Finn Arnestad Chamber Interference – Henning Kraggerud

FINN ARNESTAD: SONATE FOR VIOLIN SOLO: ANDANTE - VIVO · SONATE FOR VIOLIN SOLO: LARGO · SONATE FOR VIOLIN SOLO: PRESTO NON TANTO · SONATE FOR TROMBONE OG PIANO · MUSIKK FOR TREBLÅSERE, 1: TEMA · MUSIKK FOR BLÅSERE, 2: VARIASJON I · MUSIKmore…K FOR TREBLÅSERE, 3: VARIASJON II · MUSIKK FOR TREBLÅSERE, 4: VARIASJON III · SEKSTETT: 1. SATS · SEKSTETT: 2. SATS · SONATE FOR CONTRABASS SOLO, 1. SATS: MARCATO ET ENERGICO · SONATE FOR CONTRABASS SOLO, 2. SATS: ADAGIO · SONATE FOR CONTRABASS SOLO, 3. SATS: TEMPO VIVO ET AGITATO ·

Henning Kraggerud, violin · Christian Lindberg, trombone · Jorun Marie Bratlie, piano · Andrew Cunningham, flute · Hans Chr. Bræin, clarinet · Eirik Birkeland, bassoon · Natasha Brofsky, cello · Aage Kvalbein, cello · Stig Nilsson, violin · Jens Harald Bratlie, piano · Oslo Trio · Sjur Bjærke, double-bass ·

One of Norway´s most unique composers performed by renowned artists and ensembles such as Henning Kraggerud, Christian Lindberg, Andrew Cunningham and Oslo Trio.

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Interference tonality, dodecaphony and serialism

Finn Oluf Arnestad Bjærke was a man of great creative ingenuity, both as an individual and as a composer, and a very skilled craftsman with a real flair for composition. He gained a broad musical education, studying violin, piano, organ, theory and instrumentation, but had no other training in composition. However, he was receptive to new ideas, and features of the works of several of the major composers of the early part of the century may be heard in his music: Debussy´s focus on the quality of sound, Stravinsky´s vitality, free treatment of rhythm and diversity, Hindemith´s theories of tonality and neoclassical bent, and Fartein Valen´s dissonant polyphony. Still, he never lapsed into eclecticism or slavish imitation.

Finn Arnestad was among the Norwegian composers who embraced musical modernism in the last half of the 1950s, rebelling against the national folklore tradition that had prevailed for such a long time in Norway. Interference tonality – which derives from the fact that when two tones are sounded simultaneously, we hear not only the frequencies of the two, but also their sum, and to an even greater degree the difference between them – dodecaphony and serialism marks his works, but he never allowed himself to be confined by their rules and principles – a fundamental reluctance to establish a school. On this recording, renowned artists Henning Kraggerud, Christian Lindberg, Andrew Cunningham and Oslo Trio, to mention but a few, performs Arnestad´s modernist and unique pieces.

Aage Kvalbein |Andrew Cunningham |Arild Erikstad |Finn Arnestad |Hans Christian Bræin |Henning Kraggerud |Natasha Brofsky |Oslo Trio |Stig Nilsson

Release date: 14.11.1996

EAN : 7044581349878

Cat.No.: ACD4987

Priskategori : CD