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Ståle Kleiberg: The Bell Reef – Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

STÅLE KLEIBERG: Lamento: Cissi Klein in Memoriam · Chamber Symphony, Symphony No. 2 · The Bell Reef, Symphonymore… No.1

Trondheim Symphony Orchestra · Eivind Aadland, conductor · Christian Eggen, conductor · Rolf Gupta, conductor

Through its sensuous surface, its finely-wrought textures and its sensitivity to nuances of sonority, this music evokes Debussy, while at the same time it embodies something of the dense motivic working and expressionistic intensity we associate with Schoenberg.

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Kleiberg orchestral works

Lamento: Cissi Klein in memoriam, one of a trilogy of works composed by Kleiberg in response to Nazi atrocities, is based on the story about Cissi who was taken from her classroom in 1942 and sent to Auschwitz. The Chamber Symphony was written in 1997 when the city of Trondheim celebrated the millennial anniversary of its foundation. The Bell Reef, symphony no.1, is based on a story told in a book by Kleiberg’s great grandfather, the writer Theodor Dahl: In 1537 a ship sent to Norway from Denmark to collect valuables, including five church bells. On its return journey the ship collided with a reef and sank, and in later years it was said that the bells could occasionally be heard sounding from the bottom of the sea.

One of the most distinct voices among the Norwegian composers belongs to Ståle Kleiberg (b. 1958). Based in Trondheim, he is currently an Associate Professor of Music at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Much of Kleiberg’s music is written in direct response to commissions, has been widely performed in Norway and abroad, and is now increasingly available in commercial CD format. He was awarded the Fartein Valen Prize in 1999, as a result of which he was composer-in-residence during the Valen Days of 2000.

Release date: 27.10.2003

EAN : 7044581350324

Cat.No.: ACD5032

Priskategori : CD