David and Bathsheba

Tonu Kaljuste, Trondheim Symphony Choir, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

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The Biblical story of David and Bathsheba has a lot of present-day relevance. In this story, individual emotions interact with political actions and their consequences. Fundamental ethical questions are thus being raised, on the macro- as well as the microlevel. And not least, the story illustrates how these two levels may be connected.

From the opening bars, Kleiberg’s music establishes a very particular orchestral and harmonic colour, one effect of which is to ’place’ the events beyond our reach. It would be trivial to describe this distancing of the action as a mode of exoticism, but there is nonetheless a whiff of the East about the tone of the work, evocative of the time and a distant place. This is anything but a retreat into some oneiric fantasy world, removed from our contemporary reality.

Rather the remoteness of the setting, together with Kleiberg’s non-naturalistic approach to the drama, gives the work something of the character of myth. This enables it to speak to us as all myths speak to us, of deeper truths.

 

Tracklist

1.
Act I, Introduction Orchestra
03:05
2.
Act I, Psalm 8 Chorus
06:21
3.
Act I, Scene I, My Lord, your servant Uriah the Hittite Joab, Chorus
01:38
4.
Act I, Scene II, Who is this that looks out like the dawn? David
05:11
5.
Act I, Scene II, Who is she? Joab, David
02:40
6.
Act I, Scene II, Come to me Bathsheba David, Bathsheba
02:06
7.
Act I, Scene II, It is the Lord who gave you your authority Chorus
02:29
8.
Act I, Scene III, Uriah! Have you not a young wife? Joab, Uriah
01:42
9.
Act I, Scene IV, He would not come, my Lord Joab, David
02:42
10.
Act I, Scene V, O Husband you are lost to me Bathsheba
06:26
11.
Act I, Scene VI, Eat! Drink! Uriah, David
04:41
12.
Act I, Scene VI, Down with the poor and honest man! Bathsheba, Uriah, Chorus
04:19
13.
Act II, Scene I, You are welcome Nathan Joab, David, Nathan
02:08
14.
Act II, Scene I, There are two men in your city Nathan, David
04:40
15.
Act II, Scene I, Psalm 51 David, Chorus
07:33
16.
Act II, Scene II, You are come to tell me my son is dead Bathsheba, Joab
02:49
17.
Act II, Scene II, Why has the fruit of my orchard failed? Bathsheba
04:29
18.
Act II, Scene III, Where are the robes you have torn? Bathsheba, David
06:28
19.
Act II, Scene III, The breath in our nostrils Chorus
03:48

Total time: 01:15:15

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2L084

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Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Morten Lindberg

Microphones

DPA Microphones

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Producer

Morten Lindberg

Recording Engineer

Beatrice Johannessen

Recording location

Frikirken, Trondheim, Norway August 2011

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Release Date April 26, 2019

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