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Ness, Jon Øivind - Fierce Kentucky Mothers of Doom - Loddgard, Magnus (piano)



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Sverre Riise, trombone · Marius Hesby, trombone · Magnus Loddgard, piano · Thomas Kjekstad, guitar · Norwegian Radio Orchestra · Thomas Rimul, conductor


The Norwegian Radio Orchestra presents three new works by composer Jon Øivind Ness - all of them "black comedies" and embodying a kind of Brutalistic Impressionism.

Much of Ness"s music has a humorous streak, though the humour is sometimes rather black or ironic, and he sees himself as having moved, in recent years, from humour to something entirely more serious, which he labels "dark ambient". He regards all three of the concertos recorded here as reflecting a transitional phase between humour and seriousness. Different though each is in instrumental line-up, and different in individual character - the three concertos on the present disc seem closely related, siblings of the same family.

"Just a "romantic" piano concerto"

The title Sunburst is certainly appropriate to the concerto"s bright, burnished sonorities. In fact, for the first half of the concerto the solo part is confined exclusively to the highest reaches of the keyboard, as if continually narrowing or expanding a band of pianistic white noise. Some of the interloping presences are grotesque or slyly humorous: phrases stumble or get drunkenly skewed, jazzy syncopation haunts the piano"s subconscious. Soloistic virtuosity seems manic, circular, imprisoned within its attitudes, unable to break out or to get anywhere. Eventually a tremendous toccata-like momentum builds up, involving piano, percussion and full orchestra. It drives to a grand climax and is then cut off, leaving the piano tapping its very highest note above a dissolving veil of orchestral harmony, before it subsides to the lower reaches and is cut off by a xylophone attack, echoing the temple block sforzato with which the whole work began.

Norwegian woods

'Bury my Heart at Katnosa' is a concerto for amplified guitar and orchestra, conceived as a tribute to the scenically beautiful Katnosa lake due north of Oslo, and the centre of an extensive nature reserve. Is at one and the same time a kind of romantic nature poem - even in the tradition of Grieg - and a gentle satire of that genre. There is a suggestion here that the natural beauty of the landscape is not as innocent or peaceful as it seems; indeed Ness has described the concerto as a piece where death is omnipresent. Ness thinks of the guitar - whose strings are tuned by quarter-tones flat or sharp - as the main character, the observer of the natural world, as represented by the orchestra. At the end of the piece, explains the composer, the observer "gets a heart attack and dies on the shore. Quite graphic and silly, but at the same time quite serious".

Fierce Mothers

Ness explains that the piece was influenced by the Tarantino film From Dusk till Dawn, which notoriously begins as a violent "road movie" with criminals robbing stores, rape, murder and mayhem; only to transmogrify into a relentlessly bloody vampire horror-comedy. Perhaps not really a "double trombone concerto": rather it"s a competitive piece for two ensembles, and about a third of the way through the two trombonists, having been members of the ensembles, stand up and become soloists.
Fakta
Artikelnummer ACD5069
Streckkod 7044581350690
Utgivningsdatum 2013-09-25
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Aurora
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister Loddgard, Magnus (piano)
Dirigenter Rimul, Thomas
Kompositörer Ness, Jon Øivind
Disk: 1
1 Sunburst - Piano Concerto
2 Bury My Heart at Katnosa - Guitar Concerto
3 Fierce Kentucky Mother of Doom - Concerto for Two
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