Bjornstad - Vinding’s Music, Songs from the Alder Thicket | ECM 2791249

Bjornstad - Vinding’s Music, Songs from the Alder Thicket

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Label: ECM

Cat No: 2791249

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 7th May 2012

Contents

Artists

Ketil Bjornstad (piano)
Gunilla Sussmann (piano)
Jie Zhang (piano)
Christian Eggen (piano)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Conductor

Christian Eggen

Works

Barber, Samuel

Adagio for Strings, op.11

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata no.30 in E major, op.109
» III Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung

Bjornstad, Ketil

Evening Voices
If only
New Morning
Outside Skoog
Promise
Remembrance I
She didn't say
So far, so hidden
The Stones, the River

Chopin, Frederic

Ballades (4)
» no.1 in G minor, op.23

Debussy, Claude

Suite bergamasque
» III Clair de Lune

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Concerto no.23 in A major, K488
» II Adagio

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
» II Adagio sostenuto

Ravel, Maurice

Piano Concerto in G major
» II Adagio assai

Artists

Ketil Bjornstad (piano)
Gunilla Sussmann (piano)
Jie Zhang (piano)
Christian Eggen (piano)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Conductor

Christian Eggen

About

A double-album as literary soundtrack, its release coinciding with Norwegian publication of the one-volume edition of Ketil Bjørnstad’s highly-acclaimed fictional trilogy “To Music”/”The River”/”The Lady In The Valley”, and with the author’s 60th birthday. After keeping his musical and writing activities separate for decades, Ketil dissolved the boundaries with his “Vinding” books: “When I had the idea of writing a trilogy about the young piano student Aksel Vinding, I realised that I would have to grant music access to my world of writing. This felt surprisingly liberating, almost like a confession. Music is a powerful source of inspiration for many writers, and so it was for me when I relived, through the novels, my experiences as a young piano student in Oslo in the late 1960s and early 1970s.”

When the trilogy was completed, a concert of music referenced in Bjørnstad’s narrative was mounted in Oslo. Pianists Jie Zhang and Gunilla Süssman, with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, performed compositions by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, and Barber, with conductor Christian Eggen also heard as piano soloist in the second movement of Mozart’s A major Piano Concerto. A recording from the concert comprises volume two of the present set. Disc one features Bjørnstad as improvising solo pianist, meditating upon themes related to his protagonist.

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