria Kliegel, som framför konserten på denna inspelning, berättar att cellokonserten är stort skriven för cellon, virtuos ibland och svårspelad, men spännande nog att kunna vara ett alternativ till de mest kända cellokonserterna i orkesterlitteraturen, som t ex Elgars eller Dvoráks.

Bo Linde

Violinkonsert Op 18 (1957)


I. Andante-Poco animato-(Cadenza)-Scherzando vivo


II. Allegro deciso-Tempo del comincio-Lento





Cellokonsert Op 29 (1965)


I. Moderato-Lento-Ben ritmico-Sostenuto-Lento


II. Allegro molto ed agitato-Presto-Prestissimo


III. Lento, ma tempo flessibile

39 kr (49 kr)
Image Orchestral Works, Vol. 2
OPUS REKOMMENDERAR

5 AV 6 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I SVENSKA DAGBLADET

4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I GÖTEBORGS-POSTEN

"Det är så uppfriskande att lyssna till denna positiva och genomskickligt komponerade musik, så virtuos, så charmig"
(Hifi & Musik)

"Rasande skickligt spelat och förnämligt inspelad"
(Opus)

"Gävle Symfoniorkester under ledning av Petter Sundkvist briljerar verkligen på den här inspelningen"
"Vem kan säga nej till en så briljant tonsättare som Bo Linde"
(Norra Västerbotten)

"Överhuvudtaget har Petter Sundkvist och orkestern påfallande god hand om Lindes musik"
(Arbetarbladet)

"Här är volym två - och vilken skiva!"
"Det här är en strålande cd, även ljudmässigt och ifråga om det än en gång välgjorda texthäftet, författat av Ulf Jönsson. Underbart!"
(High Fidelity)

"Orkestern är i god form under säker ledning av Petter Sundkvist"
(Gefle Dagblad)

CONTENTS:
A Merry Overture Op 14
At Christmas 1954 Bo Linde finished the orchestral work that has become his most played non-solo piece - A Merry Ouverture. He dedicated the work to Gävleborgs läns orkesterförening (today named Gävle Symphony Orchestra). At the time of when A Merry Ouverture was written the young composer had initiated a lifelong companionship with the orchestra in his hometown. He had returned from Vienna in spring 1954 and by the time he finished opus 14 he had already made a lot of contact with the orchestra and its chief conductor Gunnar Staern. At the age of 21 he made his living as a musical critic in a local newspaper and as piano teacher.

Musica Concertante Op 27
As with a lot of Bo Linde's music his op 27 was commissioned by the Gävle orchestra. The manuscript is dated April 20, 1963 - at a time when Bo Linde was fairly well known to his hometown as one of a very few really serious artists. When the German magazine Industria portrayed the city of Gävle that very year he was the only artist mentioned.

Suite variée Op 21
Friends of Bo Linde and his family always called Suite variée the Bacardi Suite, which was the composer's own name when he wrote it during a long stay in Spain during the summer and early autumn of 1959. The Suite was premiered in Gävle in March 1960 and was called Suite variée. Nowdays the opus 21 suite is mostly called
Suite for small orchestra.

Suite Boulogne Op 32
During the second half of the 1960's Bo Linde's music matured, but he never really let go of the playful and very often humorous style that already from his teens played a vital role in his musical language. A very good example of is Suite Boulogne dedicated to the musicians of the little ensemble that used to play in the city park of Gävle every summer in the 1950's and the early 1960's.

We also would like to remind you of volume 1 in this series:

BO LINDE
ORCHESTRAL WORKS, VOL. 1
(Violin Concerto op. 18 & Cello Concerto op. 29)
Karen Gomyo, violin; Maria Kliegel, cello
Gävle Symfoniorkester / Petter Sundkvist
SSACD 1131




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Image Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I NORRA VÄSTERBOTTEN

"The Gävle Symphony Orchestra has a very fine group of musicians and Petter Sundqvist directs the proceedings with obvious affection for their local composer. This fine, very approachable music has been recorded superbly, the acoustics of the fairly recently built concert hall no doubt assisting in achieving this. This project deserves every success."
(www.audaud.com)

"Det är fin, lättillgänglig musik, perfekt utförd av den välspelande Gävleorkestern."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

"Genomgående utmärkta framföranden av Sundkvist och Gävlesymfonikerna."
(Dagens Nyheter)

"Fantastiskt spel av Gävle Symfoniorkester under Petter Sundkvist, därtill lysande inspelningskvalitet och ett ovanligt bra texthäfte, författat av Ulf Jönsson."
(High Fidelity)

PENSIERI SOPRA UN CANTICO VECCHIO, Op. 35
Bo Linde's 35th birthday, January 1, 1968, was also the premiere of one of his most beloved orchestral works, Pensieri sopra un cantico vecchio. Bo Linde plays with a familiar 16th century melody, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, weaving small portions of the original hymn throughout Pensieri. This becomes a starting point for the composer who offers us richly imaginative music with elements of a waltz. Melodically, Pensieri sopra un cantico vecchio, along with his solo concertos for violin and cello, are Bo Linde's most easily understood and beautiful orchestral compositions. The experienced composer also takes full advantage of the possibilities within his "own" orchestra. (The Gävle Symphony Orchestra commissioned this work for their 1968 New Year's concert.) Judging by how the premiere was received, Pensieri immediately won over the critics and was an instant success. Both the Gävle and Norrköping orchestras have frequently included Pensieri in their repertoires; and in 1993, the Norrköping Orchestra made the first recording. Pensieri sopra un cantico vecchio, dated November 24, 1967, was written during a period in the late 1960's when Bo Linde was at his peak as a composer. For example, the final years of this decade produced the chamber music pieces Ten Autumn Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Piano, String Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello and Sonata for a Trio: Violin, Cello and Piano, as well as the orchestral work for bass clarinet and orchestra, Pezzo concertante, yet another one of Bo Linde's small masterpieces, the last for which he personally attended the premiere.

SINFONIA FANTASIA, Op. 1
Between 1949 and 1952, the teenager Bo Linde traveled on four different occasions to the great Nordic music conservatory libraries in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Oslo. During Linde's fourth visit, his Sinfonia Fantasia (Opus No. 1) premiered in the Norwegian Radio studio, performed by the Orchestra of the Philharmonic Company with Öivind Fjeldstad conducting. Another composition premiered on the same occasion, Sinfonietta for Strings by Hans Eklund. He was a friend and colleague of Bo Linde's who lived in the neighbouring town of Sandviken. Eklund once related that his sinfonietta was received with even greater excitement than Bo Linde's symphony, but Eklund could not determine why because, as he expressed it, "Bosse's symphony was considerably better than my sinfonietta."Bo Linde wrote Sinfonia Fantasia in the autumn of 1951, during a time when he was diligently commuting between Gävle, where he lived with his parents, and Stockholm, where he studied at the Academy of Music. Bo Linde's father worked for the railways, a job that gave him and his entire family free travel, and made Bo Linde's frequent commutes possible. The fact that he traveled between two residences explains why the symphony is dated from both Gävle and Stockholm.Linde was a student of professor and composer Lars-Erik Larsson who also taught Hans Eklund, Jan Carlstedt from Orsa, and Maurice Karkoff. These four notable musicians have been referred to as "Larsson's Quartet," although Karkoff is the only composer among the four who is still living. Professor Larsson shared Hans Eklund's positive evaluation of Bo Linde's symphony, and described it as "logical, translucent and powerful," high praise for this small and unusual symphonic piece written in one movement, but with three distinct parts reminiscent of a more traditional three movement symphony. The very title, Fantasia, is a sign that Bo Linde chooses to takes a rather free approach compared to the more established symphonic form. At the upbeat, the composer immediately introduces the three main themes in the piece. They recur in the finale when the character of the music becomes increasingly meditative after a series of very powerful musical explosions, particularly in the percussion. The composer also studied timpani, an emphasis second only to that of the piano, his primary instrument, which he studied under the direction of Olof Winbergh. He never wished to label himself as a pianist, preferring to focus all his energy on composition.

SINFONIA, Op. 23
The span of an entire decade passed between Bo Linde's first symphony and the composition of his second. Meanwhile, he managed to compose a significant number of orchestral works, including three solo concertos (two for piano and one for violin); also Holiday Suite for String Orchestra; the wonderfully mischievous Old Fashioned Suite for String Orchestra; A Merry Overture; and Suite variée. Bo Linde made a notation on the manuscript for Sinfonia indicating that the piece had been commissioned by the Lions Club, a charity organization in Gävle; but there is more than that to the story. Bo Linde was a new father to Ulf (born in Stockholm in September 1960). After receiving a large grant from the Lions, he and his wife, Britt-Marie, decided to return to Gävle in order to obtain housing, something that was nearly impossible to do in Stockholm at the time. The young family lived with Britt-Marie's parents briefly but soon obtained a home of their own; and work on the symphony gained momentum. The first of the symphony's three movements contains a beautiful cello solo, a little sample of how well Bo Linde handled the instrument (something which revealed itself 8 9 a few years later in the cello concerto). The second movement, Toccata, is an intense, passionate and forceful piece of music that the composer wanted to be performed "con ira" (with fury). The movement seems to twirl and spin artistically around this musical nucleus. It differs significantly from the considerably lighter touch in the concluding movement, which becomes almost thoughtful toward the end. As noted previously, Bo Linde dedicated his second symphony to the Lions Club in gratitude for the grant that allowed him to work on it. In accordance with that grant, he completed the work on January 10, 1961, and wrote the dedication in the manuscript. Under the direction of Sten Frykberg, the Radio Orchestra premiered Sinfonia in a radio broadcast on September 17, 1961. The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra performed Sinfonia during an extensive tour in Japan. No previous recording of this work has ever been made by the Gävle Symphony Orchestra.



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4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I SYDSVENSKAN

"Den Helsingborgsfödde men Malmöbaserade kompositören Tobias Broström, (född 1978) sprider sig över både Gamla och Nya Världen. 2012 har börjat med flera konserter i USA, den 16 februari är det dags för nästa stora uruppförande, då Helsingborgs symfoniorkester firar 100-årsjubileum. Just nu är han dessutom aktuell med ett dubbelalbum med orkesterverk och tillhörande solister. Tobias Broström ägnade sig först åt slagverk men kom över på komposition vid Malmö musikhögskola, där han haft Rolf Martinsson och Luca Francesconi som lärare. Slagverksstudiet kan spåras i kompositionernas markerade rytmiska vitalitet. Puls och drive leder honom vidare över det kreativa fältet. Från de bägge professorerna kan han ha hämtat impulser till den raffinerade och mångsidiga orkesterbehandlingen. Tillsammans blir detta en välfungerande utrustning för en nutida tonsättare, som inte känner sig fångad i dogmatiska skolor men prövar sig fram i gränstrakterna och söker hållpunkter för både meditation och utlevelse. En ung konstnärs karriär kan hänga på att vara på rätt plats vid rätt tidpunkt. Broström hade lyckan att utses till composer in residence i Gävle för tiden 2006-2009. Han motsvarade förtroendet och kunde arbeta fram en vacker rad stycken, en stomme i hans verklista. Till poängerna hör samarbetet med namnkunniga solister: Karen Gomyo tolkar hans violinkonsert, Per Tengstrand pianokonserten "Belle Époque" och Håkan Hardenberger går i bräschen för trumpetstycket "Lucernaris", ett halvtimmeslångt verk där upphovsmannen ökar klangspektrum med live-electronik. Förutom dessa återfinner man de rena orkesterstyckena "Kaléidoscope" och "Transit Underground" - Gävlesymfonikerna med Johannes Gustavsson i spetsen övertygar med klangrika instuderingar, som gör orkesterprakten rättvisa. Beskrivande ord som "skimmer" och "kolorit" anmäler sig. Stillsam fransk impressionism tycks som en naturlig inspirationskälla men också Stravinskys lätta kavalleri."
(Sydsvenskan)

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet; Karen Gomyo, violin; Per Tengstrand, piano
Gävle Symphony Orchestra / Johannes Gustavsson

The first encounter between the Gävle Symphony Orchestra and Tobias Broström occurred during the finals of the Soloist Prize competition in the Berwaldhallen Concert Hall, on May 9, 2004. The meeting left a profound impression on the orchestra and resulted in a concert in the Gävle Concert Hall during the autumn of 2005, when Broström's percussion concerto, Arena - Percussion Concerto No. 1, was performed. Born there was the idea of an extensive collaboration with Broström as Composer-in-Residence for the orchestra, and we presented the question to him shortly after the concert. In the season programme for the Gävle Symphony Orchestra in 2006/2007, we proudly announced both a new principal conductor, Robin Ticciati and a Composer-in-Residence, Tobias Broström. He later stated in the season programme that he would have never considered declining the invitation. We are very grateful for that!

