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Kroumata Encores

Composer Hugo Alfvén
Felix Arndt
Torbjörn Engström
John Eriksson
George Hamilton Green
Anders Holdar
Charles Johnson
Leif Karlsson
Anders Loguin
Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Johan Silvmark
Traditional
Performer Ziya Aytekin
Kerstin Frödin
Håkan Hagegård
Various musicians
Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period Contemporary
Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-1452 SACD
EAN 7318599914527
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Oct 2005
Total time 59'17

for percussion ensemble

“Recordings released later this year will have a tough task displacing this disc as 2006’s best.” Good Sound

The percussion ensemble Kroumata has been astounding audiences around the world for over 25 years. The concert halls that they have visited during their tours of over 35 countries include the Lincoln Center in New York, Berliner Philharmonie and Wiener Konzerthaus as well as less conventional venues such as a quarry in Northern Sweden and their own headquarters, a former cinema in central Stockholm.
Many audiences – and buyers of their several BIS recordings – have met Kroumata as soloists with symphony orchestra, others perhaps as an integral part in a performance of modern dance, performing works by composers as diverse as Sofia Gubaidulina, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Steve Reich, Toru Takemitsu and Sven David Sandström.
On this disc we meet a different Kroumata, as the ensemble performs some of their favourite encores, ranging from a Bulgarian dance to foxtrot, from the lyricism of Alfvén’s Skogen sover to the sultriness of a tango. Most of the pieces have been composed or arranged by members of Kroumata, and fully exploit all the colours, nuances and spectacular effects of this colourful and spectacular ensemble, supported by guest artists such as baritone Håkan Hagegård and the folk musician Ziya Aytekin, who adds his Turkish flutes to the palette.
 
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  Leif Karlsson
01 Tango (1995) 4'25
 
 
  George Hamilton Green
02 Chromatic Foxtrot 2'54
 
 
  Felix Arndt
03 Nola (1915) 4'02
 
 
  Traditional
04 Bulgarian 7/8 (Bulgarisk 7-taktare) 3'48
 
 
  Johan Silvmark
05 The Vitaberg Song (Vitabergssången) (2002) 5'42
 
 
  Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
06 Böljeby Waltz (Böljebyvals) (1901) (Text: E.A. Karlfeldt) 2'46
 
 
  Anders Loguin
07 Untitled (1998) 2'43
 
 
  Leif Karlsson
08 Un sens de cirque gitane (1996) 5'52
 
 
  Torbjörn Engström
09 Rispolska (1993/1997) 2'39
 
 
  Hugo Alfvén
10 The Forest Sleeps (Skogen sover), Op.28 No.6 (1908) (text: E. Thiel) 3'02
 
 
  Anders Holdar
11 Town Carnival (Fest i stan) (2002) 5'57
 
 
  George Hamilton Green
12 Jovial Jasper 3'44
 
 
  George Hamilton Green
13 The Humming Bird 2'44
 
 
  Charles Johnson
14 Dill Pickles (1906) 2'30
 
 
  John Eriksson
15 Nightjar (Nattskärra) (2004) 5'24
 
  Album total 59'17
EnsembleKroumata Percussion Ensemble
Various musicians
ComposerAlfvén, Hugo
Arndt, Felix
Engström, Torbjörn
Eriksson, John
Hamilton Green, George
Holdar, Anders
Johnson, Charles
Karlsson, Leif
Loguin, Anders
Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm
Silvmark, Johan
Traditional
Various instrumentsAytekin, Ziya
BaritoneHagegård, Håkan
RecorderFrodin (Frödin), Kerstin

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