Stale Kleiberg: Do You Believe in Heather?

Stale Kleiberg

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Ståle Kleiberg is often called a “modern romantic”, and for good reason. We encounter a distinctive and highly individual alloy of modern and romantic elements in his music, whether it is characterized by a still, meditative lyricism or an energizing vitality. His String Quartet no. 3 encompasses this entire range of expression. The music speaks of summer. It is imbued with joie de vivre, and was composed with a full command of the genre and with considerable virtuosity. The flute-viola-harp ensemble is less common, but by no means unknown. Following Debussy’s Sonata, several trios have been composed for this ensemble, and Kleiberg’s Trio Luna is a fine and most welcome addition.

The work’s three movements capture the mood of three dissimilar outer and inner landscapes, all of them bathed in moonlight, albeit at different times of day and night. The Light Smith is also a trio; it is a song cycle for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano, and is chamber music on a very high level of inspiration. Both The Light Smith and Do You Believe in Heather? are settings of poetry by the distinguished Norwegian poet Helge Torvund. These poems engage with such archetypal themes as light, quietude, love, death and nature, but they treat these themes as real, everyday experiences, rather than abstract concepts. While the theme of The Light Smith centres on the beginnings, growth and culmination of life, it is autumn and winter we meet in Do You Believe in Heather?

Tracklist

1.
String Quartet No. 3 - I. Scherzando
05:16
2.
String Quartet No. 3 - II. Rubato e espressivo
06:10
3.
String Quartet No. 3 - III. Animato
04:44
4.
Trur du pa lyng (Do You Believe in Heather) - I. Fruktbar stille
05:55
5.
Trur du pa lyng (Do You Believe in Heather) - II. Mor
03:11
6.
Trur du pa lyng (Do You Believe in Heather) - III. Kj?rleik og liding
04:19
7.
Trur du pa lyng (Do You Believe in Heather) - IV. Livnar til
05:16
8.
Trio Luna - I. Luna serale
07:07
9.
Trio Luna - II. Luna notturna
06:27
10.
Trio Luna - III. Luna mattutina
04:35
11.
Lyssmeden (The Light Smith) - I. Eg foddes pa ei slette
03:41
12.
Lyssmeden (The Light Smith) - II. Me skal elska
03:08
13.
Lyssmeden (The Light Smith) - III. Mitt ansvar
02:36
14.
Lyssmeden (The Light Smith) - IV. Kom ut
03:37
15.
Lyssmeden (The Light Smith) - V. Om du ligg heilt stille
04:46

Total time: 01:10:48

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Editing Software

Pyramix

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Original Recording Format

Digital Converters

HORUS, Merging Technologies

Composers

Mastering Engineer

Morten Lindberg

Microphones

DPA

Producer

Morten Lindberg

Recording Engineer

Morten Lindberg

Recording location

Sofienberg Church, Norway August 2018

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

SKU

2L152

Release Date March 3, 2019
SKU 2L152

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