Jon Mostad: The Light Shines in the Darkness – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

JON MOSTAD: HUS. 2: 1. ROM · HUS. 3: 2. ROM · HUS. 4: UTGANG · OG LYSET SKINNER I MØRKET · CONCERTO FOR VIOLINCELLO AND ORCHESTRA. 1ST MOVEMENT · COCERTO FOR VIOLINCELLO AND ORCHESTRA. 2ND MOVEMENT · CONCERTO FOR VIOLINCELLO AND ORCHESTRAmore…. 3RD MOVEMENT ·

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra · Øystein Birkeland, cello

This new recording of Jon Mostad’s orchestral works, performed by cellist Øystein Birkeland, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Michel Swierczewski, presents us with the rather unusual opportunity of observing a Norwegian composer’s development within the none-too-stifling confines of the great orchestral apparatus.

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A recording of purely orchestrated works

It’s not every day that the classic music listening public of Norway is served up a recording of purely orchestrated works by a home-grown composer. This new recording of Jon Mostad’s orchestral works from the 1980s (the last was written in 1990), performed by cellist Øystein Birkeland, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Michel Swierczewski, presents us therefore with the rather unusual opportunity of observing a Norwegian composer’s development within the none-too-stifling confines of the great orchestral apparatus.

Mostad’s compositional technique and formal language shows itself to be well adapted to the orchestral medium; the writing style radiates an amplitude commonly referred to as that ‘of orchestral dimensions’. Such a style is informed by a very special consciousness and manipulation of temporal pacing and of information load, and the want of such has often proved the bane of would-be orchestral composers of otherwise usable chamber works. Orchestral works present themselves in several places throughout Mostad’s Opus to date, suggesting that his formal sense seeks intuitively thither to the genre where it best and most fully can express itself.

Release date: 25.05.1995

EAN : 7044581349793

Cat.No.: ACD4978

Priskategori : CD