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Geir Inge Lotsberg – Works by Henze, Sallinen, Sandvik, Sigurbjornsson, Skouen and Yun (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Geir Inge Lotsberg – Works by Henze, Sallinen, Sandvik, Sigurbjornsson, Skouen and Yun (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:33 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: Sofienberg Kirke in Oslo, June and September 2008

This album consists of solo-violin works by different nordic contemporary composers combined with Hans Werner Henze representing the central european and Isang Yun the asiatic style and esthetics.

The selection of pieces presented here shows a variety of approaches to writing polyphonic music for solo violin.
The violin as an instrument has great expressive flexibility. At the same time, there are limitations with regard to scope, double-stop combinations and performance styles that place significant constraints on the choices open to composers.

Every composer relates in some way to J. S. Bach’s masterly polyphonic compositions for solo violin from 1720. The collection of works from the past 35 years on this recording demonstrates that Bach’s legacy, rather than imposing limitations, serves as an inspiration in seeking to vary the expressive idioms that can be elicited from an unaccompanied violin.


Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
1. Ètude philharmonique 04:21

Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013)
2. Step by step 04:49
Klaus Sandvik
3. In the pinch of now 04:28

Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
4. Serenade 02:40

Isang Yun (1917-1995)
5. Kontraste 1 10:00
6. Kontraste 2 06:54

Synne Skouen (1950)
7. … à travers les paroles 07:27

Isang Yun (1917-1995)
8. Könligiches Thema 07:08

Aulis Sallinen (1930)
9. Canto 03:20
10. Ritornello 04:05
Klaus Sandvik
11. Classical Brace 11:21

Geir Inge Lotsberg, violin


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