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Oceano - Chamber Music by Sebastian Fagerlund

Composer Sebastian Fagerlund
Performer Tomas Djupsjöbacka
Hervé Joulain
Paavali Jumppanen
Atte Kilpeläinen
Minna Pensola
Christoffer Sundqvist
Meta4
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2324 SACD
EAN 7318599923246
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Oct 2021
Total time 70'33


It is primarily for his large-scale orchestral works that Sebastian Fagerlund (b. 1972) has attracted attention, but throughout his career he has also composed chamber music. In his production, orchestral and chamber music have a fruitful relationship in which a chamber work may contain the germ of ideas that then appear in a new form in an orchestral score. &&&One example of this is Fuel – a set of six miniatures from 2010 – which grows out of the same basic material as Ignite, a work for large orchestra completed in the same year, although they differ greatly in scale and in character. Common to the two genres is also Fagerlund’s firm grasp of the capabilities of the instruments he is writing for.

Some of Finland’s leading instrumentalists join forces on the present album, with French horn player Hervé Joulain making an appearance in Transient Light, which is dedicated to him. The six works were composed between 2007 and 2013 and are all for different constellations and of varying dimensions – from a brief duo in one movement (Scherzic) to a quartet in six (Verso l’interno). But there are also common features that recur throughout the programme; for example machine-like textures against which material with longer lines is reflected, and influences from other genres such as traditional music from the Middle East or rock. These do not appear as direct stylistic loans, however, but rather as elements embedded in Fagerlund’s own music.
 
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  Sebastian Fagerlund
  Oceano for violin, viola and cello 12'27
01 I. Sonore 5'50
02 II. Agitato 6'37
 
  Fuel, six miniatures for clarinet, cello and piano 8'13
03 No. 1. Presto preciso 1'24
04 No. 2. Molto ritmico e meccanico 2'03
05 No. 3. Leggiero 1'03
06 No. 4. Tranquillo poco rubato 2'10
07 No. 5. Molto ritmico e meccanico 0'42
08 No. 6. Esaltato 0'51
 
09 Transient Light for horn, violin, cello and piano 11'08
 
  Sonata for Clarinet and Piano 16'40
10 I. Meccanico con forza 4'38
11 II. Lento misterioso 6'49
12 III. Introduzione quasi libero - Esaltato 5'13
 
13 Scherzic for viola and cello 4'16
 
  String Quartet No.1, 'Verso l'interno' 17'40
14 I. Pròlogo. Tranquillo 2'01
15 II. Danza 1. Feroce 2'53
16 III. Danza 2. Agitato 2'21
17 IV. Canto. Mesto 5'09
18 V. Danza 3. Agitato capriccioso 3'09
19 VI. Epilogo. Tranquillo 2'07
 
  Album total 70'33
ComposerFagerlund, Sebastian
ViolinPensola, Minna
ViolaKilpelainen, Atte
CelloDjupsjobacka, Tomas
ClarinetSundqvist, Christoffer
PianoJumppanen, Paavali
HornJoulain, Hervé
String quartetMeta4

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