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Divertimenti / Trondheim Soloists [Blu-ray Audio + SACD]

Britten / Bacewicz / Bjorklund / Bartok / Gimse
Release Date: 08/26/2008 
Label:  Two-l   Catalog #: 50  
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenGrazyna BacewiczTerje BjorklundBéla Bartók
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following on from the award winning recording of MOZART's violin concertos with Marianne Thorsen, TrondheimSolistene team up once again with the recording company 2L for their new production. This album features a selection of some of the finest and most technically challenging repertoire for string orchestra, and includes repertoire by Benjamin Britten, the Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz, the Norwegian composer Terje Bjørklund as well as Bela Bartok's seminal work for string orchestra the Divertimento. DIVERTIMENTI is the first music-only recording to be made available commercially in the ground breaking format of Blu-ray. A true world premiere!

The divertimento as a musical genre dates back to the nineteenth
Read more century. Divertimenti were composed for various social occasions and were intended to be light, uncomplicated and cheerful. Such pieces were often scored for small string ensemble. Over the years this effortless, elegant form has appeared in many different musical styles and, to a large extent, set the standard for the virtuosic chamber music we know today. A number of the most prominent composers of our age have engaged with this most fascinating musical style and have contributed to its further refinement as a chamber-symphonic showpiece.

Hybrid SACD + music Blu-ray
5.1 SURROUND + STEREO produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition)
The hybrid SACD looks like a normal CD and plays on all standard players and computers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4 by Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Written: 1933-1934; England 
2. Concerto for Strings by Grazyna Bacewicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; Poland 
3. Carmina by Terje Bjorklund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
4. Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz 113 by Béla Bartók
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Budapest, Hungary 

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