It has meant a great deal to the orchestra to have Tobias Broström as Composer-in-Residence. Getting to know a composer and evolving together, sharing every day work in real time, allows the composer and the musicians to become closer to each other and to their common goal- artistic renewal in the here and now. We believe it helps to give both the music and the musician a face, and to give the listener a glimpse of the glow behind each composition. Beryl Lunder General Manager, Gävle Concert Hall. (Beryl Lunder, General Manager, Gävle Concert Hall)



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Gunvor Nilsson - Mezzosoprano
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Gösta Nystroems Art songs - Most of Nystroems music have a strong bond with the oceans, not least so his songs. Here You will find settings of poems by some of the foremost Swedish Post romantic poets of the 20'th century; Ebba Lindqvist, Pär Lagerqvist & Hjalmar Gullberg. As well as a setting of some parts of Shakespears "The Storm".

Mezzo Gunvor Nilsson, studied and received her diploma at the collage of Music in Gothenburg, she also studied with Vera Roza at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She made her debut with Elgars Sea Pictures. Subsequently Gunvors has been much engaged in singing both oratorios and in opera, F.X. in the UK. (at Snape Maltings and at the Wexford festival), in Germany at Henzes festival in Güntersloh and Berlin. And in Sweden as oratorio-singer in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Erik Risberg was born in 1955. He has been the pianist of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra for more than a decade. Risberg studied with José Ribera at Edsberg, the Swedish Radio School of Music, and later with Elisif Lundén at the Gothenburg University School of Music. Risberg has also studied with Peter Feuchtwanger in London. Erik Risberg often works with vocalists, and he also teaches interpretation at the Gothenburg University School of Music.





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Image Sonata A-Dur Sonata B-Moll Paritita
Gérard Schaub - Flute
Margaretha Svahn-Schaub - Harpsichord

Gérard Schaub
Gérard Schaub was born in Switzerland. His teachers included Auréle Nicolet, André Jaunet and Gaston Crunelle. He finished his studies and was a First Prize winner at the Paris Conservatory in 1953. The same year he won a competition in Darmstadt. Gérard Schaub came to the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden in 1957. Before that he was a principal flutist of the Dresden Philarmonic, the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig and the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Austria. Gérard Schaub has been a teacher of the flute at the College of Music in Gothenburg, Sweden, for many years and was appointed Professor there in 1983. Most of Gérard Schaubs numerous solo performances have been taken place in Scandinavia and Switzerland, although he has also been a soloist in Berlin, Leipzig, Prague, Frankfurt, Madrid and Salzburg.

Margaretha Svahn-Schaub
Margaretha Svahn-Schaub was born in the Swedish province of Dalsland. Upon completion of secondary school, she studied piano pedagogy under Carl Tillius at the Gothenburg Music Conservatory. She was then accepted as a piano performance student, but found her interest turning increasingly toward the harpsichord. Sha has studied harpsichord under Heinz Bernstein in Gothenburg and Leipzig. Margaretha Svahn-Schaub has also taken numerous harpsichord courses abroad, in conjunction with which she has performed in concert and on the radio.





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Image Joueuse De Flute
Ashildur Haraldsdottir - Flute
Love Derwinger - Piano

Ashildur Haraldsdottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1965. She started to playing the flute at the age of nine and graduated from the Reykjavik Conservatorie when she was seventeen. She continuied her musical training in the USA, first at the New England Conservatorie and finally at internationally renowned Juilliard School of Music from where she graduated in 1988. Her teacher was Samuel Baron. She then continued her studies with Thomas Nyfenegger and Alain Marion. A Promoter of new Music, Ashildur has premiered many new works written specially for her, itroducing new Iceland music in Sweden and in the USA. Ashildur is the first prize winner of various competitions, has toured extensively as a soloist in America, Mexico, England, Iceland and Sweden, and has frequently appeared on radio and television.

Love Derwinger was born in Nörrköping, Sweden, in August 1966. His musical abilities were discovered early. At 9 years of age, the extraordinary facility with which he played the piano, set the context of his future career. At 17, Derwinger played Listz's second piano concerto with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. In 1987, performed his final student concert: Brahm's first piano concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphonics. Since then, Derwinger has given concerts as a soloist as well as performed chamber music together with musicians such as Nicolai Gedda, Christian Lindberg, Manuela Wisler and Roland Pöntinen.

During the 1920's ROUSSEL developed a unique, personal type of neo-classicism - like a dry, white wine compared, for example, with the bouquet and irony of Stravinsky. In each of the four movements of "Joueurs de flûte", Roussel depicts an illustrious mythological flautist.

FAURE was a subtle precursor of impressionism, with musical echoes reaching back to antiquity. No one would call this little competition piece more than a bagatelle, a country-like idyllic scene followed by a mercurial fast movement.

SANCAN guested Scandinavia in the post-war years. His list of compositions is not extensive. Most of his compositions are pieces for the piano.

DUTILLEUX found his own style in technical virtuosity, melodic sensuality and terse concentration. His ideal was "music which lives a life of its own, with its own development". The "Sonatine" may not be thrilling, but like every piece Dutilleux wrote, it pushes forward its performers' potential in terms of technical skill and musicality.

GAUBERT wrote one of the leading flute schools, "Méthode complète de flûte". He also composed prolifically, including music for the stage. "Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando" consists of delicate melodic idyll followed by a whirling, spinning scherzo-like movement.

The spirit of the sonata from POULENC takes shape in the first movement, as a sort of meditation on Robert Desnos's "final poem", which Poulenc had set to music earlier that year. The dense, lyrical Cantilina is followed by a movement which continues to reflect the emotional atmosphere of that first movement, in the form of brief reminiscences, like shadows cast over hard-won "joie de vivre".




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Image Vind Vind Lyckliga Vind
Gösta Ohlins Vokalensemble
Gösta Ohlin, conductor

Gösta Ohlin was born in 1921 in the Wärmland town of Filipstad, he studied at Royal College of music in Stockholm between 1946 and 49. After graduating he spent four years as an music adviser to the Swedish Mission Federation, then when moving to Gothenburg in 1954 he was employed as Church musician as well as teacher of singing, choir singing and conducting at the College of Music in Gothenburg. In 1971 he chose to concentrate only on his teaching. A few years prior he had initiated the founding of the Music College Chamber Choir, an ensemble he led til 1987.

On this recording You can hear his own "Gösta Ohlins Vokalensemble", a chamber choir created to be a virtuoso instrument. It's 25 members are mainly hand picked from a rooster of local musicians, music teachers, church musicians, singing coaches and choir leaders. Their range of repertoire is vast, including both religious and secular works. Ranging from the Renaissance to our times, not only from the Nordic countries, but from all the grate choir nations, England and Germany and in later years with an addition of music from Eastern Europe and Russia.




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Image Swedish Bassoon Concertos
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Thord Svedlund - Conductor
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Anders Engström was born in 1963 and has become one of the new set of Swedish wind musicians who have established themseleves among the world's best. He studied for Knut Sönstevold at the National College of Music in Stockholm graduating in 1987 with a soloist diploma. He was the first bassonist in Sweden to recieve this distinction. Anders Engström has recieved many international awards amongst these being first prize in the Geneva Music Competition as well as the Brazilian State Villa Lobos Prize.




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Image Klarinettkvintett Pianokvintett
Olle Schill - Clarinet
Maria Nyberg - Piano
Members of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

During the Vienna classical period, innumerable quartets, but very few quintets were written. Haydn did not produce a single quintet, nor does Beethoven appear to have been particularly amused by composing a cinque. Although he did write a couple of string quintets, they belong amongst his "juvenilia", and are seldom performed today. He also composed one piece for piano and four wind instruments, largely plagiarised from Mozart.

Wolfgang Mozart, however, appears to have taken a different stand on five-part music and its tonal potential. Gourmets of chamber music set even greater store by his string quintets than by his string quartets. His clarinet quintet in A major K 581 is generally considered one of his loveliest pieces. In April 1784 Mozart wrote to his father in Salzburg of the quintet K 452 in E flat major for piano and wind instruments that it was his best composition. To date.



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Image Soli Deo Gloria
Gothenburg Cathedral Boy choir
Birgitta Persson - Conductor
Ingemar Edgren - Piano

In the spring of 1962 Birgitta Persson,Director of Music, had her first meeting with Conny Edlund, at that time Dean of Gothenburg. He told her about his dream of establishing a boys' choir in Gothenburg a saw the perfect leader and conductor in Birgitta persson. With youthful enthusiasm she accepted this very special challenge and started the Gothenburg Cathedral Boys' Choir.

Since the start the Choir has been busily engaged singing at services in the Cathedral and other churches. It has participated in radio and television broadcasts at home and abroad and has made 9 grammophone records. One of these gave the choir a golden-disc award.





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Image The Romantic Swedish Flute
Göran Marcusson - Flute
Thord Svedlund - Conductor
Strings from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Göran Marcusson began playing the flute at the municipal music school in Södertälje, Sweden. After studying musicology at Stockholm University, he was accepted as a flute student in the performance program at the School of Music of the University of Göteborg. He completed his studies with a Masters degree, followed by a soloist's diploma in 1992. He has won a number of prizes in international musich competitions, which have provided him with the opportunity to concertize internationally. On these occasions, he almost always has Swedish music on his programs.



Two Romantic composers hold a special place in the hearts of the Swedish people: HUGO ALFVEN and Wilhelm Peterson-Berger. Alfven is most appreciated for his pictorial orchestral work Midsummer Vigil, as well as Spring in Roslag, a polka, and Sweden's Flag, which has become almost a second Swedish national anthem.

WILHELM PETERSON-BERGER was virtually Alfven`s contemporary, his music has practically never made an impact outside Sweden. His romances and choir songs are, however, often performed in Sweden, and Frösö flowers is frequently performed, not least by amateurs.

KURT ATTERBERG may be the Swedish composer whose work has been most performed abroad. Conductors including Richard Strauss, Bruno Walter, Megelberg, Toscanini, Furtwängler, Beecham and Stokowski have conducted his orchestral pieces. At home, he made important contributions to Swedish music and musicians in central respects over the course of several decades.

At the age of twenty and with a letter of recommendation from Carl Nielsen addressed to Artur Honegger in his hand, GUNNAR DE FRUMERIE arrived in Paris. He studied the piano there under Alfred Cortot, and came into close contact with the stylistic manner known as neo-baroque, characterized by a return to the forms that were particularly popular during the baroque era, the rhythmic patterns of the suite and dances like the gavotte, the saraband, the siciliano.




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Image Percussive Impact
Roger Carlsson - Percussion
Niklas Willén - Conductor
Jun'ichi Hirokami - Conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Roger Carlsson was born in Borås, Sweden, in 1957, and studied percussion with Bo Holmstrand at the University of Gothenburg Scholl of Music. Upon completition of his degree, and the supplementary diploma, he took up studies in Denmark with Bent Lyllof, and then went on to the Royal Academy of Music and the National Centre for Orchestral Studies in London. He spent 1982-83 season in New York, studying mainly with Elden B. Bailey at the Julliard School of Music. He also attended master classes in various places with the leading percussionists and timpanists in the United States. Carlsson has appeared as a soloist with various Nordic sympony Orchetsras, including Iceland's, and performed on the radio and TV on many occasions.





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Image Undine
Ashildur Haraldsdottir - Flute
Love Derwinger - Piano

It is interesting to speculate as to why there are so many records with titles like The Romantic Flute. One answer is that, during the eighteenth century, the flute was in vogue. Even Frederick the great, emperor of Russia, was a flautist, which raised the status of the instrument greatly. Although it has had periods of dwindling popularity since, today the flute is very much in fashion again. Actually, however, the flute has not been mainly romantic, and the nineteenth century repertoire for solo flute is quite limited. Two longer compositions tend to figure on any record aiming to reflect the period: Franz Schubert's Trockene Blumen variations, the only work of his large ouvre to feature the flute as a solo instrument, and Carl Reinecke's Undine Sonata for flute and piano.

Ashildur Haraldsdottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1965. She started to playing the flute at the age of nine and graduated from the Reykjavik Conservatorie when she was seventeen. She continuied her musical training in the USA, first at the New England Conservatorie and finally at internationally renowned Juilliard School of Music from where she graduated in 1988. Her teacher was Samuel Baron. She then continued her studies with Thomas Nyfenegger and Alain Marion. A Promoter of new Music, Ashildur has premiered many new works written specially for her, itroducing new Iceland music in Sweden and in the USA. Ashildur is the first prize winner of various competitions, has toured extensively as a soloist in America, Mexico, England, Iceland and Sweden, and has frequently appeared on radio and television.

