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Norgard: Sceneries For Percussion & Ensemble / Sundkvist, Martinez, Esbjerg Ensemble

Norgard / Martinez / Esbjerg Ensemble / Sundkvist
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226092   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Per Norgård
Performer:  Christian Martinez
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Esbjerg Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Danish composer Per Nørgård (b. 1932) finds inspiration for his outstanding percussion music in the forces of nature, eastern mysticism and exotic rhythms. In the four works on this CD we encounter a melodic side to percussion, when for instance the soloist uses a violin bow to play the vibraphone and the musical saw. Two of the works were written especially for the Colombian-born percussionist Christian Martínez, who plays here with the Esbjerg Ensemble conducted by Petter Sundkvist. The Danish composer Per Nørgård (b. 1932) finds inspiration for his outstanding percussion music in the forces of nature, eastern mysticism and exotic rhythms. In the four works on this CD we encounter a melodic side to percussion, when for instance the soloist uses a violin bow to play the vibraphone and the musical saw. Two of the works were written especially for the Colombian-born percussionist Christian Martínez, who plays here with the Esbjerg Ensemble conducted by Petter Sundkvist. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prelude to breaking by Per Norgård
Performer:  Christian Martinez (Percussion)
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Esbjerg Ensemble
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 1986; Denmark 
2.
Meditations (4) for seven instruments on the poem “The Year” by Ole Sarvig by Per Norgård
Performer:  Christian Martinez (Percussion)
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Esbjerg Ensemble
Period: 20th/21st Centuries 
Written: Denmark 
3.
Arabesques by Per Norgård
Performer:  Christian Martinez (Percussion)
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Esbjerg Ensemble
Period: 20th/21st Centuries 
Written: Denmark 
4.
Scenes (3) for percussion and six instruments by Per Norgård
Performer:  Christian Martinez (Percussion)
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Esbjerg Ensemble
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Denmark 

Sound Samples

Prelude to Breaking
4 Meditations: No. 1. Deep into the Winter
4 Meditations: No. 2. A Guest of Grace
4 Meditations: No. 3. The Wheel of the Year
4 Meditations: No. 4. Dawn of the New Year
Arabesques: No. 1. -
Arabesques: No. 2. -
Arabesques: No. 3. -
3 Scenes: No. 1. Allegro
3 Scenes: No. 2. Tempo giusto: Espressione e rubato largamente
3 Scenes: No. 3. Andante - Piu mosso

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