Variations over Variations | Aurora ACD5096

Variations over Variations

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Label: Aurora

Cat No: ACD5096

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th April 2017

Contents

Artists

Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Conductor

Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Works

Janson, Alfred

Variations over variations over a Norwegian folk tune

Mikalsen, Jan Erik

Songr for orchestra

Ratkje, Maja

Paragraf 112

Vaage, Knut

Mylder

Artists

Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Conductor

Miguel Harth-Bedoya

About

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, featuring soloist star trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, with brand new Norwegian music! 'Variations over Variations' presents four Norwegian composers - Alfred Janson, Knut Vaage, Maja Ratkje and Jan Erik Mikalsen - and their works, performed and commissioned by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, under their Chief Conductor, the Grammy-nominated and Emmy Award-winner Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

'Variations over Variations' is a great snapshot of contemporary Norwegian orchestral music. The four works enter into a dialogue with existing music and a music history that binds them together, in very different ways. In some places musical quotes open up a door to the Norwegian, in other places it re-contextualises the idea of a national music.

Tine is featured on the title track in Janson's trumpet concerto Variations over variations over a Norwegian folk tune, a variation on Edvard Grieg's 'Ballad in G minor'. Ratkje's Paragraf 112 expands the orchestra's ordinary timbre and establishes a vulnerable openness which later turns darker and more dangerous. Mikalsen's folk-inspired Songr moves between grand orchestral roars and fragile chords, while Vaage's Mylder could be described as a symphonic internet where the surface seems strangely familiar.

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