Love Derwinger was born in Nörrköping, Sweden, in August 1966. His musical abilities were discovered early. At 9 years of age, the extraordinary facility with which he played the piano, set the context of his future career. At 17, Derwinger played Listz's second piano concerto with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. In 1987, performed his final student concert: Brahm's first piano concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphonics. Since then, Derwinger has given concerts as a soloist as well as performed chamber music together with musicians such as Nicolai Gedda, Christian Lindberg, Manuela Wisler and Roland Pöntinen.




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Image Music Around the Baltic Sea
Camerata Roman - Chamber orchestra
(Known internationally as : Camerata Sweden)

The Baltic Sea is an intracontinental sea. The countries surrounding it form a rich, multifacetted, and yet closed related cultural area. The music on this CD features some of the most wellknown "Baltic" composers from the 20th century.

Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no conductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.





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Image Nordic Flute
Göran Marcusson - Flute
Camerata Roman - Chamber orchestra
(Known internationally as : Camerata Sweden)

Göran Marcusson began playing the flute at the municipal music school in Södertälje, Sweden. After studying musicology at Stockholm University, he was accepted as a flute student in the performance program at the School of Music of the University of Göteborg. He completed his studies with a Masters degree, followed by a soloist's diploma in 1992. He has won a number of prizes in international musich competitions, which have provided him with the opportunity to concertize internationally. On these occasions, he almost always has Swedish music on his programs.


Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no conductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.






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Image Jubelkonsert
Helena Döse - Soprano
Dietrich Gross - Baryton
Hans-Erik Goksöyr - Piano, Organ
Lisbeth Vecchi - Violin
Teo William-Olsson - Violin
Tom William-Olsson - Cello
Laudate & Cecilia Choir
Karin Rosander - Conductor



A Concert of Joy with Helena Döse feature arias and songs that has been performed at the concert series given by Helena Döse and her husband Dietrich Gross in Strömstads Church during many summers. It also commemorates the City of Strömstads 325 year.

Swedish Soprano Helena Döse studied at the Opera School in Gothenburg with IngaLill Linden and later in Italy with Luigi Ricci. Since her debut as Aida in Gothenburg she has been in frequent demand at many opera houses throughout Europe, Australia and the US. In roles like Jenufa, Tosca, Desdemona in Othello and Sieglinde in Valkyrian. Apart from her stage work, Helena Döse regularly give lieder recitals and participate as soloist in oratorios.




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Image Music Around the Baltic Sea vol 2
Camerata Roman - Chamber Orchestra
(Known internationally as : Camerata Sweden)
Jan Stigmer - Violin
Marjolain Dispa - Viola

This is the second disc in the series in which Camerata Roman performs music from the countries bordering on the Baltic Sea. We begin in Estonia, with Rudolf Tobias and Eduard Tubin. Tubin later took up residence in Sweden, the country of origin of both Hilding Rosenberg and Kurt Atterberg. From there, it may seem a long leap to Poland, and the music of Krzysztof Penderecki, but in this particular piece he alludes to the neo.baroque style that also characterises the work of the Swedish composers. The neo-baroque style of Max Reger bears far more of the distinguishing marks of the romantic period, despite the fact that he is literally looking back at the greatest master of the Baroque, his countryman Johann Sebastian Bach.

Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no conductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.



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Image The Swedish Violin
Camerata Roman - Chamber Orchestra
(Known internationally as : Camerata Sweden)
Jan Stigmer - Violin
Thord Svedlund - Conductor

Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no conductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.

Jan Stigmer was born in Sweden 1964. Having recieved acclaim from audiances as well as critics for several years, there is no doubt that Jan Stigmer is one of the most exiting names among young violinists today.





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Image Tolv Consertinos 1-17
Camerata Roman - Chamber Orchestra
(Known internationally as : Camerata Sweden)
Göran Marcusson - Flute
Mårten Larsson - Oboe
Urban Claesson - Clarinet
Anders Engström - Bassoon
Per Göran - Horn
Bengt Danielsson - Trumpet
Lars-Göran Carlsson - Trombone

Few composers in Sweden have gained such deep-rooted popularity as Lars-Erik Larsson. With warmth and melodius compositions like the Pastoral Suite and God in Disguise he reached into the hearts of the Swedish people. He was laso a learned and serious man, who in his role as Professor of composition fostered and educated several generations of young Swedish composers. In 1945 he was appointed as an inspector of those amateur orchestras which were entitled to state contribution. He immediately noticed their need for modern repertoire with string parts that were technically feasible for the musicians. This resulted in Larsson composing a valuable and unique series of concertinos between 1955 and 1957. They all contained comparatively simple stringparts and an advanced solo part.

Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no canductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.

Göran Marcusson began playing the flute at the municipal music school in Södertälje, Sweden. After studying musicology at Stockholm University, he was accepted as a flute student in the performance program at the School of Music of the University of Göteborg. He completed his studies with a Masters degree, followed by a soloist's diploma in 1992. He has won a number of prizes in international musich competitions, which have provided him with the opportunity to concertize internationally. On these occasions, he almost always has Swedish music on his programs.

Mårten Larsson was born in Örebro in Sweden. He got his education from Alf Nilsson at the Swedish Royal Academy.
Mårten Larsson is regularly soloist with different orchestras in Sweden and further Europe. He is also a member of the Stockholm Sinfonietta.




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Image Larsson L-E Tolv Konsertinos
Camerata Roman - Chamber Orchestra
(Known internationally as : Camerata Sweden)
Jan Stigmer - Violin
Per-Ola Lindberg - Viola
Bjorg Vaernes - Cello
Ingalill Hillerud - Double Bass
Joakim Kallhed - Piano

Few composers in Sweden have gained such deep-rooted popularity as Lars-Erik Larsson. With warmth and melodius compositions like the Pastoral Suite and God in Disguise he reached into the hearts of the Swedish people. He was laso a learned and serious man, who in his role as Professor of composition fostered and educated several generations of young Swedish composers.
In 1945 he was appointed as an inspector of those amateur orchestras which were entitled to state contribution. He immediately noticed their need for modern repertoire with string parts that were technically feasible for the musicians. This resulted in Larsson composing a valuable and unique series of concertinos between 1955 and 1957. They all contained comparatively simple stringparts and an advanced solo part.

Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no canductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.

Jan Stigmer was born in Sweden 1964. Having recieved acclaim from audiances as well as critics for several years, there is no doubt that Jan Stigmer is one of the most exiting names among young violinists today.

Joakim Kallhed began playing the Piano at early age. he completed his graduate studies in 1990 at the School of Music, Gothenburg University, Sweden, where he studied with Ingmar Bergfelt. He made his debut appereance as a soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Joakim Kallhed has made numerous recordings for radio and television, including one performance with Victor Borge. He has also toured the USA, South America and several European countries.




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Image Solokonserter
Camerata Roman - Chamber Orchestra
(Known internationally as : Camerata Sweden)
Mårten Larsson - Oboe D'Amore
Jan Stigmer - Violin
Göran Marcusson - Flute

Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no conductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.

Mårten Larsson was born in Örebro in Sweden. He got his education from Alf Nilsson at the Swedish Royal Academy.
Mårten Larsson is regularly soloist with different orchestras in Sweden and further Europe. He is also a member of the Stockholm Symfonietta.

Jan Stigmer was born in Sweden 1964. Having recieved acclaim from audiances as well as critics for several years, there is no doubt that Jan Stigmer is one of the most exiting names among young violinists today.

Göran Marcusson began playing the flute at the municipal music school in Södertälje, Sweden. After studying musicology at Stockholm University, he was accepted as a flute student in the performance program at the School of Music of the University of Göteborg. He completed his studies with a Masters degree, followed by a soloist's diploma in 1992. He has won a number of prizes in international musich competitions, which have provided him with the opportunity to concertize internationally. On these occasions, he almost always has Swedish music on his programs.




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Image The Swedish Oboe
Mårten Larsson - Oboe
Camerata Roman - Chamber Orchestra
(Known internationally as : Camerata Sweden)

Mårten Larsson was born in Örebro in Sweden. He got his education from Alf Nilsson at the Swedish Royal Academy.
Mårten Larsson is regularly soloist with different orchestras in Sweden and further Europe. He is also a member of the Stockholm Symfonietta.

Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no conductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.




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Image American Sonatas
Göran Marcusson - Flute
Joakim Kallhed - Piano

This disc includes five composition for flute and piano, all of which were written in the USA between 1930 and the present day. The composers have all been inspired to write these works by renowned flutists of their times.

Göran Marcusson began playing the flute at the municipal music school in Södertälje, Sweden. After studying musicology at Stockholm University, he was accepted as a flute student in the performance program at the School of Music of the University of Göteborg. He completed his studies with a Masters degree, followed by a soloist's diploma in 1992. He has won a number of prizes in international musich competitions, which have provided him with the opportunity to concertize internationally. On these occasions, he almost always has Swedish music on his programs.


Joakim Kallhed began playing the Piano at early age. he completed his graduate studies in 1990 at the School of Music, Gothenburg University, Sweden, where he studied with Ingmar Bergfelt. He made his debut appereance as a soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Joakim Kallhed has made numerous recordings for radio and television, including one performance with Victor Borge. He has also toured the USA, South America and several European countries.




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Image Melodies se la Belle Epoque
Märta Schéle - Soprano
Olof Höjer - Piano

It all began with Gabriel Fauré and la Bonne Chanson - an affection which later extended itself to a deep love of all French art. Then one day, I came across songs by the Swedish composer Helena Munktell, active for many years in Paris. As I was also drawn towards France, I felt a sense of sisterhood with her work, across linguistic, temporal and national boundaries. M. Schéle

Märta Schéle is open to a wide variety of musical contexts, appearing in theatrically staged concerts, composer presentations, large and small chamber recitals, symphonic works, improvisations and churches. Her repertoire is extensive ranging from the Baroque to the avant-garde. She also sings with jazz ensembles. Märta Schéle has toured at home and abroad, has performed on radio and televison and has made many recordings. Her disc "Life and Death" on the Proprius Label was awarded "best vocal recording of the year" by the Swedish daily Gothenburg Post. In 1983, she was appointed member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. 1990, she recieived Litteris et Artibus and the Gothenburg City gold medal, and in 1994 the Pro Arte et Scientia by Gothenburg University. She has a teaching position at the School of Music, Gothenburg University and also gives classes elsewhere.

Olof Höjer "...has long been considered to be a particularly discerning interpreter, especially of unusual works for the piano. His interpretations are of rarely heard pieces and composers, and are often performed in unusual concert settings."
He "...is without doubt one of Swedens foremost accompanists. His fingers are quick and his wrist limber; he is never domineering, but at the same time his playing is always meaningful because of the clarity and elegance of his musical intentions; moreover, he is unique in his sensuous feel for sound."





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Image Söderlundh Lillebror
Örebro Chamber Orchestra
Thord Svedlund - Conductor
Mårten Larsson - Oboe
Mats Widlund - Piano
Kerstin Svensson - Violin
Jeffrey Lee - Violin

LilleBror Söderlundh 1912-1957
By his brother, P O Söderlund

Many people regarded LilleBror Söderlundh as simply a nebulous, romantic folk singer, but his personality was actually a multifaceted one. As early as in his adolscence, he proved to be a strong-willed and stubborn when he insisted on becoming a musician, against his father's will. LilleBror was a charming, social man, who made friends with all kind of people. He was enchantingly charismatic as he sang, irrespective of whether he was performing for friends or from the stage. In many ways he had a bohemian personality, but he was nonetheless pedantic in his work.





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Image Solsången
Sundsvall Chamber Orchestra
Niklas Willén - Conductor
Nordia Ensemble
Sundsvall Wind Quintet
Lena Willemark


The Sundsvall Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1990 as a part of the county music organization "Musik i Västernorrland", which serves the central area of Sweden with Sundsvall as its largest town. The orchestra is classical in size, consisting of strings, double woodwind, brass and timpani, making a total of 35 musicians. The orchestral work is successfully combined with chamber music plaing - the Nordia Ensemble and the Sundsvall Wind Quintet are very popular ensembles working all over Sweden. The Sundsvall musicians have attracted considerable attention through their special interest in new music. This has resulted in fifteen first performances in less than three years - something that is unique in Sweden.

