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Encores - Alfvén, Etc / Kroumata Percussion Ensemble


Release Date: 11/29/2005 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1452   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Leif KarlssonGeorge Hamilton GreenFelix ArndtAnders Holdar,   ... 
Performer:  Håkan Hagegård
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

The percussion ensemble Kroumata has been astounding audiences around the world for over 25 years. The concert halls that they have visited during their tours of over 35 countries include the Lincoln Center in New York, Berliner Philharmonie and Wiener Konzerthaus as well as less conventional venues such as a quarry in Northern Sweden and their own headquarters, a former cinema in central Stockholm. Many audiences – and buyers of their several BIS recordings – have met Kroumata as soloists with symphony orchestra, others perhaps as an integral part in a performance of modern dance, performing works by composers as diverse as Sofia Gubaidulina,
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On this disc we meet a different Kroumata, as the ensemble performs some of their favourite encores, ranging from a Bulgarian dance to foxtrot, from the lyricism of Alfvén’s Skogen sover to the sultriness of a tango. Most of the pieces have been composed or arranged by members of Kroumata, and fully exploit all the colours, nuances and spectacular effects of this colourful and spectacular ensemble, supported by guest artists such as baritone Håkan Hagegård and the folk musician Ziya Aytekin, who adds his Turkish flutes to the palette. The multi-channel recording is being released as a hybrid SACD, offering the possibility of enjoying these irresistible pieces in Surround Sound.
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Works on This Recording

1. Tango for Accordion and Percussion by Leif Karlsson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1995 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2. Chromatic Fox-Trot by George Hamilton Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3. Nola by Felix Arndt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Anders Holdar. 
4. Bulgarian 7/8 by Anders Holdar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5. The Vitaberg Song by Johan Silvmark
Performer:  Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6. Swedish lyricism: Series 2, Book 1, Böljeby waltz by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Performer:  Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
Notes: Arranger: Leif Karlsson. 
7. Untitled for Percussion by Anders Loguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: 1997 - 1998. 
8. Un sens de cirque gitane by Leif Karlsson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1996 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
9. Rispolska by Torbjörn Engström
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Version: 1997
Composition written: 1993.
Composition revised: 1997. 
10. The forest is asleep by Hugo Alfvén
Performer:  Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
11. Town Carnival by Anders Holdar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
12. Jovial Jasper by George Hamilton Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
13. The Humming Bird by George Hamilton Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
14. Dill Pickles by Charles Leslie Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: USA (1906).
Composition revised: USA (1910). 
15. Nightjar by John Eriksson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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