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Tales of Sound and Fury

Composer Anonymous
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
John Eccles
Henry Purcell
Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer Karin Dahlberg
Balázs Szokolay Dongó
Mihály Huszár
Knut Johannessen
Lars Henrik Johansen
Mihkel Kerem
Ferenc Kiss
Hakon Stene
Torbjörn Westman
Camerata Nordica
Terje Tönnesen (Tønnesen), conductor
Catalogue Number BIS-2256 SACD
EAN 7318599922560
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Apr 2017
Total time 60'33

Recording of the Month, "Highly entertaining", MusicWeb International
In the course of this highly original programme, Terje Tønnesen and his Camerata Nordica tell us tales of madness and love, of battles and delusions. Building on imaginative scores by Biber, Telemann and Purcell, Tønnesen himself and Mikhel Kerem has fashioned even more colourful arrangements that bring human follies and passions to the fore.&&&
In the course of the disc we are treated to rousing drum solos, a trio of Hungarian folk musicians makes a guest appearance in Biber’s ‘joking sonata’ and a Swedish nyckelharpa adds colour to the plaintive Aria in Battalia, before the listener is telescoped into the famous battle scene itself. Featured soloist soprano Karin Dahlberg gives us memorable portraits of madness in three English ‘Mad Songs’, and throughout the programme the members of the ensemble with equal conviction play their instruments, bay as a pack of hounds and groan as wounded musketeers. The result is a pageant fit for a street performance during a carnival – at turns absurd, burlesque, frightening and moving.
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  Improvisation 1'44
01 Improvisation 0'52
02 New Mad Tom of Bedlam 4'28
  Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
  Sonata jucunda, C. App. 121
03 Adagio - Allegro - Adagio... 8'43
04 Improvisation 0'44
  Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
  Battalia, C. 61 10'52
05 I. Sonata. Allegro 1'41
06 II. Die liederliche Gesellschaft von allerley Humor. Allegro 0'48
07 III. Presto 0'28
08 IV. Der Mars 1'04
09 V. Presto 1'00
10 VI. Aria. Andante 3'27
11 VII. Die Schlacht. Allegro 0'52
12 VIII. Lamento der Verwundten Musquetirer. Adagio 1'32
  John Eccles
13 Restless in Thought 4'03
  Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
  Sonata representativa, C. 146
14 Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Presto - Adagio 10'55
  Henry Purcell
15 Bess of Bedlam 4'02
  Improvisation 1'44
16 Improvisation 0'52
  Georg Philipp Telemann
  Ouverture Burlesque de Quixotte,TWV 55:G10 14'25
17 I. Ouverture 3'37
18 II. Le reveil de Quichotte 2'23
19 III. Son attacque des moulins à vent 1'21
20 IV. Les soupirs amoureux après la Princesse Dulcinée 1'58
21 V. Sanche Panse berné 1'27
22 VI. Le galope de Rosinante 0'31
23 VII. Celui d’ane de Sanche 1'45
24 VIII. Le couchée de Quichotte 1'23
  Album total 60'33
PercussionStene, Hakon
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von
Eccles, John
Purcell, Henry
Telemann, Georg Philipp
SopranoDahlberg, Karin
EnsembleCamerata Nordica
Tonnesen, Terje
Violin and leaderTonnesen, Terje
ArrangerKerem, Mihkel
Tonnesen, Terje
HarpsichordJohannessen, Knut
Johansen, Lars Henrik
FluteDongó, Balázs Szokolay
GardonKiss, Ferenc
Double bassHuszár, Mihály
NyckelharpaWestman, Torbjörn
NarratorKerem, Mihkel

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