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VÅREN 2017 - DEL 2

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Nu utökar vi årets rea med ytterligare 300 klassiska inspelningar från bolagen Caprice, Nosag och Membran - till otroliga passa-på-priser, till och med sista mars.
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Image Divertimento
GRAMMIS-VINNARE 2011
HÖGSTA BETYG I DAGENS NYHETER


"Mozarts "Divertimento" i Ess-dur Kv 563 innehåller visserligen två menuetter men är långtifrån den lättsamma underhållningsmusik som brukar förknippas med den här sortens stycken. Tonsättarens enda kompletta stråktrio från 1788 brukar också räknas till hans främsta kammarmusikverk. En pärla som rymmer både uppsluppenhet och djup, så fylligt komponerad att den i själva verket låter som en stråkkvartett. Att ge det allvarsamma adagiot lite tid framhäver melankolin. Samtidigt kan ett alltför långsamt tempo här få formen att falla isär. Cecilia Zilliacus, Johanna Persson och Kati Raitinen hittar en gyllene medelväg och kliver fram som en trio i världsklass. Inte minst i andantesatsen med skärpt och vacker dynamik."
(Dagens Nyheter

49 kr (99 kr)
Image Schubertiade
One of Sweden's most prized pianists, Bengt Forsberg (a.o. awarded by The Gramophone and Swedish Grammis together with mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter) plays Schubert's big G major sonata, Moments Musicaux and the first Impromptu in his very own way.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Treasures
OPUS REKOMMENDERAR

No one has meant so much for the world of Swedish choir singers and singing as Eric Ericson, both at home and abroad. To mark the occasion of his 90th birthday on 26 October 2008, Caprice Records released two anthologies containing previously unreleased recordings of the two choirs that have been most associated with his name over the years - the Swedish Radio Choir and the Chamber Choir ...

49 kr (159 kr)
Image Requiem / Te Deum
This CD contains sacred music written in 2001 and 2002 by celebrated pianist and composer Steve Dobrogosz, for soprano solist, choir and orchestra. The Mass by Dobrogosz released on CD some years ago was a tremendous success and the piece since then was performed in more than 20 countries! These new sacred pieces have all the potential values that will make them as successfull and we will see a series of performances of this great and very beautiful music the coming years. This is music that will sound for centuries.
The music is performed by the extreamly well-sounding St.Jacob´s Chamber Choir, the splendid Orchestra from the Royal Stockholm Opera, a young amazing soprano soloist - Hannah Holgersson - all conducted by Gary Graden who had several great successes with his choir the last years.

On nosag records you find more choral music by Steve Dobrogosz - Cantica, for choir a cappella - on nosagCD 064.

Hannah Holgersson, soprano
St.Jacob´s Chamber Choir
Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Gary Graden



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Allan Pettersson
Musica Vitae, with fifteen members, is one of Sweden's best-reputed chamber orchestras with a repertoire of classical as well as contemporary art music. On this release Musica Vitae plays music by Allan Pettersson: from The Barefoot Songs and Concertos for String Orchestra Nos. 1 and 2. The solo singer is Olle Persson and the ensembleae is conducted by Petter Sundkvist - head conductor of the ensemble.

Allan Pettersson, an eccentric personality in Swedish musical life, wrote sixteen symphonies, three string concertos (two of which are included on this record), a viola concerto (the viola was his "own" instrument before he quit playing in the orchestra and devoted himself to composing), two collections of songs and a number of chamber music works. Some of these works are released on the Caprice label. The Barefoot Songs were composed in the early 1940s and are a central part of Pettersson's oeuvre.

Olle Persson, well-known from a number of Caprice recordings, is one of the most sought-after Swedish singers in his field. His versatility and theatrical talent make him a frequent guest in different contexts, on radio and TV, recordings and as a guest soloist in great demand at the Folk Opera in Stockholm. He has also participated in productions at the Malmö Opera, the Gothenburg Opera, the Drottningholm Palace Theater and the Royal Opera in Stockholm.

Many internationally renowned soloists and conductors - Swedish as well as foreign - have been guests of Musica Vitae, which is also heard and seen regularly on radio and TV. The ensemble goes on tours, which provides many contacts that stimulate and inspire. They play frequently in southern Sweden and in the larger concert halls throughout the country. The ensemble has played at many music festivals and has had guest performances abroad, in Portugal, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, China and the US.



49 kr (159 kr)
Image Live in Gustaf Vasa Church
This CD contains live recordings with The Stockholm Boys´ Choir from Gustaf Vasa Church, from the Stockholm Concert Hall and from a tour in Italy during the choir´s 70th anniversary in 2008. The choice of music has deliberately been made in order to show the width of the choir´s repertoire and includes two remarkable premiers, composed by Hans-Ola Ericsson and Carl Unander-Scharin.

The Boys Choir is nowadays associated with classical choir music in an English tradition, a change which was made possible by allowing the men's choir to become a permanent part of the choir. Earlier the men's choir had only accompanied the boys' choir on certain occasions. By uniting boys' and men's voices at the same time as alto boys were exchanged for counter tenors, conductor Roland Nilsson gave The Stockholm Boys' Choir a new tonal identity, a new timbre that opened the way to a new exciting repertoire.

Each year the choir gives a large number of concerts in Sweden, participate on TV and at the Opera House in Stockholm. The choir also goes on tour regularly. The choir has visited USA and most countries in Europe several times.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Trovatore, Il
Jussi Björling is one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century and is still a legend both in the operatic world as well as with a large audience. It was thus a world sensation when Caprice Records, in this issue, presented a recording of Verdi's "Il Trovatore" from the Royal Opera House in Stockholm with Jussi Björling in the role of Manrico.

79 kr (199 kr)
Image Vintage Wirén
On Saturday 15 October 2005 the composer Dag Wirén's (1905-1986) 100th anniversary was celebrated with a chamber-music concert, the presentation of a new book, "Dag Wirén - A Guidebook" (by Martin Tegen), and the release of a then new Caprice Records' release compiled by musicologist Carl-Gunnar Åhlén, entitled "Vintage Wirén".

The album contains historical recordings that present Dag Wirén as a composer and conductor. A number of Wirén's then colleagues participate, such as the conductors Tor Mann, Sixten Eckerberg and Sixten Ehrling. We can listen to, among others, Stig Ribbing, piano; Sven Karpe, violin; Maurice Maréchal, cello; and Dag Wirén himself at the piano and as conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Among the recordings are the Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 11, of which there exist today no less than twenty-two commercial recordings: nine British, seven Swedish, two Canadian, one Australian, one German, one Swiss, and one Chinese! A Swedish classic!



49 kr (159 kr)
Image Pianopreludier, Vol. 2
Tonsättaren Johan Hammerth och pianisten Stefan Lindgren presenterar på nosag records den andra volymen i den planerade kompletta utgåvan av Hammerths pianopreludier. Denna utgåva innehåller tolv preludier, de nyaste så färska som från 2011 och spännvidden på uttryck är ännu större än den på volym 1 från 2010 - från viskande dockdans till eruptivt kraftfull och polyrytmisk motorik. Fortsättning följer under 2012.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Piano Sonatas Nos. 3-6
Stefan Lindgren has played as soloist with the great orchestras of Sweden - Royal Philharmonics, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphonics. He has played many recitals in Sweden and abroad in New York, London, Paris and Vienna. 1993-2001 he was the orchestral pianist of the Radio Symphony Orchestra and since 2007 he has the same position with the Royal Philharmonics. Stefan Lindgren made many recordings both on CD and for the Swedish Radio. As a composer he has publiced two piano concertos, one concert for piano and strings, a symphony, poem for orchestra, six piano sonatas, piano quintet, piano quartet, flute trio, horn trio, piano trio, violin sonata, cello sonata, clarinet sonata, flute sonata, bassoon sonata, songs, poem for organ, duo for clarinet and piano and a number of smaller pieces. This CD contains the four latest sonatas for piano - numbers 3, 4, 5 and 6 - played by the composer



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Chamber Music
The 2010 version of FIM/nosag charity CD contains first recordings of chamber music pieces for flute, bassoon, violoncello, baryton voice and piano by Swedish composer Stefan Lindgren.

Stefan Lindgren has played as soloist with the great orchestras of Sweden - Royal Philharmonics, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphonics. He has played many recitals in Sweden and abroad in New York, London, Paris and Vienna. 1993-2001 he was the orchestral pianist of the Radio Symphony Orchestra and since 2007 he has the same position with the Royal Philharmonics. Stefan Lindgren made many recordings both on CD and for the Swedish Radio. As a composer he has publiced two piano concertos, one concert for piano and strings, a symphony, poem for orchestra, six piano sonatas, piano quintet, piano quartet, flute trio, horn trio, piano trio, violin sonata, cello sonata, clarinet sonata, flute sonata, bassoon sonata, songs, poem for organ, duo for clarinet and piano and a number of smaller pieces.



39 kr (159 kr)
Image Crusell
Bernhard Crusell
Håkan Rosengren, Klarinett
Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838), född i Finland och verksam i Sverige, presenteras på denna cd i tre verk med två olika klangspråk och en gemensam nämnare.
Från den stora klangen i B-dur konserten förs lyssnaren till klarinettkvartetternas intimare format. I samtliga tre verk har Crusells "eget" instrument - klarinetten - naturligtvis generöst med utrymme. Håkan Rosengren musicerar med en auktoritet, infallsrikedom och djärvhet som ger hans tolkningar vingar. I Crusells sällskap trivs han bra, och i gott samarbete dels med Sundsvalls kammarorkester, dels med medlemmarna i kvartetterna, befrias musiken och blir så direkt, att den nästan får ett improviserat uttryck.
Det konstnärskap som är Håkan Rosengrens signum har gett honom stora framgångar över hela världen. Det är därför med särskild glädje Caprice Records här kan presentera honom i en inhemsk produktion.

49 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: Maria Callas - Her Greatest Arias and Sc
89 kr (159 kr)
Image Classical Christmas (10 CD)
A celebration of Christmas with Herbert von Karajan, the choir of
St. Thomas’ church, Leipzig, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau , Benjamin
Britten, Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland, Sir Adrian Boult, and
many others.
At this time of fellowship works such as Bach’s “Christmas
Oratorio”, Handel’s “Messiah”, Britten’s “A Ceremony of carols”,
Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” suite as well as traditional Christmas
carols ranging from “O Tannenbaum” to “Silent Night” are always
welcome guests.
5 original albums including complete recordings from the years
1952-1961 are augmented with bonus tracks of indispensable
Christmas ingredients such as Corelli’s Concerto fatto per la notte
di natale (made for Christmas night), excerpts from the Christmas
part of Bach’s “Little organ book”, Britten’s “A Boy was born” and
festive trumpet music by Haydn.

89 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: Eine Jahrhundertstimme / Voice Of A Cent
Excerpts from: Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Aida, Turandot, Don Giovanni, Tristan Und Isolde, Die Walküre

Over the centuries the challenges posed by the extremely difficult dramatic andpowerful soprano parts could only be met by a handful of singers - during the secondhalf of the twentieth century one singer stood unrivalled: Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005).

German singer Frida Leider and Norwegian singer Kirsten Flagstad had set the standardin preceding decades - Swedish singer Nilsson was brilliant while meeting up to these challenges and she went down in the history of the world's leading opera housesperforming Brünnhilde and Isolde. She was also celebrated in Aida and Turandot andthis 10CD boxed set features works from the entire repertoire spectrum of this veritable "voice of a century" - including rare live recordings made in her home country Sweden as well as recordings made in Naples, Milan, London and Bayreuth.

Recording between 1949 and 1960




89 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: Classical Christmas
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Image 10CD-BOX: Portrait
10 CD set that contains the best from G.F. Handel.


89 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: Portrait
10 CD set that contains the best from Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.


89 kr (159 kr)
Image 5 Complete Operas
• Top quality belcanto
• 5 complete opera recordings from the years 1989 to 1991
• Adelson e Salvini, Bianca e Fernando, Zaira, I Capuleti e i Montecchi and I Puritani
• Conductors specialising in belcanto: Richard Bonynge, Andrea Licata and Bruno Campella
• Internationally known vocal personalities, among them William Matteuzzi, Paolo Washington and Mariella Devia

89 kr (159 kr)
Image Jazz goes Classical
* A comprehensive collection of the best “crossover” projects from Jazz to Classical music and vice versa
* 18 carefully selected originals albums, remastered and with complete recording info in this 10 CD Box
* Many of the albums appear here for the first time on CD

“Jazz is a big word, it covers a multitude of sounds”, said Leonard Bernstein on a record aptly called “What Is Jazz?”, which he recorded in 1956 for Columbia. Like many of his classical contemporaries, Bernstein was intrigued by the spirit of improvisation and innovations of Jazz. That the Jazz-world and its protagonists were just as interested in classical music, or at least various aspects of it, can be seen not only in the many interpretations of classical works by Jazz composers and players, from “Play Bach” to Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite”, but also in the concert-series “Jazz at the Philharmonics”, which presented Jazz in classical halls around the world, thereby raising its profile and appreciation.
The eighteen exceptional albums documented in this 10 CDbox-set predominantly show the love affair that Jazz, also known as “America‘s Classical music”, had with its European counterpart in the late 50s and early 60s – from “Third Stream” works, a Jazz-wise interpretation of modern composed music, to jazzy interpretations of classical masterpieces by Bach, Grieg, or Tchaikowsky. These prime examples of what happens when “Jazz Goes Classical” create a brave new world, where some of the most fabulous of melodies meet improvisations and interpretations by Jazz-greats like Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Giuffre, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, The Modern Jazz Quartet, and many more.
Included in this comprehensive collection, the very first of its kind, are many rarities. An album like John Benson Brooks’ “Alabama Concerto”, a fine feature for Cannonball Adderley and Art Farmer, is as hard to find as Gunther Schuller’s “Symphony for Brass and Percussion”, which features such soloists as Miles Davis or J.J. Johnson.

89 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: Musicals
10 CD set featuring unforgettable music from some of the greatest American musicals of our time. Each individual CD features cast recordings from a specific musical including Evita, Mamma Mia, Grease, Beauty And The Beast, Aida, Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever, The Lion King, Daddy Cool and We Will Rock You. Over 160 songs from 10 different shows.


89 kr (159 kr)
Image 6 Complete Operas
• 6 complete opera recordings made between 1961 and 1991 of one of the most inportant italien opern composers
• Alina, Maria di Rohan, Gianni di Parigi, Imelda De’ Lambertazzi, Rita, and Il Giovedi Grasso
• Outstanding cast of singers such as Daniela Dessi, Rockwell Blake, Paolo Coni, Andrea Martin, Adelisa Tabiadon, Mariana Nicolesco, Giuseppe Morino
• Conducted by Antonello Allemandi, Massimo de Bernart, Marc Andrae, Edwin Loehrer, and Carlo Felice Cillario

89 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: A Portrait
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Image 10CD-BOX: Classical Piano Giants
Ten of the world's greatest pianists of the 20th century - Sviatoslav Richter, Maurizio Pollini, Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Van Cliburn, Geza Anda, Clara Haskil, Leon Fleisher, Julius Katchen and Byron Janis - are featured in this special 10-CD box set of some of their best albums.Collectively the hands of these outstanding artists brought to life, often in exceptional ways, the major works of the piano literature, both concertos and solo piano music. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Chopin are represented as are Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Schumann, Scriabin and Prokofiev. The result is a portrait of an epoch unique in its pianistic versatility.The original artwork, both European and American, is printed on the sleeves of these 12 exemplary albums recorded by ten giants of the keyboard.


89 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: Milestones of the Singer of the Century
Milestones of the Singer of the Century - 16 Original Vinyl Albums

Milestones of the Singer of the Century - 16 Original Vinyl Albums

This 10 CD box set offers a comprehensive portrait of the greatest German singer of all time, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. It includes sixteen original LPs remastered and presented in one box. Includes rarities and favourites of the romantic era, plus the singer as a narrator.

This collection provides a fascinating into Fischer-Dieskau's versatility. Includes rarities such as the Brahms cycle 'Die schöne Magelone', Lieder by contemporary composers where he is accompanied by Aribert Reimann, and the first recording of Schubert's 'Die schöne Müllerin' to include the prologue and epilogue, as well as the well-known 'Eichendorff Lieder' by Hugo Wolf, Schumann's 'Dichterliebe' and his settings of 'Heine ballads, Lieder' by Richard Strauss and the late studio recordings of 'Winterreise'. Finally, the first large-scale production of Verdi arias and the rare 'Duette aus sechs Ländern' (duets from six countries), with Victoria de los Angeles.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Berliner Philharmoniker, Arberto Erede (conductor), Philharmonia Orchestra London, Wilhelm Furtwängler (conductor), Gerald Moore, Aribert Reimann, Jörg Demus, Hertha Klust (piano), Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) and others




89 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: Great Concertos
89 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: Classical Music for Babies
Classical Music For Babies
The Most Beautiful Music for Your Child

A number of scientific studies have shown that classical music is an important factor in the development of a child's brain, particularly in the first year of life. Various areas of the brain are stimulated by music, which is beneficial for creativity and intelligence.

89 kr (159 kr)
Image Bach: Clavierworks
Together with Alfred Brendel, Friedrich Gulda and Paul
Badura-Skoda Jörg Demus is ranked among the stars of
a line-up of famous Viennese pianists. He was tutored and
influenced by such pianist legends as Yves Nat, Wilhelm
Kempff, Walter Gieseking and Edwin Fischer. He made a
name for himself as one of Fischer-Dieskau’s congenial
accompanists, also as an outstanding interpreter of
Schumann’s works. He belongs to the first generation
of pianists who seriously put their minds to historicallyinformed
performance practice. Alongside the classical
Viennese and Romantic repertoires he had a strong
affinity to baroque music. The present recordings from
1974 substantiate his devotion to the works of Bach, the
great baroque master.
The “Goldberg Variations” belong to Bach’s absolute
masterworks. At the time of their composition they
towered over anything preceding them and they are
still unquestionably one of the greatest variation cycles
in musical history. In writing his “Six Partitas” Bach
wanted to create “keyboard exercises” that would be
used for the amusement of amateurs and lay persons
and prepare them for the challenges of more demanding
works. Demus, noted equally for his superb technique
and sensitive playing, delivers virtuoso interpretations of
these milestones in piano literature.

69 kr (139 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: A Portrait
89 kr (159 kr)
Image 10CD-BOX: Wiener Philharmoniker
Ten CD collection of the Wiener Philarmoniker best-loved works, including material from Mahler, Strauss, Beethoven a.m.o.


89 kr (159 kr)
Image Milestones Of A Piano Legend (10 CD)
When Annie Fischer decided to severely limit her public performances after the death of her husband in 1968, her concerts achieved cult status with piano enthusiasts. Finally she had become one of the „Grande Dames“ among the small group of great female pianists of the 20th century. She had always been very self-critical when it came to her album-productions in the studio and the examples compiled in this 10-CD collection document the most audilicious results of this – especially as they are complemented by a few highly interesting live recordings. Annie Fischer, born in Budapest in 1914 and buried there in 1995, attracted attention via her talent early on, so much so that Ernst von Dohnányi took over a part of her education. She won the competition for the coveted Liszt Prize in 1933 as the youngest participant; it was the beginning of an international career. During the Second World War she emigrated to Sweden, but returned to Budapest in 1946, where her husband took over the management of the opera house, and from where Annie Fischer traveled to the musical metropolises of the world.

89 kr (159 kr)
Image 4CD-BOX: Carl Nielsen
Includes a 20 page booklet.



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Image 10CD-BOX: His Most Beautiful Arias
The legendary German baritone Hermann Prey achieved his great fame by being both modern and traditional at the same time. This collection of 10 CDs documents some significant stages in the singer's career: the early recordings for radio and discs, live stage triumphs in New York, Munich and Salzburg, and his work as an outstanding recitalist.Different genres such as musicals, operas and operettas, oratorios and other sacred works, as well as the popular ballad and the German romantic lied were seamlessly brought together by the artistry of the baritone Hermann Prey. His fame was enhanced by numerous appearances on television and at the New York Metropolitan Opera during the 1960s and 70s.


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Image 10CD-BOX: Pianist of Divine Spirituality
Herbert von Karajan described the playing of Rumanian pianist Dinu Lipatti as follows:

"(...) it was no longer piano playing, but music that was absolutely free from gravity."

The admiration that musicians and music lovers still hold for Lipatti - even years after his premature death - borders on the worship usually reserved for saints. The exceptional pianist died of cancer at the early age of 33 but during the few years he was able to give concerts he made a number of important recordings.

The recordings on hand were made between 1937 and 1950 and give a good idea of his subtle and extraordinary art of interpretation. Several of these recordings are considered "recordings of a century" or have been labelled "unsurpassed" - including the Schumann Piano Concerto, the award-winning Chopin Waltzes and Johannes Brahms' Love Songs Waltzes for Four Hands recorded together with Nadia Boulanger. In addition this compilation contains all the pieces performed by Lipatti at his famous „last concert" in Besanç, where the severe illness had already left its mark on the pianist.


89 kr (159 kr)
Image Milestones of a Legend - Original Albums
* One of the really top twentieth-century violinists
* 13 original albums together with bonus material
* Sought-after collectors‘ items and highlights of her discography
* Benchmark recordings for example Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto under Artur Rodzinsky
* Illustrious contemporaries such as Eugene Ormandy, Pablo Casals, Ferenc Fricsay, Rudolf Firkusny, Louis Kentner, Michael Raucheisen

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Image 10CD-BOX: Revolutionary and Virtuoso
Franz Liszt was without doubt one of the most colorful musician personalities of his day. As an instrumental virtuoso celebrated throughout all of Europe-only to be compared with Paganini - Liszt fundamentally revolutionized piano playing techniques and as such became the founding father of modern piano playing.
This comprehensive compilation of Liszt's works features a whole series of top-class pianists - including Wladimir Horowitz, Arthur Rubinstein, Alfred Brendel, Claudio Arrau and György Cziffra. The recordings were made between 1932 and 1994 and as such provide an interesting insight into the interpretation history of the works. World-class orchestras like the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the "Wiener Symphoniker" and the Philharmonic Orchestra present the Hungarian composer's orchestral works. In addition to both "Piano Concertos" and symphonic poems like Tasso and "Les Préludes", the "Faust Symphony" - one of the most important symphonic works of the nineteenth century - can also be enjoyed on this compilation.


