Olav Berg – Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

OLAV BERG: CANTUS · KONSERT FOR KLARINETT OG ORKESTER · EPILOG · FANTASIA BREVE · HISTORIEmore…N ·

Håkon Vestly, clarinet · Erling Eriksen, piano · Kåre Nordstoga, organ · Stavanger Symphony Orchestra · Gerard Oskamp, conductor · Chamber Choir of the Rogaland Music Conservatory · Bjergsted Chamber Orchestra · Christian Eggen, conductor · Karsten Andersen, conductor ·

A unique listening experience of contemporary composer Olav Berg, with works that constantly tests the limits of dynamics, harmony and expression.

kr 139

Pushing the boundaries

Olav Berg is a composer of limit-breaking qualities. “There’s nothing I dislike more than mezzoforte music,” says Berg. When listening to the works on this album it’s not hard to understand what he means. He is always testing limits in terms of dynamics, harmony and expression, and pushing the boundaries in his treatment of the instruments: “my music is also supposed to be a challenge to the musician.”

Everything from the timbral richness in “Fantasia Breve” and the highly successful organ work “Cantus”, which exploit the potential of the organ to the very last millimetre and pushes the tonality to the breaking point, to the tension-filled “Clarinet Concerto”, the reflective “The History” and the extreme combinations of sound in “Epilogue”, makes this album not just the perfect introduction to the unique music of Olav Berg but a fantastic listening experience as well.

Arild Erikstad |Arne Akselberg |Arne Peter Rognan |Christian Eggen |Kåre Nordstoga |Karsten Andersen |Olav Berg |Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Release date: 10.01.1992

EAN : 7025560492228

Cat.No.: ACD4922

Priskategori : CD