Paus: Odes & Elegies

Release Date: 11/3/2017
Catalog Number: SH174
Composer: Marcus Paus
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Marcus Paus (b. 1979) is one of the most sought after Norwegian composers. His catalogue includes numerous chamber, solo, choral and orchestral works, along with several operas, and music for stage and screen. He is noted for having re-embraced tradition, tonality and melody, and has been lauded by critics in Norway and abroad. Paus was named Composer of the Year 2017 by the Norwegian Music Publishers Association. This release presents a diverse cross-section of the Paus’s output, from the darkly colored to the resolutely joyful. Perhaps a particular highlight is Love’s Last Rites for solo violin and strings played with sumptuous beauty by the great Henning Kraggerud.
Works on This Recording
1. Concertino for Flute "A Portrait of Zhou" by Marcus Paus
Performer: Tom Ottar Andreassen (Flute)
Conductor: Ingar Bergby
Orchestra/Ensemble: Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
2. Marble Songs by Marcus Paus
Performer: Jan Bertelsen (Oboe d'amore)
Period: Contemporary
3. Shostakovich in Memoriam by Marcus Paus
Performer: Ole-Eirik Ree (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo Camerata
Period: Contemporary
4. Vita by Marcus Paus
Performer: Bjarne Magnus Jensen (Violin)
Period: Contemporary
5. Love's Last Rites by Marcus Paus
Performer: Henning Kraggerud (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
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