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Image 10CD-BOX Britten 100 - Birthday Collection
Benjamin Britten is the most-often-performed British composer of the 20th and early 21st century. Born a hundred years ago in the English county of Suffolk, Britten is ranked alongside such great English names as Walton, Elgar and Delius for his symphonic and concertante writing, yet it is in the field of opera that he has gained exceptional standing, being numbered among the most important twentieth-century composers of stage works.

His first opera Peter Grimes was a sensational success and marked his international breakthrough as a composer. The present London recording of 1958, conducted by Britten himself, enjoys benchmark status and is regarded as a milestone in the history of the gramophone. Other works in first-rate recordings from the early Fifties to the present century, forming part of this tribute to Benjamin Britten, include the everpopular Ceremony of Carols, the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, the song cycle Les Illuminations, the Sinfonia da Requiem, the Nocturne for tenor, seven obbligato instruments and strings, and the ballet music to The Prince of the Pagodas. Together with Britten's lifelong partner Peter Pears - here to be heard as the gifted interpreter of Schubert's song cycle Die schöne Müllerin - this selection also presents Herbert von Karajan, the Vienna Boys' Choir, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Dennis Brain.


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Image Spanish Classical Guitar (10CD-box)
Southern Spain - the Alhambra, Sevilla, Aranjuez, Flamenco, fiery temperament, sun and bullfighting - many outstanding composers have fallen under the spell of this unique region which has been a source of inspiration and engendered world-famous pieces. Grenada's architectural monument to Moorish history has turned several artists into true "Alhambrophiles", among them well-known names such as Albéniz and Joaquín Turina but also the more recently discovered Emilio Serrano, Ruperto Chapi and Jésus de Monasterio. The great Francisco Tárrega contributed to the romanticisation of the Moorish past with his wonderful piece Recuerdos de la Alhambra, a veritable "earworm". Also interesting is the music and history of Enrique Granados's idée fixe, his fascination for the demimonde of the majos and majas in the Madrid court of Charles III, reflected in, among other works, his collection of tonadillas and Doce danzas españolas - which bring together music of the court and the people, outstandingly performed here by the Spanish Art Quartet.
It is well known that many French composers were inspired by the dances of southern Spain. Flanking the perhaps bestknown Bolero in musical history is a truly Spanish selection of compositions by French masters. It includes of course Bizet's "Carmen" suite, emotionally-charged and clearlystructured music that, as performed here in an arrangement for four guitars, evokes its origins more articulately than many other versions have done. This collection of guitar music of the highest quality captures the sunlight and melancholy of Spain as no other...



89 kr (159 kr)
Image Best of Waltz and Vienna Ballroom Favourites (10 C
The Blue Danube – no new year’s eve, no fine festivity and certainly
no ball would be worth its dance
cards without this waltz. It is the
epitome of glitz, glamor and romance, and makes Johann Strauss
the undisputed king of the genre, the most important representative of a whole musical dynasty and one of the protagonists of the golden age of the „Viennese waltz“. He coined a style with his waltzes that raised him to the rank of an ambassador of musical Vienna. „Johann Strauss is the most lovable joy-giver among all
those graced by god“, Richard Strauss wrote about this „natural
talent with the ability to draw from unlimited resources.“ His two brothers and his father have also created evergreens, such as the world famous „Radetzky March“, the „Music of the Spheres Waltz“, or the „Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka“. Many conductors of world fame contributed exuberant interpretations of this merry dance music.

These 10 original albums from the years 1952 to 1998, the pearls of Viennese waltz music, are gathered here, presented by conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Eugene Ormandy, Clemens Krauss, Ferenc Fricsay, Arthur Fiedler, Willi Boskovsky, Henry Krips - and not least Peter Guth, founder and director of the Vienna Strauss Festival Orchestra. Most of these recordings feature - how could it be otherwise - the Vienna Philharmonic;
among the other orchestras of world renown are the Radio- Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


The Blue Danube – no new year’s eve, no fine festivity and certainly
no ball would be worth its dance
cards without this waltz. It is the
epitome of glitz, glamor and romance, and makes Johann Strauss
the undisputed king of the genre, the most important representative of a whole musical dynasty and one of the protagonists of the golden age of the „Viennese waltz“. He coined a style with his waltzes that raised him to the rank of an ambassador of musical Vienna. „Johann Strauss is the most lovable joy-giver among all
those graced by god“, Richard Strauss wrote about this „natural
talent with the ability to draw from unlimited resources.“ His two brothers and his father have also created evergreens, such as the world famous „Radetzky March“, the „Music of the Spheres Waltz“, or the „Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka“. Many conductors of world fame contributed exuberant interpretations of this merry dance music.

These 10 original albums from the years 1952 to 1998, the pearls of Viennese waltz music, are gathered here, presented by conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Eugene Ormandy, Clemens Krauss, Ferenc Fricsay, Arthur Fiedler, Willi Boskovsky, Henry Krips - and not least Peter Guth, founder and director of the Vienna Strauss Festival Orchestra. Most of these recordings feature - how could it be otherwise - the Vienna Philharmonic;
among the other orchestras of world renown are the Radio- Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


89 kr (159 kr)
Image Clara Haskil - 10 Original Albums
“During my life I have come across three geniuses: Clara
Haskil, Einstein and Winston Churchill.”
Charlie Chaplin, the author of this quotation, was one of
the many great admirers of this magical performer at the
piano, who became the idol of piano music lovers the world
over. According to the conductor Gustave Doret she was
“one of those extraordinarily gifted individuals whose very
being is filled with music, who has that wonderful instinct
for musical expression that can be achieved neither by
hard work nor by effort of will alone”. These 10 original
albums with bonus tracks dating from 1934 to 1960
constitute a fine documentation of the highly cultivated and
sensitive playing of an exceptional pianist. Her legendary
reputation as an interpreter of Mozart is in keeping with the
large proportion of excellent Mozart recordings. Further
highlights in the history of interpretation, here taken from
the violin repertoire, are the Beethoven sonatas that Haskil
and Arthur Grumiaux recorded (a selection). Concertos as
well as solo works by Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Beethoven,
Schubert, Schumann and Ravel can also be heard, and
taking part are several of her great contemporaries, such
as Igor Markevitch, Ernest Ansermet, Alceo Galliera, Géza
Anda among others.

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Image Classical Violin Giants (10 CD)
They are among the greatest virtuosos of the 20th century.
Four strings were enough to elicit sounds from their violins
that penetrate deeply into the souls of their listeners. The 10
CDs in this collection convey an impression of the art of these
instrumental geniuses in many standard-setting recordings.
The greatest composers have written masterpieces for the
violin, which are still among the highlights of our concert
life. Beethoven and Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Sibelius,
Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bach and the great magician on the
violin, Nicolo Paganini, are represented here with their work,
presented by artists whose names have become legendary
themselves. They are accompanied by conductors such
as Furtwängler, Maazel, Solti, Dorati, Beecham. It is not
an overstatement to call this 10-CD collection a unique
document.

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Image 10CD-BOX: Great Pianists
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Image Den Judiska Sången

Birgit Nordin
Sven-Olof Eliasson
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Choir
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
James DePreist.


Caprice Records presenterar en återutgivning av något alldeles särskilt unikt: den enda inspelningen som någonsin gjorts av Moses Pergaments Den Judiska Sången. Inspelningen gjordes 1974 i anslutning till en konsertuppsättning i konserthuset, och är helt unik i sitt slag. Inte heller har musiken framförts i sin helhet sedan dess.

Finlandsvenske kompositören Moses Pergament (1893-1977) är kanske en av svensk musikhistorias mest väl förborgade hemligheter. Till skillnad från t.ex. Lars-Erik Larsson och Wilhelm Stenhammar så är Moses Pergament i stort sett ett bortglömt namn idag, men under sin tid var han ansedd som en av de stora profilerna inom svensk konstmusik. Han var allra mest känd för allmänheten som musikkritiker och skribent, som med sitt informativa och beskrivande sätt var en viktig röst för förståelsen och acceptansen av de nya radikala strömningarna inom musiken. I en tid då svenska konstmusiklivet fortfarande präglades oerhört av senromantiska ideal hade Pergament ett brinnande intresse för ny musik. Då musiken varit mycket svår att finna är denna återutgivning mycket efterfrågad.


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Caprice Records proudly presents the reissuing of something notably unique: the only recording that has ever been made of Moses Pergament's The Jewish Song. The tragic oblivion surrounding this creation is perhaps typical of Swedish musical life's relationship to its grand masterpieces. The recording was made in 1974 in conjunction with a concert performance at the Stockholm Concert Hall, and is completely unique. Neither has the music been performed as a whole since this event, which seems incomprehensive when listening to it.

Finnish-Swedish composer Moses Pergament (1893-1977) is perhaps one of Swedish music history's most well-kept secrets. In contrast to e.g. Lars-Erik Larsson and Wilhelm Stenhammar the name Moses Pergament is one largely forgotten today, but during his time he was regarded as one of the major figures in Swedish art music. For the public, he was most famous as a music critic and annalist, whose educational and descriptive style made him an important voice for the understanding and acceptance of the radical new musical trends, and the unprecedented development that followed. In a time when the Swedish art music business was still highly pervaded by the late Romantic ideals, Pergament harbored a keen interest in new music, and was for example one of quite few in art music to gladly welcome the oncoming of jazz in Sweden in the 1930's. This continued even in old age, for when the experimental electronic music made entrance in the 1960's he claimed that while he could not grasp it musically, it was certainly in "absolute unison" with the rampant technological development of the time - and that was nothing new as far as music is concerned.

Pergament's own sound world was based on growing up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Helsinki, and the historical, religious musical culture that he had access to. As he himself put it, it gave him the "intuitive basis for my music". He studied the early ancient notation, (e.g. neumes, still used in Jewish worship services to sing by) and learned the history of Jewish musical culture, from the Old Testament stories of Moses' song of praise to Israel and "the music's ancestor" Jobal, to today's sacred and popular Jewish music.

The tremendous work The Jewish Song was composed during a three week period in 1944, at a time when the extent of the German Nazis' crimes against Jews, Roma, homosexuals and others, had just begun to be unveiled. The music, written for soprano, tenor, chorus and orchestra, takes us through history and switches between moods of deep bitterness, pride and confidence in the future. The lyrics are taken from two of the Swedish author and art historian Ragnar Josephson's poetry collections, The Chain (1912) and Jewish Poems (1916), in which Pergament among other things found, quote, "The feelings of a true Jew. Not a despicable nationalism, but a liberating feeling of belonging, even in the midst of great suffering ".



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Image Visions And Non Thoughts
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I DAGENS NYHETER

"För att vara signerat Christian Lindberg - både som tonsättare och solist - är "Visions and non thoughts" ovanligt sansat. Hans två år gamla verk för trombon, recitatör och blandad kör bygger på texter av Johannes av Korset, sufipoeten Rumi och den indiske filosofen Jiddu Krishnamurti. En musikalisk treenighet på (post)modernistiskt lekhumör som bara rubbas av talpartiernas en smula svengelska diktion. Då är det behagligare att höra Radiokören resa klangliga katedraler över Lindbergs tonsatta Strindberg-dikt "Vid sista udden", där trombonen fått en senromantisk underton. Lägg därtill några andra verk som Ned Rorems rekviem över pestens tid och Anders Hillborgs fonetiska ljudpanorama "Muo:aa:yiy::oum"."
(Dagens Nyheter)

Radiokören består av 32 professionella sångare. Sedan Eric Ericson tog över kören på 1950-talet har man utvecklats till att bli en av världens mest framstående körer - ett vokalt universalverktyg som spänner från ljuvaste a cappellatoner till ett oratorieinstrument med enorm kraft och elasticitet. Varje sångares uttryck ges plats i kollektivet. Det ger en klang som inte finns någon annanstans - Radiokörens unika sound.

Med rollen som en av världens främsta körer följer förstås samarbeten med det absoluta toppskiktet av körledare och musiker. På denna inspelning sammanstrålar de med det svenska kördirigentundret Ragnar Bohlin, sedan 2007 chefdirigent för San Fransisco Symphony Chorus, och den världsberömde trombonisten Christian Lindberg - här både som solist och kompositör.

Tillsammans framför de den amerikanske kompositören och Pulitzerprisvinnaren Ned Rorems suggestiva körverk In Time of Pestilence, Christian Lindbergs Visions and Non Thoughts och Vid sista udden - båda för trombon, recitation och blandad kör, Thomas Jennefelts Fallandet, Bo Hanssons Lighten mine eyes och Anders Hillborgs fonetiska klangetyd muo:aa:yiy::oum. Det är första gången dessa kompositioner av Lindberg, Jennefelt och Hansson ges ut på skiva.



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Image Teaching
OPUS REKOMMENDERAR

The tenaciously active superstar Eric Ericson celebrated his 90th birthday on October 26 2008. His international celebrity status is exceptional, and people everywhere talk with reverence of the "Swedish Choral Miracle" - an expression that is very much synonymous with his life work.

Alongside his magnificent career as a conductor, Eric Ericsson has been an educator at all levels of instruction. Between 1952 and 1983, he was a teacher at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and it is hard to imagine a single Swedish choir conductor who has not met him in this role. Ericson bases his teaching methodology on his own musicianship and his uncanny ability to create the choral sound that has made.

In this unique 14-part documentary film "Teaching", Birgitta Öhman and Swedish Television have captured Eric Ericson's playful yet inspirational style of teaching at the Royal College of Music in the 1970s. Caprice Records in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Music presents this TV series on one DVD along with a bonus interview with Ericson from 2008.
Experience for yourself the process of interpreting and performing choral music from all eras.

Appearing is Eric Ericson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Marianne Eklöf, Thomas Jennefeldt, Stefan Parkman, among others.



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Image Treasures
OPUS REKOMMENDERAR

The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir's treasure chest has been scoured here for unique live recordings with Eric Ericson from the 1970s up to 2008. Gems include Benjamin Britten's Sacred and Profane, which, based on mediaeval texts from the 12th and 13th centuries, was his last choral composition for a professional ensemble. Lars Edlund's Två dikter to texts by Östen Sjöstrand for mixed choir and piano sets a contrast, and Gustav Mahler's spiritual 16-voice Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen is recor¬ded as recently as the spring of 2008. Daniel-Lesur's se¬ven-part Cantique des Cantiques demonstrates Ericson's interest in and associations with the French tonal idiom. Finally, the Chamber Choir is joined by Eric Ericson's other favourite choirs - the Swedish Radio Choir and the Chamber Choir of the Royal College of Music - for a performance of Arnold Schönberg's powerful Friede auf Erden for eight-voice mixed choir.

The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir started life as the "7.30 Choir", an informal ensemble of few fellow singers who took to singing madrigals in the home of Eric Ericson and his brother Olle. It grew and in 1945 was renamed the Chamber Choir - later the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir - since which time it has occupied a central place in the Swedish and international music world. It has received numerous awards, including the 2007 Nordic Council's Music Prize.

Through his work with his Chamber Choir, the Swedish Radio Choir and Orphei Drängar, through his collaborations with the greatest composers of our time, and through his many disc and radio recordings and countless tours and guest performances around the world, Eric Ericson has made Sweden a major landmark on the world choral map. And he has not given up yet. With his unflagging curiosity, he continues to develop the choral instrument and to push the limits of what a choir can achieve. He has also trained and inspired generations of choir conductors.



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Image Made In Sweden
Blåsarsymfonikerna drar fulla hus var de än spelar. Blåsorkestrar är mycket uppskattade i Sverige och denna ensemble tillhör de mest populära. "Made In Sweden" anknyter till en tradition med rötter i det sena 1800-talet då blåsorkestrar över hela landet gav omväxlande och populära konserter med marscher, arrangemang och potpurrier av opera- och operettarior, visor och populärmusik.

På skivan finns en repertoar som bygger på mycket poplära melodier ur den svenska låtskatten, allt ifrån klassiska klassiker som Södermans Svenskt Festspel och Hugo Alfvéns Djävulspolska till mer nutida klassiker som Färnlöfs Att angöra en brygga och Olle Adolphsons Fröken Frenssen.

Här finns även ett potpurri med pophits från 2007 (med låtar bl.a. av Laleh, Salem Al Fakir och Andreas Johnson). Dirigent och solist på plattan är den omåttligt populäre Christian Lindberg. Den likaledes populäre barytonen Olle Persson är sångsolist.



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Image Ida Falk Winland
EN AV ÅRETS BÄSTA SKIVOR 2010 ENLIGT CARLHÅKAN LARSÉN PÅ SYDSVENSKAN

5 AV 6 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I SVENSKA DAGBLADET

"...lysande tolkningar på denna debutskiva."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

Hon går från framgång till framgång, den unga sopranen Ida Falk Winland som vann det prestigefyllda Solistpriset 2008. Sedan dess har hon sjungit med såväl Royal Philharmonic Orchestra som Kungliga Filharmonikerna, Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester och Göteborgs Symfoniker. Och hon har gjort sin första stora operaroll på GöteborgsOperan. På cd:n finns Aaron Coplands "12 Poems of Emily Dickinson" och sånger av Gösta Nystroem och Richard Strauss. Ida har berättat att det var sångtexterna som fick henne att välja just detta program. Både Emily Dickinsons och Ebba Lindqvists dikter har fascinerat henne med sina formuleringar kring naturens och livets gång, och om längtan efter ro. Konsertprogrammet innehåller dessutom sånger av Rangström och pianomusik av Chopin och Schumann. Ida ackompanjeras mästerligt av Matti Hirvonen.



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Image En Svensk Markuspassion
Tonsättaren Fredrik Sixten har, i nära samarbete med författaren Bengt Pohjanen, skapat ett modernt konstmusikaliskt verk influerat av svensk folkton och folkliga koraler. Detta är det första större verket i Sverige sedan Förklädd gud som publicerats och verkligen framförts i större omfattning (drygt 20 ggr per år).

I Markuspassionen får vi för första gången höra en sopran som evangelist, vilket bottnar i att kvinnor burit upp mycket av sången i den svenska folktraditionen. Passionsdramats stämning går hand i handske med melankolin i den svenska folktonen som också ger en omedelbarhet för åhöraren. Det är verkligen ett efterlängtat verk för den svenska kyrkomusiken.

De medverkande på skivan är Maria Magdalena Motettkör samt en flickkör ur Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser, Jeanette Köhn är evangelisten, Jesper Taube Jesus, Gunnar Andersson gestaltar Petrus, Balcaras Crafoord översteprästen, Christoffer Holgersson Pilatus och Mia Lundell en tjänstekvinna. I övrigt medverkar en kammarensemble med utvalda musiker. Dirigent är Ragnar Bohlin.



49 kr (159 kr)
Image Junge Liebe
5 AV 6 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I SVENSKA DAGBLADET

"Hyllad för bland annat sin Octavian är Matilda Paulsson också konsertsångerska, men skivdebuten gör hon som romansinterpret med sånger av Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Emil Sjögren och Wilhelm Stenhammar. Hon berör under skinnet med känsligt vibrato, klar diktion och djupt uttryck, någon gång med operavolym. Nyansrikt fångas atmosfären i P-B:s sättningar av Nietzsche och andra diktare, i urvalet av Sjögrens Tannhäusersånger opus 12 samt i Stenhammars rara sångcykel Junge Liebe (Heine). Det delikata pianospelet bildar perfekt komplement."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

"När man hör ordet romanser är det inte svenska tonsättare man i första hand tänker på. Tankarna går i stället till Tyskland, till Richard Strauss, Hugo Wolf med flera. Men svenskarna kunde de också. På sin debut-cd tolkar mezzosopranen Matilda Paulsson högromantiska svenska romanser av Wilhelm Stenhammar, Emil Sjögren och Wilhelm Peterson- Berger. Njutbart är ordet, fantastiskt njutbart om man så vill, det är tolkningar som berör, som hela tiden får en att stanna upp och verkligen lyssna. Rösten klingar som vackrast och nyansrikast i P-B:s passionerade "Nietzsche-sånger". Samspelet med pianisten Bengt-Åke Lundin är förstklassigt."
(Norra Västerbotten)

This is mezzo-soprano Matilda Paulsson's recording debut, where she, accompanied by pianist Bengt-Åke Lundin, among other works, performs some very unique songs by Wilhelm Stenhammar.

After her acclaimed debut at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, playing the dream role Ocatvian, the title role in Richard Strauss' opera "Der Rosenkvalier", Matilda Paulsson has built her international career in parallel with appearances on the Swedish opera scenes. Already in 2007, we could see her perform the two roles Magda Goebbles and Zarah in the premiere of Anders Nilsson's opera "Zarah" (about Swedish singer and artist Zarah Leander) at Folkoperan in Stockholm, as David in Vadstena Academy's production of Handel's "Saul",as Amastre in Handel's "Xerxes" (which was her debut at Drottningholms Slottsteater) and as Ottavia in Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea" (also on Drottningholms Slottsteater). During the fall of 2009 she played the role of Arsamene in the Royal Opera's production of Xerxes.

Accompanied by pianist Bengt-Åke Lundin, Matilda takes on some highly romantic Swedish songs on this album, entitled "Junge Liebe" ("Young Love"). Among the romances on this album we hear Wilhelm Peterson-Berger's now seldom heard Nietzsche and Ricarda Huch songs, Emil Sjögren's Sex sånger ur Julius Wolffs Tannhäuser, op. 12, and Wilhelm Stenhammar's virtually unknown, and slightly sensational compositions to poems from Heinrich Heine's famous Buch der Lieder - the song cycle "Junge Liebe", that also has given name this album.

Bengt-Åke Lundin, piano, had a sensational debut in 1989 when he perfomred Tchaikovsky's piano concerto in B-flat minor with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has concertized extensively and is today an internationally active concert pianist and chamber musician. Bengt-Åke Lundin is also one of the most sought-after accompanists in Sweden. Bengt-Åke Lundin is represented on several Caprice releases, such as "Svenska pianokonserter" ("Swedish Piano Concertos"), and solo recordings with works by Godowsky resp. Åhlström and Johnsen as well as recordings with works by Bartók and von Dohnányi. The latter two, with violinist Cecilia Zilliacus, won one Swedish Grammy each, in 2000 and 2002.

This album has been released with support from the Anders Wall Foundations.



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Image Perceptions Of Time
Mats Bergström is without a doubt one of Sweden's most famous and prominent guitarists. He has been active as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble musician in a lot of different genres. Mats tries to go beyond and elaborate on the concept of chamber music and is often engages by, for instance, musikFabrik in Cologne and Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt.

