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Femina moderna - music for mixed choir

Composer Lera Auerbach
Anna Cederberg-Orreteg
Nana Forte
Galina Grigorjeva
Anna-Karin Klockar
Libby Larsen
Clara Lindsjö
Maria Löfberg
Cecilia McDowall
Tebogo Monnakgotla
Karin Rehnqvist
Susanne Rosenberg
Andrea Tarrodi
Performer Allmänna Sången
Maria Goundorina, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2224 SACD
EAN 7318599922249
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Oct 2016
Total time 75'53

Works by 13 women composers
Allmänna Sången began its existence as a male-voice choir affiliated to the University of Uppsala in 1830, but was reformed as a mixed choir in 1963. Ever since, the choir has expanded its repertoire and stylistic range, often surprising audiences with its unconventional approach to familiar works and with collaborations across genres. Previous releases on BIS bear this out, for instance Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in a rarely recorded chamber version, or Resonances – a programme of Swedish choral classics, contemporary works and folk music, in which the choir engages with the jazz pianist Anders Widmark. On Femina moderna, the choir and its conductor Maria Goundorina present a programme with recent works by Swedish and international women composers: no less than ten of the thirteen works included were written in 2000 or later. Most recent is Anna-Karin Klockar's Speeches which in 2016 won first prize in a competition for women composers arranged by the choir. The competition, the Allmänna Sången & Anders Wall Composition Award, was first held in 2014 in celebration of the choir's 50th anniversary as a mixed choir, and the winning work on that occasion, Sandskrift by Maria Löfberg, is also included on this disc, along with pieces by composers such as Lera Auerbach and Libby Larsen (U.S.A.), Cecilia McDowall (UK), Galina Grigorjeva (Estonia) and Nana Forte (Slovenia).
 
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  Libby Larsen
  Songs of Youth and Pleasure 10'41
01 I. Song for a dance 2'09
02 II. Pluck the fruit and taste the pleasure 1'28
03 III. Kisses 3'15
04 IV. Hey Nonny No! 3'49
 
 
  Anna-Karin Klockar
  Speeches 9'10
05 I. The Rights of Woman 2'32
06 II. Surrender Speech 3'05
07 III.The Best Friend 3'33
 
 
  Andrea Tarrodi
08 Lume 6'09
 
 
  Lera Auerbach
09 Lullaby 4'13
 
 
  Anna Cederberg-Orreteg
10 Jordnära 2'45
 
 
  Cecilia McDowall
11 Regina cæli 2'45
 
 
  Tebogo Monnakgotla
12 Apelsinen har mognat 3'13
 
 
  Nana Forte
13 Libera me 5'58
 
 
  Galina Grigorjeva
14 In paradisum 2'46
 
 
  Maria Lofberg
15 Sandskrift 7'08
 
 
  Karin Rehnqvist
16 Tilt, drama för kör 8'42
 
 
  Susanne Rosenberg
17 Pust 4'58
 
 
  Clara Lindsjö
18 The Find 4'50
 
  Album total 75'53
ConductorGoundorina, Maria
ChoirAllmänna Sången
ComposerAuerbach, Lera
Cederberg-Orreteg, Anna
Forte, Nana
Grigorjeva, Galina
Klockar, Anna-Karin
Larsen, Libby
Lindsjö, Clara
Lofberg, Maria
McDowall, Cecilia
Monnakgotla, Tebogo
Rehnqvist, Karin
Rosenberg, Susanne
Tarrodi, Andrea

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