Niklas Willén was born in Stockholm in 1961. From 1984 until 1990 he studied conducting and composition at the Roayl College of Music in Stockholm. Since his début in 1988 he has made regular appearances with virtually all of the major Swedish orchestras. In 1990 he conducted at the Royal Opera in Stockholm for the first time and he has been invited back on several occasions to conduct both opera and ballet.

The fact that Lena Willemark comes from Älvdalen in Dalarna is something that has been an important factor in her artistic career. As a singer she performs jazz, classical and folk music with an individuality that is given to few artists. She has studied at the College of Music in Stockholm, and as a member of Gals and Pals and the ensemble of Elise Einarsdottir, her voice has pleased many audiences. Lena Willemark has also collaborated with Karin Rehnquist on a number of previous occasions.






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Image Flöjt Konserter
Ashildur Haraldsdottir - Flute
Umeå Symphony Orchestra
Thord Svedlund - Conductor

Ashildur Haraldsdottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1965. She started to playing the flute at the age of nine and graduated from the Reykjavik Conservatorie when she was seventeen. She continuied her musical training in the USA, first at the New England Conservatorie and finally at internationally renowned Juilliard School of Music from where she graduated in 1988. Her teacher was Samuel Baron. She then continued her studies with Thomas Nyfenegger and Alain Marion. A Promoter of new Music, Ashildur has premiered many new works written specially for her, itroducing new Iceland music in Sweden and in the USA. Ashildur is the first prize winner of various competitions, has toured extensively as a soloist in America, Mexico, England, Iceland and Sweden, and has frequently appeared on radio and television.

The Umeå Symphony Orchestra is a young symphony, having only played under its current name since the 1991-2 season. It's history, however, extends much farther back in time.
For many years, the orchestra was an independent orchestra which also played for the Norrland Opera Company under the name of Umeå Sinfonietta. Actually, however, the orchestra was founded as a military band, established in 1841. In 1974, when the Norrland Opera Company came into being, that band had become a regional woodwind and percussion ensemble, supplemented by a string section borrowed from Stockholm when necessary. In 1976 the orchestra began hiring its own string players, and in 1978 the Sinfonietta made its debut performance.




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Image Sonatas for flute and piano
Göran Marcusson - Flute
Joakim Kalhed - Piano

Most of the music performed in this recital by Göran Marcusson and Joakim Kallhed is of French inspiration. The three first - and most important - works were also composed at the same time. during the final years of World War II. They were written, however, in very different parts of the world.


Göran Marcusson began playing the flute at the municipal music school in Södertälje, Sweden. After studying musicology at Stockholm University, he was accepted as a flute student in the performance program at the School of Music of the University of Göteborg. He completed his studies with a Masters degree, followed by a soloist's diploma in 1992. He has won a number of prizes in international musich competitions, which have provided him with the opportunity to concertize internationally. On these occasions, he almost always has Swedish music on his programs.


Joakim Kallhed began playing the Piano at early age. he completed his graduate studies in 1990 at the School of Music, Gothenburg University, Sweden, where he studied with Ingmar Bergfelt. He made his debut appereance as a soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Joakim Kallhed has made numerous recordings for radio and television, including one performance with Victor Borge. He has also toured the USA, South America and several European countries.



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Image On Tour
Camerata Roman - Chamber Orchestra
(Known internationally as : Camerata Sweden)

Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no conductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.




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Image The Shiörlin Organ In Jonsered
Performed on Organ by:
Jaques van Oortmerssen
Elisabeth Yokota
Magnus Kjellson
Mikael Wahlin
Kimberly Marshall


The organ in Jonsered, near Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden. In the 18th century Sweden, a high point of organ building culture was reached with several skilful builders particularly in Stockholm and Linköping. Per Schiörlin (1736-1815) is the most important builder of the Linköping school. During his lifetime he built more than 60 instruments. One of his smaller and best preserved organs is now in Jonsered's church, east of Gothenburg.


Specification
Manual:
Principal 8' treble
Principal 4' bass/treble
Gedackt 8'
Spetsflöjt 4'
Rörflöjt 4'
Kvinta 2 2/3
Oktava 2'
Trumpet 8' bass/treble

Pedal: pull-down
Compass: Manual C-f''', pedal C-c'




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Image Beethoven Stråkkvartetter vol 1
The VANBRUGH Quartet
Gregory Ellis, Elisabeth Charleson,
Simon Aspell, Christopher Marwood

The VANBRUGH Quartet is entering its second decade firmly established as one of Europe's finest and most successful quartets. Since winning the Portsmouth (now London) International String Quartet Competition in 1988, they have built up a thriving career, annually presenting around a hundred concerts, together with radio and television broadcasts, in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. This series of recordings marks their first collaboration with Intim Musik, following seven previous Cds covering a wide range of repertoire.




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Image Beethoven Stråkkvartetter vol 2
The VANBRUGH Quartet
Gregory Ellis, Elisabeth Charleson,
Simon Aspell, Christopher Marwood

The VANBRUGH Quartet is entering its second decade firmly established as one of Europe's finest and most successful quartets. Since winning the Portsmouth (now London) International String Quartet Competition in 1988, they have built up a thriving career, annually presenting around a hundred concerts, together with radio and television broadcasts, in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. This series of recordings marks their first collaboration with Intim Musik, following seven previous Cds covering a wide range of repertoire.




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Image Beethoven Stråkkvartetter vol 3
The VANBRUGH Quartet
Gregory Ellis, Elisabeth Charleson,
Simon Aspell, Christopher Marwood

The VANBRUGH Quartet is entering its second decade firmly established as one of Europe's finest and most successful quartets. Since winning the Portsmouth (now London) International String Quartet Competition in 1988, they have built up a thriving career, annually presenting around a hundred concerts, together with radio and television broadcasts, in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. This series of recordings marks their first collaboration with Intim Musik, following seven previous Cds covering a wide range of repertoire.



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Image Beethoven Stråkkvartetter vol 5
The VANBRUGH Quartet
Gregory Ellis, Elisabeth Charleson,
Simon Aspell, Christopher Marwood

The VANBRUGH Quartet is entering its second decade firmly established as one of Europe's finest and most successful quartets. Since winning the Portsmouth (now London) International String Quartet Competition in 1988, they have built up a thriving career, annually presenting around a hundred concerts, together with radio and television broadcasts, in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. This series of recordings marks their first collaboration with Intim Musik, following seven previous Cds covering a wide range of repertoire.



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Image Beethoven Stråkkvartetter vol 6
The VANBRUGH Quartet
Gregory Ellis, Elisabeth Charleson,
Simon Aspell, Christopher Marwood

The VANBRUGH Quartet is entering its second decade firmly established as one of Europe's finest and most successful quartets. Since winning the Portsmouth (now London) International String Quartet Competition in 1988, they have built up a thriving career, annually presenting around a hundred concerts, together with radio and television broadcasts, in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. This series of recordings marks their first collaboration with Intim Musik, following seven previous Cds covering a wide range of repertoire.



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Image Beethoven Stråkkvartetter vol 7
The VANBRUGH Quartet
Gregory Ellis, Elisabeth Charleson,
Simon Aspell, Christopher Marwood

The VANBRUGH Quartet is entering its second decade firmly established as one of Europe's finest and most successful quartets. Since winning the Portsmouth (now London) International String Quartet Competition in 1988, they have built up a thriving career, annually presenting around a hundred concerts, together with radio and television broadcasts, in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. This series of recordings marks their first collaboration with Intim Musik, following seven previous Cds covering a wide range of repertoire.



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Image Beethoven Stråkkvartetter vol 8
The VANBRUGH Quartet
Gregory Ellis, Elisabeth Charleson,
Simon Aspell, Christopher Marwood

The VANBRUGH Quartet is entering its second decade firmly established as one of Europe's finest and most successful quartets. Since winning the Portsmouth (now London) International String Quartet Competition in 1988, they have built up a thriving career, annually presenting around a hundred concerts, together with radio and television broadcasts, in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. This series of recordings marks their first collaboration with Intim Musik, following seven previous Cds covering a wide range of repertoire.



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Image Four For Tango
Guitars A Quattro
Matthias Aufschläger, Jörgen Åström, Urs Mayr and Bernhard Wullschleger

The attraction of the guitar has not been fully exhausted yet. The instrument is delicate and subtle, but also immensely passionate. The four musicians of Guitars A Quattro thrive on this paradox. Individually they are confident, disciplined and stylistically secure.

Playing together as a quartet allows them to create transparent yet powerful and often surprising interpretations of Bach as well as Piazzolla. They prefer to perform 20th century compositions because they enjoy demonstrating that contemporary music can be accessible.



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Image Clarinet
Carl-Johan Stjernström - Clarinet
Mikael Kanarva - Piano

Carl-Johan Stjernström, clarinetist born and grew up in the Swedish town of Arboga, where, like many other young people, he started his musical career at the local music school. At an early stage Carl-Johan showed a talent for being a soloist and in 1982, 18 years old, he won the competition contest of "Open House for Young Musicians" in Berwaldhallen Stockholm. There he played the first clarinet with "Swedish Radio's Youth Symphony Orchestra" and also appeared as a soloist. In 1989 Carl-Johan was awarded the degree "Master of Fine Arts in Music" from Lunds University after studies for Thomas Kumlien at the Academy of Music of Malmö. Carl-Johan is active as a soloist and chamber musician and often engaged by theatres and symphony orchestras.


Mikael Kanavara, pianist started playing the piano at the age of eleven. In 1988 he was admitted at the Academy of Music in Malmö, Hans Pålsson and Michael Wesolowski being his teachers. In 1996 Mikael was awarded a Diploma after having been studying four years for Bohumila Jedlickova at the Conservatoire of Copenhagen, Denmark. Mikael is active as a soloist and chamber musician in Sweden and Denmark, not to mention frequently working as a pedagogue.



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Image The Musicke Companye
The Musicke Companye
Philippa Hyde, soparno - Timothy Brown, counter-tenor
Jennifer Janse, cello - Helen Rogers, harpsichord
Melanie Woodcock, cello continuo


The Musicke Companye was formed in London in 1991 by four young musicians eager to explore the world of baroque vocal chamber music. Since then, the ensamble has been in increasing demand perfoming for major festivals and music societies throughout Britain and also in Barcelona.

In 1993 the Music Companye was a finalist in the fifth international early Music network Young Artists' Competition which was held in London and broadcast on BBC radio 3. The ensemble was the only early music group to be featured in the 1993 BBC Radio 3 series Young Artists' Forum broadcast from the National Portrait Galery, London. The performance was rebroadcast in 1995 as a highlight from the series. Other radio broadcasts include twice appairing live on Classic FM.

In the 1996/1997 season, the Music company toured throughout the U.K. as part of the National Federation of Music Societies Concert Promoter's Network appearing in arts centres, town halls, churches and schools and receving unanimously exelent reviews.



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Image Brandenburg Konserter 1-7
The Cambridge Baroque Camerata
Jonathan Hellyer Jones, harpsichord and direction


The Six Concertos Johann Sebastian Bach bestowed the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721 are a comon delight to most music music lovers. The 'Seventh'' featured in this set is a realisation of the G minor sonata for viola da gamba and obligato harpsichord (BWV 1029). As comon parctice in Bachs' time often had it, most music had no rigorous instrumentation - if it was to your liking You played it with the instruments that was at hand. The arrengment heard on on this recording is by Duncan Druce and takes the 6th Brandenburg Concerto as a model for its instrumentation.

THE CAMBRIDGE BAROQUE CAMERATA was founded in 1984 by its director, the British harpsichordist Jonathan Hellyer Jones, to perform the music of the 17th and 18th centuries on period instruments. Since its foundation the group has toured throughout England and Scotland as well as giving regular concerts in Cambridge and London in programmes using from two to thirty players. More recently the Camerata has toured in France where it has begun to establish itself as an ensemble with style and sensivity. Both in the U.K. and France the camerata collaborated with choirs in oratorio performances, providing a firm but transparent support.

JONATHAN HELLYER JONES has spent much of his life in cambridge where he read music at St. John's Collage. Ha was awarded a John Stewart of rannoch Scholarship and in 1972 recived the first Brian Runnett Memorial Price for organ playing. He now lives in Cambridge where he teaches at both universities, specialising in baroque performance practice, and is a senior member of Hughes Hall, a graduate collage.



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Image Reflective Flute
Göran Marcusson - Flute
GöteborgsMusiken - Jerker Johansson, conductor and arranger
Additional Musicians:
Lars Eliasson, drums
Yasuhito Mori, doublebass
Jan Zirk, piano and synth
Lars Kristiansson, cello
Gloria Joyce Burt, harp
Rolf Jardemark, guitars
Kenneth Franzen, percussion

Göran Marcusson playes the refelctive flute in some soul searching arrangements of Evergreens and jazz classics. Here, mostly with the versatile Wind Orchestra GöteborgsMusiken where he is the flutist in residence.