On "Perceptions of Time" Mats, together with bass player Anders Jormin and violinist Joakim Svenheden, plays works by Anders Jormin, Arvo Pärt, Sofia Gubaidulina, Staffan Mossenmark and Jesper Norda.

This trio displays a very keen and beautiful execution in the seven compositions. Among other things, we are shown a totally reworked, and by Arvo Pärt personally authorized, version for guitar and violin, of Pärt's classic Fratres. Anders Jormin has contributed with specially written music he and Mats previously has done together. The trio also performs a very rare piece, by Polar Music Prize winner Sofia Gubaidulina, Serenade.

In the booklet Christine Falkenland contributes with some poetic illustrations.



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Image Small Small Small Small Sounds
The duo Josef och Erika, known for their intimate and fascinating appearances, introduce their second album "Small small small small sounds". Their first album "Wallpaper stories" from 2005 was warmly received and was appointed one of the top ten jazz albums of 2005 by the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. Their music is influenced by both singer/songwriter and modern improvised music.

Josef Kallerdahl (bass) is known from bands like New Tango Orquestra, MusicMusicMusic and from Nils Berg 5 ("Jazz in Sweden" 2007). Erika Angell's (formerly Alexandersson) voice have been heard in a lots of different contexts; she has, for instance, toured the world with indie act Loney, Dear; she is the voice in the duo The Moth (with drummer Martin Öhman) and is, of course, the prominent force in the critically acclaimed band Thus:Owls.

Together, Josef and Erika produces a very soft-spoken and beautiful music in the singer/songwriter tradition that draws closer to jazz and folk than pop or rock. Erika's voice and Josef's electric bass is in the centre of it all. The songs are performed in very fastidious arrangements that now and again are visited by something somewhat unexpected, like a saxophone (Nils Berg), a children's choir or an Indian harmonium (played by Erika).



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Image Improvisational One
A beautiful concert hall with a big Steinway grand, a pianist and a balance engineer/producer. At dead of night, just before the witching hour. This is the unique setting for Caprice's innovative recording series "Improvisational".

The series gets off to a more than creditable start with pianist Niklas Sivelöv. Just before the recording is due to start, Niklas is given the theme for his improvisation - the Songs and Epistles of Swedish 18th century composer Carl Michael Bellman. We can guarantee that no such Bellman was ever heard previously. Cheeky, classical, jazzy and full of verve. Thirteen of the best-known Epistles have been given new musical costumes. Aided by Niklas's delicate fingers we are regaled, for instance, with blue notes in the sadly beautiful Epistle 30 (Drain off thy glass), Old Man Noah struts his stuff through the key signatures, and in Epistle 44 (Movitz all alone) we travel from the 18th century to 20th century Jan Johansson's "Jazz in Swedish". Thus continues a genre-busting odyssey through the world of Bellman to a rumbustious finale aptly dubbed Finale Hullerombuller (Finale Hurly-burly).

Niklas Sivelöv is a well-known pianist and composer whose performances have been rapturously received the world over. Among other things he is professor of piano at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. From this recording we now know that he is also an outstanding improviser. Niklas has recorded several albums for Caprice Records, for instance works by Alexander Scriabin and Robert Schumann.

In 2009 this recording won two prestigious awards at the "Independent Music Award" in the US. One of them was for Best Album of the Year and the other was the Vox Populi (People's Choice), both in the contemporary classical category. Among others, Peter Gabriel was a member of the jury.



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Image Symphony No. 5
SjostakovitjSymfoni nr.5, Stråkkvartett nr 4, & 8Denna specialutgåva med musik av Dmitrij Sjostakovitj producerades med anledning av den ryske tonsättarens hundraårsjubileum. Utgivningen var ett samarbete mellan Öresundsfestivalen Music Around 2006, Danmarks Radio och Caprice Records. Cd:n innehåller den 5:e symfonin spelad av Danmarks Radios Symfoniorkester under ledning av Kurt Sanderling. Stråkkvartetterna Nr. 4 och 8 spelas av Saulescokvartetten och Freskkvartetten.ShostakovichString Quartet No. 4/String Quartet No. 8/Symphony No. 5: 4th MovementThis special edition with music by Dmitri Shostakovich was produced on account of the Russian composer's hundredth anniversary. It was published in collaboration between Music Around Festival 2006, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and Caprice Records.The CD contains the 5th symphony played by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kurt Sanderling. The two String Quartets, No.4 and No.5 are interpreted by The Saulesco Quartet and The Fresk Quartet.8



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Image Henze / Shostakovich
Eric Ericson Chamber Choir was founded already in 1945 by Eric Ericson. The choir has ever since occupied a central position in Swedish and international musical life. It has a very broad repertoire ranging from Renaissance music to the latest avant-garde. Internationally, the choir ranks among the absolute elite because of its professionalism, and it has been awarded a number of coveted distinctions. With several tours abroad every year, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir is frequently heard in Europe, the USA as well as Canada. They have also made many recordings (including a Caprice release with Nordic choral works).

Eric Ericson himself, born in 1918, is the unrivalled master in the field of choir conducting for the vast majority of choir leaders and choral singers. He has received many awards, including the Music Prize of the Nordic Council and the Polar Music Prize. Eric Ericson is also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and an honorary president of the International Federation for Choral Music.

On this album the choir sings music by Hans Werner Henze and Dmitri Shostakovich - two composers that were in the limelight during 2006. Hans Werner Henze's music was performed at the Composer Festival at the Stockholm Concert Hall in the same year, and here the choir performed Henze's Orpheus Behind the Wire for a cappella choir, a work that is included on the album. In the festival Music Around, in the Öresund region, the same year, Shostakovich was the theme and the choir performs his Songs on Poems of 19th Century Revolutionary Poets (sung in Russian) on the second part of the album.



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Image Goldberg Variations
This is Caprice Records' first DVD, an issue that was made in collaboration with Sveriges Televsion (Swedish Television), of the acclaimed recording of Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, by Swedish string trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen. The recording was made by Sveriges Television in 2004 and was broadcasted in Sweden the same year as concert of the week. The trio's interpretation of the work, here transcribed for string by the Russian-American violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, received rave reviews when it was released on CD by Caprice in 2002, an album that also was awarded with a Swedish Grammy.

This issue is remixed with 5.1 surround sound.



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Image Cello Sonatas
"For unusually solid playing, well thought-out musical interpretation, total technical control and outstanding tone quality." With that motivation Jakob Koranyi won the prestigious Soloist Prize in the final that took place in Norrköping on April 22, 2006.

The Soloist Prize, whose main purpose is to present some of Sweden's most prominent young musicians, is arranged biennially by, among others, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and Concerts Sweden. The winner receives 100.000 SEK, and gets to do a tour for Concerts Sweden and record an album to be released on Caprice Records.

Jakob Koranyi, who won the competition with his brilliant performance of Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante, has studied in Cologne for Frans Helmerson. He holds a degree from thematic studies at Edsberg Manor, and a Post Degree of Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He received the Prix d'Honneur at the Verbier Festival which led to a three year residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York. He is a frequent soloist with various orchestras, but he is also very active in chamber musical contexts.

On this recording, which is a part of the prize, Jakob Koranyi gives us Benjamin Britten's imaginative sonata in C major, György Ligeti's challenging sonata for solo cello and Johannes Brahms's popular cello sonata in e minor. He is accompanied by the pianist Peter Friis Johansson, who has studied at the Master's Programme at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm for Staffan Scheja and Anders Kilström. In 2007 Peter won the Young Soloist/Solofoni prize in Helsingborg.



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Image In Concert
Beginning with Jaakko Mäntyjärvi's magnificent choral work dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in the Estonia disaster and ending with Sven Ahlin's setting of Martin Luther King's freedom speech, the Barents International Chamber Choir and Erik Westberg mark out the realities of our time and our world. It is a powerful, vivid and well-conceived album that touches upon the conditions of our existence.

The Barents International Chamber Choir is a professional ensemble that was formed in 2003. The ensemble has 24 members who were recruited from the Barents region in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. This international mix of singers makes the choir quite unique. The acclaimed and internationally appreciated and established choir conductor, Erik Westberg, has been the initiator and the prime mover in the founding of the choir and the choral center.

The works on the album are Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Lobet den Herrn by Sven-David Sandström, Katedralen ("The Cathedral") by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Solsönerna ("The Sons of the Sun") by Jan Sandström, La dolce Nuit by Bo Holten, Klag-Lied by Bjørn Andor Drage, and I Have a Dream by Sven Ahlin.



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Image Piano Quintet
Mozart and Nielsen, piano and winds - two great composers, seemingly incompatible, who nevertheless prove to have a lot in common. Mozart was Nielsen's household god. Mozart, the pianist, not only wrote the most brilliant piano sonatas of his time, he also combined the piano and wind instruments in an entirely unique way. His original wind music inspired Nielsen to compose an exquisite quintet for winds - the first of its kind in Scandinavia. That is the music that the Amadé Quintet and the pianist Terés Löf revives on this album.

The Amadé Quintet consists of five wind players, all leaders of their instrument group in the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra: Susanne Hörberg, flute; Bengt Rosengren, oboe; Niklas Andersson, clarinet; Henrik Blixt, bassoon; and Hans Larsson, French horn. Their concert debut took place in 2003 and one of the reasons for the formation of the quintet was that they wanted to revive the fantastic repertoire for winds.



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Image String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3
The Georgian String Quartet, which was formed in Tbilisi in 1966, isn't only the oldest string quartet in the world, it is also considered to be one of the best. On its second Caprice Records album the ensemble plays string quartets nos. 2 and 3 by Dmitri Shostakovitch and excerpts from Miniatures for string quartet by Sulkhan Tsintsadze.

Shostakovitch himself has said about the Georgian String quartet: "I have heard the Georgian quartet several times. It consists of extremely good artists, all of whom have a very beautiful and good sound, good technique and a superb capacity for ensemble playing. When listening to them, you involuntarily forget that there are four musicians and start thinking that they are one instrument."

Four well-qualified professors at the State Conservatory in Tbilisi form the quartet: Konstatin Vardell, violin; Tamas Batiashvili, violin; Otar Tchoubinichvili, cello; and Nodar Jvania, viola. The quartet has been much in demand in Sweden and has often been on tour here.



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Image Bengt-Åke Lundin Plays Åhlström & Johnsen
Bengt-Åke Lundin, one of Sweden's foremost concert pianists, takes a special interest in Swedish music. "As a pianist I have long nourished a dream of finding a Swedish repertoire that can measure up to the international one".

On this album he tackles sonatas by eighteenth-century composers Olof Åhlström (1756-1835) and Hinrich Philip Johnsen (1717-1779) - virtuoso keyboard players active in Stockholm during a period when amateur music-making and concert life flourished.

Olof Åhlström, the controversial music publisher who was often portrayed as a supremely gifted composer, but also as a ruthless and greedy businessman, was the person who introduced the fortepiano as a concert instrument in Sweden. Even though the target group of the keyboard sonatas was music-loving amateurs, there is, according to Bengt-Åke Lundin, a great deal to experiment with in the interpretation.

The older keyboard colleague, Hinrich Philip Johnsen, who accompanied Adolf Fredrik from Holstein-Gottorp when the latter was called to Sweden as successor to the throne, strove to write music that was brilliant and full of variety. As a composer he was highly acclaimed by his contemporaries. Today, however, there are very few compositions of his preserved.

Bengt-Åke Lundin, who was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, has after his 1989 debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra frequently concertized as a soloist with orchestras, given piano recitals and played with chamber groups. Nowadays he is also active as a conductor. Bengt-Åke Lundin has previously recorded a number of Swedish works for Caprice, including the record "Swedish Violin Sonatas" with Cecilia Zilliacus, which was awarded a Swedish Grammy.




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Image Malletiana
Markus Leoson was the winner of the Soloist Prize in 1995 (his debut album, "Percussion", released on the Caprice label, was a part of the prize) and won a number of international music competitions after that. He was the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation P2's Artist-in-Residence during the years 1996 and 1997, which meant numerous concerts and radio recordings (two of them, the works by Eyser and Milhaud, are included on this album).

Markus Leoson was employed at the age of 19 as a percussionist in the Royal Opera Orchestra in Stockholm and later became a solo timpanist there. He is today an internationally sought after percussion soloist, but is also active as a teacher and often gives master classes at different music conservatories and festivals. Markus has a broad repertoire and throughout the years he has worked closely together with many Swedish and foreign composers who have written solo works and percussion concertos expressly for him.

On this album, titled "Malletiana", there are works by pianist/composer Niklas Sivelöv, Philippe Manoury, Alfred Fissinger, Eberhard Eyser, Pietro Rigacci and Darius Milhaud, as well as a work by Markus himself, Ex Machina.



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Image Vers La Flamme
"I am becoming increasingly fond of the Caprice label, both in its new issues and historic reissues. This is one of the former, an album recorded in 2005 by Swedish pianist Niklas Sivelöv. Except for Vers la flamme, Feuillet d'album, the op. 57 Moreceux, and the Sonata No. 4, most of this program consists of earlier works by Scriabin. Sivelöv's mission is to show the connections between the earlier works and the later ones, to display, as he puts it in the liner notes, the way in which Scriabin interrupted his lyric moods with emotional outbursts that didn't quite fit in. In this, he succeeds handsomely. Sivelöv's playing is direct, crisp, and fiery. He takes no prisoners in his forthright approach to the music. Nevertheless, I must disagree with some of his tempos and phrasing. None of the slow preludes in the op. 11 set are really slow; lentos are turned into andantinos, andantes into moderatos, andantinos into prestos. Comparing him not only with Mikhail Pletnev in his acclaimed set of the complete op. 11 (Virgin Classics 45247), or even another abridged recording of the op. 11 by Mayron Tsong (Centaur 2946), I found their slower, legato approach more congenial to music that was clearly inspired by Chopin. Ruth Laredo, who recorded what must be considered one of the definitive sets of the complete Scriabin sonatas way back in 1970, points out that as a piano student Scriabin was criticized for his "ethereal" playing, and in those years he slept with a copy of Chopin's preludes under his pillow. Of course, his aesthetic and musical approach underwent a tremendous metamorphosis around the turn of the 20th century, and his own 1910 performance of the Étude, op. 8/12 (also played on this recital by Sivelöv), recorded as a Welte-Mignon piano roll, certainly reveals an approach much closer to the Swedish pianist than to Pletnev or Tsong, but his phrasing is more legato. My point is that both interpretations are valid, and that I prefer a little more backing-off in some of these early works. And yet Sivelöv certainly does make Scriabin's music on this CD, spanning almost the full chronology of his piano output, sound convincingly of a piece. It is as far from the ethereal Scriabin of 1890 as one could possibly get. I've often wondered where Scriabin may have gone musically had he lived to finish Misterium, and of course we'll never know, but Sivelöv's musical and philosophical approach to his music will certainly hold your attention. I personally rank this as one of the great Scriabin issues of all time, despite my caveats."
(Fanfare)

Niklas Sivelöv is a well-known pianist and composer. He has had great successes with many of his appearances throughout the world. He is, among other things, professor of piano at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He has given master classes in Spain, Finland and in the US. Niklas has, as the only Swedish piano player, been elected into the Steinway Hall of Fame!

Niklas has concertos from Beethoven to Lutoslawski and Ligeti on his wide-ranging repertoire, and he has had piano concertos dedicated to him by contemporary Scandinavian composers. He has, on a regular basis, collaborated with well-known musicians such as clarinetist Martin Fröst and he has appeared together with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Saraste, Alan Gilbert and Kristjan Järvi.

On this recording Niklas takes on Alexander Scriabin's large-scale piano works with, among other things, the poem Vers la flamme (towards the flames), - music from the composer's whole life. This work has also given the name to this album.
Who, then, was Alexander Scriabin? Scriabin lived from 1872 to 1915 and was a unique Russian composer and pianist. He strove to attain a new musical language and wanted to combine music with other art forms. Niklas Sivelöv finds Scriabin and his tone language quite fascinating. It is rhythm and vivid timbres. The performance of this music makes very high demands on the pianist technically. Scriabin was also one of the first to prophesy the use of electronic sounds. This demanding recording of works by Scriabin is perhaps Sivelöv's best ever.



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Image Rilkeensemblen & Gunnar Eriksson
The Rilke Ensemble is a choir based in Gothenburg. Here personal and expressive solo voices come together and each individual voice is equally important and can be heard.

Caprice Records has produced a characteristic album with the Rilke Ensemble in which their well-known conductor Gunnar Eriksson's extensive contact network in the Nordic sphere puts its stamp on the contents. Also rendered here is Gunnar Eriksson's seeking after a genuine expression and an existential relationship to the texts. With the courage not to yield to what is difficult or complicated, he creates, together with the Rilke Ensemble, a unique musical style.

On this album we can listen to works by Bo Nilsson, Bezalel Aloni, Sven-Erik Bäck, Per Nørgård, Karl Erik Welin, Eskil Hemberg, Fredrik Österling, Alfred Janson, Erland von Koch, Claude Loyola Allgén, Nina Åkerblom Nielsen, Allan Pettersson and Karin Rehnqvist.

During the years that have elapsed since the start in 1980, the Rilke Ensemble and Gunnar Eriksson have made many recordings and the numerous concert tours have brought the ensemble all over Sweden, Europe and to the USA. In 2004 the Rilke Ensemble and Gunnar Eriksson received Concert Sweden's and FöreningsSparbanken's distinction "Choir of the Year".



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Image Pan-Pan
The pianist Daniel Karlsson, born in 1973, was appointed the "Jazz in Sweden"-award in 2005. He is one of the most prominent pianists of his generation, but the album, "Pan-Pan", was the first in his own name.

His hand-picked band on this recording is made up of the trumpet player Magnus Broo, saxophonist Per "Texas" Johansson, bass player Christian Spering and the two drummers Jon Fält and Janne Robertson.

He has written music for them ranging from the meditative and calm to the uncompromisingly fast paced. The tunes all have in common that they are adventurous, surprising, generous, disquieting, beautiful - but also that they are spacious and loose enough for the musicians to be able to make strong personal impressions. He chose the two drummers because he wanted more to happen in the rhythm section.

Daniel Karlsson is perhaps best known as one of five players in the group Oddjob, with numerous tours throughout Sweden and Europe behind them. He has also been heard together with many other renowned Swedish musicians, including Jeanette Lindström, Rigmor Gustafsson, Victoria Tolstoy, Lisa Nilsson and Svante Thuresson, among others.



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Image Johan Bridger, Percussion
"For his intense personal expression, brilliant technical mastery and overpowering stage presence". Thus read the judges citation for Johan Bridger when he picked up the Soloist's Prize on 9 May 2004.

The album "Johan Bridger, percussion" with works by Joseph Schwantner, Tobias Broström, Áskell Másson, David Maslanka and Staffan Storm was one part of the Soloist Prize, which otherwise consisted of 100,000 Swedish kronor, engagements with orchestras and a tour for Concerts Sweden.

Johan Bridger, born 1976, has been a soloist with many Swedish orchestras. He has made solo appearances in the USA and a number of European countries as well as on Swedish radio and TV. Since 1996 he has played together with Patrick Raab in the percussion duo MalleusIncus. He also plays in Ensemble Ars Nova and the Malmö Percussion Edition. He has participated as an orchestral musician in a number of prominent Swedish orchestras and also teaches at the Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

This stereo hybrid SACD can be played on any standard compact disc player.



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Image Christinas Resa (Christina'S Journey)
The "Christina's Journey" project was initiated several years ago by the soprano Susanne Rydén and now there is both a performance and an album with most of the music from the performance. The point of departure is the colorful music, rich in contrast, which surrounded Christina during her year as queen of Sweden and during the years of exile in Rome.

Much of the work on this ambitious project has been spent on research, studying the music, diary entries, correspondence etc. ... The end result was a performance reflecting the lively and modern cultural personality that Christina was and an album of the highest musical quality with Susanne Rydén and the Stockholm Baroque Ensemble.

The music is by Marco Marazzoli (c. 1602-62), Sinfonia e Prologo "L'Aurora" (from the opera "La Vita Humana"), Luigi Rossi (1597-1653) Cantata per Gustavo Adolpho, Vincenzo Albrici (1631-96) Sinfonia à 2, five different pieces from Alessandro Cecconi's collection, Marc Antonio Cesti (1623-69) from the opera "L'Argia", Alessandro Stradella (1639-82) from "La Forza delle Stelle", and from "Il duello" or "La Serenata".




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Image Hymn To Life - Choir Music
The first SACD-Hybrid album on Caprice Records was released in February 2003 and featured soprano saxophonist Anders Paulsson, "A Date with a Soprano Saxophone". Now it is time for the next SACD, "Hymn to Life", with the same artist, who has introduced the soprano saxophone as a classical solo instrument.
Underlying his success is his masterly tone, which has inspired about forty composers to write music especially for him. Now he appears with his own music; this time we hear his moving and poetical choral music, which has been inspired by nature.
Participants include the St. Jacob Chamber Choir and the Real Group with vocal soloists Malena Ernman, Håkan Hagegård and Olle Persson. The musicians are Anders Paulsson (soprano saxophone), André Ferrari (percussion), Svante Henryson (cello), Jan Adefelt (bass), and Andrew W. Canning (organ). Gary Graden is the conductor.

The St. Jacob Chamber Choir consists of 32 singers and, together with its leader Gary Graden, has its place of residence at Jacob Church in Stockholm. The choir appears with orchestras on a regular basis and often premieres newly written music. It has also taken part in many international symposiums, festivals and competitions and has won a number of prizes, such as the European Grand Prize, Tolosa, Arezzo, Debrecen and EBU's "Let the People Sing".

All compositions and arrangements on the record are by Anders Paulsson.



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Image Violin Concerto
Anders Eliasson's music is featured on several Caprice albums. This time Camerata Nordica (previously Camerata Roman) performs three pieces, of which one of them, Ein schneller Blick ... ein kurzes Aufscheinen, is new. The piece was commissioned by Camerata Nordica who premiered it in November 2003.

Camerata Nordica started in 1974 and is Kalmar län's own orchestra. It has sinced developed into being one of the most important chamber orchestras in Sweden. The artistic director is Levon Chilingrian who became associated with the orchestra in 1997. He is a violinist in demand, born in Cyprus of Armenian parents. Together with his own quartet he has toured more than fifty countries. Chilingrian sees in Camerata Nordica a group with a "personal" voice and an ability to develop its playing as a chamber music group.



