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Ruders: Viola Concerto & Handel Variations / Tomter, Soustrot, Aarhus Symphony


Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226149  
Composer:  Poul Ruders
Performer:  Lars Anders Tomter
Conductor:  Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“A tribute to inwardness, patience and beauty.” This is how the Danish composer Poul Ruders (b. 1949) described his Viola Concerto from 1994. The music has an almost Late Romantic expressive style and is played with rich, many-faceted feeling by the Norwegian viola virtuoso Lars Anders Tomter. The work premiered at the BBC Proms in 1995, whereafter he rewrote the piece. This recording contains the revised 2013 version. It is devoted to the right and ability of music to stay aloof, maintaining its emotional integrity, detached from the tyranny of fashion and trend. In his Handel Variations (2009) Poul Ruders has composed no fewer than 90 variations on eight bars from Handel’s Water Music. The short variations grow together into a symphonic Read more totality where the orchestral colors are constantly shifting and where Handel’s starting point develops into pure Ruders. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Viola by Poul Ruders
Performer:  Lars Anders Tomter (Viola)
Conductor:  Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; Denmark 
2.
Handel Variations by Poul Ruders
Conductor:  Marc Soustrot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009; Denmark 

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