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Rolf Martinsson - Presentiment (Orchestral Works)

Composer Rolf Martinsson
Performer Lisa Larsson
Andrew Manze, conductor
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Catalogue Number BIS-2133 SACD
EAN 7318599921334
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date May 2018
Total time 73'17



One of Sweden’s leading composers, Rolf Martinsson had an international breakthrough with the trumpet concerto Bridge, composed for Håkan Hardenberger who has also recorded it (BIS-1208). Martinsson has since gone on to compose soloistic works for performers including Martin Fröst, &&&Anne Sofie von Otter and Christian Lindberg, and enjoys a particularly close collaboration with the soprano Lisa Larsson. The two started working together in 2011, devising a soprano version of Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson, and Lisa Larsson has since performed Martinsson’s music at more than a hundred concerts to date.

A number of leading orchestras have commissioned works from Rolf Martinsson, including the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for which he composed his Concerto for Orchestra. In descriptions of Martinsson’s music, words such as ‘lush’, ‘colourful’ and ‘cinematic’ are often used – qualities which have proved attractive to a large audience, as well as to a number of eminent conductors. Sakari Oramo and Andrew Manze are among those who have championed works by Rolf Martinsson, in Sweden as well as internationally.
 
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  Rolf Martinsson
  Open Mind, Op. 71
01 Con forza 9'48
 
  Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson, Op. 82a 26'21
02 1. We Met as Sparks 2'06
03 2. What I See Not 3'33
04 3. If You Were Coming in the Fall 2'03
05 4. Nature 2'29
06 5. As Imperceptibly as Grief 5'14
07 6. A Soft Sea 1'56
08 7. If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking 2'33
09 8. Presentiment 3'21
10 9. Split the Lark 1'55
11 10. Fame is a Bee 1'11
 
  A. S. in Memoriam, Op. 50b (version for string orchestra)
12 Grave 10'20
 
  Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 81 26'40
13 I. Con forza 8'54
14 II. Molto espressivo 6'56
15 III. Amabile e dolcissimo – Tumultuoso 10'50
 
  Album total 73'17
ComposerMartinsson, Rolf
OrchestraRoyal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Strings
ConductorManze, Andrew
Oramo, Sakari
SopranoLarsson, Lisa

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