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Image Nutcracker (The), Excerpts
Dancing gingerbread men, snowmen, and candy canes share the stage with rats and soldiers in this wholly Swedish version of Tjajkovskij's ballet with choreography by Pär Isberg. Ideas, whimsy, and good humor make the Royal Ballet bloom in this wonderful show, the plot of which is based on Elsa Beskow's well-loved children's book, Petter and Lotta's Christmas.

For the Queen's 60th birthday on 23 September, 2003, while the premiere performance in honor of the Queen of Sweden was taking place, the ballet music from the Nutcracker was released in a special festival package with royal design. The Prince Carl Philip designed, together with an ad agency, the cover for the album.

Leif Segerstam conducts the Royal Opera Orchestra, and Caprice has released the album in collaboration with the Royal Opera. All proceeds from the sale of this album go the foundation Stiftelsen Silviahemmet. Her Majesty Queen Silvia has started this foundation in which she is also chairman of the board. Silviahemmet carries out education and research in the area of dementia, including day care for those suffering from dementia and education of personnel to care for them.

We can also hear a children's choir from the music class at the Adolf Fredrik School in the Waltz of the Snowflakes.



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Image Intersections
Fredrik Ullén (born 1968) is one of Sweden's most prominent concert pianists. His performances of both new music and music from the classical/romantic literature have been met with resounding acclaim from an international corps of critics. He has recorded several solo albums and had solo performances in the US, Germany, France, and Sweden, to glowing reviews. His critically acclaimed Stockhausen album (released on the Caprice Records label) together with the percussionist Jonny Axelsson was used as the official Stockhausen presentation at the Polar Prize ceremony.

As a chamber musician, Fredrik Ullén appears regularly with the cellist Judit Csatószegi. He has had master classes and seminars at numerous conservatories and music academies in several countries along with his work as a brain researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

On this album, Schubert's six Moments Musicaux are linked with György Kurtág's short works from Books III, V, and VI, Games, with the subtitle "Diary entries, personal messages," and his four Splitter.



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Image Freedom Mass
Sven-David Sandström's Freedom Mass was given its premiere performance in Leksand, Sweden, during the festival Music by the lake Siljan in 1996. The initiator of the commission was singer Margareta Jonth, who also compiled the texts with passages from Tomas Tranströmer's poetry. 2003 the choir Allmänna Sången from Uppsala celebrated their 175th anniversary and they presented, together with the Linné Quintet, an album with the Mass and other works by Sandström.

Also participating, besides Allmänna Sången and the Linné Quintet, are soprano Jeanette Bjurling, clarinettist Jonas Viklund, and Katharina Hieke and Johan Hammerström, organ. All under the leadership of the conductor Cecilia Rydinger Alin.



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Image Gaida
Gaida is Lithuania's biggest festival for contemporary music and every year the most important and prominent Lithuanian and international composers of modern music are presented there. The composers on this album are all from Lithuania and the record is part of an exchange project, Musical Links, which took place a couple years ago between Concerts Sweden and Lithuania.

All music is performed by The Gaida Ensemble conducted by Mindaugas Piecaitis & Daniel Gazon, and The Chamber Ensemble (KammarensembleN) conducted by Franck Ollu.

The works on the album are Aporia och Drang Nach Westen. A new sermon to the Barbarians by Saruna Nakas, Compass by Remigijus Merkelys, Telogenos by Vytautas V. Jurgutis and Jaura by Jurgis Juozapaitis.

The record is a SACD-hybrid, playable on all standard CD-players.



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Image Sound Masks
"Sound Masks" is part of the Swedish-Lithuanian collaboration "Sweden-Lithuania Musical Links" and consists of electro acoustic music by the young Lithuanian composer Vytautas V. Jurgutis.

He is one of Lithuania's many exciting composers of today, and has in spite of his youth (born 1976) already written among other things orchestral, chamber, and choral music. His primary area of composition is however electronic music. The works on "Sound Masks" were written from 2001-2002, and Jurgutis has been forced to be his own teacher, since there is no Lithuanian tradition to fall back on within the realm of electro acoustic music.
The album can be played on an ordinary CD player with either 16 or 24 bits resolution. But it is on a home theatre system with a DVD player that can read 5.1 SACD that the CD really comes into its own! Then, one can for the first time actually hear how the sound moves across one's living room, which was earlier something one could only experience in halls that had PA systems with several channels and speakers placed around the room. This is exciting music with original dynamics involving frequencies higher than 15 kHz-so this is also a great opportunity for those interested in hi-fi to test their systems thoroughly!



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Image Works For Violin And Piano, Vol. 3
Emil Sjögren (1853-1918) was a discreet and good-natured man, who never made any fuss about himself or his art. A book was written in tribute to him when he died in 1918, but since then his name has been obscured by other personalities who have taken up more space in Swedish cultural life.

On this third album, in Caprice Records' series of four, we can hear parts of Sjögren's music for the piano, all his music for violin and piano, performed by pianist Anders Kilström and violinist Tobias Ringborg. Emil Sjören's music is characterised by refined and grandiose expression.

Tobias Ringborg, Caprice artist, has recorded ca. twenty albums. He is one of the most exciting musicians of his generation. He has also been working as a conductor since 1997. He has played with all of the Swedish symphony and chamber orchestras and enjoys a successful career abroad.

Pianist Anders Kilström is also a Caprice artist and one of our most appreciated Swedish musicians. He works both as a chamber musician and as a soloist and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in several European countries and in USA. Kilström also works as a teacher at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.



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Image To Hear With The Mouth
Ensemblen med Sveriges mest äventyrslystna kammarmusiker? Den bildades 1994 av fyra starka individualister, tillika lysande musiker och förnyare inom den samtida kammarmusiken. Namnet "SON" blev en följd av att allas efternamn slutar på "son": Saxofonisten Jörgen Pettersson, gitarristen Magnus Andersson, slagverkaren Jonny Axelsson och tonsättaren och trombonisten Ivo Nilsson.

På denna skiva (en SACD-Hybrid produktion) gästas ensemblen av Barry Guy, tonsättare och kontrabasist, Sven Åberg, luta och flöjtisten Sarah Lindloff.

Musiken, som är inspelad under en livekonsert, är av Richard Barrett, Barry Guy och Roger Doyle. För många är Barretts namn, synonymt med en i högsta grad strukturerad, komplex och utsökt noterad musik som bara de skickligaste och mest hängivna exekutörerna kan utföra. Men han har också utvecklat (inte minst i FURT-ensemblen) en besatthet i att införliva den fria improvisationens ljudvärld i formbundna kompositioner.



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Image Blomdahl Dirigerar Blomdahl
The composer Karl-Birger Blomdahl (1916-68) actually wanted to become a conductor, something the musicologist Carl-Gunnar Åhlén now wants to show us by presenting the conductor Blomdahl in the series Collector's Classics.

The album, which has been given the title "Blomdahl Conducts Blomdahl", contains the legendary but never before released recording from the New Music concert on November 18th, 1962, in its entirety. On this date, Karl-Birger Blomdahl conducted the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in a program consisting of his third symphony, Facetter ("Facets"), the chamber concerto for piano, woodwinds, and percussion, and the oratorio I speglarnas sal ("In the Hall of Mirrors").

Among the participants were Hans Leygraf, piano; the opera singers Margareta Hallin, Barbro Ericson, Sven-Erik Vikström, Erik Saedén, and Anders Näslund; the Royal Opera Chorus; and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The album also includes a 110-page booklet that contains among other things a full list of all of Blomdahl's concerts as a conductor, along with comments by Blomdahl himself, Hans Leygraf, Christina Tobeck, and Carl-Gunnar Åhlén.



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Image Goldberg Variations
One night in June 2001 at the Båstad Chamber Music Festival the Zilliacus PerssonRaitinen trio performed Johan Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, transcribed for string trio by the Russian American violinist Dmitri Sitkovetsky. The audience was swept off its feet and many wanted a recording - and this record is the result!

Cecilia Zilliacus works internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. She won the Soloist prize in 1997, has received two Swedish Grammy Awards, the most recent one in 2003 for the Caprice CD featuring Béla Bartók's Violin Sonata No. 1 and von Dohnányi's Violin Sonata Op. 21.

Johanna Persson is the principal violist for the Gothenburg Opera orchestra and also performs as a soloist. She is a member of Gageego.

Kati Raitinen is solo cellist in the Royal Opera Orchestra in Stockholm and in Gävle Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Avanti! Ensemble. She is very active as a chamber musician.
The three as a trio have been performing regularly since 1999 at various chamber music festivals and are well known to the Swedish concert audience.



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Image Hy Hy Hy New Jungle Book Of Baroque
Efter succén med A la xácara! The jungle book of the baroque presenterar Ensemble Villancico ett nytt varitationsrikt urval verk från det koloniala Latinamerika. En resa i tid och rum, från Mexico i norr till Uruguay i söder - från 1590 till 1802. På skivan finns det nyupptäckta stycket Ymaynalla canqui tayta på indianspråket Quechua, festlig afroinspirerad julmusik, vacker mexikansk vokalpolyfoni samt ett exempel ur den första latinamerikanska operan. Musiken kommer dels från katedralernas arkiv, dels från jesuiternas missionsstationer, om den inte har profant ursprung.

Ensemble Villancico bildades 1995 i syfte att framföra och sprida renässansmusiksamlingen "Cancionero de Upsala", och leds av Peter Pontvik.



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Image Suite For Pipes
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Image Stravinsky Bach Busoni Liszt
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Image Stråkkvartetter Nr 74 & 95
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Image Oolit
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Image A Date With A Soprano Saxophone
"...a milestone in the history of the soprano saxophone as a classical solo instrument."

A date with a soprano saxophone can be described as a pioneering effort to promote the soprano saxophone as a classical solo instrument. A sensual and poetic relationship between the musician and his instrument, performed with great feeling, presents the sound and charisma of a great solo instrument, the soprano saxophone.



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Image Emil Sjögren Vol 2
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Image Night Of Enchantment
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Image Kontra Linde
Anton Kontra & Celia Linde
Kontra Linde

Anton Kontra, violin och Celia Linde, gitarr spelar verk av Coste, De Falla, Gragnani, Granados, Nin, Paganini, Piazzolla och Scheidler.
Violinisten Anton Kontra är född i Ungern. Han har varit konsertmästare i Köpenhamns Symfoniorkester och grundade 1973 Kontrakvartetten. Internationellt framträder han som solist, i många år var han även turnépartner till Victor Borge. 1990 blev Kontra konsertmästare i Malmö Symfoniorkester.
Celia Linde är född utanför Norrköping. Hon har studerat för Andrés Segovia vid mästarkurser i Genève. Andrés Segovia om Celia: "Ytterst talangfull, med fulländad teknik, nobel och expressiv". Hon fördjupade sina studier i sydamerikansk gitarrmusik vid Manhattan School of Music i New York. Celia Linde turnerar regelbundet och hon framträder med de främsta orkestrarna i Norden. Hon är även verksam som tonsättare.
Kontra och Linde utgör tillsammans en färgstark duo som framför både originalmusik för violin och gitarr och nya arrangemang i en varierad repertoar. Flera kompositörer har skrivit nya verk för dem, bl. a Per Nørgård.

Anton Kontra & Celia Linde
Kontra Linde

Anton Kontra, violin and Celia Linde, guitar plays music by Coste, De Falla, Gragnani, Granados, Nin, Paganini, Piazzolla and Scheidler.
The violinist Anton Kontra was born in Hungary. He has been a concertmaster in The Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1973, founded the Kontra Quartet. He makes international appearances as soloist and for many years, was a tour partner of Victor Borge. In 1990, Kontra became concertmaster in the Malmö Symphony Orchestra.
Celia Linde was born near the town Norrköping. She has studied with Andrés Segovia at his master classes in Geneva. Andrés Segovia's words of praise on Celia: "Most talented, with complete technique, noble and expressive." She delved deeper into South American guitar music at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Celia Linde is regularly on tours, and she performs with the foremost orchestras of the Nordic countries. She is also active as a composer.
Kontra and Linde make up a colorful duo that performs original music for violin and guitar as well as arrangements in a diverse repertoire. Many composers have written works for them, for instance, Per Nørgård.





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Image Schumann
Matti Hirvonen, piano
Robert Schumann

Matti Hirvonen, piano tolkar Robert Schumanns Variationer över namnet Abegg, Papillons och Davidsbündlertänze,häfte 1 och 2.
När Robert Schumann väl hade bestämt sig för att skriva musik för piano gjorde han det - på heltid. Det gav honom tid att komponera den allra vackraste pianomusik, utan annan tanke än att den skulle ge uttryck för de känslor han just då hade inom sig. Att dessa känslor tar sig uttryck i pianoekvilibristik är lite märkligt eftersom han själv knappt kunde spela det han skrev - hans högra ringfinger fungerade inte för pianospel.
Fungerande fingrar har dock Matti Hirvonen. Han tillhör den utvalda skara av svenska pianister som med utvecklad teknik och lyhördhet för tonsättarens intentioner kan ge uttryck för den dolda kraft som finns i noterna. Det andliga samarbetet mellan Robert Schumann och Matti Hirvonen betyder i detta sammanhang att tre viktiga verk får en uttydning som gör Schumanns lidelsefulla, romantiska och intrikata tonspråk full rättvisa.

Matti Hirvonen, Piano
Robert Schumann
Matti Hirvonen interprets Robert Schumann, Variations sur le nom Abegg, Papillons and Davidsbündlertänze,häfte 1 och 2.
When Robert Schumann finally decided he was going to write music for the piano he did so full time. This enabled him to compose the most beautiful music for the instrument without thinking of anything else than that it would let him express the feelings he had inside. It is a bit strange that these feelings are expressed in a virtuoso way, since he could hardly play the music himself - his right middle finger was useless.
Matti Hirvonen's fingers are in full working order though. He is among the select few Swedish pianists who can express the hidden power that lies in the notes, thanks to their developed technique and sensitivity. The spiritual collaboration between Robert Schumann and Matti Hirvonen means that three important pieces are given an interpretation doing justice to Schumann's passionate, romantic and intricate tonal language.






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Image Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra (The)
Sixten Ehrling dirigerar Kungliga Hovkapellet
Wagner, Mahler & Weinberger
Sixten Ehrling gjorde ett otal skivinspelningar och gästdirigerade vid de stora symfoniorkestrarna i Europa, USA, Japan och Australien. Till Operan, där han blev 1:e hovkapellmästare 1976, återkom han under årens lopp i bl. a Tosca, Läderlappen, Den flygande holländaren, Pelléas och Mélisande, Rosenkavaljeren och i många konserter med Kungl. Hovkapellet.
Kungliga Operans orkester är en av de äldsta fungerande orkestrarna i världen. År 2001 firade man 475-årsjubileum.
Ingrid Tobiasson utnämndes till hovsångerska år 2000. Hon har framträtt på Folkoperan, Drottningholms Slottsteater, Norrlandsoperan och Malmö Musikteater. 1988 debuterade hon på Kungliga Operan i Stockholm. Hon har gjort åtskilliga roller, bl. a titelrollen i Carmen. Våren 2001 var hon aktuell i Hans Gefors uppmärksammade Clara.
De fem Wesendonk-sångerna är Richard Wagners nyskapande bidrag till romansen.
Höjdpunkten i Gustav Mahlers sångskapande utgörs av Kindertotenlieder, som skrevs 1901 - 04.
I Weinbergers orkesterverk Under the Spreading Chesnut Tree anknyter temat till en barnavärld utan sorg. Den enkla folkliga melodin har en likhet med barnvisan Imse vimse spindel. Här presenteras verket för första gången på cd.


Sixten Ehrling conducts the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
Wagner, Mahler & Weinberger
Sixten Ehrling made numerous gramophone recordings and was a guest conductor of the top symphony orchestras in Europe, the USA, Japan, Australia and other parts of the world. He was appointed chief conductor at the Royal Opera in 1976.
Later he returned to the Royal Opera to conduct Tosca, The Bat, The Flying Dutchman, Pelléas and Mélisande, The Rose Cavalier and numerous concert performances of the Royal Opera Orchestra.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera is one of the oldest still active orchestras in the world; in 2001 it celebrated its 475th anniversary.
Ingrid Tobiasson was appointed Court Singer in the year 2000. She has appeared at the Folk Opera, the Drottningholm Palace Theater, the Norrland Opera and the Malmö Music Theater. She made her debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. She has sung a large number of roles over the years, notably the title role in Carmen.
The five Wesendonk songs are Richard Wagner´s innovative contribution to the art of songs with orchestral accompaniment.
The Kindertotenlieder, written 1901-04, represents a zenith of creativity in Gustav Mahler´s song composition.
Finally, in Weinberger´s orchestral work Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree the theme is a children´s world without sorrow. The simple folk melody has a certain resemblance to the children´s song The Eensy, Weensy Spider. The work is presented here for the first time on CD.





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Bo Nilsson
Arctic Air

Vem är han, Bo Nilsson? Han slinker ur greppet när man är som säkrast på att ha honom i fållan, och han byter hatt och utseende kvickare än magikern på scen.
På den här cd:n ryms bortåt ett halvt sekels musik av den oförliknelige och ständigt överraskande Bo Nilsson. En befriad och inspirerad Bo Nilsson på sitt allra mest generösa humör bjuder på sin vackraste musik. Den förför, förtrollar och förflyttar lyssnaren till en okänd plats i Nilssons musikaliska trädgård. Precis i sluttakten splittras den arktiska natten i ett genialt Nilssonskt pianoackord, tonsättarens signatur på sitt verk, för säkerhets skull också spelat av honom själv.
Därefter pendlar upplevelserna av denna cd mellan olika tidsskeden, mellan de olika förhållningssätt till sitt musikaliska skapande som Bo Nilsson hade på 50-, 60-, 70- och 90-talet. Här finns äntligen samlat Zwei Stücke (succén från Köln 1955), Frequenzen, (det definitiva internationella genombrottet 1956) och åtta andra viktiga verk skrivna mellan 1956 och 2001. Och som bonus ett verk av Gunnar Valkare, Reflexion - Hommage à Bo Nilsson.

Bo Nilsson
Arctic Air

Who is Bo Nilsson? He slips out of your grip, and as soon as you think you got him pinned down he changes his hat and his looks quicker than a magician.
On this CD about half a century of music by the unpredictable and ever surprising Bo Nilsson is presented. A liberated, inspired and generous Bo Nilsson offers us his most beautiful music. It is seductive, enchanting and transports the listener to an unknown place in Nilsson's musical garden. In the last bar, the arctic night is smashed in a brilliant Nilssonian piano chord, the composer's own signature to the piece. Here, to be on the safe side, played by the composer himself.
The events on this CD vary from different moments in time, between the different approaches Bo Nilsson had to his musical creation in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 90s. Here you will find Zwei Stücke (the success piece from Cologne 1955), Frequenzen (the definite break-through in 1956) and eight other important pieces written between 1956 and 2001, and as a bonus, a new piece by Gunnar Valkare, Reflexion - Hommage à Bo Nilsson.





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Rolf Enström
Quarks

Rolf Enström komponerade Directions inspirerad av naturens minsta beståndsdelar, kvarkar.Ytterligare fem elektroakustiska kompositioner med titlar från kvarkarnas värld, Spin, Charm, Strange, Up! och Down ryms på Quarks.
Rolf Enström har alltid närt ett stort intresse för naturvetenskap. Efter att han 1979 läst i Scientific American om teorin om naturens minsta beståndsdelar, kvarkar - oiakttagbara entiteter som främst beskrivs genom sina olika egenskaper såsom spinn, laddning och "färg" - komponerade han stycket Directions.
Redan vid samma tid planerade han en elektroakustisk cykel av kompositioner med gemensamt material. Resultatet blev fem kompositioner med titlar från kvarkarnas värld: Spin, Charm, Strange, Up! och Down, som alla är med på denna SACD. Styckena är tänkta att uppföras simultant; de tre förstnämnda har alla samma speltid, medan de två sista, som har en längre speltid, medverkar genom att införa tidsförskjutningar och därmed skapa nya kombinationer.
Rolf Enström, född 1951, är autodidakt som kompositör men har i grunden teknisk utbildning och studier i musikvetenskap och filosofi bakom sig. Han är verksam som composer-in residence och pedagog på EMS, (elektronmusikstudion). 1979 uppmärksammades han för sin bandkomposition Sequence in Blue och bildspelet Myr.
Rolf Enström försöker gärna förena ljud och bild och har vid ett flertal tillfällen samarbetat med fotokonstnären Thomas Hellsing. Av Rolf Enströms kompositioner har Caprice Records tidigare gett ut Directions, Tjidtjag och Tjidtjaggaise och Slutförbannelser i ett kompositörsporträtt samt stycket Sequence in Blue på jubileumsboxen "Bits and Pieces" som gavs ut när EMS fyllde 30 år.

Rolf Enström
Quarks

Inspired by the tiniest building stones of nature, Quarks, Rolf Enström composed the piece Directions. He composed five more electro-acoustic pieces all with titles from the world of the quarks; Spin, Charm, Strange, Up! and Down, all included on this CD
Rolf Enström has always nourished a keen interest for the natural sciences. After having read in Scientific American in 1979 about the theory of the smallest elements in nature, entities impossible to observe and possible to describe only through their characteristic properties such as spin, charge and colour, Enström composed Directions. At that time he had already planned an electro-acoustical cycle of compositions with a common subject. This resulted in the five compositions on this CD, Spin, Charm, etc. The pieces were meant to be performed simultaneously; the first three have the same length, while the two latter have a somewhat longer duration. This results in time delays and thus creates new combinations.
Rolf Enström was born in 1951. He has studied technology, musical science and philosophy. As composter he is autodidact. He is active as composer-in-residence and teacher at the Swedish Electro-Acoustic Studio. In 1979 he received attention for his tape composition Sequence in Blue and the slideshow Myr. Rolf Enström wants to unite sound and image and at several occasions he has cooperated with the photo artist Thomas Hellsing.





