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Helbig: Pocket Symphonies / Kristjan Jarvi, Mdr Leipzig Radio Symphony, Faure Quartet

Jarvi / Faure Quartett / Mdr Leipzig Radio Sym
Release Date: 08/13/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001870902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony OrchestraFauré Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Introducing the new album from German composer-producer Sven Helbig, who has worked with Rammstein, Pet Shop Boys, Snoop Dogg, Polarkreis 18 and German rapper Sido. “Pocket Symphonies” are twelve symphonic pearls in the form of songs. Short, infectious, beautifully melodic, and yet with the immensity and depth of symphonic-like works, Helbig draws his inspiration from centuries of power and glory. If you like the music of Einaudi, Reich, Richter, Glass, Jenkins and other accessible contemporary composers, you will be drawn to this music. Helbig’s emotional symphonic images for orchestra and piano are closely connected to his life, experiences, aspirations and also the voids between epochs, systems and continents.

“When one
Read more writes a three-and-a-half-minute symphony, a song is automatically created”, according to his own personal ‘credo’. “There is a genetic relationship; but in a song, one has to express within just a few bars what a symphony affords a whole movement for expressing. However, if one compresses a symphony in all of its dimensions of length, dynamics and emotions, then a song is what remains - whether one likes it or not; it doesn’t work any other way. In this respect, the Pocket Symphonies are in fact symphonic songs.” For the recording, Helbig continued his collaboration with the award-winning Faure Quartett - ECHO winners in 2010 for “Klassik ohne Grenzen” (Classic without Borders). The Estonian-American conductor Kristjan Jarvi, who has conducted almost all of the world’s great orchestras, accompanies Helbig and the Faure Quartett. Jarvi called the Pocket Symphonies “probably one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
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Works on This Recording

1.
Am Abend by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
2.
Gone by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
3.
Rise by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
4.
A Tear by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
5.
Eisenhüttenstadt by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
6.
Urban Perfume by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
7.
Sing For The Moment by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
8.
Frost by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
9.
Zorn by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
10.
Autumn Song by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
11.
Bell Sound Falling Like Snow by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet
12.
Schlaflied by Sven Helbig
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Fauré Quartet

Sound Samples

Gone
Frost
Am Abend
Eisenhüttenstadt
Autumn Song
A Tear
Urban Perfume
Sing For The Moment
Bell Sound Falling Like Snow
Zorn
Rise
Schlaflied

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