Orchestral Adventures – Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

ALFRED JANSON: NASJONALSANG · BJØRN KRUSE: SAXOPHONE CONCERTO · JON ØIVIND NESS: SCHATTEN · KJELL FLEM: ULTIMmore…A THULE

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra · Christian Eggen, conductor · Norwegian Radio Orchestra · Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor · Trondheim Symphony Orchestra · Bendik Hofseth, saxophone · Torbjørn Sunde, trombone Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet · Ohtar Maga, conductor

“Orchestral Adventures” presents four Norwegian composers and their orchestral works: Bjørn Kruse, Alfred Janson, Jon Øivind Ness and Kjell Flem.

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Norwegian orchestral adventures

“Orchestral Adventures” presents four Norwegian composers and their orchestral works. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Ole Kristian Ruud and jazz saxophonist Bendik Hofseth performs Bjørn Kruse’s “Saxophone Concerto”, a virtuoso work written with Hofseth in mind. The work balances between the spontaneous and the planned, and Hofseth has ample opportunity to demonstrate his improvisational talent.

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conductor Christian Eggen, trombonist Thorbjørn Sunde and trumpeter Ole Edvard Antonsen performs Alfred Janson’s “National Anthem”, a work with both humour and serious undertones: The piece contains tonally distorted fragments of the Norwegian national anthem which compete with forceful rhythmic and a tape recording of cows mooing, pigs grunting, wolves howling and owls hooting.

Jon Øivind Ness’ shimmering and colourful treatment of sound and constant tensions characterize his work “Schatten”, where chaotic and hectic structures which speed up the listener’s perception of time is juxtaposed with sustained, transparent chords which seem to float timelessly in space.

“Ultima Thule” is Kjell Flem’s first orchestral work, a work that is based on impressions from the Arctic regions, in a series of images reflecting the dramatic geographical and climatic contrasts of these regions clearly related to a (neo-)expressionist style.

Release date: 18.01.1995

EAN : 7044581349755

Cat.No.: ACD4975

Priskategori : CD