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Image Nordic Clarinet Concertos
Karin Dornbusch & Gävle symfoniorkester
Nordiska Klarinettkonserter

Klarinettisten Karin Dornbusch är en anlitad solist och kammarmusiker både i Sverige och utomlands. På denna cd spelar hon Klarinettkonsert op. 57 av Carl Nielsen, Klarinettkonsert op. 30 av John Fernström och Klarinettkonsert Carpe Diem op. 38 av Jouni Kaipainen.
Karin gjorde sin första inspelning för Caprice i samband med att hon vann Solistpriset 1996. Hon har framträtt med många olika orkestrar och även samarbetat med ensembler som Bartókkvartetten, Rosamundekvartetten och Talekvartetten. Från och med sommaren 2006 är Karin Dornbush också konstnärlig ledare för Båstad kammarmusikfestival.
Gävle Symfoniorkester bildades redan 1912. I dag består den av 25 heltidsanställda musiker, som har sin fasta punkt i Gävle konserthus men också turnerar flitigt. Orkestern har spelat in ett flertal cd för olika bolag. Dirigenterna har varit många och välkända: Sten Frykberg, Sixten Eckerberg, Stig Westerberg med flera. Från och med 2004 är den svenske dirigenten Petter Sundkvist engagerad som konstnärlig rådgivare.


Karin Dornbusch & Gävle symfoniorkester
Nordic Clarinet Concertos
Clarinettist Karin Dornbusch is much sought-after as a soloist and chamber musician in Sweden as well as abroad. On this CD she plays Clarinet Concerto Op. 57 by Carl Nielsen, Clarinet Concerto Op. 30 by John Fernström, and Clarinet Concerto Carpe Diem Op. 38 by Jouni Kaipainen.
Karin Dornbusch made her first Caprice record when she was awarded the Soloist Prize 1996. Karin has performed with many different orchestras and has worked together with ensembles such as the Bartók Quartet, the Rosamunde Quartet and the Tale Quartet.
Since the summer of 2006 Karin Dornbusch has also been the artistic leader for the Båstad Chamber Music Festival.
The Gävle Symphony Orchestra was established as early as 1912. Today it consists of 25 musicians employed full time. Their home turf is the Gävle Concert Hall but they also go on frequent tours. Their conductors have been many and renowned, including Sten Frykberg, Sixten Eckerberg, Stig Westerberg and Petri Sakari (the last-mentioned featured on this CD). The Swedish conductor Petter Sundkvist has been engaged as artistic advisor since 2004.





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Sundsvalls Blåsarkvintett & Mona Sandströms Kontra
Poulenc & Francaix

Sundsvalls Blåsarkvintett (bildad 1993) består av Maria Garlöv Thorsell (flöjt), Eva Lauenstein (oboe), Inge Magnusson (klarinett), Maria Granberg (valthorn) och Sixten Lindström (fagott). Pianisten Mona Sandström Kontra debuterade med Norrköpings Symfoniorkester vid 12 års ålder och har därefter varit mycket verksam som solist och kammarmusiker i Sverige och utlandet. Hon gick 1987 ut Sibelius Akademien i Helsingfors med högsta betyg.
Vi hör Poulencs Sextett för piano och blåsare. Poulenc har en stark ställning i svenskt musikliv, bl a har Eric Ericson ofta haft hans musik på programmet. Jean Francaix presenteras med två verk: Sextett för piano och blåsare och Kvintett för blåsare.
Francaix var något av en provokatör: musiken är glad och lättsam vilket retade en del av hans samtida kolleger med en "tyngre" inriktning. Genombrottet kom i 20-årsåldern med Concertino jeunesse för piano och orkester. Sedan följde bl a mycket kammarmusik.


Sundsvall Wind Quintet & Mona Sandström Kontra
Poulenc & Francaix
The Sundsvall Wind Quintet (founded 1993) consists of Maria Garlöv Thorsell (flute), Eva Lauenstein (oboe), Inge Magnusson (clarinet), Maria Granberg (French horn), and Sixten Lindström (basoon).
The pianist Mona Sandström Kontra made her debut at the age of 12 with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, and has since then been active as a soloist and chamber musician both in Sweden and abroad. She graduated from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in 1987 with highest honors.
We hear the Sextet for piano and winds by Francis Poulenc. Poulenc has a strong position in Swedish musical life; Eric Ericson, among others, has often programmed his music.
Jean Francaix is presented with two works: the Sextet for piano and winds, and the Quintet for winds. Francaix was a kind of provocateur: his music is happy and light, which irritated several of his more "serious" contemporaries. His breakthrough came when he was in his twenties with the Concertino jeunesse for piano and orchestra. Subsequently he wrote a great deal of chamber music.





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Gunnar de Frumerie
Tobias Ringström & Mats Lidström
Norrköpings Symfoniorkester, dirigent Lü Jia, Tobias Ringborg, violin, Mats Lidström, piano. Cd:n porträtterar Gunnar de Frumerie, svensk kompositör (1908 - 87). Den innehåller Cellokonsert op. 81 och Violinkonsert op. 19, och avslutas med Symfoniska variationer för orkester op. 25.
Gunnar de Frumerie hämtade mycket inspiration från svenska folkvisor. Symfoniska variationer från 1941 bygger på välkända Vårvindar friska. Denna melodi använde han även i en pianokomposition redan 1930 och året efter använde han temat för Variationer för cello och piano op. 6.
Pianisten Gunnar de Frumerie började redan som 15-åring vid Musikhögskolan i Stockholm. Han undervisade själv i pianospel där från 1945 och blev professor 1962. Han komponerade omkring 140 verk, varav två tredjedelar med betydande pianopartier. Han skrev två helaftonsverk för scenen, baletten Johannesnatten och operan Singoalla (utgiven på Caprice), större körverk, orgelmusik med mera.
Tobias Ringborg började sin framgångsrika karriär som Solistprisvinnare 1994. Han har spelat med samtliga svenska symfoni- och kammarorkestrar och med välkända dirigenter. Han har framträtt över hela världen och har otaliga skivinspelningar bakom sig (flera på Caprice). Han har även en karriär som dirigent.
Cellisten Mats Lidström är sedan 1989 bosatt i London, där han konserterar, undervisar och komponerar. Han har varit solocellist hos Norrköpings Symfoniorkester, Kungliga Teatern och Londons Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Som solist har han framträtt med flera av världens ledande orkestrar.

Gunnar de Frumerie
Tobias Ringström & Mats Lidström

Norrköpings Symfoniorkester, conductor Lü Jia, Tobias Ringborg, violin, Mats Lidström, piano. This CD gives a portrait of the Swedish composer Gunnar de Frumerie (1908 - 87), it includes The Cello Concerto Op. 81 and the Violin Concerto Op. 19.
The CD is rounded off by the Symphonic Variations for Orchestra Op. 25, which is based on the popular Swedish folk song Vårvindar Friska. The Cello Concerto has its origin in a French horn sonata from the end of the 1940s. The sonata was later on transformed into a cello sonata.
The pianist Gunnar de Frumerie was admitted to the State Academy of Music in Stockholm at the early age of 15. In 1945 he began to teach piano there himself and in 1962 he was appointed professor. He composed about 140 works, two-thirds of which contains significant piano parts. He wrote two full-length works for the stage, a ballet, The Night of St. John, and an opera, Singoalla (issued on Caprice), as well as large-scale choral works, organ music, etc.
Tobias Ringborg began a successful career as the winner of the Soloist Prize in 1994. He has performed with all the Swedish symphony and chamber orchestras, and with renowned conductors. He also works as a conductor himself.
Since 1989 cellist Mats Lidström resides in London, where he concertizes, teaches and composes. He has been a solo cellist with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera Orchestra in Stockholm and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.





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Petja Svensson & Bengt-Åke Lundin
Rachmaninov

Först kom "Scandinavian Cello" med Petja Svensson och Bengt-Åke Lundin ut på Caprice. Den här gången har man, med utgångspunkt från Rachmaninovs cellosonat från 1901, spelat in en hel cd med samma tonsättare. Två av verken hörs här för första gången med cello (istället för sång) och piano: "En dröm" och "Så många stunder, så många drömmar".
Petja Svensson har nått en position där hon strålar som soloartist, orkestersolist och kammarmusiker. Bland annat som medlem i The European Chamber Ensemble, som består av åtta musiker från åtta länder på olika instrument. På den tidigare Caprice cd:n spelade duon Petja/Bengt-Åke musik av Lidholm, Grieg, Kokkonen och Sjögren. Den möttes med fina recensioner, inte minst gällde detta Bengt-Åke Lundins pianospel.
På denna cd lyfts pianistens roll fram ytterligare. Petja Svensson och Bengt-Åke Lundin har ofta framfört Rachmaninov tillsammans. Petja Svensson är en förnyare av svensk cellokonst. Hon är oerhört ambitiös, har gott om dramatisk nerv, känsla för det lyriska och scenisk utstrålning. Om samarbetet med Bengt-Åke Lundin säger hon: "vi två har verkligen ett givande samspel, när vi musicerar sker allting automatiskt och fungerar över orden".

Petja Svensson & Bengt-Åke Lundin
Rachmaninov

A couple of years ago, "Scandinavian Cello" was released on the Caprice label with Petja Svensson and Bengt-Åke Lundin. This second recording is entirely dedicated to Rachmaninov with the Cello Sonata from 1901 as the starting point.
Two of the pieces were recorded for the first time on cello (instead of voice) and piano: "A dream" and "So many moments, so many dreams".
Petja Svensson has reached a position where she shines as a solo artist, soloist with orchestras, and chamber musician, for example as a member in "The European Chamber Ensemble", with eight members from as many countries all playing different instruments. On their earlier Caprice-CD, the Petja/Bengt-Åke duo played the music of Lidholm, Grieg, Kokkonen and Sjögren. The CD was received by excellent reviews, not least for the piano playing of Bengt-Åke Lundin. On this CD, the role of the pianist is even more prominent.
Petja Svensson and Bengt-Åke Lundin have often performed Rachmaninov together. Petja Svensson is a renewer of Swedish cello playing. She is extremely ambitious, has a strong dramatic nerve, a feel for lyricism and a stage presence. On the collaboration with Bengt-åke Lundin, she says: "The two of us have a very rewarding collaboration; when we make music, everything happens intuitively and beyond words."





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Image Triumf Att Finnas Till
La Cappella
Triumf att finnas till
Damkören La Cappella bildades av nuvarande OD-dirigenten Robert Sund 1986. Liksom OD är kören från Uppsala. Ledare är sedan 1993 Karin Eklundh, och kören består av 28 kvinnor med mycket musikalisk talang.
La Cappella är en mångsidig kör som har många olika genrer på repertoaren, man har arbetat med såväl avancerad damkörsmusik som jazz, traditionell klassisk musik och svenska folkvisor.
Ledaren Karin Eklundh är utbildad kördirigent och sångpedagog vid Musikhögskolan i Stockholm och hon har utvecklat La Capellas repertoar till att omfatta även folkmusik från andra etniska kulturer och nutida svensk musik. Karin är sedan 1996 körlärare i Uppsala Musikklasser och arbetar som frilans med bl.a. kurser i tonbildning och dirigering.
Kören har en riklig konsertverksamhet som innefattar såväl sakrala som profana verk. Det har blivit en rad inspelningar för radio och TV, samt körtävlingar, nationella och internationella med flera priser som följd. Ett par jurymotiveringar: "en skicklig och intressant kör på särdeles hög teknisk och musikalisk nivå" som "kombinerar skön körklang, elegant framtoning, kvalitet och förnyelse på ett för körsången stimulerande sätt", "Härlig utstrålning".
På den här cd:n sjunger La Cappella nordisk körmusik. På 16 spår får vi höra sånger av många av våra framstående nordiska tonsättare och textförfattare, bl.a. tre med musik av Karin Rehnqvist.
La Cappella
A Triumph to Exist
The women's choir La Capella, was founded in 1986 by Robert Sund, the former conductor of Orphei Drängar. La Capella is based in Uppsala, and consists of 28 women with plenty of musical talent. The choir has since 1993 been lead by Karin Eklund.
La Capella is a multi-faceted choir which boasts many different genres in its repertoire; it has worked with everything from complex women's choral music to jazz, traditional classical music and Swedish folksongs.
The conductor, Karin Eklundh, has received her education in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and she has developed La Capella's repertoire to include folk music from other ethnic cultures as well as the Swedish contemporary music. Karin has been a choral conductor at the Uppsala Music School since 1996 and as a freelance, teaches courses in singing and conducting.
The choir has diverse concert activities that consist of both sacred and profane works. La Capella has done several recordings for the radio and TV and participated in choral singing competitions, both nationally and internationally, which has resulted in several prizes. The juries have praised La Capella for being "a skillful and interesting choir on a exceptionally high technical and musical level" which "combines beautiful choral singing, elegant presence quality and renewal in a stimulating way for the choral singing." On this CD, La Capella sings Nordic choral music; we hear songs by many of our foremost Nordic composers and lyricists on 16 tracks, of which 3 are by Karin Rehnqvist.





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Image Bartok / Dohnanyi
Cecilia Zilliacus & Bengt-Åke Lundin
Bartók/Dohnányi
Tillsammans med Bengt-Åke Lundin spelar Cecilia Zilliacus här musik av Béla Bartók och Ernst von Dohnányi. Cecilia Zilliacus omvittnat utsökta och tekniskt välformade violinspel förekommer i de mest skiftande sammanhang - i Temmelkvartetten, med Hovkapellet och Göteborgsfilharmonin, tillsammans med de stora symfoniorkestrarna och ofta med Bengt-Åke Lundin.
Lundin är pianisten för vilken ingen musik verkar ospelbar. Med elegans, lätthet och temperament ger han här den infallsrike Bartók och den romantiske Dohnányi väl avpassade uttryck.
Zilliacus och Lundin skapar tillsammans musik som tar andan ur lyssnaren, inte bara genom sin virtuositet utan lika mycket genom de överraskande musikaliska infall som glittrar i Bartóks sonat, med rötter i ungersk folkmusik. Som motpol till Bartóks temperament kan både Cecilia Zilliacus och Bengt-Åke Lundin blomma ut i den poetiska sonaten av Bartóks landsman, Ernst von Dohnányi. Även denna musik ställer höga krav på musikerna som ger verket en "under-ytan-frenesi" som aldrig låter romantiken i musiken bli självändamål.

Cecilia Zilliacus & Bengt-Åke Lundin
Bartók/Dohnányi
On this CD Cecilia Zilliacus plays works by Bartók and Ernst von Dohnányi together with pianist Bengt-Åke Lundin.
With her acclaimed exquisite and technically well-formed violin playing Cecilia appears in a wide variety of contexts: in the Temmel Quartet, in a string trio - which has no name - with colleagues from the Royal Opera House Orchestra, and the Gothenburg Philharmonic, together with the big symphony orchestras in Sweden and abroad and, often, with Bengt-Åke Lundin. He is the pianist to whom no music is unplayable. With elegance, ease and temperament he can give both the ingenious Bartók and the romantic Dohnányi an expression well suited to these two composers who are so different from one another.
Together Cecilia Zilliacus and Bengt-Åke Lundin create music that leaves the listener breathless, not only because of its virtuosity, but just as much through the surprising musical ideas that glitter in Bartók's sonata, with its roots in Hungarian folk music. As a contrast to Bartók's temperament, Cecilia and Bengt-Åke are given the opportunity to play with full expression in the poetical sonata by Bartók's compatriot, Ernst von Dohnányi. This music demands much of the musicians. Here they give the work an "under-the-surface frenzy" that never allows the romanticism in the music to become an end in itself.





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Image Songs And Chamber Music
Eskil Hemberg - Sånger och kammarmusik
Eskil Hemberg har, förutom en tonsättarkarriär, en lång och diger meritlista i svenskt musikliv. Hans opuslista är omfattande.
Ett av verken på denna cd, stråkkvartetten Zona Rosa från 1973, var tidigare utgiven på LP. Verket ger oss en kärleksfull, sofistikerad, lätt ironisk bild av stråkkvartetten genom tiderna (titeln är även namnet på de välsituerades stadsdel i Mexico City, ett reservat icke utan likheter med stråkkvartettens tillvaro).
Övriga verk på cd:n är Fyra lyriska dikter (för solosopran). Här står Hemberg för både text och musik. Solist är Solveig Faringer, så även i Som smultron i livliga flockar, med Erik Lundkvist på orgel. Den senare andliga konserten har Marie Louise Ramnefalk som textförfattare. Canti di luce e di stelle belyser Pär Lagerkvist-dikter, i italiensk dräkt av Giacomo Oreglia. Här ackompanjeras Solveig Faringer av pianisten Nanette Nowels-Stenholm. I Les adieux, Hembergs andra stråkkvartett, hör vi Vilna stråkkvartett. ... In the Earth lägger samman sju prosaavsnitt ur invandrareposet Giants in the Earth av den norsk-amerikanske O E Rölvaag. Mezzosopranen Ellen Andreassen är solist, pianist är Gustav Asplund. Slutligen hör vi åter Solveig Faringer och Nanette Nowels-Stenholm i Hemberg-favoriten Harry Martinsons Fem dikter om havet och sommaren.

Eskil Hemberg - Songs and Chamber Music
Eskil Hemberg had, apart from his career as composer, a long and impressive list of commitments in the field of music making in Sweden. His opus list was extensive ...
One of the compositions on this CD, the string quartet from 1973, was previously issued by Caprice on LP. The work gives us an affectionate, sophisticated and slightly ironical picture of the string quartet genre throughout its history (the title Zona Rosa is also the name of a wealthy district in Mexico City, a sanctuary that is not without similarities to the string quartet's existence).
Other works on the CD include Four Lyric Poems for solo soprano. Hemberg has here provided both the text and the music. The soloist is Solveig Faringer, who also sings Like lively strawberries in flock, accompanied by Erik Lundkvist on the organ. The latter spiritual concerto is a setting of a text by Marie Louise Ramnefalk.
Canti di luce e di stelle illuminates poems by Pär Lagerkvist, translated into Italian by Giacomo Oreglia. Here Solveig Faringer is accompanied by the pianist Nanette Nowels-Stenholm.
In Les Adieux, Hemberg's second string quartet, we hear the Vilna Quartet. "...in the earth" combines seven prose passages from the immigrant epic Giants in the Earth by the Norwegian-American O.E. Rölvaag. The mezzo soprano Ellen Andreassen is the soloist and the pianist is Gustav Asplund.
Finally, we hear Solveig Faringer and Nanette Nowels-Stenholm once more in Five poems on the sea and summer with texts by one of Hemberg's favorite poets, Harry Martinson.





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Image Lieder
Doris Soffel sjunger Lieder
Doris Soffel sjunger Lieder av Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler och Massenet. Doris Soffel - en av vår tids största mezzosopraner - vann redan för många år sedan svenskarnas musikhjärtan då hon kom till Sverige från sitt hemland Tyskland. Hon har under åren blivit än mer älskad genom många solo recitals i Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö, och för åtskilliga radio- och Tv-framträdanden.
Doris Soffel är i Tyskland känd som ledande interpret av samtida musik. Andra Européer ser henne kanske som en stor uttolkare av "byxroller" efter flera stora internationella succéer som Octavian i Strauss´ Rosenkavaljeren, Sesto i Mozarts Titus och Orlovski i Johan Strauss´ Läderlappen.
Hon har också ett världsrykte som "Mahler-drottning" och efter en rad konserter över hela världen med hans sångcykler har Mahler blivit hennes "husgud". Doris Soffel har sjungit med de flesta av dagens stora dirigenter och i de flesta stora operahus och konsertsalar i Europa, USA och Asien. Kombinationen av scenkarisma, röstelegans, musikalitet och unik kapacitet har också gjort henne till en älskad Lied-sångerska med Schubert, Schumann och Mahler som favoriter.

Doris Soffel sings Lieder
Doris Soffel - one of the greatest sopranos of our time - won the hearts Swedes many years ago when she came to Sweden from her native Germany. On this CD she sings lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler and Massenet.
Over the years she has become even more loved thanks to her many solo recitals in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö, in addition to her numerous appearances on radio and TV.
In Germany, Doris Soffel is well known as a leading interpreter of contemporary music. Other Europeans see her perhaps as a "Hosenrollen artist" thanks in part to her huge international successes as Octavian in Strauss´Der Rosenkavalier, Sesto in Mozart´s Titus or Orlovksy in Johan Strauss "Die Fledermaus". She also has an international reputation as a "Mahler Queen" - after performing his song cycles all over the world, Mahler has become somewhat of a "composer in residence" for her.
Doris Soffel has sung with many of the world's most prominent conductors and in most of the great opera houses and concert halls in Europe, the United States and Asia. Her capacity to combine stage charisma, vocal elegance and musicality has made her enormously appreciated as a Lied singer, with Schubert, Schumann and Mahler as her favorites.





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Helen Jahren
Oboekonserter
Helen Jahrén oboe och kammarmusikorkestern Musica Vitae, dirigent Peter Csaba spelar verk av W.A. Mozart, Johann Christian Bach och Giuseppe Ferlendis.
Oboisten Helen Jahren är en av de mest framstående solisterna på sitt instrument idag. Hon är välkänd från talrika framträdanden över hela världen, och har samarbetat med många stora dirigenter som Gennadij Rozhdestvenskij, Esa-Pekka Salonen och Neeme Järvi. Hennes repertoar spänner över alla betydande verk från barocken till vår egen tid, och hon har dessutom fått ett femtiotal verk skrivna direkt för sig av tonsättare som Erik Bergman, Sven-David Sandström, Jouni Kaipainen och Poul Ruders. Hon har vunnit åtskilliga internationella priser. 1998 utnämndes hon till ledamot av Musikaliska Akademien.
Musica Vitae från Växjö är en av Sveriges främsta kammarorkestrar. Man spelar såväl klassiskt som nutida musik. Många svenska och utländska solister och dirigenter har gästat orkestern. Musica Vitae har uruppfört många nya verk skrivna för orkestern av svenska kompositörer.
Peter Csaba, som ursprungligen är av en ungersk musikerfamilj, är professor vid Musikkonservatoriet i Lyon, men är också verksam på många andra områden, bl a som chefdirigent för Besancons stadsorkester och grundare av flera andra orkestrar.

Helen Jahren
Oboe Concertos
Helen Jahrén oboe, and the chamber ensemble Musica Vitae, conductor Peter Csaba, perform works by W.A. Mozart, Johann Christian Bach and Giuseppe Ferlendis.
The oboist Helen Jahren is one of the most prominent soloists on the instrument today. She is well known for her numerous performances throughout the world where she has collaborated with many famous conductors, including Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Neeme Järvi.
Helen Jahren's repertoire spans all the important works from the baroque to the present time, and she has also had about 50 works written expressly for her by such composers as Erik Bergman, Sven-David Sandström, Jouni Kaipainen and Poul Ruders. She has been awarded many prizes through the years. In 1998 she was made a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Musica Vitae from Växjö is one of Sweden's leading chamber orchestras. They perform classical as well as contemporary music. Many Swedish and foreign soloists and conductors have been guests of the orchestra. Musica Vitae has premiered many new works written for them by Swedish composers. They also tour a great deal.
Peter Csaba, who comes from a Hungarian family of musicians, is a professor at the Music Conservatory in Lyon. He is also active in many other fields - he is principal conductor of the Besancon's City Orchestra and founder of several other orchestras.





