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Buene - Violin Concerto

Composer Eivind Buene
Performer Peter Herresthal
Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Øyvind Bjorå, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-8020
EAN 7318590080207
Format Download only
Release date Nov 2017
Total time 31'22



Following his 2001 disc of works by Arne Nordheim, Norwegian violinist Peter Herresthal and BIS have collaborated on the project ’A String of Releases’ – recordings of contemporary violin concertos, in several cases written especially for Herresthal. Featured composers so far have been Olav Anton Thommessen, Henrik Hellstenius and Ørjan Matre – all from Norway – as well as Thomas Adès and Per Nørgård.&&& Utterly fearless in his approach to these complex works, Herresthal has received recognition for his recordings, earning a Spellemannprisen (the ‘Norwegian Grammy’) as well as being shortlisted for a Gramophone Award.

The latest additions to Herresthal’s ‘string’ are two digital-only albums, featuring the composers Rolf Wallin (BIS-8019) and Eivind Buene (b. 1973). Composed for Herresthal, the three movements of Buene’s Violin Concerto are each scored for a different combination of chamber orchestral forces. With suggestive individual titles – Falling Angels, Sound Asleep and Among Voices – they can be played separately, but together they form a haunting triptych of melancholy and memory. Supporting Herresthal in the concert are conductor Øyvind Bjorå and the Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, who open this digital album with Buene’s piece Miniatures. With a combined duration of less than 10 minutes, the six movements live up to the title as they each explore a single aspect or idea.
 
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  Eivind Buene
  Miniatures (2009/2016) for ensemble 9'23
01 I. - attacca - 1'08
02 II. 1'35
03 III. 1'13
04 IV. - attacca - 1'05
05 V. 2'14
06 VI. 2'08
 
  Violin Concerto (2013-16) 21'54
07 I. Falling Angels 9'38
08 II. Sound Asleep 4'47
09 III. Among Voices of the Dead 7'29
 
  Album total 31'22
ComposerBuene, Eivind
ViolinHerresthal, Peter

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