Northern Timbre

Ragnhild Hemsing, Tor Espen Aspaas

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Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) and Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) are generally recognized as the Nordic countries’ most important composers. Nielsen and Sibelius were both inspired and influenced in their early years by Grieg’s music. Their idiom was strongly Romantic, but they managed to create a distinct “Nordic Sound” in which national elements combined with the broader European tradition.

This album not only shows this, but also probes the way they were inspired by one another. Moreover, the works on this album are among our personal favourites, with a Northern Timbre we feel resonates, no matter where you are.

Tracklist

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1.
Grieg Sonate op. 45 - I. Allegro molto ed apassionato
08:41
2.
Grieg Sonate op. 45 - II. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
06:14
3.
Grieg Sonate op. 45 - III. Allegro animato
07:19
4.
Sibelius Danses Champetre op. 106 - I. Largamente assai - Vivace
04:23
5.
Sibelius Danses Champetre op. 106 - II. Alla polacca
02:14
6.
Sibelius Danses Champetre op. 106 - III. Tempo moderato
04:07
7.
Sibelius Danses Champetre op. 106 - IV. Tempo di Menuetto
03:14
8.
Sibelius Danses Champetre op. 106 - V. Poco moderato - Allegretto
02:54
9.
Nielsen Sonate op. 9 - I. Allegro glorioso
08:12
10.
Nielsen Sonate op. 9 - II. Andante
06:24
11.
Nielsen Sonate op. 9 - III. Allegro piacevole e giovanile
04:57

Total time: 00:58:39

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2L138

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Digital Converters

Horus, Merging Technologies

Editing Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Morten Lindberg

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DPA

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Producer

Morten Lindberg

Recording Engineer

Morten Lindberg, Beatrice Johannessen

Recording location

Sofienberg Church, Norway May 2016

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Release DateAugust 29, 2019

Press reviews

Positive Feedback

Some music just makes you want to stand and cheer as it concludes. Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3, op. 45, is one of those pieces, for me—most especially when it is so capably performed as it in this album…

At the time of this recording Hemsing and Espen had been performing as recital partners for half a dozen years, and that familiarity with one another shows in the empathetic manner in which they play. Both a technically excellent and together they bring a delightfully musical sensibility to these works. They are not playing by rote, they communicate a nice sense of the depth and meaning of the music they are playing together.

Altogether a delightful album, very well performed, filled with easily enjoyable and engaging music. Highly recommended.

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