Sunleif Rasmussen - Symphony no.2 ‘The Earth Anew’
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Cat No: 8226175
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 28th October 2016
ArtistsCyndia Seden (soprano)
Bo Skovhus (baritone)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Faroese Sunleif Rasmussen was born on Sandoy – ‘the sand island’ – in 1961. At all events the Faroese aspect – the colonial history, the yearning for freedom, the language, the songs and the culture – fills most of the self-portrait that he put into writing in 2002 when he received the greatest recognition ever afforded a Faroese composer: the Nordic Council’s Music Prize for the symphony ‘Oceanic Days’.
Sunleif Rasmussen’s musical idiom is also Faroese, according to the man himself, but not if you simply listen to the music. Deep within the structure lie traces of old Faroese songs which Rasmussen has collected, broken down and rebuilt into a modern store of musical material. The Faroese landscape, however, seems far more of a presence in Rasmussen’s music.
His youth in Sandoy with the omnipresent Atlantic, the dunes, the lymegrass and the gales – perhaps not unlike the conditions on the west coast of Jutland in the autumn – seems to explain much of the highly sensual musical experience one can get out of Sunleif Rasmussen’s music.
He has written orchestral works, chamber music, solo pieces, electroacoustic works for tape and for live electronics as well as a great deal of choral music.
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