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Image Trout Quintet (The)
Apolloensemblen
Forellkvintetten/Sånger
Franz Schubert
1998 fick Matti Hirvonen av Rikskonserter i uppdrag att sätta ihop en kammarmusikensemble för en turné och en cd-inspelning. Under fältropet "Låt nästa sekel bli kammarmusikens!" samlade han några av Sveriges bästa kammarmusiker till en grupp som fick namnet Apolloensemblen.
Ensemblen består på denna cd, förutom Matti Hirvonen på piano, av Paula Hoffman Fröling, mezzosopran, Ulrika Jansson violin. Per Högberg, viola, Mats Lidström, cello och Håkan Ehrén, kontrabas.
För första gången vågade sig svenska musiker på att spela in Forellkvintetten, ett av kammarmusiklitteraturens mest kända verk. Ensemblen ger med aldrig sinande energi här en lika läckert tyngdlös som kraftfullt pregnant tolkning av verket. I Adagiot minskar ensemblen till trio: violin, cello och piano. Musiken blir ett konstfullt smide där tydligheten och de små gesterna blir det viktiga. Paula Hoffman Fröling och Matti Hirvonen framför nio innehållsrika sånger av Schubert. Ett fascinerande skådespel utvecklas, som accentueras av Paulas laddade texttolkning, där varje ord får betydelse.

The Apollo Ensemble
The Trout Quintet/Songs
Franz Schubert
In 1998 The Swedish Concert Institute asked the pianist Matti Hirvonen to put together a chamber music ensemble for a tour and CD recording. Taking as his motto the battle cry; "Let the next century be the century of chamber music!" he brought together a number of Sweden's best chamber musicians in a group which named itself The Apollo Ensemble.
Apart from Matti himself on the piano, on this CD the group consists of Paula Hoffman Fröling, mezzo-soprano, Ulrika Jansson, violin. Per Högberg, viola, Mats Lidström, cello and Håkan Ehrén, double bass.
This is the first time Swedish musicians dared to record the Trout Quintet, one of the most well-known pieces in the chamber music repertoire. With their untiring energy the ensemble presents an interpretation of the work that is as exquisitely weightless as it is pregnant with force and meaning.
In the Adagio (Notturno), the ensemble is reduced to a trio - violin, cello and piano. The music is like a wrought iron work of art, where clarity and small gestures take on a special significance.
Paula Hoffman Fröling and Matti Hirvonen perform nine Lieder by Schubert. In each new song the interaction between the two musicians develops into a fascinating drama, which is accentuated by Paula's emotionally expressive interpretation of the poems, where every word becomes meaningful.





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Francisca Skoogh
Piano
Bartók/Prokofiev/Ravel/Skrjabin
Francisca Skoogh var 1998 års vinnare av det prestigefyllda Solistpriset. På denna cd presenterar hon fyra pianoverk som spänner över 75 års musikskapande.
Det är ett djärvt program som täcker ett stort register - från det bedrägligt enkla i Ravels valser till det våldsamt dynamiska uttrycket i Prokofjevs lysande sjunde sonat.
Den som var med vid inspelningen, som gjordes i kungliga Musikaliska akademiens stora sal, vet att berätta med vilken oavbruten intensitet Francisca grep sig an de olika verken. Hennes konstnärliga medvetenhet är dessutom så mogen att hon - i bästa samförstånd med inspelningsteknikern - också kom med förlag till alternativa ljudbilder för att förstärka de olika kompositionernas inre tanke. Resultatet är en förbluffande cd-debut av en ung artist. Tekniskt drivet, konstnärligt uttrycksfullt, med full kontroll över de medel med vilka det avsedda resultatet ska nås.

Francisca Skoogh
Piano
Bartók/Prokofiev/Ravel/Skryabin
Francisca Skoogh was the 1998 year winner of the prestigious Soloist Prize. On this CD she presents four works for piano, spanning over 75 years of musical creativity.
This is a bold program, covering an extensive repertoire, from the illusively simple, in the waltzes by Ravel, to the dynamic expressiveness in Prokofiev's seventh sonata. People, who were present at the recording session in the big hall of Academy of Music in Stockholm, will tell about the uninterrupted intensity with which Francesca went in for the material.
Her artistic maturity is of a kind that permitted her - in collaboration with the recording technician - to come up with suggestions for alternative sound pictures that would enhance the inner line of thought in the material. What we get is an astonishing CD debut by a young artist, technically clever, artistically expressive, with a complete control over the means to achieve the result intended.





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Svenska Messingskvartetten
Musik för brassensemble
Svenska Messingskvartetten är en ensemble ur Sveriges Radions symfoniorkester som framträder med mässingsinstrument av den äldre svenska typen. Musiken på den här cd:n är äldre konsert- och underhållningsmusik, en repertoar som traditionellt associeras med denna ensembleform, men man har också utvecklat repertoaren med hjälp av nutida arrangörer.
Främsta anledningen till att Svenska Messingskvartetten bildades 1997 var upptäckten av en gammal samling handskrivna stämböcker för mässingskvartett från sekelskiftets (1800 - 1900) Göteborg. Vi hör fem av Sveriges främsta blåsare, Mark Schrello, B-kornett, Christer Torgé, tenorbasun, Aldo Johansson, tuba samt Gunnar Wennberg och Hans Larsson, althorn.
På cd:n hör vi bl a Brudmarsch från Gotland, Sång till Aftonstjernan ur Tannhäuser, Canzone ur Rigoletto, ett potpurri på Bellmansmelodier m.m.

The Swedish Brass Quartet
Music for Brass Ensemble
The Swedish Brass Quartet is an ensemble composed of musicians from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, performing on brass instruments of an older Swedish type.
The music on this CD consists of older concert repertoire and light music, a repertoire traditionally associated with this form of ensemble which the quartet has also developed with the help of contemporary arrangements.
The main reason for the formation of the quartet was the discovery in the city of Gothenburg, of an old collection of hand-written part-books for brass quartet from the end of the 19th century. Five of Sweden's foremost wind players, Mark Schrello, cornet, Christer Torgé, tenor bassoon, Aldo Johansson, tuba and Gunnar Wennberg and Hans Larsson, alto horn, present an interpretation of a high artistic standard, making this recording far more than documentary.
Among the pieces on this CD we hear Bridal March from Gotland, the Song to the Evening Star from Tannhäuser, the Canzona from Rigoletto and a potpourri of Bellman tunes.





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Musica Vitae & Karin Dornbusch, dirigent: Peter Csaba
Kammarorkestern Musica Vitae och klarinettisten Karin Dornbusch spelar här Aaron Copelands klarinettkonsert, ett stycke som tillkom i slutet av 1940-talet på beställning av Benny Goodman.
Det var emellertid inte Goodman som uruppförde verket - det var så svårspelat att han behövde två år för att studera in musiken. Lyssna på Karin Dornbusch i detta synnerligen fascinerande stycke musik bitvis fyllt av charleston, boogie woogie och brasiliansk populärmusik.
Vidare framför Musica Vitae på denna cd Aaron Coplands Två stycken för stråkorkester, Alberto Ginasteras Concerto per cordes och Samuel Barbers Adagio för stråkar.

Musica Vitae & Karin Dornbusch, Conductor: Peter Csaba
On this CD the chamber orchestra Musica Vitae and Karin Dornbusch play Aaron Copeland's Clarinet Concerto, a piece that was written in the late 1940s, commissioned by Benny Goodman.
It was not Goodman however, who gave the first performance of the work - it was so difficult to play that it took him two years to master it. Listen to Karin Dornbusch in this extremely fascinating piece of music, filled with Charleston, boogie-woogie and Brazilian popular music. On this CD Musica Vitae also performs Aaron Copland's Two pieces for string orchestra, Alberto Ginastera's Concerto per cordes and Samuel Barber's Adagio for strings.





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Image Scandinavian Cello
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Image Peärls Before Swine Experience
Peärls before swine
The Peärls Before Swine Experience
Detta är första cd:n med the Peärls before swïne experience, i Sverige tidigare kända som "Pärlor för svin". Gruppens fyra musiker beställer verk av framstående Nordiska och Europeiska tonsättare.
Alla stycken är korta (3 - 6 minuter) för att tillåta en konsertform som påminner om populärmusikens utan att för den skull offra verkens konstnärliga kvalitet. Det kontroversiella gruppnamnet driver med gängse uppfattningar om nutida konstmusik samtidigt som det understryker gruppens opretentiösa förhållningssätt till dem.

Peärls before swine
The Peärls Before Swine Experience
This is the first CD with "The pearls before swine experience". In Sweden the group was formerly known as "Pearls before swine".
The four members of the group commission works from eminent Nordic and European composers. In order to permit a concert form close to that of popular music and not sacrifice the artistic quality, all the pieces are short, 5-6 minutes.
The controversial name of the group mocks the common attitudes towards contemporary music at the same time as it underlines the unpretentious approach of the group towards this music.






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KammarensembleN
Live
En "ensemble som krossar tyngdlagen" skrev Svenska Dagbladet. "En ensemble av suveräna solister, ganska unga, med en idealisk kombination av minutiös precision och smittande entusiasm" skrev Berlingske Tidende i Köpenhamn.
Dirigenten Ansgar Krook (1962 - 1992) och klarinettisten Håkan Rosengren bildade KammarensembleN 1984. Dess medlemmar består av stämledare i Stockholms orkestrar, såväl som solister och framstående kammarmusiker. Sedan 1994 är dirigenten och tonsättaren B Tommy Andersson konstnärlig ledare.
Repertoaren är koncentrerad till 1900-talsmusik, i synnerhet skandinavisk. Här finns ett helt spektrum av kammarmusik, från solostycken till sinfonietta. Man har gjort betydande insatser för att lyfta fram den unga svenska musiken, samtidigt som internationella tonsättare introducerats i Sverige. Många har skrivit direkt för ensemblen, som uruppfört mer än 50 verk.
Lyssnaren är en viktig utgångspunkt för ensemblen. Cd:n KammarensembleN Live är inspelad i en enda tagning under en konsert i Berwaldhallen och den vill förmedla känslan och direktheten under en konsert "då musikernas engagemang ger en extra dimension åt musiken". Cd:n innehåller musik av följande kompositörer: Xenakis, Boulez, Grisey, Tanguy och Varèse.

KammarensembleN
Live
The newspaper Svenska Dagbladet called them an "ensemble that defies the law of gravity", and Berlingske Tidene, Copenhagen wrote: "An ensemble of superb soloists, quite young, with an ideal combination of meticulous precision and infectious enthusiasm."
Conductor Ansgar Krook (1962 - 1992) and clarinetist Håkan Rosengren founded KammarensembleN in 1984. Its members comprise principal players, both soloists and eminent chamber musicians, from Stockholm orchestras.
Conductor and composer B. Tommy Andersson has been Artistic Director since 1994. The repertoire concentrates on music - Scandinavian music especially - of the 20th century, presenting a whole spectrum of chamber works from solo pieces to sinfoniettas. The group has played an important part in highlighting young Swedish music, while at the same time introducing international composers in Sweden. Many composers have written expressly for the ensemble, which has more than 50 première performances to its credit.
The listener is and remains an important starting point for the ensemble. The CD KammarensembleN Live, a concert recording from the Berwald Hall, Stockholm, seeks to convey the atmosphere and immediacy of a concert, "when the musicians commitment imparts an extra dimension to the music". The CD contains works by the following composers: Xenakis, Boulez, Grisey, Tanguy and Varèse.





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Åke Parmerud
Grains of Voices
Idén till Grains of Voices föddes när Åke Parmerud blev tillfrågad om att göra ett beställningsverk för Sveriges Radio. En resa runt jorden för inspelning av mänskliga röstens olika uttryck följde och materialet bearbetades i studio till detta elektroakustiska verk.
Grains of Voices är en elektroakustisk mix, ett collage av röster från hela världen, sjungande, pratande, skrikande. Verket uruppfördes på FN dagen 1997 i Dag Hammarskjöld-auditoriet i FN skrapan i New York. Detta på initiativ av elektronmusikstudions chef Ulf Stenberg och efter kontakter med Kofi Annan och Samir Sanbar, dåvarande Generalsekreterare och assisterande dito.

Åke Parmerud
Grains of Voices
The idea of Grains of Voices was born when Åke Parmerud was commissioned to write a work for the Swedish Radio. A journey around the world, recording the different inflections of the human voice then followed and the material was processed in the studio to make this electro-acoustic composition.
Grains of Voices is an electro-acoustic mix, a collage of voices from all over the world - singing, talking and shouting. The work was premiered in the Dag Hammarskjöld auditorium, in the UN headquarters in New York during the celebration of the UN day in 1997. This initiative came from the director of the Swedish Electro-acoustic studio, Ulf Stenberg. This suggestion met the approval of Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Samir Sanbar, assistant secretary general.






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Image Strindberg And Music
Strindberg och musiken
Blandade artister
Denna cd vill spegla August Strindbergs både djupt originella och konventionella musikvärld. I kammarmusikens form presenteras tonsättare och verk som var centrala för Strindberg: Beethoven, Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Rangström, Grieg, Peterson-Berger och även Strindbergs bror Axel.
Här finns också med ett verk av August Strindberg själv, Forskarlens sång. När han inte lyckades få tonsättarna att ta sig an hans diktning skrev han, som den mångsysslare han var, musiken själv.
Fem unga musikpersonligheter presenterar dessa verk: Anders Kilström, piano, Tobias Ringborg, violin, John Ehde, cello, Charlotta Larsson, sopran och Marcus Jupither, baryton.

Strindberg and Music
Various artists
This CD wants to mirror the deeply personal and at times conventional musical world of the Swedish author August Strindberg.
Presented are, in the form of chamber music, the composers who were of great importance to Strindberg: Beethoven, Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Rangström, Grieg, Peterson-Berger and Strindberg's own brother Axel. A work by Strindberg himself, the Song of the Water Spirit, is also presented. When Strindberg was not able to get the composers interested in his texts, he simply, being the eternal all-rounder, wrote the music himself.
The performing musicians are: Anders Kilström, piano, Tobias Ringborg, Violin, John Ehde, cello, Charlotta Larsson, soprano and Marcus Jupither, baritone.






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Olle Persson & Mats Bergström
Die Schöne Müllerin/Franz Schubert
Mats Bergström gjorde för denna cd en ny bearbetning av Franz Schuberts Die Schöne Müllerin för baryton och gitarr. Detta är Olle Perssons första "egna" skiva. Olle har överösts med lovord från många föreställningar vid Folkoperan, Drottningholmsteatern, Göteborgsoperan och Vadstenaakademien och han har också fått många fina utmärkelser bl.a. som årets Birgit Nilsson-stipendiat 1994.
Mats är internationellt verksam som solist, ackompanjatör och ensemblemusiker inom flera genrer och han har medverkat på åtskilliga skivor. Hans repertoar är omfattande, med viss betoning på musik från tidigt 1800-tal och vår egen tid. Han har samarbetat med Mikael Samuelson kring sånger av Bellman, Taube och Birger Sjögren.
Temat med mjölnarflickan som uppvaktas av olika figurer var vanligt i musik och litteratur vid 1700 - talets slut. Franz Schubert tog sig an Wilhelm Müllers diktcykel med 20 dikter. (Die Schöne Müllerin publicerades 1824). Handlingen kretsar kring de tre personerna mjölnargesällen, mjölnarflickan och jägaren. Verket blev en succé, samarbetet med Müller resulterade också i den andra kända sångcykeln Die Winterreise.

Olle Persson & Mats Bergström
Die Schöne Müllerin/Franz Schubert
For this record Mats Bergström made a new arrangement of Franz Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin for baritone and guitar. This was also the Swedish baritone Olle Persson's first separate recording. He has been highly appreciated for his many performances at Folkoperan in Stockholm, at the Drottningholm Court Theatre, the Göteborg Opera and the Vadstena Academy. In 1994 he was bestowed with the Birgit Nilsson award.
Mats Bergström has made numerous recordings. He is an internationally active soloist, accompanist and ensemble player in several genres. He has an extensive repertoire, with emphasis on the early 19th century and our own time.
Mats Bergström has also collaborated with Mikael Samuelson in songs by the classical Swedish songwriters Bellman, Taube and Birger Sjöberg.
The miller girl being courted by different characters was a common theme in the late 18th century literature and music. Franz Schubert took on the cycle of poems by Wilhelm Müller published in 1824. The plot circles around the young miller, the miller girl and the hunter. The song cycle became a success. The cooperation Schubert-Müller also resulted in song cycle Die Winterreise.





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Image Jennefelt / Lidholm
Musica Vitae
En av Sveriges ledande kammarorkestrar, Musica Vitae från Växjö, spelar under den internationellt välkände Peter Csabas ledning Ingvar Lidholms Musik för stråkar, Thomas Jennefelts Stockholm i maj och Bengt Hambræus' Labyrinth: A Concerto Grosso.
I Jennefelt-stycket, Stockholm i maj, hör vi världsartisten Håkan Hardenberger som trumpetsolist. Detta är den första skivutgåvan av detta verk, som skrevs sommaren år 2000 på beställning av Rikskonserter. Verket är en hyllning till Stockholm och utgångspunkten har varit bl.a. naturupplevelser från staden med dess vikar och fjärdar. Det är en lång sång som börjar och slutar med samma melodi. I mitten utbreder sig ett långt soloavsnitt för trumpetaren.
Bengt Hambræus Labyrinth: A Concerto Grosso, är skriven för just Musica Vitae och är ett beställningsverk av Sveriges Radio P2. Även detta verk hörs för första gången på skiva.
Ingvar Lidholms redan klassiska Musik för stråkar inleder cd:n i en tolkning av Musica Vitae, en tolkning som tonsättaren förklarat sig mycket tillfredställd med.

Musica Vitae
Musica Vitae from Växjö, one of Sweden's leading chamber orchestras, plays under the direction of the internationally well-known Peter Csaba, Ingvar Lindholm's Music for Strings, Thomas Jennefelt's Stockholm in May and Bengt Hambræus' Labyrith: A Concerto Grosso.
In Jennefelt's piece, Stockholm in May, we hear the world's leading trumpet player Håkan Hardenberger as soloist. This is the first CD-edition of this work, which was commissioned by the Swedish Concert Institute and was written in the summer of 2000. The work is a celebration of Stockholm, and one of its starting-points has been the impressions from the scenery of the city with its coves and bays. It is a lengthy song that begins and ends on the same melody. A solo section in the middle, challenges the trumpeter.




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Bengt-Åke Lunding
Godowsky
Bengt-Åke Lundin är en välkänd pianist och har medverkat på flera Caprice-utgåvor. Han är en flitig konsertsolist och turnerar med orkester, ger pianoaftnar, framträder i olika kammarmusikaliska sammanhang, har spelat in en del för Musikradion. Han arbetar ofta med svenska tonsättare, med resultatet att ett antal kompositioner har tillägnats honom.
Utomlands har bl a länder som Danmark, Estland, Finland, Tyskland, Spanien, Österrike, Egypten och Kina fått höra Bengt-Åkes lysande pianospel. Han har samarbetat med artister som Malena Ernman, Peter Mattei, Loa Falkman och Lysellkvartetten.
Leopold Godowsky (1870 - 1938) föddes nära den då polska staden Vilnius, i dag huvudstad i Litauen. Han blev så småningom en av musikhistoriens stora legender - han uppmärksammades framför allt som en av de största pianovirtuoserna. 1884 besökte han för första gången Amerika och Kanada. I fortsättningen kom han att dela sin tid mellan Amerika och Europa. Godowsky komponerade endast för sitt eget instrument, pianot. De aktuella verken på cd:n, Sonat i E-moll och Künstlerleben, skrevs 1910 - 11 resp. 1905 - 12.

Bengt-Åke Lundin
Godowsky
Bengt-Åke Lundin is a well-known pianist, who has made several recordings for the Caprice label. He often gives recitals, tours with orchestras, participates in chamber music performances and has made some radio recordings. He collaborates with Swedish composers, and as a result a number of compositions have been dedicated to him.
Bengt-Åke's superb piano playing has been heard abroad by audiences in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Spain, Austria, Egypt and China, among other countries. He has worked together with artists such as Malena Ernman, Peter Mattei, Loa Falkman and the Lysell Quartet.
Leopold Godowsky (1870 - 1938) was born near the city of Vilnius (then located in Poland but today the capital of Lithuania). He would eventually become one of the great legends in music history - he was acclaimed above all as one of the most dazzling piano virtuosos of all times. In 1884 he made a first trip to the United States and Canada. He continued to divide his time between North America and Europe. Godowsky composed exclusively for his own instrument, the piano. The works recorded on this CD, Sonata in E minor and Künstlerleben, were written 1910 - 11 and 1905 - 12 respectively.








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Göran Gamstorp
Growings för symfoniorkseter & bandstämma
Göran Gamstorp (f 1957) fick sitt genombrott med Growings för symfoniorkester och bandstämma, ett mycket omfattande stycke med speltid på nära en timme.
Verket är unikt med tanke på den minutiöst utarbetade bandstämman, som löper under 25 minuter av verkets speltid samt för de vulkanartade utbrott i fortefortissimo som är granne med de sprödaste pianissimo. För att skapa en organisk helhet har tonsättaren analyserat vattenljud och använt sig av det klangliga resultatet vid utformandet av verket. Growings komponerades mellan åren 1988 och -91 och bandstämman tog ett års hårt arbete att realisera.
Gamstorps bakgrund är Musikhögskolan i Stockholm, där han 1990 avlade diplom i komposition. Han fick en beställning från Stockholmsoperan som resulterade i "Historien om Lulu", en kammarbalett i sju bilder och prolog. Göran Gamstorp blev den förste svensk som antogs vid IRCAM:s ettåriga utbildning "Cursus de composition et d'informatique musicale". Gamstorp har fått beställningar på orkesterverk, kammarmusik av skilda slag, musikdramatik samt kör och vokalmusik. Musiken har förutom i Norden framförts i bl a New York, Paris, London och Hongkong.