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Image Trisagion
ONYX BRASS

Christopher Horn, trumpet - Duncan McNaughton, trumpet
Andrew Sutton, french horn - Amos Miller trombone
David Gordon Shute, tuba
Onyx Brass was formed in 1993 and since its accalimed Purcell Room début in 1995 (under the auspices of the Park Lane Group), it has toured the length and breath of the British Isles performing for music societies, festivals and arts associations. The ensemble has a specific commitment to the commisoning and performing of new music: audiences and critics have been particularly apprciative of their adveturous yet accesible programming, as well as the warmth and vitality of their tone. Recently they have recived an award from the John Tunnell Trust, the first such award for chamber music to be given to a brass ensemble. This is their first CD recording ant it features exclusivley world premiere recordings.



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Image Bach to Jarret
Mårten Larsson, oboe, oboe d'amore, english horn

Umeå Symphony Orchestra - Thord Svedlund, conductor

Mårten Larsson, soloist

Was born n Örebro in Sweden. He first studied with Bo Eriksson and later with professorAlf Nilsson at the Swedish Royal Academy. After finishing his studies Mårten worked with Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra and after that with the Royal Opera in Stockholm. He has held the postion as principal Oboe in the Gothenburg Symphony since 1989.


Mårten Larsson, is a frequent soloist both with orchestras in Sweden and Europe. He is aso a member of Stockholm Sinfonietta.


Thord Svedlund, CONDUCTOR


Thord Svedlund has, for the past 10 years, worked as a violinst with the Gothenburg Symphony. He was educated n Gothenburg with further studies in USA and Holland. He has studied conducting for Lars Bemstorp and at a summercourse for Jorma Panula He made his conducting debut with musicians from Gothenburg Symphony in a serenade for 13 Wind nstruments by W. A. Mozart. Both musicians and critics were in complete agreement as to the success of the performance and the promise of the conductor

A young symphony orchestra with nineteenth century roots:

The Umeå Symphony Orchestra is a young symphony, having only played under its current name since the 1991-2 season. It's history however, extends much farther back in time. For many years, the orchestra was an independant orchestra which also played for the Norrland Opera Company under the name of Umeå Sinfonietta. Actually, the orchestra was founded as a military band, established in Umeå in 1841.

In 1974, when the Norrand Opera Company came into being, that band had become regional woodwind and percussion ensemble, suppemented by a strng section borrowed from Stockholm when necessary. In 1976 the orchestra began hiring its own string players, and in 1978 the sinfonietta made its debut perfommance.

In rescent years the number of musicians has gradually increased and today the orchestra has over fifty full time musicians, and hopes to expand to sixty. Thus the Umeå Symphony Orchestra is both an independant part of the Västerbotten Music foundation, with its own arrangements, concerts and tours, and also as the orchestra of the Norrland Opera Company. They serve many purposes in the community, and their geographical coverage is also very diverse: they play symphony concerts and play for opera performances as well as having programs for children, old age pensioner and families, all over central and northern Sweden. Another unique aspect of their works is that the musicians also perfom in chamber music ensembles as part of their jobs.



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Image Latin American Dances
CLÉLIA IRUZUN, piano
Clélia Iruzun was born in Rio de Janeiro and began her career as a child prodigy, winning her first competition at the age of 7. By the time she was 16 she had won several senior competitions in Brazil been awarded thee 'Hors Concours'. Since then many Brazilian composers have dedicated works to her, among them Arnaldo Rebello and francisco Mignone. She studied at the School of Music of the federal University in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1981 she moved to London where she studied with Maria Curcio, Christopher Elton and Noretta Conci. She also studied with Merces de Silva Telles in paris. At the Royal Academy of Music she gained the Recital Diploma and several prizes.
In addition, she has recived much advice and guidance from other distinguished musicians such as Nelson Freire, Jaques Klein, Fou Ts'Ong and Stephen Kovachevich. She has performed widely in her native Brazil and neighbouring South American countries. Since comming to Europe, most of its countries and North America playing recitals and performing at festivals. Clélias repertoire covesrs most of the major classic and romantic composers, but also includes the more important Spanish and latin American works.

Please visit Ms. Iruzun's personal hompage at:
http://www.cleliairuzun.com/



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Image Sonatas for Cello and Piano
LOUISE HOPKINS, violoncell

Louis Hopkins was born in 1968, she studied with Raphael Wallfisch and Steven Isserlis at the Guildhall School of music and Drama. Since making her concert debut at the Barbican Hall performing Lutoslawskis Concerto with the composer conducting she has been invited to perform as a soloist in many countries including France, The Netherlands, Sweden, New Zeeland, Switzerland, The United States, Irland and Thorghout the U.K. Louise has broadcast concerto and recital perfoemances for the BBC, Suisse-Romande, WFMT, radio France, Radio Classique, New Zeeland Radio and RTE. Festval apperances include Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Harrogate and Brighton.

As a chamber musician Louise has performed in Venues fron the Wigmore Hall to the Sydney Opera House and as a guest she has been invited to perform with amongs others, The Takacs Quartet, Thomas Adés, with whom she ahas reocrded his quartet 'catch' for EMI, Emmanuel Pahud and the VanBrugh Quartet. She makes regular recital appernaces with the pianists Alexandar Madzar and Carole Presland.

At the age of 25 Louise was appointed as a Cello Professor to the staff of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Yehudi Menuhin School.


ALEXANDAR MADZAR, piano

Born in Belgrade in 1968, Alexandar madzar began to play the piano at the age of six and subsequently studied with Gordana Matinovic, Arbo Valdan, Eliso Virsaladze, Eduard Mirzoian and Daniel Blumenthal in Moscow, Brussels and Strasbourg. His noumerous prizes have included the 1985 Bärenreiter Prize; Concours d'Execution Musicale in Geneva (1987) and the Busoni International Piano Competitionn Bolzano (1989). In the 1996 Leeds Competition he was awarded the third prize and was described by The Times as 'the most imaginative musician among 1996 finalists'. Most recently, he was awarded first prize in the 1997 Umberto Micheli piano competition in Milan

Since his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1990, he has appeared with many leading orchestras including the Cologne RSO, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Vienna CO, RPO, Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewndhaus Orchestra, working with conductors such as Libor Pesek, Paavo Järvi, Ivan Fischer and Tadaaki Otaka. He has given recitals in London, Paris, Hamburg, Rome, Milan and on tour in japan and South America, and has appeared at numerous festivals including those at Bad Kissingen, Sintra, Schleswig-Holstein, Davos, Roque d'Antheron, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Aldeburgh and Salzburg.



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Camerata Roman is part of the county music ensemble of Kalmar, Sweden. Since its establishment in the seventies, under the name Oskarshamns ensemble, it has developed into one of the leading string orchestras of Sweden. As "Camerata" in the name of the orchestra indicates, they often play "camerata" i.e. with no conductor. This places high demands on the musicians to be sensitive ensemble players. "Roman" is a reference to the "father of Swedish music", Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), who lived the last 13 years of his life on the Haraldsmåla estate north of Kalmar.



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Image Music for Flute and Guitar
DUO BINDER-HOSTETTLER

Karin Binder and Christian Hostettler have performed together since the spring of 1997 and have charmed their audiences with special harmonious, balanced and energetic lively playing. Within the first year they got positive feedback throughout their performances. The same musical language, the same enthusiasm in the working out of stylistic details and, las but not least, the facination for this perfect and colourful chamber music formation gives these musicians motivation enough for this intensive work. Concert programs are attractive and diverse and their instruments varied...flute, wooden flute, concert guitar, etc. These two first class musicians say its a blessing to have met each other.

Karin Binder, born in 1963, studied in Zürich with Ursula Burkhard Stadler and Günter Rumpel until reciveing her Concert Diploma in 1988. Further studies with André jaunet and Conrad Klemm. Karin Binder is working as a free-lance and much recquested flute player. Since 1986 she has been playing in various orchestras and ensembles (Tonhalle and Opera House Orchestras, Zürich, Luzern Symphony Orchestra, Zürich Chamber Orchestra and in various chamber music groups

Christian Hostettler, born in 1968, professional studies at SMPV (Schweizerischen Musikpädagogischen Verband) with Bernard Czulowski. Further studies at the Winterthur Conservatory in Jury Clormann's Concert Class and in 1996 he recived his Concert Diploma with honours. Christian Hostettler has taken Master-Classes with among; Pepe Romero, Alberto Ponce, Oscar Ghiglia, Hubert Käppel and Eliot Fisk and also further studies with Aniello Desiderio in Naples. As a free-lance guitarist he concertises with solo programs and in chamber music constellations.



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Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra
Jan Stigmer, leader
Arve Moen Bergset, Hardanger fiddle
Willy Postma, harp

The Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra with its 17 string players, is Norway's only chamber orchestra employing musicians full time. The ensemble went professional in the latter 1980s- Stephen Baratt-Due was musical director from 1990 to 1996. He was succeded as of the 1996/97 season by Swedish violinist Jan Stigmer. Its much to their credit that the orchestra is now reaping wide acclaim of audiences and critics alike. Occasionally, the ensemble is augmented under the name Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra for performances of symphonic music, operas and major sacred works.

Arve Moen Bergset is a very versatile musician and performer. He is a superb violinst, having studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music where he earned his degree in chamber music/solo in 1995.How-ever, not until his lay-song debut at the 1987 Norwegian 'Grammy' awards show, Spellemannprisutdelingen, did Bergset achive nationwide acclaim. In spite of his young age, he has participated in numerous CD recordings, as a member of the folk-music group Bukkene Bruse. Today, he combines a career as 'classical violist' with that of folk-music performer

Willy Postma was born in Amsterdam. After attending Schools in Rotterdam, Paris and New York, she came to Noway at an early age and has been affiliated with the Trondhein Symphony Orchestra since 1964. She has also had an all-round career as soloist, chamber-music performer and teacher. Postma has recorded several CD albums and has been a frequent guest on television and radio programmes. In 1980 she started the Nordic countries' first harp class in Trondheim, a class she still conducts. Since 1991 she has been a teacher at the Norwegian State Academy of Music and since 1992 also at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Sveral of her pupils are now established musicians with their own careers.



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Image Piano Concert No. 1 in G-minor Op. 25
CLÉLIA IRUZUN, piano
JOACHIM GUSTAFSSON, violin & conductor
VÄSTERÅS SINFONIETTA

Clélia Iruzun was born in Rio de Janeiro and began her career as a child prodigy, winning her first competition at the age of 7. By the time she was 16 she had won several senior competitions in Brazil been awarded thee 'Hors Concours'. Since then many Brazilian composers have dedicated works to her, among them Arnaldo Rebello and francisco Mignone. She studied at the School of Music of the federal University in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1981 she moved to London where she studied with Maria Curcio, Christopher Elton and Noretta Conci. She also studied with Merces de Silva Telles in paris. At the Royal Academy of Music she gained the Recital Diploma and several prizes.
In addition, she has recived much advice and guidance from other distinguished musicians such as Nelson Freire, Jaques Klein, Fou Ts'Ong and Stephen Kovachevich. She has performed widely in her native Brazil and neighbouring South American countries. Since comming to Europe, most of its countries and North America playing recitals and performing at festivals. Clélias repertoire covesrs most of the major classic and romantic composers, but also includes the more important Spanish and latin American works.

Joachim Gustavsson was born in 1967. At the age of 16 he entered the Music Academy in Gotheburg where he studied with Professor Eugen Bitto and Professo Tibor Fülep. After graduating he was invited to study conducting with the legendary Karl Österreicher in Vienna. Joachim Gustavsson have been working as concertmaster in several Swedish Orchestras and currently holds the position as leader at the Gothenburg Opera. He is also Artistic Director of the Borås Symphony Orchestra and guest conducts regularly throughout Sweden. The season 1999-2000 He will conduct Verdis Requiem and make his debut at the Gothenburg Opera among other engagements.

The Västerås Sinfonietta is since 1998 part of Västermanlandsmusiken, which organises concerts and other musical activities in the Västerås region. Since the 99/00 season Glenn Mossop holds the position as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra. As a sinfonietta - a small symphony orchestra - it specialises in music of the Baroque and Classical periods, the early Romantic repertoire and the music of the 20'th Century, the latter comprising both the classics of modern music and the very latest of young Swedish composers. On the basis of practical performing experience and historical research, the Västerås Sinfonietta seeks to develop an appropriate style of playing for each composer and period concerned.



