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Wallin & Buene - Violin Concertos

Composer Eivind Buene
Rolf Wallin
Performer Peter Herresthal
Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Øyvind Bjorå, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2242 SACD
EAN 7318599922423
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Jan 2018
Total time 84'00

Spellemann 2017 nominee
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 present, amply-filled addition to Herresthal’s ‘string’ features the composers Rolf Wallin (b. 1957) and Eivind Buene (b. 1973). Wallin – one of Scandinavia’s leading composers – has for Herresthal made a version of Under City Skin, his 2009 concerto for viola and ensemble. The work is a poetic and sonic journey through an imaginary cityscape, with the solo violin and the string orchestra playing off and with a pre-recorded soundtrack. Buene’s Violin Concerto was also conceived with Herresthal in mind. With suggestive individual titles – Falling Angels, Sound Asleep and Among Voices – its three movements are each scored for a different combination of chamber orchestral forces. They can be played separately, but together they form a haunting triptych of melancholy and memory. Supporting Herresthal in the concertos are the conductor Øyvind Bjorå and musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic, in two different configurations: as a chamber orchestra and a sinfonietta. Bjorå and the Sinfonietta also perform Wallin’s Appearances and Buene’s Miniatures, for 15 and 16 musicians respectively.
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  Rolf Wallin
  Under City Skin 28'54
01 I. High-heeled Shoes 5'58
02 II. The Park at Night 7'12
03 III. Locomotive 10'08
04 IV. Pastorale 5'36
05 Appearances 23'45
  Eivind Buene
  Miniatures 9'23
06 I. 1'08
07 II. 1'35
08 III. 1'13
09 IV. 1'05
10 V. 2'14
11 VI. 2'08
  Violin Concerto 21'49
12 I. Falling Angels 9'38
13 II. Sound Asleep 4'47
14 III. Among Voices of the Dead 7'24
  Album total 84'00
ComposerBuene, Eivind
Wallin, Rolf
ViolinHerresthal, Peter

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