• BIS2341 Katalognummer
  • 7318599923413 EAN
  • 1SACD Format
  • 2018 Utgivelsesår

Artist
The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir | Pedersen, Grete (conductor)

Dirigent
Pedersen, Grete

Medvirkende
Janson, Alfred (melodica) | Various musicians

Komponist
Janson, Alfred

Ensemble
The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir

Plateselskap
BIS

Verk

Janson, Alfred: 

I. Vi som är födda vid havet; II. Katarsis; III. Vägarna vet jag därhemma
the wind blows – where it wishes
Nå er det fint å leve
Lille mor klode
Sarabande
Sonnet No. 76
Construction
Ky og vakre Madame Ky
Viska du vind
Nocturne

Lyricists:
Dickinson, Emily / Hermodsson, Elisabet / Janson, Alfred / Nietzsche, Friedrich / Nyquist, Arild / Shakespeare, William / Sverdrup, Harald Ulrik

Produktbeskrivelse

Born in 1937, Alfred Janson was a key figure among the young Norwegian composers who emerged in the beginning of the 1960s. With a background in jazz and popular music he seemed to represent a new era, and this was confirmed by works such as Construction and Hymn and Nocturne. Ever since then Janson has continued to write his own music, seemingly independently of the current
‘-isms’.

One of the cornerstones of his production has been vocal music, and this disc from the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir and Grete Pedersen presents an opportunity to listen to his choral works from five decades. These reveal to the listener his free melodic gift and original approach to harmony, but also his keen instinct for good texts – the programme includes settings of poems by Shakespeare (Sonnet No. 76), Nietszche and Emily Dickinson, but also a lyrical hymn to Mother Earth and politically charged texts by contemporaries of the composer.

The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir and Janson have collaborated on numerous occasions, and two of the works recorded here were commissioned by the choir: the wind blows … from 2016 and Sonnet No. 76 (2000). Janson often allows for the possibility of including instruments in his works, and joining the choir are musicians from Oslo Sinfonietta, as well as Alfred Janson himself, playing his beloved plastic melodica.

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