Works by Henze, Sallinen, Sandvik, Sigubjörnsson, Skouen and Yun Geir Inge Lotsberg

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Label: Afontibus

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Geir Inge Lotsberg

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  • Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
  • 1Ètude philharmonique04:21
  • Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013)
  • 2Step by step04:49
  • Klaus Sandvik
  • 3In the pinch of now04:28
  • Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
  • 4Serenade02:40
  • Isang Yun (1917-1995)
  • 5Kontraste 110:00
  • 6Kontraste 206:54
  • Synne Skouen (1950)
  • 7... à travers les paroles07:27
  • Isang Yun (1917-1995)
  • 8Könligiches Thema07:08
  • Aulis Sallinen (1930)
  • 9Canto03:20
  • Aulis Sallinen (1930)
  • 10Ritornello04:05
  • Klaus Sandvik
  • 11Classical Brace11:21
  • Total Runtime01:06:33

Info for Works by Henze, Sallinen, Sandvik, Sigubjörnsson, Skouen and Yun

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.

Geir Inge Lotsberg, violin

Recorded at Sofienberg Kirke in Oslo, June and September 2008
Recording and editing by Fabra Studios
Recorded to twotrack using Benchmark A/D-converter into a Sound Devices 702 recorder. Two Neumann KM 130 omni microphones. Edited in Sequoia daw

Geir Inge Lotsberg
began his professional career at a young age and has distinguished himself as one of Norway’s most active chamber musicians. He studied with Leif Jørgensen in Oslo, Sandor Vègh in Salzburg, Camilla Wicks in Houston and Ana Chumachenco in Munich, and in 1991 he became one of the founding members of Oslo String Quartet.

He is a widely experienced musician and has been a member of ensembles such as the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Academica Salzburg, and concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic and Norwegian National Opera orchestras. In addition to collaborations with other musicians including Håvard Gimse, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg and Kåre Nordstoga, Lotsberg has performed as a soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Camerata Academica Salzburg. He released a number of CD recordings featuring works by J. S. Bach, Carl Nielsen and Edvard Grieg, and two recordings of contemporary music for solo violin.

Lotsberg is much in demand as a teacher and orchestra leader, working regularly in recent years with TrondheimSolistene and as a teacher at the Barratt Due Music Institute in Oslo.

Since 2007 Geir Inge Lotsberg has played a Joseph Guarnerius filius Andrae from 1703, provided by Dextra Musica AS.

Booklet for Works by Henze, Sallinen, Sandvik, Sigubjörnsson, Skouen and Yun

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