Edvard Hagerup Bull: Profils – BIT20 Ensemble

EDVARD HAGERUP BULL: SINFONIA A CINQ · SEXTUOR · SONATA CANTABILE · PROFILS "POUR UN DRAME RUSTIQUE" OP. 49 · STÈLE POUR L'EPILOGUE D'UN MONDE OPmore…. 58A

BIT20 Ensemble · Ingar Bergby, conductor

With an incisive and concentrated expression, BIT20 Ensemble generates in their recordings of the distinctive Norwegian composer Edvard Hagerup Bull´s works, an insistency and intensity from which there is no escape.

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Two-dimensional music

“Profils” opens up a familiar musical world. Rarely, if ever, is the identity of the instruments in doubt. All of them – winds, strings and piano – are distinct and sharply profiled, each empathic, close at hand and true to character. Amid the unity of the ensemble´s execution, they stand out as individual voices, forceful personalities. The music´s incisive and concentrated expression generates an insistency and intensity from which there is no escape. It is the works of Edvard Hagerup Bull which are performed – from the composer´s first earliest phase in 1957 all up to the mid-1980s.

Edvard Hagerup Bull was one of Norway´s most distinctive composers with a highly personal musical language. On “Profils” we are introduced to five of his works, performed by the renowned BIT20 Ensemble and conductor Ingar Bergby. We are talking of a sort of two-dimensional music: On the one hand, a “surface” dimension, music that is acutely present in the here-and-now, a restless urban music where impressions of beauty are brief but intense, possibly evincing a cry from a struggle with existential concerns. On the other hand, the “subtext”, the undertow of tradition and will to form which the music espouses and demonstrates.

Since its foundation in Bergen in 1989, the BIT20 Ensemble has had as main goal to advande the performances of Norwegian and international art music of the entire 20th century. Right from its inception BIT20 Ensemble has established itself as a highly professional ensemble with excellent soloistic qualities. The ensemble has established itself as one of Norway´s most esteemed ensembles, and the high popular and critical regard they have earned has led to an intense concert activity in both Norway and abroad.

Arild Erikstad |BIT20 Ensemble |Edvard Hagerup Bull |Ingar Bergby

Release date: 21.08.1997

EAN : 7044581349991

Cat.No.: ACD4999

Priskategori : CD