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Buene & Wallin: Violin Concertos / Herresthal, Bjora, Arctic Philharmonic


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2242  
Composer:  Rolf WallinEivind Buene
Performer:  Peter HerresthalRolf Wallin
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following his 2001 album of works by Arne Nordheim, Norwegian violinist Peter Herresthal and BIS have collaborated on the project ’A String of Releases’ – recordings of contemporary violin concertos, in several cases written especially for Herresthal. Featured composers so far have been Olav Anton Thommessen, Henrik Hellstenius and Ørjan Matre – all from Norway – as well as Thomas Adès and Per Nørgård. Utterly fearless in his approach to these complex works, Herresthal has received recognition for his recordings, earning a Spellemannprisen (the ‘Norwegian Grammy’) as well as being shortlisted for a Gramophone Award. The present, amply-filled addition to Herresthal’s ‘string’ features the composers Rolf Wallin (b. Read more 1957) and Eivind Buene (b. 1973). Wallin – one of Scandinavia’s leading composers – has for Herresthal made a version of Under City Skin, his 2009 concerto for viola and ensemble. The work is a poetic and sonic journey through an imaginary cityscape, with the solo violin and the string orchestra playing off and with a pre-recorded soundtrack. Buene’s Violin Concerto was also conceived with Herresthal in mind. With suggestive individual titles – Falling Angels, Sound Asleep and Among Voices – its three movements are each scored for a different combination of chamber orchestral forces. They can be played separately, but together they form a haunting triptych of melancholy and memory. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Under City Skin by Rolf Wallin
Performer:  Peter Herresthal (Violin), Rolf Wallin (Tape)
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
2.
Appearances by Rolf Wallin
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
3.
Miniature I by Eivind Buene
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
4.
Miniature II by Eivind Buene
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
5.
Miniature III by Eivind Buene
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
6.
Miniature IV by Eivind Buene
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
7.
Miniature V by Eivind Buene
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
8.
Miniature VI by Eivind Buene
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
9.
Concerto for Violin by Eivind Buene
Performer:  Peter Herresthal (Violin)
Conductor:  Oyvind Bjora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 

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