Göran Gamstorp
Growings for Symhony Orchestra and tape
Göran Gamstorp (born in 1957) achieved his breakthrough with Growings for symphony orchestra and tape, a piece on a very large scale which lasts nearly an hour.
The work is unique, considering the elaborately composed sound tape that runs for 25 minutes of the work's total duration, as well as for the volcanic eruptions in forte-fortissimo juxtaposed to the most delicate pianissimos. In order to create organic unity the composer has analyzed the sounds of water and has utilized the resulting sound material in his composition of the work. Growings was composed in the years between 1988 and 1991 and the tape took one year's hard work to prepare.
Gamstorp was educated at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, where he received his diploma in composition 1990. He has been commissioned to write for the Royal Opera in Stockholm and he was the first Swede to be admitted to the IRCAM's one year course. His works has been performed throughout Scandinavia, in New York, Paris and Hong Kong.





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Cecilia Zilliacus
Violin
Cecilia Zilliacus vann 1997 års solistpris. Hon är ett sjtärnskott bland unga svenska solister och har varit artist in residence på Sveriges Radios P2.
Zilliacus har framträtt med alla svenska och de flesta nordiska symfoniorkestrarna och gjorde en bejublad debut i Storbritannien 2001 vilket ledde till återinbjudan 2004. På denna cd spelar hon verk av Stravinskij, Sibelius, Ravel och Sven-David Sandström.

Cecilia Zilliacus
Violin
On this CD Cecilia Zilliacus plays works by Stravinsky, Sibelius, Ravel and Sven-David Sandström.
Cecilia Zilliacus was awarded the 1997 soloist prize. She was also appointed artist in residence at the Swedish Radio channel 2 in 1997 - 1998. In next to no time she moved into the front rank of young soloists and brilliant career waited for her. She made a much apprised debut in Great Britain in 2001 and was invited back in 2004.





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Ehde & Dominique
Alkan/Debussy/Delius/Messiaen
Den kände cellisten John Ehde och pianisten Carl-Axel Dominique bildar på denna cd en duo och framför musik av några av de tonsättare med vilka de har kommit att få en mycket personlig relation.
Ehde och Dominique har spelat mycket kammarmusik tillsammans och har trivts högeligen med detta. Valet av musik på denna cd har den gemensamma nämnaren Frankrike - de tre franskfödda tonsättarna Alkan, Debussy och Messiaen och den i Frankrike bosatte engelsmannen Delius.
Verken är Alkans Sonate de Concert för piano och cello, Debussys Sonata för cello och piano, Delius sonata för cello och piano och slutligen 5:e satsen ur Messiaens Quator pour la fin du temps.

Ehde & Dominique
Alkan/Debussy/Delius/Messiaen
This CD presentation features cellist John Ehde and pianist Carl-Axel Dominique performing works by composers with whom they have a very personal relation.
Charles Valentin Alkan's Sonate de Concert for piano and cello. Claude Debussy's Sonata for cello and piano, Frederick Delius's Sonata for cello and piano and the fifth movement of Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps.
John Ehde is well known both as a soloist and as a chamber musician and as a conductor. He teaches the cello at the College of Music in Malmö.
Carl-Axel Dominique is one of the foremost Messiaen interpreters of our time and has always had a reputation for launching unusual piano music by composers like Messiaen, Alkan and Satie.





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Anders Kilström
Emil Sjögren
Emil Sjögren (1853 - 1918) var en beskedlig och försynt människa, som inte gjorde något väsen av vare sig sin personlighet eller sin konst. När han dog 1918 skrevs en hyllningsbok till honom, men sedan dess har hans namn stått i skymundan av personligheter, som tagit stor plats i det svenska kulturlivet - Tegnér, Geijer, Stenhammar, Peterson-Berger, Strindberg och Ingmar Bergman.
Emellertid, när man lyssnar till Emil Sjögrens produktion, inte minst den musik som här presenteras, slås man av det förfinade och storartade uttrycket. Där finns en stor skatt av musikalisk skönhet från en tid som var idyllisk och skönhetsälskande. En skönhetslängtan som rör även vår tid. Detta är den första volymen i en serie på fyra med delar av Sjögrens pianomusik och all hans musik för violin och piano.
Anders Kilström är en av våra mest uppskattade musiker. Han är både solist och kammarmusiker och har uppträtt som solist med orkestrar i många europeiska länder och i USA. Kilström är också professor i pianospel vid Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm.

Anders Kilström
Emil Sjögren
Emil Sjögren (1853-1918) was a discreet and good-natured man, who never made any fuss about himself or his art. A book was written in tribute to him when he died in 1918, but since then his name has been obscured by other personalities who have taken up more space in Swedish cultural life.
This is the first of four CDs, with parts of Sjögren's music for the piano and all his music for violin and piano. Emil Sjören's music is characterized by refined and grandiose expression.
Pianist Anders Kilström is one of our most appreciated Swedish musicians. He works both as a chamber musician and as a soloist and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in several European countries and in the USA. Kilström is also professor of piano at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.





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Karin Dornbusch
Klarinett
Svenska Solistpriset 1996 tilldelades Karin Dornbusch, en lysande klarinettist. Här framför hon stycken av: Jean Francaix, Igor Stravinskij, Bohuslav Martinu, Tiberiu Olah, Alban Berg, Edison Denisov, Leonard Bernstein, Béla Kovács och Steve Reich.
Karin Dornbusch, klarinett, blev Kungl. Musikaliska akademiens utlandsstipendiat 1990, 1993, 1994 och 1995 och studerade 1989 - 94 vid Hockschule der Künste i Berlin för professor Peter Rieckhoff. Hon har sedan fortsatt sina soliststudier för professor Francois Benda i Basel. 1995 blev hon finalist i Solistpriset, var också solist vid Musik vid Siljan och utvald att delta i radioserien Debut hos Sender Freies Berlin.
1996 vann hon Solistpriset. Hon har även tilldelats Basels Symfoniorkesters Stiftelses (Basel Gesselschaft Stiftung) 1:a pris i deras tävling för unga musiker.
Karin Dornbusch är sedan 2006 konstnärlig ledare för Båstad Kammarmusikfestival.

Karin Dornbusch
Clarinet
Karin Dornbusch, a brilliant clarinetist, was awarded the Swedish Soloist Prize in 1996. On this CD she plays pieces by: Jean Francaix, Igor Stravinskij, Bohuslav Martinu, Tiberiu Olah, Alban Berg, Edison Denisov, Leonard Bernstein, Béla Kovács and Steve Reich.
Karin Dornbusch was awarded the foreign studies scholarship of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music for 1990, 1993, 1994 and 1995. Between 1989 and 1994 she studied at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin under Professor Peter Rieckhoff. Since then she has continued her soloist studies with Professor François Benda in Basle.
In 1995 she was a finalist for the Soloist's Prize, as well as being soloist in Music by Siljan and selected for participation in the Debut series of programs broadcast by Sender Freies Berlin. She won the Soloist's Prize in 1996. She has also been awarded the first prize of the Basle Symphony Orchestra Foundation (Basel Gesellschaft Stiftung) in their young musicians´ competition.
Karin Dornbusch is since 2006 the artistic director of the Båstad Chamber Music Festival.





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Musica Vitae
Bartók/Janácek/Weiner
Här presenterar Musica Vitae från Växjö musik från gruppens dirigent Peter Csabas musikaliska hemland Ungern. Det är imponerande musik för stråkorkester som till stora delar har inspirerats av den ungerska folkmusiken. Tonsättarna är Béla Bartók Divertimento, Leos Janácek Idyla och Leó Weiner Divertimento No.1.
Divertimento för stråkorkester var ett av de sista verken Bartók skrev innan han 1939 for till USA. Verket komponerades för Kammarorkestern i Basel och dess dirigent Paul Sacher, med vilken Bartók haft ett flerårigt samarbete.
Janáceks Idyla (Idyll) är ett ungdomsverk, skrivet av en 24-årig Janácek 1878. Det var hans andra orkesterverk och han dirigerade själv uruppförandet. Efter framförandet försvann noterna och återfanns först 1930, 10 år efter tonsättarens död.
Leó Weiner komponerade sitt Divertimento no.1 op.20 1934. Weiner (1885 - 1960) blev uppmärksammad i början av 1900-talet inte bara i Ungern utan också i Tyskland och USA, och hans musik spelades regelbundet fram till hans död, då den delvis föll i glömska. Han var från 1908 den ledande musikpedagogen vid Musikkonservatoriet i Budapest. Verket Divertimento bär undertiteln "Efter gamla ungerska danser".
Musica Vitae, som bildades 1980, har bl.a. tilldelats Expressens Musikpris "Spelmannen" 1995. Den har etablerat sig en av de främsta kammarorkestrarna i Sverige.

Musica Vitae
Bartók/Janácek/Weiner
On this CD Musica Vitae from Växjö presents music from Hungary, the musical home country of Peter Csaba, the conductor of the ensemble. This is great music for strings, very much inspired by Hungarian folk music. The composers are Béla Bartók Divertimento, Leos Janácek Idyla and Leó Weiner Divertimento No.1.
Divertimento for string orchestra was one of the last compositions Bartók wrote before leaving for the USA in 1939. It was composed for the Basel Chamber Orchestra and its conductor Paul Sacher, with whom Bartók had been associated for several years.
Janácek's Idyla is a youthful work, written by Janácek in 1878 when he was 24. This was his second orchestral composition, and he conducted the première performance himself. After that performance the score vanished, and it did not turn up again until 1938, ten years after the composer's death.
Leó Weiner composed his Divertimento No.1 Op. 20, subtitled "After old Hungarian Dances", in 1934. Weiner (1885 - 1960) attracted attention at the beginning of the 20 century, not only in Hungary but also in Germany and the USA, and his music was played regularly up to his death, when it partly lapsed into oblivion. From 1908 onwards he was the leading music teacher at the Budapest Conservatory.
Musica Vitae, formed in 1980, numbers among its distinctions the Expressen Music Prize, "Spelmannen", for 1995. It has made a name for itself as one of the foremost chamber orchestras in Sweden.





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Elfrida Andree
Musik på Hammersta
Elfrida Andrée (1841 - 1929) var Sveriges första kvinnliga organist, den första - och till för bara några år sedan - den enda kvinnliga domkyrkoorganisten, den första kvinnliga telegrafisten, den första kvinnliga professionella tonsättaren och landets första kvinnliga orkesterdirigent.
I sin strävan efter full jämlikhet med männen i frågan om utbildning och yrkesverksamhet och med en oändlig kärlek till musiken, gjorde hon en storslagen karriär. Hon komponerade över hundra verk: kammarmusik, orgelmusik, flera orkesterverk och två symfonier samt operan Fritiofs saga i samarbete med Selma Lagerlöf. Hon tonsatte dessutom sånger, körverk och flera stora verk för solister, körer och orkester. Elfrida Andrées rykte som musiker spred sig över hela landet och utan tvekan var hon en av de mest intressanta personerna i sin tids svenska musikliv.
Trots det nyväckta intresset för Elfrida Andrée finns märkligt nog endast en mycket liten del av hennes stora produktion på skiva. Vid en mycket uppskattad konsert med Elfrida Andrées Pianokvintett i e-moll på Hammersta Slott 1995 väcktes tanken att på cd göra ett tonsättarporträtt av Elfrida Andrée som kammarmusikkompositör. Denna inspelning från Hammersta ger oss så möjlighet att få uppleva hur det kanske kunde låta vid en kammarmusikafton kring sekelskiftet.
Verken på skivan är Pianokvintett (Stockholmskvartetten, Lena Johnson piano), Fyra sånger (Lena Hoel sopran, Lena Johnson piano och Ylva Larsson violin), Pianosonat (Lena Johnson piano) och Stråkkvartett (Stockholmskvartetten).

Elfrida Andree
Music at Hammersta Castle
Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929) became Sweden's first woman organist, its first -and until just a few years ago, one and only - woman cathedral organist, first woman telegrapher, first professional woman composer and first female orchestral conductor.
In her bid for full educational and professional parity with men, and fired with a boundless love of music, she made a magnificent career for herself. Her compositions number more than a hundred: chamber music, organ music, several orchestral works, two symphonies and, in collaboration with the author Selma Lagerlöf, an opera Fritiofs Saga, not forgetting songs, choral compositions and several large works for soloists, choirs and orchestras. Elfrida Andrée became a nationally famous musician, and without question she was one of the most interesting personalities in Swedish music of her time.
Despite the re-awakening of interest in Elfrida Andrée, the curious fact is that very little of her prolific output has been recorded. A widely noticed performance at Hammersta Castle in 1995 of her Piano Quintet in E minor inspired the idea of a CD portrait of Elfrida Andrée as a composer of chamber music, recorded at Hammersta. This Hammersta recording takes us back to an evening of chamber music as it may have sounded at the turn of the century 1800 - 1900.
The recorded program comprises the Piano Quintet, played by the Stockholm Quartet and pianist Lena Johnson, Four Songs, Lena Hoel, soprano, Lena Johnson, piano, and Ylva Larsson, violin, Piano Sonata, Lena Johnson, piano and String Quartet, the Stockholm Quartet.





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Oktetten Ehnstedts eftr.
Vila vid denna källa
Dåtidens favorit - brunnsmusiken, här i ett urval konsertstycken, balmusik och festmarscher. Kapellmästaren vid Ronneby hälsobrunn hette på 1890-talet Magnus Herman Ehnstedt. Efter honom har Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr. de noter som hans oktett använde vid brunnen på den fashionabla svenska semesterorten.
"Vid denna källa" vill visa vad svenska musiker, kända som okända, bidrog med till repertoaren vid hälsobrunnar. De hade en stor och omväxlande repertoar att ösa ur. Ehnstedt och hans kollegor i exempelvis Söderköping och Norrtälje spelade gärna musik av Bernhard Crusell. Ett av skivans tolv musikstycken är hans "Stor Fantasie öfver Svenska National-Melodier".
Direkt ur källorna kommer musik som inte spelats in tidigare, t.ex. August Södermans Dvärgmasch och Festpolonäs från 1873.


The Successors of the Ehnstedt Octet
At This Spring
The favorites of times gone by - music at the Spa, presented here in a collection of concert pieces, ballroom music and festive marches.
During the first few summer seasons of the 1890s Magnus Herman Ehnstedt (1833 - 1905) conducted the orchestra at Ronneby Spa. Ehnstedt could hardly be called a celebrity; he was rather a professional military musician among many others. Ehnstedt's Successors, however, are in possession of the notes handed down from Ehnstedt and used by his octet when playing at spas in fashionable Swedish holiday resorts such as Ronneby, Söderköping and Norrtälje.
The ensemble also functions as The Stockholm Home Guard Octet and its members comprise some of the country's best wind players.





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Toumo Haapala
Vattenvirvlar/Movements in Rapid Waters
Först var Tuomo Haapala mest känd i Sverige som en av de fem medlemmarna i gruppen Iskra, som blev utsedd till "Jazz i Sverige"-grupp 1975 och fick göra debut-cd på Caprice. Så småningom uppmärksammades Tuomo för en rad olika projekt, såsom en konsert med 330 medlemmar i Dannemora gruva och Vattenspel i Strömmen inför 10000-tals åskådare vid Vattenfestivalen 1992.
Efter många års uppmärksamhet och många skivor utan någon enda i eget namn, gav Caprice Records ut Haapalas "egen" cd. Titeln är Vattenvirvlar/Movements in Rapid Waters och skivan innehåller bl.a. just Vattenspel i Strömmen.
Andra verk på skivan är Världen inifrån - Världen utifrån, sonata för cello, kontrabas och slagverk, och Kontinenterna rör sig i natten med dikter av Arto Melleri (recitation: Stina Ekblad) med Marie Selander, sång, Iskra och Lotta Hasselquist på cembalo m.m.
Lektion om svalor komponerades (tillsammans med Marie Selander) för ett par år sedan för Barnkörstämman i Skinnskatteberg.
En doft, ett stråk av kåda och den finskspråkiga kärlekssången Tule Petter har båda texter av Norbottensdiktaren Bengt Pohjanen.

Toumo Haapala
Vattenvirvlar/Movements in Rapid Waters
Tuomo Haapala is a person who has attracted attention on many different accounts: he is a bass player, composer, instrument inventor and theatre/film director. He belonged to the "improvisation group" Iskra, which was active for more than 20 years, starting at the beginning of the 1970s.
Tuomo Haapala has taken part in many recordings but this CD "Movements in Rapid Waters", under the Caprice Records label, was his first solo recording.
"Movements in Rapid Waters" relates to the performance "Midnight Music on the Water" project during the 1992 Stockholm International Water festival, when tens of thousands of spectators experienced something quite out of the ordinary.
Another of Toumo Haapalas projects was a concert in 1995 in the Dannemora Mine, with 330 performers, featuring the most remarkable instruments: keyed fiddles, drills, motorbikes, hammers, choirs, a big band and a white flying elk.





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Tommie Haglund
Inim Inim
Viss musik försätter lyssnaren i stämningar och tillstånd. Detta gör Tommie Haglunds verk på ett i den svenska konstmusiken säreget vis.
På denna cd presenteras nu fem kammarverk i skilda sättningar - från soloverk för den nykonstruerade tangentinstrumentet clavisino till en ensemble bestående av sopran, violin, cello och piano. Det är intima musikaliska rum som blixtsnabbt vidgas.
Medverkande muskier är: Intensio animi: John Ehde, cello, Carl-Axel Dominique, piano. Spiráre celorum: Carl-Axel Dominique, Monica Dominique, clavisino. Inim-inim: Dan Almgren, violin, John Ehde, cello, Carl-Axel Dominique, piano. Miraggio: Tua Åberg, sång, Dan Almgren, violin, John Ehde, cello. L'infinito: Joachim Gustafsson, violin.

Tommie Haglund
Inim Inim
Certain music has an evocative, mood-creating impact on the listener. Tommie Haglund's compositions have such an impact in a manner which is unique for Swedish art music.
Presented on this CD are five chamber works for a variety of forces, ranging from solo works for the clavisino (a newly devised keyboard instrument), and ensemble consisting of soprano, violin, cello and piano. Intimate musical rooms, expanding at lightning speed.
Participating musicians are: Intensio animi: John Ehde, cello, Carl-Axel Dominique, piano. Spiráre celorum: Carl-Axel Dominique, Monica Dominique, clavisino. Inim-inim: Dan Almgren, violin, John Ehde, cello, Carl-Axel Dominique, piano. Miraggio: Tua Åberg, sang, Dan Almgren, violin, John Ehde, cello. L'infinito: Joachim Gustafsson, violin.





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Image Most Bloved Opera Choruses (The)
Operakören, Hovkapellet under ledning av Sixten Ehrling
De mest älskade operakörerna
I nästan alla operor sedan operakonstens födelse i Italien i slutet av 1500-talet finns större och mindre körpartier inlagda - som stämningsskapare, som kommentatorer av handlingen, som festliga inledningar, mellanspel och avslutningar.
På denna cd presenteras de mest älskade körpartierna ur operalitteraturen i en magnifik inspelning med Kungliga Teaterns kör och Kungliga Hovkapellet under ledning av Sixten Ehrling. Solister är Magnus Kyhle, tenor, Carina Morling, mezzosopran, Anders Lorentzson, bas och Ingrid Tobiasson, mezzosopran.
Vi hör De norska matrosernas och flickornas kör ur Den flygande holländaren, Fångarnas kör ur Nebukadnessar, Soldatkören ur Faust, Smideskören ur Trubaduren, Zigenerskornas kör/Matadorkören ur La Traviata och många fler.
Operakören, Kungliga Hovkapellet, dirigent Sixten Ehrling, Körmästare: Christina Hörnell och Bo Wannefors.


Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera conducted by Sixten Ehrling
The most beloved opera choruses
Ever since the birth of operatic art, in late 16th century Italy, nearly all operas have included choruses of various proportions - setting the mood, commenting on the action, or providing festive openings, interludes and conclusions.
On this CD the most beloved choruses in the operatic repertoire are presented in a magnificent recording by the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera, conducted by Sixten Ehrling.
The soloists are: Carina Morling, mezzo-soprano, Ingrid Tobiasson, mezzo soprano, Magnus Kyhle, tenor and Anders Lorentzson, bass.
We hear The Chorus of the Sailors and Girls from The Flying Dutchman, the Prisoner's Chorus from Nebuchadnezzar, the Soldiers' Chorus from Faust, the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, the Gipsy/Matador Choruses from La Traviata and many others.
Chorus Masters: Christina Hörnell and Bo Wannefors.





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Musica Vitae
Ny svensk orkestermusik för stråkar
Kammarorkestern Musica Vitae från Växjö presenterar på denna cd ny svensk orkestermusik för stråkar. Orkestern, som bildades 1980, tilldelades bl a Expressens Musikpris "Spelmannen" 1995 och har etablerat sig som en av de främsta kammarorkestrarna i Sverige.
Daniel Börtz har för Musica Vitae komponerat Variationer och Intermezzi för stråkorkester. Kompositionen består av fem korta satser som tematiskt bygger på sorgens rituella tonsteg, den fallande lilla sekunden.
Anders Hillborgs Celestial Mechanics för 17 solostråkar och slagverk bygger på mikrotonal harmonik, åstadkommen bl a genom att varje instrument ges en egen stämning.
Tetrachordon för 15 solostråkar av Thomas Liljeholm bär sitt namn efter fyrtonsskalan i antik musikteori. Verket bygger på den cell bestående av tonerna B, C, Ess och E som presenteras i styckets början.
Vinterträdgården av Anders Hultqvist komponerades 1993 för Musica Vitae. De musikaliska "gesterna" i detta stycke är inspirerade av, och härledda ur Vivaldis "Årstiderna". Titeln Vinterträdgården har sitt ursprung i det faktum att en sådan trädgård ofta är en plats där alla årstider existerar samtidigt.

Musica Vitae
New Swedish Orchestral Music for Strings
On this CD the Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra from Växjö presents new Swedish orchestral music for strings. The orchestra, formed in 1980, numbers the Expressen newspaper's Spelmannen Music prize among its awards, and has made a name for itself as one of the foremost chamber orchestras in Sweden.
Daniel Börtz wrote his Variations and Intermezzi for string orchestra expressly with Musica Vitae in mind. This is a composition in five movements, based thematically on the ritual interval of mourning, the falling minor second.
Anders Hillborg's Celestial Mechanics for 17 solo strings and percussion is based on microtonal harmony, partly achieved by tuning each instrument individually.
Tetrachordon for 15 solo strings by Thomas Liljeholm is named after the four-tone scale of classical Greek music theory and builds on the cell, consisting of B, C, E flat and E, presented at the beginning of the piece.
Anders Hultqvist wrote The Winter Garden for Musica Vitae in 1993. The musical "gestures" in this piece are inspired by, and derived from, Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The title alludes to this kind of garden often being a place where all four seasons exist simultaneously.





