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Mantra - music for sinfonietta

Composer Toshio Hosokawa
Ellen Lindquist
Kristin Norderval
Bent Sørensen
Performer Espen Aalberg
Else Bø
Trondheim Sinfonietta
Kai Grinde Myrann, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2340 SACD
EAN 7318599923406
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Oct 2018
Total time 54'59

On this disc, the Trondheim Sinfonietta, founded in 1998, has gathered four works from the three decades encompassing the ensemble’s existence. All four seem to be haunted by an even deeper past: Bent Sørensen’s Minnelieder is the composer’s third version of a work originally sparked-off by a book about the 14th century,&&& while Toshio Hosokawa’s Drawing, from a decade later, was inspired by the very start of life. Kristin Norderval’s Chapel Meditation began its existence as an improvisation, but looks back to music from centuries earlier, while the most recent work, Mantra by Ellen Lindquist, also mines a venerable musical tradition, that of the age-old Indonesian gamelan orchestra that for over 100 years has had an influence on Western composers such as Debussy, Britten, Steve Reich et al.
Set for varying forces and numbers of performers, the four works together form a fascinating picture of the kaleidoscopic possibilities open to composers around the turn of the millennium.
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  Toshio Hosokawa
01 Drawing for eight players (2004) 12'33
  Bent Sørensen
02 Minnelieder – Zweites Minnewater for chamber ensemble (1994) 12'35
  Ellen Lindquist
03 Mantra, Concerto for gamelan and sinfonietta (2016) 24'42
  Kristin Norderval
04 Chapel Meditation, for voice and plucked piano (2001) 3'53
  Album total 54'59
ComposerHosokawa, Toshio
Lindquist, Ellen
Norderval, Kristin
Sørensen, Bent
Chamber ensembleTrondheim Sinfonietta
ConductorGrinde Myrann, Kai
GamelanAalberg, Espen
SopranoNorderval, Kristin
PianoBø, Else

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