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Image Moments & Movements
GUITARS A QUATTRO

Matthias Aufschläger, Jörgen Åström,
Urs Mayr and Bernhard Wullschleger

The attraction of the guitar has not been fully exhausted yet. The instrument is delicate and subtle, but also immensely passionate. The four musicians of Guitars A Quattro thrive on this paradox. Individually they are confident, disciplined and stylistically secure.

Playing together as a quartet allows them to create transparent yet powerful and often surprising interpretations of Bach as well as Piazzolla. They prefer to perform 20th century compositions because they enjoy demonstrating that contemporary music can be accessible.



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Edvard Grieg
Shortly after coming home from Italy in 1884, Grieg composed this work in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Holberg's death - an inspired and intense piece conceived in his "composer's den" in Lofthus as he kept a watchful eye on the progress of construction work on Troldhaugen.

His two elegiac melodies, Heart Wounds and Spring, were originally written for voice and piano (lyrics: A.O. Vinje) in 1888, and arranged for strings immediately afterwards. In May the same year, Grieg conducted the string versions in London with the Royal Philharmonic Society. It was an enormous success and the leading orchestras immediately added the pieces to their repertoire.
From the booklet text by Bjørn Kruse, Professor

Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra
Jan Stigmer, leader
The Kristiansand Chamber orchestra with its 17 string players, is Norway's only chamber orchestra employing musicians full time. The ensemble went professional in the latter 1980s- Stephen Baratt-Due was musical director from 1990 to 1996. He was succeded as of the 1996/97 season by Swedish violinist Jan Stigmer. Its much to their credit that the orchestra is now reaping wide acclaim of audiences and critics alike. Occasionally, the ensemble is augmented under the name Kristiansand Stmphony Orchestra for performances of symphonic music, operas and major sacred works.

Jan Stigmer, the leader of Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra functions as in the old days as the conductor. Having played with some of the world's leading orchestras, such as the English and the Moscow Chamber Orchestras, and having recived high acclaim from audiences and critics alike, there is no doubt that Jan Stigmer is one of the most exiting violinists of his generation.
Born in Sweden in 1964, he recived his first violin lessons at the age of six. From the age of eighteen, he continued his studies abroad, first with György Pauk in London, then with André Gertler in Brussels, and later with Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam. Since his debut in 1978, he has made solo apparences in most European countries. His work has involved him with famous artists such as Barbara Bonney, Norbert Brainin, Barry Tuckwell, James Galway, Rivka Golani, Victor Lieberman, Josef Suk, Barbara Hendrix and many others. Jan Stigmer plays on a violin by Antonio Stradivarius.



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Göteborg Baroque Arts Ensemble is an assembly of professional singers and musicians all with a special interest in performing older music. The core of the group is the vocal ensemble "Göteborg Baroque Soloists" and Musik i Väst's instrumental ensemble Corona Artis. The majority of the ensemble's members received their musical education at the School of Music in Göteborg, and many have continued further study within the early music field.

Magnus Kjellson received his education at the Sweelinck conservatory in Amsterdam as well as the School of Music at the Göteborg University (Soloist diploma) where he teaches organ interpretation, pedagogy and liturgical organ performance. He is active as a concert musician both in solo organ recitals and as the artistic director of "Göteborg Baroque Soloists".

From the booklet,
an introduction by Kerala Snyder:
Dieterich Buxtehude's concert series, called Abendmusiken, achieved fame far beyond the walls of Lübeck, such that Johann Sebastian Bach timed his famous trip in the fall of 1705 to coincide with this yearly event, which took place from four to five o'clock on the last two Sundays of Trinity and the second, third, and fourth Sundays of Advent. Buxtehude's presentations normally consisted of five-part oratorios, and with one possible exception they are all lost. In the year 1700, however, he departed from his normal practice and instead presented five programs of unrelated works for voices with instruments. Whatever the reason may have been that he did not compose an oratorio that year, we can speculate that for these concerts he used music that already lay at hand. We know in fact that this was the case for the fourth Sunday of Advent: ³Upon the wish of high patrons, the Jubilaeum or Hundred-year Poem which was presented at the beginning of this year 1700 will be repeated.² The other four concerts each consisted of three works, at least one of them a chorale setting. Every one of these compositions is lost.



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Göteborg Baroque Arts Ensemble
The Göteborg Baroque Arts Ensemble is an assembly of professional singers and musicians all with a special interest in performing older music. The core of the group is the vocal ensemble ³Göteborg Baroque Soloists² and Musik i Väst's instrumental ensemble Corona Artis. The majority of the ensemble's members received their musical education at the School of Music in Göteborg, and many have continued further study within the early music field.

Ulrike Heider born in Erlangen, Germany, studied church music and organ in Arnhem with B. Matter and H. van Nieuwkoop, choral and orchestral conducting in Zwolle with J. Leussink and T. Lehmann, and singing in Tilburg with R. Stewart. She is now organist of the Haga Church, Göteborg, and teacher of liturgical singing at the School of Music, Göteborg University. She is also founder and artistic leader of the medieval vocal quartet Schola Gothia.

From the booklet,
an introduction by Frederik K. Gable:
On Thursday morning, April 16, 1607, many professional musicians of Hamburg participated in a festival service dedicating for the third time the newly re-furnished St. Gertrude¹s Chapel. The music was so splendid that Lucas van Cöllen, the Chief Pastor of the nearby St. James¹s Church (Jacobikirche), described its performance in the published version of his sermon (reproduced following this commentary). This detailed account, supplemented by information from musical, pictorial, liturgical, and theological sources, makes possible a reconstruction of the full liturgical context. The service includes impressive double-choir works by Bonhomme and Lassus, a triple-choir motet by Jacob Handl, and the magnificent German Te Deum setting for four choirs of instruments and voices by Hieronymus Praetorius.



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Image 21st Century Swedish Composers
VÄSTERåS SINFONIETTA - GLENN MOSSOP, conductor

The composers:

Daniel Nelson was born on 1 May 1965 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. His family moved to Sweden in 1970. His first studies in composition were with Lars-Erik Rosell prior to returning to the United States in 1985. There, he studied composition with Jean Eichelberger-Ivey at the Peabody Conservatory. Having received his Bachelor of Music degree, he went on to study for a Master of Arts with Ralph Shapey at University of Chicago. Since 1992, he has been working in Sweden as a composer. Nelson's music is pulse-oriented. It has also been described as minimalistic in character (more post-minimalistic, actually, not to be confused with early minimalism), and as containing a slightly neo-Romantic vein as well. (translation by Linda Schenck)


Svante Henryson, a musician whose solo album debut "enkidu" evokes worlds as disparate as those of Charlie Haden, the Indian classical masters Massive Attack, Arvo Pärt and Jimmy Page. Born in Stockholm and raised in Northern Sweden, Henryson claims amongst his earliest influences Elton John, Bo Hansson's "The Lord of the Rings", and the young female double bass player of a local folk group. The latter's influence on the young Henryson was clearly profound as his early studies led to a year's study at the Academy of Music in Prague and a role as Principal Bass player with the Oslo Philharmonic. That he should trace a parallel musical path as an electric bass player from political rock to jazz fusion and ultimately to three years in America as sideman to the Paganini of heavy metal guitar, Yngwie Malmsteen, is a testament to both Henryson's individual talent and his instinctive eclectisism. (by Anne-Marie Nicol)


Fredrik Högberg (b. 1971) grew up in Svedala, near Malmö, Sweden. He studied composition with Per Grundberg at Framnäs Folk High School from 1987 to 1991, and with Professor Jan Sandström at the Piteå College of Music from 1990 to 1997. One of Högberg's most outstanding works is "Subadobe" (1993), for solo trombone. It is frequently performed, not least by trombonist Christian Lindberg. Högberg is also interested in the pedagogical potential of composition, and has developed methods and material, in collaboration with Jan Sandström, for the first community music school composition classes for children, known as the "Luleå model". (translation by Linda Schenck)



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Image Morlanda Organ
Hans Davidsson
Hans Davidsson is Associate Professor of Organ and Performance Practice at Göteborg University. In 1991 he received Sweden's first Ph.D. to include music performance with a thesis entitled "Matthias Weckman: the Interpretation of his Organ Music" (dissertation, music edition, and recording). He is the founder of the Göteborg Organ Art Center (GOArt) and was its director from 1995-2000. In 2001 he was appointed Associate Professor of Organ at Eastman School of Music in Rochester (USA), and continues to serve as the General Artistic and Research Director of GOArt.

From the booklet,
an introduction by Hans Davidsson:
The Morlanda organ is a one-manual instrument based on a Principal 4-foot with a variety of flutes and principal stops, but no reeds. It has a four-octave compass with a short octave in the bass (CDEFGA-c3), and its original tuning has been restored: quarter comma meantone, the typical organ temperament of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with pure major thirds in all playable keys... Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was the foremost organ and keyboard performer and teacher in northern Europe at the beginning of the seventeenth century, synthesizing English, Spanish and Italian keyboard traits. In the great musical architecture of the Fantasia-style, the composer was, according to Athanasius Kircher, supposed to "display ingenious in hidden design of harmonyŠand fugues." Common material for a fantasia was an abstract theme, for example a hexachord (the six-note scale cdefga). In Sweelinck's Hexachord Fantasia this theme appears throughout the whole piece surrounded by all kinds of imitations in different voices, with faster note values and an increasingly complex structure. Froberger's Ricercar is based on the same concept, although more severe and archaic in its slow and motet-like appearance and, typical for this genre, explores a partly chromatic subject. Johann Jakob Froberger and his friend Matthias Weckman, two of the most famous organists of the middle seventeenth century, both helped to bring the new, Italian, expressive and rhetorical style to the North. Froberger studied in Italy with Girolamo Frescobaldi and Weckman served as court organist for several years among the finest Italian instrumentalists at the court in Dresden. In 1655, he became organist in Hamburg, St. Jacobi. The toccata, canzon and capriccio are examples of the new, multi-sectional forms, in which contrasts between improvisatory sections based on harmony are followed by strict imitation in various meters. Weckman most likely played one of Brebos's organs around Copenhagen during the mid-1640s, when he served as court-organist and Capellmeister to Christian V in Denmark. The passacaglia, originated in chord-strumming patterns for the five-course Spanish guitar, and the variations played above this ground-bass pattern became a favorite baroque variation form. Johann Kaspar Kerll's Passacaglia is one of the finest examples of the South German version of this style. Kerll, like Froberger, had studied for Frescobaldi in Rome; he served as court organist in MÜnchen and later moved to Vienna.
The chorale variations on "Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her" by Sweelinck treat the well-known orthodox Lutheran hymn of praise and glory strictly with early seventeenth-century figuration and the cantus firmus appears in the treble (v. 1, 2 and 4) and the tenor (v. 3) respectively. The variations on the Italian tune "More Palatino" display a quite different character: vivid, more elegant and dance-like figuration. The chorale partita by Georg Böhm on "Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flÜchtig," represents the late seventeenth-century style with more expressive and varied figuration. Böhm was the master of this art and in this partita he treats a hymn whose text was strongly influenced by pietism, addressing one of the favorite subjects of late seventeenth-century philosophy and theology in Sweden: the shortness of life and its vanity. This was the time when French opera came into style, when the form of the aria in secular as well as in sacred repertory became the norm, and when text painting was common practice in chorale variations.
All these elements can be traced in the Böhm variations. Böhm's music exemplifies a trend around the year 1700 toward the synthesis of all of the various styles from the seventeenth century: Italian, Spanish, English and the new French influences. The growing importance of national rather than feudal political boundaries and the dawn of the new "Enlightenment" gallant style, from France fostered this synthesizing trend. The Morlanda organ, with its integration of elements of Brebos into the concept of Wittig, embodies at the same time this almost cosmopolitan North European baroque style and a Danish-Swedish regional idiom of organ building with roots in central Europe. It is a sounding artifact and witness to the truly European traits of our common historical organ heritage. After almost 400 years, it now sounds again and serves the congregation in Morlanda according to the inscription painted on the organ case in Marstrand, "Gloria in exelcis Deo."



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HERMANN STEFÁNSSON, clarinet
Icelander Hermann Stefánsson is principal clarinettist of the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stockholm Sinfonietta. He has also been principal clarinettist of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Hermann has appeared as a soloist with most of the Swedish symphony orchestras and performs regularly with chamber orchestras and in music festivals in Sweden and abroad. Hermann is also active as a clarinet teacher, in which capacity he now teaches at the Stockholm Royal University College of Music. He has also taught at the Malmö Academy of Music and the School of Music in Piteå. In addition, he has also been a visiting teacher at universities in the United States, and has taught short courses both in Sweden and abroad. Hermann studied under Yehuda Gilad and Mitchell Lurie at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with Walter Boeykens at the Rotterdam Conservatory and under Curth Forsberg at the School of Music in Piteå.


