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Canto Ergo Sum / Benjamin Isachsen

Isachsen / Draagen / Cardas
Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Lawo Classics   Catalog #: 1004   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelCharles GounodGabriel FauréTrond Kverno,   ... 
Performer:  Berit CardasMagne H. DraagenBenjamin Isachsen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A lovely debut album by Benjamin Isachsen. We are offered a brilliantly clear boy soprano voice to guide us through a broad spectrum of music. The voice has many dimensions, and there is a vulnerability in it, as though Isachsen and all around him are aware of its impermanence."

-- Erik Steinskog, Bergens Tidende

"Something as rare as a Norwegian boy soprano, a piercingly pure boy soprano. The recording reveals above all just how vulnerable the vibratoless voice of a child is. In this sense it also is a manifestation of the CD's existential title, which expresses so well what the recording is all about. One would be hard pressed to find purer intonation."

-- Hroar Klempe,
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Works on This Recording

1. Messiah: Air. How beautiful are the feet by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Berit Cardas (Violin), Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; England 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Berit Cardas (Violin), Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
3. Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Berit Cardas (Violin), Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4. Jeremia: Cantilena by Trond Kverno
Performer:  Berit Cardas (Violin), Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5. Missa brevis Sti. Joannis de Deo: Benedictus by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Berit Cardas (Violin), Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1778; Austria 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Berit Cardas (Violin), Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7. Og natta ror sin lette båt, for voice & organ by Kjell Mork Karlsen
Performer:  Berit Cardas (Violin), Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
8. Hear my prayer by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Berit Cardas (Violin), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
9. I himmelen (In the Heavens), folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Berit Cardas (Violin), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
10. Symphonic Chorals, Op. 87: 3. Nun ruhen alle wälder by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Performer:  Berit Cardas (Violin), Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Benjamin Isachsen (Boy Soprano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 14 Minutes 51 Secs. 
11. Nunc dimittis, for chorus, trumpet & organ by Geoffrey Burgon
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Berit Cardas (Violin)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1979; United Kingdom 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
12. Ich halte treulich still und liebe meinen Gott, BWV 466 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Berit Cardas (Violin), Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
13. Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Bist du bei mir, BWV 508 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ), Berit Cardas (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 

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