The Beauty That Still Remains (2020)

Ratkje, Paus

Det Norske Jentekor, Anne Karin Sundal-Ask

Anne Karin Sundal-Ask

The Norwegian Girls Choir (Det Norske Jentekor) with conductor Anne Karin Sundal-Ask are joined by Frode Haltli, Accordion, Marianne Beate Kielland, Mezzo-Soprano, Nora Aleksandra Lindeman Katla, Soprano, and Schola Sanctae Sunnivae, Gregorian Chant with Anne Kleivset, Gregorian Choir Master on their second album from 2L Music at NativeDSD Music - The Beauty That Still Remains.

On this album, The Norwegian Girls Choir addresses the theme of the inviolability of human dignity. The music by Marcus Paus and Maja S.K. Ratkje frames, in contrasting ways, the power that humanity and hope carry with them even amid the most intense horror, and through testimonies of the past, these works tell us how relevant these topics still are.

This recording represents a deep musical engagement with such universal values as empathy and faith in the good that is in every person. Asylos deals with the contradictions of inclusion and exclusion, and points up the connection between the pilgrims of the past and the asylum seekers of our time.

I had an occasional flash of understanding, but then got selfishly wrapped up again in my own problems and pleasures," is a quote from Anne Frank's diary, the book on which The Beauty That Still Remains is based. These are thoughts we must all take heed of, confronting injustice that does not strike directly at ourselves.

 

 

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Det Norske Jentekor

The Norwegian Girls Choir is a choir with proud traditions. The choir is composed of singers from the Oslo area, admitted through auditions. It is an independent continuation of The Norwegian Broadcasting Company’s Girls Choir, established in 1947. The choir has an important place in Norwegian cultural life, and it has fostered a number of well-known singers, musicians and artists. The choir’s ambition is to be a choir school that helps the singers to develop into independent musicians and artists, and to create a musical expressiveness that involves not only the singers themselves but also audiences. In this environment the choir members’ understanding of music grows and their interest in music deepens – giving them the grounding they need to perform at a high professional level. The Norwegian Girls Choir consists of four choirs, spanning the ages 6-24: the Recruit Choir, the Aspirant Choir, the Main Choir and the Studio Choir. This album features the Studio Choir.

Some of Norway’s foremost composers write new music for the choir, and these works have led to the choir being invited to festivals such as the Reverb Festival in London, the Olavfestdagene in Trondheim, the Bergen International Festival and the Oslo Chamber Music Festival. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit is the choir’s official patron.

photo: from booklet 2L144

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The Beauty That Still Remains (2020)

Ratkje, Paus

Det Norske Jentekor, Anne Karin Sundal-Ask

Digital Converters: Horus, Merging Technologies with Ravenna AoIP to Pyramix Workstation
Editing Software: Pyramix, Merging Technologies
Executive Producers: Jorn Simenstad and Morten Lindberg
Financial Support: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Talent Norge, Bergesenstiftelsen and Norwegian Ministry of Culture
Microphones: DPA Microphones
Power Line Conditioner: JMF Audio PCD302
Producer: Morten Lindberg
Recording Engineer: Morten Lindberg
Recording Location: Uranienborg Church, Norway in April 2018 and March 2019
Recording Software: Pyramix, Merging Technologies
Recording Technician: Beatrice Johannessen (Tracks 1-11)
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD

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Dearest Kitty
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The World Transformed I
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Cadenza I
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Empty Days
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Prescription for Gunfire Jitters
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A Portrait of Anne
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Intimations of Love
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The World Transformed II
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The Beauty that Still Remains
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Et hvert menneske
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Ly - Kjærligheten er sjelens blikk
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Ista est speciosa
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Stolleken
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Bønn
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Den vanskelige forståelsen
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Sover bjørnen?
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Like fra den tidlige barndom
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