LARS DAVID NILSSON, piano
Pianist Lars David Nilsson, born in 1966, performs in both instrumental and choral contexts. Since 1996, Lars David teaches at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm and is an accompanist and vocal coach at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. Lars David Nilsson studied in Stockholm at the Royal University College of Music, and has undergraduate degrees in both church music and piano, and a post-graduate degree as a piano soloist as well. His teachers include Hans Fagius, Lars Sellergren and Hans Pålsson. Scholarships from the Royal University College of Music and elsewhere have enabled him to study extensively abroad, above all in London with Maria Curcio, a student of Schnabel. Lars David made his solo debut in 1990 at the Stockholm Concert Hall, with a recital that was broadcast live on the Swedish music radio station P2. In 1993, Lars David performed as soloist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's ''Emperor'' concerto. This concert was also his formal post-graduate degree recital. Lars David has also performed at music festivals throughout Sweden and made many recordings for Swedish Broadcasting.



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Musica Vitae (Chamber Orchestra)

Because the underlying idea of Musica Vitae is to promote both music of the past and contemporary repertoire in the broadest sense of the terms, it is part of our ambition to expand the repertoire for the string orchestra. Today, new pieces are continually being composed for Musica Vitae. At the time of writing (2001) and over the course of the past fifteen years, the Musica Vitae ensemble has performed more than 75 new pieces.
The Musica Vitae ensemble is also in the process of taking stock of the music of the past, in pursuit of "new" pieces. In this context, it is important to broaden the concept of classical string orchestra repertoire, with a view to making more available to audiences than simply the "sure magnets" written in a fairly short period of the history of western music. Thus it is a conscious aim of the repertoire policy of the Musica Vitae ensemble to highlight important, valuable pieces of music that are seldom performed on the concert stage. There are, for example, beautiful versions of painstakingly adapted string quartets, quintets and sextets. Edvard Grieg's string quartet in G minor, opus 27, is an excellent example of one such piece. It has been lovingly selected for its ability not only to offer audiences the intimacy of a chamber music piece, but also the voluminous sound of the full sections of the string orchestra. Musica Vitae has it's base in Växjö, south of Sweden. Musica Vitae works very consciously to promote Sweden's music life. The orchestra has given numerous first performances of commissions by Swedish composers. For more information about Musica Vitae activities visit: www.musicavitae.com



Michael Bartosch, Conductor
In recent seasons, Swedish conductor Michael Bartosch has become a name on the Scandinavian music scene, increasingly in demand both as opera and orchestral conductor with leading orchestras and companies. Mr Bartosch was born in 1965 and received his musical education (violin and conducting) at the Conservatories in his native Malmö, and in Stockholm. In 1996 he was awarded second prize in a conducting competition organised by the Royal Opera in Stockholm. He has conducted at the Gothenburg Opera, the Malmö Opera, the Norrlandsoperan. At the Folkoperan (Stockholm) Mr Bartosch has conducted Verdi's Othello and Mozart's Don Giovanni.
He is equally a frequent guest conductor with many symphony orchestras, such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, a.o.



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Clélia Iruzun, piano

Following in the tradition of former South American female pianists Teresa Carreno, Guiomar Novaes, Antonietta Rudge, Magda Tagliaferro and the legendary Martha Argerich, Clélia Iruzun is one of Brazil's most exceptional talents.
Ms. Iruzun started her studies at just four years of age and was taught by distinguished teachers such as Maria Curcio, who was a former pupil of the great Arthur Schnabel, Noretta Conci, Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music and the late Merces de Silva Telles, who studied with Claudio Arrau. In addition, Ms Iruzun has received invaluable guidance and support from internationally recognized pianists such as Nelson Freire, the late Jacques Klein, Fou Ts'Ong and Stephen Kovacevich. Ms. Iruzun has performed widely in the U.K., including recitals and concerto performances at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John's Smith Square and major music societies throughout the country. Overseas, she has made concerts tours throughout Europe, North and South America and Canada. For the 2001 season, Ms. Iruzun's recitals include tours to Portugal, the UK, Sweden and Brazil. In between such engagements, Ms. Iruzun also appears regularly on radio and television in several countries including Brazil, Venezuela, France, Spain and the U.K. Her first CD with music by Villa-Lobos released by Meridian Records was received to great critical acclaim and has been broadcast in many countries, including BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. She has recently released the recording of Latin American Dances with the Swedish label Intim Musik as well as a disc of Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.1 and Concerto for Violin and Piano, which was chosen by Swedish Radio as 'Best Recording'. Forthcoming recording projects include a new recording in 2002 of Latin American music for piano and orchestra.



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Hans Davidson, Organ
Hans Davidsson is Associate Professor of Organ and Performance Practice at Göteborg University. In 1991 he received Sweden's first Ph.D. to include music performance with a thesis entitled 'Matthias Weckman: the Interpretation of his Organ Music' (dissertation, music edition, and recording). He is the founder of the Göteborg Organ Art Center (GOArt) and was its director from 1995­2000. In 2001 he was appointed Associate Professor of Organ at Eastman School of Music in Rochester (USA), and continues to serve as the General Artistic and Research Director of GOArt.

From the Booklet:
...In 1705, Johann Sebastian Bach walked to Lübeck in order to learn from Buxtehude and to hear the magnificent organs of the city. Buxtehude must have given him a comprehensive introduction to the craft and art of organ playing of his time and must have demonstrated the brand new Schnitger organ in the Lübeck Dom. The program of this CD represents music of a kind that perhaps Bach experienced in Lübeck Dom. Let us imagine that Buxtehude together with Bach, close to Christmas of 1705, walked up the stairs to the west balcony in the Dom, played the full organ, and all kinds of variations using a favorite Christmas melody, played a prelude in the style of one of Buxtehude's foremost students, and ended their session with a grand Toccata...

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Première recording made with Ultra Linear Stereo Image Technique (ULSI), developed by the tonmeister Erik Sikkema. ULSI results in a wider stereo image and a more natural placement of the instrument between the speakers



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The Musicke Companye


Philippa Hyde, Soparno - Paul Esswood, Counter-tenor
Jennifer Janse, Baroque Cello - Helen Rogers, Harpsichord and Chamber Organ
with Lynda Sayse, Theorbo


Four leading British musicians form the core of this unique ensemble which specialises in the rich and varied repertoire of seventeenth and eighteenth Europe. Described as "One of the most gifted and more musically intelligent of all the early music ensembles currently before the public" (Musical Opinion), The Musicke Companye has performed extensively in the UK, Europe and beyond to great critical acclaim. The musicians of The Musicke Companye are regular guest artists at London's Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, (South Bank) and the ensemble has broadcast several times on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. The Musicke Companye have released a number of CDs including "Oh! Ravishing Delight" on the Forties label and 'Handel and Companye' on the Intim Musik label.

The Musicke Companye web-site:
http://www.themusickecompanye.com/



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Victor Ryabchikov


The Seasons and other small pieces for Piano by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Victor Ryabchikov, Russian and now a resident of Moscow, was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He studied in the Tashkent Conservatory under Angelina Danilova and subsequently at the Moscow Conservatory under Tatiana Nikolayeva. In 1992 he was voted Pianist of the Year by the Russian Press Organisation (APN) and the following year made his first concert appearance outside the former Soviet Union. Subsequent tours have taken him to France, Switzerland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, Germany and the United Kingdom, where he made his Wigmore Hall debut in April 2000. His highly personal interpretations of Chopin, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka and lesser known Russian romantic composers such as Arensky, Balakirev, Lyadov and the Rubinstein brothers inspire terms as 'poetic' and 'exquisite touch' from reviewers. Victor Ryabchikov initiated the Glinka festival in Moscow and was co-founder, in 1997, of the Glinka Music Society.

Victor Ryabchikov's web-site:
http://www.victorryabchikov.com/



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Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra
Jan Stigmer, leader

The Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra with its 17 string players, is Norway's only chamber orchestra employing musicians full time. The ensemble went professional in the latter 1980s- Stephen Baratt-Due was musical director from 1990 to 1996. He was succeded as of the 1996/97 season by Swedish violinist Jan Stigmer. Its much to their credit that the orchestra is now reaping wide acclaim of audiences and critics alike. Occasionally, the ensemble is augmented under the name Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra for performances of symphonic music, operas and major sacred works.

The Composers on this CD are all more or less bound to the Norwegian Romantic Tradition. Strongly based on in that ethnicity it is flavored with the local folk music tradition, so if You enjoy the music of Edward Grieg or Geir Tweitt, we're sure that You will like Olsen, Islandsmoen and Lie.

Please vissit The Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra web-site for further information about the band and its concert schedules:


http://www.kso.no/



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Jönköping Sinfonietta
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Featuring in "God in Disguise:"
Jönköping Chamber Choir
Jeanette Köhn soprano
Thomas Lander baryton
Sven Wollter reciter

The Jönköping Sinfonietta
The City of Jönköping has a longstanding orchestra tradition ranging back to the 17th century, this heritage is now brought forward by Jönköpings Sinfonietta, the regions only professional orchestra. Jönköpings Sinfonietta is a cooperation between the Jönköpings Orchestral Society and the regional music trust (Musik i Småland). The orchestra employs about 40 professional musicians. The Sinfonietta is a flexible and efficient instrument to accomplish width of genres and accessibility. The sinfonietta has its home base at the Concert Hall in Jönköping, where they present a series of concerts each season mixing traditional orchestra repertoire with a focus on contemporary composers. Past years has focused on Swede Anders Hillborg and Norwegian Halvor Haug. Jönköpings Sinfonietta regularly invites conductors and soloists from across Europe, the orchestra has toured in Sweden, Germany and Spain. Christopher Warren-Green was their chief conductor over the period 1998 - 2002.

Jönköpings Kammarkör
Jönköping Chamber Choir has since its inception in 1968 been an substantial contributor to the musical life of the city. Over the years the choir as matured in to a excellent exponent of the Swedish choir tradition, not least shown by audience reactions both home and abroad. Jönköpings Chamber Choir is a self governing body which seek good quality and a wide repertoire; from Elizabethan madrigals over large Baroque works to Modern Choir Classics and popular arrangements. Ove Gotting has been their musical director since 1989.

Christopher Warren-Green
Christopher Warren-Green enjoys a rich and varied career as a conductor and concert soloist. At the age of 19 he was invited to join the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields. By the time he was 24 he was Concertmaster at the Philharmonia Orchestra, and he returned to the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields as its leader five years later. Since becoming Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra in 1988, he has gradually made conducting his primary focus and has established regular relationships with orchestras such as the National Symphony Washington DC, Seattle Symphony and the Philharmonia. He has worked extensively in Northern Europe and became Chief Conductor of the Jönköpings Sinfonietta in 1998.

Thomas Lander
The tenor Thomas Lander got his training at the Royal Collage of Music Collage of Opera in Stockholm. Hi had his Opera debut at the Vadstena Academy in 1980, after getting his diploma he was workes at the Staatsoper in Hamburg, Wiener Volksoper and during the early 1990¹s he worked at the Niersächsische Staatsoper in Hannover. Today he is based in Sweden as a freelance opera and concert soloist. Thomas Lander is also a spirited romance interpreter with a wide repertoire based in Schubert and Schumann.

Jeanette Köhn
The Soprano Jeanette Köhn has a diploma as Vocal teacher from the Royal Collage of music in Stockholm, she has also studied singing with Geoffrey Parsons in London and Rudolf Knoll in Salzburg, Jeanette Köhn has been the recipient of the Jenny Lind and Christina Nilsson awards for her vocal excellence. She has been a member and soloist of Eric Ericsons Chamber Choir since 1992 and a much sought after soloist for church and concert programmes both in Sweden and Internationally.

Sven Wollter
The eminent actor Sven Wollter is one of the most awarded Swedish performers of his generation. Known for his ability to interpret the most diverse characters on the Theatre stage, in Television and Motion Pictures. He has worked with directors like Andrei Tarkovsky ("The Sacrifice" 1986) and Bille August ("A song for Martin" 2000).