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Image Niklas Sivelöv plays Schumann
Niklas Sivevöv
Spelar Schumann
Niklas Sivelöv tonsättare och pianist, presenteras här på en cd från Caprice. Han har valt att spela Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Kreisleriana op 16, Arabeske op. 18, Quasi variazioni och Klaviersonate op 22.
Niklas Sivelöv föddes i Skellefteå 1968. Han började sin musikerbana som organist och tog som sådan hem många utmärkelser och priser. Vid 14 års ålder övergick han till piano och 1991 fick han sitt diplom med hedersmedalj från solistklassen vid Musikhögskolan i Stockholm. Han debuterade med stor framgång i Stockholm samma år. Därefter följde studier för Lisa Pohjola i Helsingfors.
Sivelöv har spelar under ledning av dirigenter som Leif Segerstam, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Okko Kamu, Paavo Berglund och Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

Niklas Sivelöv
Plays Schumann
Niklas Sivelöv composer and pianist, is presented on this CD. For this he has chosen a program with music by Robert Schumann (1880 - 1856): Kreisleriana op. 16, Arabeske op. 18, Quasi vairazioni and Klaviersonate op. 22.
Born in Skellefteå in 1968, Niklas Sivelöv began his musical career as an organist, collecting numerous awards and prizes. Switching to the piano when he was 14, he took his soloist diploma - with a Medal of Honor - at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1991. Further studies then followed, under Lisa Pohjola in Helsinki.
Sivelöv has played under the direction of conductors like Leif Segerstam, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Okku Kamu, Paavo Berglund and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.





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Stockholms saxofonkvartett
Links
Stockholms saxofonkvartett är en av Sveriges främsta och mest oumbärliga ensembler för ny musik. Den består av Sven Westerberg och Jörgen Petterson alt-, Leif Karlborg tenor- och Per Hedlund barytonsaxofon.
Detta är kvartettens fjärde cd, och den innehåller Bo Rydbergs LINK/Sequence för fyra saxofoner, live-elektronik och förinspelade ljud, Rolf Enströms Vigil för saxofoner, midi-saxofon ("syntophone"), sampler, percussion, ISPW och band, Marie Samuelssons Signal för saxofonkvartett och live-elektronik, Åke Parmeruds Retur för saxofonkvartett och dator, Christer Lindwalls Cut up för saxofonkvartett samt Dror Feilers Anvil and Parachutes för saxofonkvartett och band.
Under 1980 och 1990 talen utvecklades Stockholms saxofonkvartett till en mycket attraktiv ensemble för ny musik. Över 130 kompositioner har skrivits - av både Svenska och utländska tonsättare - direkt för kvartetten. Under 1990-talet utvecklades kvartettens register med elektroakustisk teknik.

Stockholm Saxophone Quartet
Links
The Stockholm Saxophone Quartet is one of Sweden's most eminent and indispensable groups for contemporary music. It consists of soprano saxophonist Sven Westerberg, Jörgen Petterson (alto sax), Leif Karlborg (tenor sax) and Per Hedlund (baritone sax).
The quartet's second CD "Links" contains Bo Rydberg's Link/Sequence for four saxophones, live electronics and pre-recorded sound, Rolf Enström's Vigil for saxophones, Midi-saxophone ("synthophone"), sampler, percussion, ISPW and tape, Marie Samuelsson's Signal for saxophone quartet and live electronics, Åke Parmerud's Retour for saxophone quartet and computer, Christer Lindwall's Cut up for saxophone quartet and Dror Feiler's Anvil and Parachutes for saxophone quartet and tape.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet developed into a highly attractive ensemble for new music. More than 130 compositions have been written especially for the quartet by both Swedish and foreign composers. During the 1990s the Quartet expanded its register to include electro-acoustic technique.





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Image Stockholm Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Stockholms Blåsarsymfoniker
Dirigent: Jun'ichi Hirokami
Innan Stockholms Blåsarsymfoniker lades ned i april 1996 hann man spela in denna cd under ledning av den dynamiske dirigenten Jun´ichi Hirokami. Skivan speglar orkestern väl - briljant spel och en omväxlande repertoar, där fem av de sex verken är 1900-tals musik, däribland ett av de många svenska uruppföranden som Blåsarsymfonikerna gjorde sitt sista spelår.
Cd:ns enda äldre stycke är Ouvertüre für Harmoniemusik från 1824 av den bara 15 år gamle Felix Mendelsohn. Sedan är det ett hopp på exakt 100 år till dansken Launy Gröndahls Romantiska konsert för trombon och orkester från 1924. Andra Wienskolan företräds av Arnold Schönberg med Tema och variationer op. 43 A.

Stockholm Wind Orchestra
Conductor; Jun'ichi Hirokami
Before the Stockholm Symphonic Wind Orchestra was dissolved in April 1996 they recorded this CD under the guidance of their dynamic principal conductor Jun'ichi Hirokami.The record mirrors the brilliant playing and the varied repertoire of the orchestra, with five out of the six compositions from the 20th century, including one of the many Swedish premières given by the orchestra during its last year of existence.
The earlier piece recorded is Ouvertüre für Harmoniemusik, written by 15-year old Felix Mendelsohn in 1824. This is followed by a leap of exactly 100 years to 1924 and the Dane Launy Gröndahl's Romantic Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra. The second Viennese school is represented by Arnold Schönberg's Theme and Variations Op. 43 A.
The other three pieces are: Ritual Overture by the Japanese composer Toshirò Mayuzumi, Chorali by the Finn Aulis Sallinen and Aurora by the Swedish composer Miklós Maros.





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Image Börtz / von Koch / Wirén
Göran Söllscher
Världsgitarristen Göran Söllscher spelade 1996 in en skiva med nordisk repertoar, där flera verk var skrivna direkt för honom och för första gången spelades in på cd. Göran Söllscher har skaffat sig ett namn genom otaliga recitaler och framträdanden som orkestersolist över hela världen. Han har samarbetat med många ledande orkestrar och dirigenter.
På denna cd hör vi Erland von Kochs och Ulrik Neumanns gitarrkonserter, båda skrivna för Göran Söllscher, liksom Daniel Börtz' Ballad. Vidare spelar Söllscher Dag Wiréns Liten Serenad samt Hilding Hallnäs Partita amabile.
Hör världsgitarristen Göran Söllscher framföra något av det allra bästa i den nordiska gittarlitteraturen!

Göran Söllscher
In 1996 world famous guitarist Göran Söllscher recorded a CD featuring Nordic repertoire, including several works written expressly for him never previously recorded.
Göran Söllscher has made a name for himself through innumerable recitals and soloist appearances all over the world, together with many leading orchestras and conductors.
On this CD we hear Erland von Koch's and Ulrik Neumann's guitar concertos, both written for Göran Söllscher, as was Daniel Börtz' Ballad. He also plays Dag Wirén's Little Serenade and Hilding Hallnäs' Partita Amabile.
Listen to world guitarist Göran Söllscher playing some of the very finest of Nordic compositions!





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Image Drottningholms Slottsteater 1922-1992
Drottningholms slottsteater
Drottningholms Slottsteater 1922 - 92, volym 3 i Collector's Classics serien. En cd med musik från 18 minnesvärda föreställningar på Drottningholms Slottsteater mellan åren 1934 till 1983.
Med cd:n följer en innehållsrik bok med bl. a, en förteckning över alla föreställningar samt de artister som arbetat på teatern mellan 1922 och 1992. Där finns även milstolpar i teaterns historia, libretton m.m.

Drottningholm Court Theatre
Drottningholm Court Theatre 1922-92, volume 3 in the Collector's Classics Series. This CD presents recordings from 18 memorable performances at the Drottningholm Court Theatre between 1934 and 1983.
Accompanying the CD is a comprehensive book containing a list of all the performances and artists at the Drottningholm Court Theatre from 1922 to 1992, as well as milestones marking the history of the theatre, librettos etc.





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Image Oratorier
Rosenberg spelar Rosenberg
Oratorier
Symfoni Nr 5, "Örtagårdsmästaren", och oratoriet "Den Heliga Natten". Separat cd ur en 3 -cd box, Rosenberg spelar Rosenberg, vol.2 i Collector's Classics serien, som publicerades med anledning av hundraårsfirandet av Hilding Rosenbergs födelse.
En ofta bortglömd sida av Rosenbergs mångsidiga musikaliska verksamhet var som uttolkare av egna och andras verk som dirigent och pianist.

Rosenberg plays Rosenberg
Oratorios
Oratorios, a separate CD from a boxed set of 3, vol. 2 in the Collectors Classics series.
An off-forgotten aspect of Rosenberg's versatility was his activity as performer of his own and other people's music, both as conductor and pianist. To celebrate the centenary of the composer's birth, Caprice records released three CDs with a selection of his main orchestral works and oratorios recorded between 1940 and 1949. CAP 21509 contains symphony No. 5 "Hortulanus" and "The Holy Night", Christmas oratorio.





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Image Symfoni Nr 3 & 4
Rosenberg spelar Rosenberg
Deklamatorier
Hilding Rosenberg, "Deklamatorier", symfonierna nr. 3 och 4, "Johannes Uppenbarelse", separat cd ur en 3 cd box, vol.2 i Collector's Classics serien "Rosenberg spelar Rosenberg", publicerad med anledning av hundraårsfirandet av hans födelse.
En ofta bortglömd sida av Rosenbergs mångsidiga musikaliska verksamhet var som uttolkare av egna och andras verk som dirigent och pianist. Radioorkestern spelar, Anders de Wahl reciterar.

Rosenberg plays Rosenberg
Melodramas
Hilding Rosenberg," Melodramas", a separate CD from a boxed set of 3, No. 2 in the Collector's Classics series.
An off-forgotten aspect of Rosenberg's versatility was his activity as performer of his own and other people's music, both as conductor and pianist. To celebrate the centenary of the composer's birth, Caprice records released three CDs with a selection of his main orchestral works and oratorios recorded between 1940 and 1949. CAP 21508 contains the symphonies No 3 and 4 "The Revelation of St. John"






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Image Rosenberg - The Musician
Rosenberg spelar Rosenberg
Musikanten
En separat cd ur volym 2 i serien Collectors Classics, Rosenberg spelar Rosenberg, en box med 3 cd publicerad med anledning av hundraårsfirandet av Hilding Rosenbergs födelse.
En ofta bortglömd sida av Rosenbegs mångsidiga musikaliska verksamhet var hans roll som uttolkare av egna och andras verk som dirigent och pianist. Med på cd:n finns bl.a danssviten "Orfeus på stan".

Rosenberg plays Rosenberg
The Musician
Hilding Rosenberg, "The Musician", a separate CD from a boxed set of 3, volume 2 in the Collectors Classics series.
An off-forgotten aspect of Rosenberg's versatility was his activity as performer of his own and other people's music, both as conductor and pianist. To celebrate the centenary of the composer's birth, Caprice records released three CDs with a selection of his main orchestral works and oratorios recorded between 1940 and 1949. CAP 21507 "The Musician", contains among other compositions the dance suite "Orpheus in Town.






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Image Äldre Svenska Stråkkvartetter, Vol. 5
Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter 5
Stråkkvartetter utanför Stockholm
Detta är en separat CD ur Collector's Classics boxen med 5 CD och en 92-sidig bok, Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter som presenterar legendariska svenska kammarmusik-inspelningar mellan 1916 och 1964.
Repertoaren spänner från folksånger till svenska och internationella klassiker och modernare kompositioner. CAP 21505 innehåller inspelningar med Skånekvartetten, Hälsingborgskvartetten, Göterborgskvartetten, Gallikvartetten och Föllinger-Hedbergkvartetten. Ett texthäfte följer med varje separat CD.

Memorable Swedish String Quartets 5
Quartets outside Stockholm
This is a separate CD from the Collectors Classics boxed set of five CDs accompanied by a 92-page book, presenting legendary Swedish chamber music recordings between 1916 and 1964.
The repertoire spans from folk songs to Swedish and international classics and modern compositions. CAP 21505 contains recordings with The Skånequartet, The Hälsingborg Quartet, The Göteborg Quartet, The Galli Quartet and The Föllinger-Hedberg Quartet. A separate booklet accompanies each individual CD.





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Image Äldre Svenska Stråkkvartetter, Vol. 4
Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter 3
Kyndelkvartetten
Detta är en separat Cd ur Collector's Classics- boxen Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter, Cap 21506, 5 CD och en 92-sidig bok, som presenterar legendariska svenska kammarmusik-inspelningar gjorda mellan 1916 och 1964.
Repertoaren spänner från folksånger till svenska och internationella klassiker och modernare kompositioner. CAP 21503 innehåller inspelningar med Kyndelkvartetten. Ett texthäfte följer med varje separat CD.

Memorable Swedish String Quartets 3
The Kyndel Quartet
This is a separate CD from the Collectors Classics boxed set of five CDs accompanied by a 92-page book, presenting legendary Swedish chamber music recordings between 1916 and 1964.
The repertoire spans from folk songs to Swedish and international classics and modern compositions. CAP 21503 contains recordings with The Kyndel Quartett. A separate booklet accompanies each individual CD.






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Image Äldre Svenska Stråkkvartetter, Vol. 3
Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter 3
Kyndelkvartetten
Detta är en separat Cd ur Collector's Classics- boxen Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter, Cap 21506, 5 CD och en 92-sidig bok, som presenterar legendariska svenska kammarmusik-inspelningar gjorda mellan 1916 och 1964.
Repertoaren spänner från folksånger till svenska och internationella klassiker och modernare kompositioner. CAP 21503 innehåller inspelningar med Kyndelkvartetten. Ett texthäfte följer med varje separat CD.

Memorable Swedish String Quartets 3
The Kyndel Quartet
This is a separate CD from the Collectors Classics boxed set of five CDs accompanied by a 92-page book, presenting legendary Swedish chamber music recordings between 1916 and 1964.
The repertoire spans from folk songs to Swedish and international classics and modern compositions. CAP 21503 contains recordings with The Kyndel Quartett. A separate booklet accompanies each individual CD.






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Image Äldre Svenska Stråkkvartetter Vol 2
Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter 2
Garagulykvartetten
Detta är en separat Cd ur Collector's Classics- boxen Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter, Cap 21506, 5 CD och en 92-sidig bok, som presenterar legendariska svenska kammarmusik-inspelningar gjorda mellan 1916 och 1964.
Repertoaren spänner från folksånger till svenska och internationella klassiker och modernare kompositioner. CAP 21502 innehåller inspelningar med Garagulykvartetten.

Memorable Swedish String Quartets 2
The Garaguly Quartet
This is a separate CD from the Collectors Classics boxed set of five CDs, Cap 21506, 5 CDs and a 92 page book, presenting legendary Swedish chamber music recordings between 1916 and 1964.
The repertoire spans from folk songs to Swedish and international classics and modern compositions.
A separate booklet accompanies each individual CD. CAP 21502 contains recordings with The Garaguly Quartet.





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Image Äldre Svenska Stråkkvartetter, Vol. 1
Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter 1Barkelkvartetten/StockholsmskvartettenDetta är en separat Cd ur Collector's Classics boxen Äldre svenska stråkkvartetter, Cap 21506. 5 CD och en 92-sidig bok, som presenterar legendariska svenska kammarmusikinspelningar gjorda mellan 1916 och 1964Repertoaren spänner från folksånger till svenska och internationella klassiker och modernare kompositioner. CAP 21501 innehåller inspelningar med Barkel kvartetten och Stockholmskvartetten. Ett texthäfte medföljer varje separat CD.Memorable Swedish String Quartets 1The Barkel Quartet/The Stockholm QuartetThis is a separate CD from the Collectors Classics boxed set of five CDs, Cap 21506, presenting legendary Swedish chamber music recordings between 1916 and 1964.The repertoire spans from folk songs to Swedish and international classics and modern compositions.A separate booklet accompanies each individual CD. CAP 21501 contains recordings with The Barkel Quartet and The Stockholm Quartet.



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Image Emil Sjögren, Vol. 1
Tobias Ringborg/Anders Kilström
Emil Sjögren vol. 1
Emil Sjögren (1853 - 1918) var en beskedlig och försynt människa, som inte gjorde något väsen av vare sig sin person eller sin konst. När han dog 1918 skrevs en hyllningsbok till honom, men sedan dess har hans namn stått i skymundan av personligheter som tagit större plats i det svenska kulturlivet.Caprice presenterar, på totalt fyra cd, delar av Sjögrens pianomusik, samt all hans musik för violin och piano, allt framfört av pianisten Anders Kilström och violinisten Tobias Ringborg. Genomgående präglas Emil Sjögrens musik av ett förfinat och storartat uttryck.
Caprice-artisten och violinisten Tobias Ringborg har spelat in ett flertal skivor. Han är en av de mest spännande svenska musikerna i sin generation. Sedan 1997 är han också verksam som dirigent. Han har spelat med samtliga svenska symfoni- och kammarorkestrar och har gjort stor karriär utomlands.
Pianisten Anders Kilström är även han Caprice-artist och en av våra mest efterfrågade svenska musiker. Han är verksam både som solist och kammarmusiker och har framträtt som solist med orkestrar i många europeiska länder och i USA. Kilström arbetar också som lärare på bland annat Kungliga Musikhögskolan.

Tobias Ringborg/Anders Kilström
Emil Sjögren Vol. 1
Emil Sjögren (1853-1918) was a discreet and good-natured man, who never made any fuss about himself or his art. A book was written in tribute to him when he died in 1918, but since then his name has been obscured by other personalities who have taken up more space in Swedish cultural life.
Caprice Records presents, in four CDs, parts of Sjögren's music for the piano, and all his music for violin and piano, performed by pianist Anders Kilström and violinist Tobias Ringborg. Emil Sjören's music is characterized by refined and grandiose expression.
Tobias Ringborg, Caprice artist, has recorded a number of CDs. He is one of the most exciting musicians of his generation. He has also been working as a conductor since 1997. He has played with all of the Swedish symphony and chamber orchestras and enjoys a successful career abroad.
Pianist Anders Kilström is also a Caprice artist and one of our most appreciated Swedish musicians. He works both as a chamber musician and as a soloist and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in several European countries and in USA. Kilström also works as a teacher at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.





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Image Songs And Chamber Music
3 Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Strings
Otter, Anne Sofie von - mezzo-soprano
Edsberg String Orchestra
Sjögren, Björn - Conductor

6 Songs
Samuelson, Mikael - baritone
Lindgren, Ingrid - piano

Concertino for Flute, Oboe, Cor Anglais and Cello
Bergström, Ulf - flute
Lannerholm, Torleif - oboe
Udden, Björn - cor anglais
Bjurling, Kjell - cello
Lidholm, Ingvar - Conductor

3 Ekelof songs
Söderstrom, Elisabeth - soprano
Lannerholm, Torleif - oboe
Westlund, Tore - clarinet
Appelbom, Bertil - viola
Brämmer, Folke - cello
Lidholm, Ingvar - Conductor

3 Elegies and Epilogue
Tale Quartet






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Image Piano
Carl-Axel Dominique
Piano
1994 genomföre Sundvalls Blåsarkvintett tillsammans med pianisten Carl-Axel Dominique en turné, som resulterade i denna cd. Kompositionerna är kanske obekanta för den breda publiken. De kompositörer som presenteras är: Gordon Jacob (1895 - 1984), Ludwig Thuille (1861 - 1907), Gilbert Vinter (1909 - 1969) och Jacques Ibert (1890 - 1962).
Carl-Axel Dominique är sedan många år en av våra mest framstående pianister. Han har genom åren tolkat och lanserat nutida pianomusik av bl.a. Alkan och Satie. Han har också spelar mycket av Messiaen, och han anses av många som en av vår tids främsta Messiaen-tolkare.

Carl-Axel Dominique
Piano
In 1994 the Sundsvall Wind Quintet and pianist Carl-Axel Dominique went on a concert tour together which resulted in this CD. The composers represented on the CD, probably unknown to the great majority of listeners, are: Gordon Jacob (1895 - 1984), Ludwig Thuille (1861- 1907), Gilbert Vinter (1909 - 1969) and Jacques Ibert (1890 - 1962).
For many years now, Carl-Axel Dominique has ranked as one of Sweden's most successful pianists. Over the years he has been keenly active in performing and launching piano music by Alkan and Satie. More recently he has also been playing quite a lot of Messiaen, and today he is widely regarded as one of the foremost Messiaen interpreters of our time.





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Image Kreisleriana
Anders Kilström/Tobias Ringborg
Kreisleriana
Violinisten Tobias Ringborg och pianisten Anders Kilström presenterar här mindre kända kompositioner och transkriptioner av Fritz Kreisler, en av århundradets mest omtyckta och framgångsrika violinister. Här finns möjlighet att "upptäcka" stycken som sällan eller aldrig spelas idag - verk bortom Schön Rosmarin eller Caprice Viennois.
Tobias Ringborg, som sedan 1994 pendlar mellan USA och Sverige, tilldelades redan när har var i 20-års åldern en rad prestigefyllda utmärkelser.
Anders Kilström, en av Skandinaviens mest framstående pianister i sin generation, debuterade 1986 tillsammans med radiosymfonikerna i ett bejublat framförande av Beethovens femte pianokonsert. Anders Kilström har såsom hängiven kammarmusiker kommit att samarbeta i många namnkunniga kammarkonstellationer och som stark anhängare till den samtida musiken har han uruppfört verk av många av Skandinaviens idag ledande tonsättare.

Anders Kilström/Tobias Ringborg
Kreisleriana
Violinist Tobias Ringborg and pianist Anders Kilström join forces for a recital of neglected compositions and transcriptions by Fritz Kreisler, one of the most popular and successful violinist of our century.
This is a rare opportunity of "discovering" pieces that are seldom, if ever, played nowadays - beyond the well-known territory of Schön Rosmarin or Caprice Viennois.
Tobias Ringborg has been commuting between the USA and Sweden since 1994. Already as very young he gained a succession of prestigious awards.
Anders Kilström, one of the most eminent Scandinavian pianists of his generation, made his début with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1986 with a rapturously received performance of Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto. A dedicated chamber musician, he has come to be associated with many celebrated chamber music constellations, and as a strong supporter of contemporary music he has premièred works by many of today's leading Scandinavian composers.





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Image Virtuoso Tuba (The)
Michael