Please vissit the web-site of Jönköping Sinfonietta and its parent organisation "Musik i Småland" for further information about the orchestra and its concert schedules:


http://www.smot.nu/



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Jan Stigmer, Leader & Soloist
Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra

The Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra with its 17 string players, is Norway's only chamber orchestra employing musicians full time. The ensemble went professional in the latter 1980s - Stephen Baratt-Due was musical director from 1990 to 1996. He was succeded as of the 1996/97 season by Swedish violinist Jan Stigmer. Its much to their credit that the orchestra is now reaping wide acclaim of audiences and critics alike. Occasionally, the ensemble is augmented under the name Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra for performances of symphonic music, operas and major sacred works.

Please vissit The Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra web-site for further information about the band and its concert schedules:

http://www.kso.no/



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MUSICA MOBILE

The chamber ensemble Musica Mobile was formed in 1994. After a modest beginning as a trio, the ensemble gradually expanded and today consists of eleven musicians, all being active in various orchestras around Sweden. Although, the Grünewald villa in the Stockholm archipelago always serves as basis for the ensemble's productions. Numerous concerts have taken place here. In 1999 the ensemble took part in "Young and Promising" - a competition for young musicians, which made Musica Mobile's name known among Sweden's chamber music arrangers. Since Musica Mobile has an ability to vary both its constellation and repertoire everything from the great classics to contemporary music is presented in the most varied locations.

On this CD Musica Mobile collaborate with the Swedish Trumpeter Tora Thorslund in de Frumeries "Musica Per Nove".

Please vissit The Musica Mobile web-site for further information about the band and its concert schedules:

http://www.musicamobile.a.se/



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Fujita Piano Trio
ARISA FUJITA violin HONOKA FUJITA cello MEGUMI FUJITA piano


The Fujita sisters from Japan have been playing chamber music together since early childhood. They made a highly acclaimed debut at Wigmore Hall in March 1999 and they were invited to give a Purcell Room recital in June 2000 by the Kirckman Concert Society. Also in June, they made a successful debut at Oji Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Concert engagements have taken the Trio to France, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Romania, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey and they have won numerous awards and prizes, both as a trio and individually. Arisa won the Audi Junior Music Competition when she was only 15 years old, Honoka won all the cello prizes at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and Megumi won Fourth Prize at the 1992 Montreal International Piano Competition.

Arisa studied with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music, where the Trio also received coaching from the Takacs Quartet. Honoka studied with Jennifer Ward Clarke and Raphael Wallfisch also at the Guildhall School, Megumi studied at the Menuhin School with Louis Kentner, Simon Nicholls and Vlado Perlemuter and continued her studies at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel-Aviv University and the Royal College of Music with Irina Zaritskaya. They won the Chamber Music Prize at the Guildhall School in 1994.

The sisters have performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto many times with orchestras including the Romanian National Enescu Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Pays de la Loire, France and the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra in venues including the Barbican Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Citè des Congrès, Nantes, France and the Atheneum Hall, Bucharest. Their performance of the Triple Concerto with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra at the Radio Hall, Bucharest was broadcast live by national television and radio.

In England the Trio has performed at the Barbican Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell room, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, St John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and at the Salisbury Festival. From 1994 the Trio was invited to perform at the Brasov International Chamber Music Festival in Romania for three consecutive years. In 1998, the Japan Foundation organized a concert tour for the Fujita Trio to Morocco, Rome, Cairo and Alexandria.

In 2000 the Trio made a highly acclaimed recording of chamber music by the Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu for ASV Records and their debut CD was released in the summer 2001 to coincide with concerts at the Wigmore Hall as part of Japan 2001 Festival, and the Warwick and Leamington Festival in July 2001.

Please vissit The Fujita Piano Trio web-site for further information about the Girls and their concert schedules:

http://www.fujitapianotrio.com/



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Musica Vitae (Chamber Orchestra)

Because the underlying idea of Musica Vitae is to promote both music of the past and contemporary repertoire in the broadest sense of the terms, it is part of our ambition to expand the repertoire for the string orchestra. Today, new pieces are continually being composed for Musica Vitae. At the time of writing (2001) and over the course of the past fifteen years, the Musica Vitae ensemble has performed more than 75 new pieces.
The Musica Vitae ensemble is also in the process of taking stock of the music of the past, in pursuit of "new" pieces. In this context, it is important to broaden the concept of classical string orchestra repertoire, with a view to making more available to audiences than simply the "sure magnets" written in a fairly short period of the history of western music. Thus it is a conscious aim of the repertoire policy of the Musica Vitae ensemble to highlight important, valuable pieces of music that are seldom performed on the concert stage. There are, for example, beautiful versions of painstakingly adapted string quartets, quintets and sextets. Edvard Grieg's string quartet in G minor, opus 27, is an excellent example of one such piece. It has been lovingly selected for its ability not only to offer audiences the intimacy of a chamber music piece, but also the voluminous sound of the full sections of the string orchestra. Musica Vitae has it's base in Växjö, south of Sweden. Musica Vitae works very consciously to promote Sweden's music life. The orchestra has given numerous first performances of commissions by Swedish composers. For more information about Musica Vitae activities visit: www.musicavitae.com



Michael Bartosch, Conductor
In recent seasons, Swedish conductor Michael Bartosch has become a name on the Scandinavian music scene, increasingly in demand both as opera and orchestral conductor with leading orchestras and companies. Mr Bartosch was born in 1965 and received his musical education (violin and conducting) at the Conservatories in his native Malmö, and in Stockholm. In 1996 he was awarded second prize in a conducting competition organised by the Royal Opera in Stockholm. He has conducted at the Gothenburg Opera, the Malmö Opera, the Norrlandsoperan. At the Folkoperan (Stockholm) Mr Bartosch has conducted Verdi's Othello and Mozart's Don Giovanni.
He is equally a frequent guest conductor with many symphony orchestras, such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, a.o.



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ANIARA QUARTET


Contemporary Swedish works for String Quartet and Accordion


The members of the Aniara Quartet are Tino Fjeldli and Anna Kroeker, violin, Erik Ring, viola and David Peterson, violoncell.
They founded the quartet in 1995 and have since then established themselves on the concert scene. In 2002, they were invited to a tour in China. Their interest in contemporary music resulted in this CD, which is the debut album of the Aniara Quartet. This devotion also brought them together with accordionist Geir Draugsvoll, with whom they have collaborated closely for the last few years.

The Aniara String Quartet web-site:
http://www.aniaraquartet.com/


GEIR DRAUGSVOLL

Geir Draugsvoll graduated with a soloist diploma at the Royal College of Music in Copenhagen, 1987. In 1992, he won the prestigious Hugo Herrmann Competition and was also appointed soloist of the year by the Norwegian Concert Institute. Geir Draugsvoll has worked with conductors such as Yuri Basjmet, Ari Raisalainen, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Okko Kamu, Osmo Vönska and Petri Sakari, and has made several CD recordings on the EMI and BIS labels



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Victor Ryabchikov


Moments Musicaux by Rakhmaninov and Schubert


From the booklet: Comments by the pianist

Dear Listener,

You may wonder why Rakhmaninov's "Moments" come before Schubert's in this recording. I recorded them originally in fact in chronological order, with Schubert's coming before Rakhmaninov's, but then a Swedish friend said: 'You know, if one listens to them in the opposite order they sound even more impressive. Then rather than ending triumphantly - fortissimo and with an exclamation mark (Rakhmaninov's sixth Moment) - the CD would end pianissimo, as if you were saying " . . . . "!' This made sense to me.

Victor Ryabchikov, Russian and now a resident of Moscow, was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He studied in the Tashkent Conservatory under Angelina Danilova and subsequently at the Moscow Conservatory under Tatiana Nikolayeva. In 1992 he was voted Pianist of the Year by the Russian Press Organisation (APN) and the following year made his first concert appearance outside the former Soviet Union. Subsequent tours have taken him to France, Switzerland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, Germany and the United Kingdom, where he made his Wigmore Hall debut in April 2000.

His highly personal interpretations of Chopin, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rakhmaninov, Glinka and lesser known Russian romantic composers such as Arensky, Balakirev, Lyadov and the Rubinstein brothers inspire terms as 'poetic' and 'exquisite touch' from reviewers. Victor Ryabchikov initiated the Glinka festival in Moscow and was co-founder, in 1997, of the Glinka Music Society.

Victor Ryabchikov's web-site:
http://www.victorryabchikov.com/



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Hilding Hallnäs


Music for Piano Solo


From the booklet:

This is an anthology with selected piano music by the Swedish composer Hilding Hallnäs, celebrating the centenary of his birth. It is also a tribute to the career of Jörgen Amsö as a pianist for more than sixty years.

Hilding Hallnäs (1903 - 1984)
Hilding Hallnäs was born in Halmstad, on the west coast of Sweden, where he took his upper secondary school certificate in 1923. The following year he started studying at the College of Music in Stockholm, with Gustav Hägg and Otto Olsson as teachers. At the College of Music he graduated as an organist and Master of Music. Hallnäs then went abroad to study the organ for A. Cellier in Paris and composition for H. Grabner in Leipzig. In 1933 he took office as organist in the Parish of Johanneberg in Göteborg, a post he held until his retirement in 1968. Hallnäs also taught theory of music at the Göteborg Orchestra School until 1951. From 1957 to 1972 he was Programme Director and Vice-Chairman of "Levande musik" (Living Music), a musical society in Göteborg, and at the same time Chairman of the Göteborg Composers' Society. Hallnäs was a member of the Musical Academy from 1952. A few years after retirement, Hilding Hallnäs and his wife, Gun, the well known actress, settled in Stockholm.


Hallnäs started composing early, at first in a general Nordic tradition. His time at the College of Music served primarily as a platform for new musical investigation, via French impressionism (such as Divertimento, opus 9) to German expressionism (Vier Goethe-Lieder, 1934), where much of his work shows kinship with his contemporaries, Dag WirÈn and Lars-Erik Larsson. The war years were musically unproductive and it was not until the end of the forties that a newly-fledged composer was heard again. Hallnäs' musical base had by then become more radical and in the fifties he incorporated dodecophany (e.g. Metamorfosi Sinfoniche, 1953/55) and point fracture. In his musical work - Rapsodia, 1963 (dedicated to Nelson Mandela) his early commitment to global issues started, a commitment that reached a peak with the orchestral work "En grekisk saga", 1967 (A Greek Tale) - a tribute to the resistance movement of the Greek revolution. Hallnäs was also instrumental in the modernisation of the guitar as a classical instrument in Sweden. From the fifties and onwards he wrote over twenty solo and chamber works for the guitar. For his own instrument, the organ, he wrote several important works, such as Musica Dolorosa. Hallnäs' opus list contains several symphonies and orchestral concerto works, a large number of chamber music compositions and vocal music in various settings.



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Gérard Schaub, flute

This is an anthology with selected perfomances from Gèrard Schaub's career


From the booklet :

Gèrard Schaub was born in Winterthur in Switzerland. As a boy, he played flute and various other instruments, including the xylophone, in the wind band of his home town. Eventually his interest in the flute came to dominate, and at the age of seventeen he became a student of the renowned flutist Aurële Nicolet in Winterthur. A couple of years later he moved on to study with Andrè Jaunet in Zûrich. At the same time he was studying to be a lithographer, a profession he pursued briefly. His employer was a great music lover, and allowed young Gèrard time off to go to his flute lessons. In 1951 he was accepted to study at the Music Conservatory in Paris under Gaston Crunelle. When he won his degree in 1953, it was with a first prize from the Conservatory.

Gèrard Schaub was subsequently principal flutist in several European orchestras including the Dresden Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhausorkestern, and the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 1957 he moved to Göteborg, Sweden to be principal flutist with the Göteborg Symphony orchestra, a position he held until he retired in 1996. In addition to the everyday rountine of rehearsals and concerts with the Göteborg Symphony at the Göteborg concert hall, Gèrard Schaub accompanied the orchestra on tours all over the world, and contributed to a large number of recordings. As a soloist, Gèrard Schaub has performed at concerts and on the radio in Sweden and elsewhere, including Berlin, Leipzig, Prague, Frankfurt, Madrid, Salzburg and, of course, in Switzerland.

Gèrard Schaub has taught at the School of Music, Göteborg University since 1959, and in 1983 the government bestowed upon him the title of Professor. Many of his students have gone on to become successful flutists themselves in Swedish orchestras and elsewhere. Gérard Schaub has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 1995.

Gèrard Schaub has always been a great lover of chamber music (the local phone book, incidentally, lists "chamber musician" as his profession), which has been a great advantage to his students at the College. His lessons in chamber music have always been marked by their outstanding musical quality and his enthusiasm, in equal measure. "Oh, this music is wonderful!" is an expression his students and colleagues will always associate with him. He was active in a number of chamber ensembles, most notably Ars Intima, and he has also performed a large number of works for solo flute, often by c