SOUVENIR part II TrondheimSolistene

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Album info



Label: 2L

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Romantic / Orchestral

Artist: TrondheimSolistene

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893), Carl Nielsen

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) SOUVENIR de Florence (op. 70)
  • 1SOUVENIR de Florence (op. 70): I. Allegro con spirito11:12
  • 2SOUVENIR de Florence (op. 70): II. Adagio cantabile e con moto10:11
  • 3SOUVENIR de Florence (op. 70): III. Allegretto moderato06:27
  • 4SOUVENIR de Florence (op. 70): IV. Allegro vivace07:31
  • Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) Ved en Ung Kunstners Baare (fs. 58)
  • 5Ved en Ung Kunstners Baare (fs. 58): At the Bier of a Young Artist04:42
  • Total Runtime40:03

Info for SOUVENIR part II

TrondheimSolistene and 2L allocated two weeks in 2011 to record a new album. Artistic director Øyvind Gimse and his collaborator Geir Inge Lotsberg initially chose two pieces that represent, in their estimation, 'the most beautiful music ever composer for the string orchestra': Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence and his Serenade for Strings. Aiming for a 90 minutes program left 30 more minutes to record. So Øyvind, Geir Inge, the orchestra and 2L logged on to Facebook. They asked their audience worldwide what they'd like to hear. And the audience responded: Nielsen's Suite Opus 1. A little gem that would exploit the Trondheim Soloists' singular way with Nordic repertoire.

Inspired by Morten Lindberg's extensive work with choral music, the Tchaikovsky's SERENADE was recorded with the ensemble placed in mixed voices, a configuration in which no two players with the same part are seated together. It created a new and unique soundscape, caught on the album which is called - appropriately enough - SOUVENIR.

The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere. The surround sound recordings of Lindberg Lyd do not only transform the entire listening experience, more radically, these innovative recordings overturn some very basic concepts regarding how music is played and even composed.

'Through its dynamic co-operation TrondheimSolistene (the Trondheim Soloists) and 2L has always sort to stretch the boundaries of what is possible to convey to the listener, aiming for the ultimate recorded listening experience. With the Serenade the team has taken things one step further with the TrondheimSolistene truly justifying their name. By placing each individual next to someone from a different voice rather than sitting in conventional sections we are working at the very outer limits of what is possible and creating chamber music at the highest level' - Øyvind Gimse, 2012.

TrondheimSolistene Øyvind Gimse, artistic director Geir Inge Lotsberg, leader

Recorded: May and October 2011 Location: Selbu Church, Norway Produced in DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)

Available in: 96kHz, 192kHz, 96kHz/5.1 surround, DXD and DSD

The ensemble TrondheimSolistene was founded in 1988 by Bjarne Fiskum, and was for many years an arena for professional concert training for string-players at the Conservatory in Trondheim. As a result of many concerts throughout Europe as well as concert tours to the United States, Japan and Brazil, the TrondheimSolistene has grown to be an ensemble of international renown, receiving  much critical acclaim and attracting attention with its combination of high standards, youthful vigour and lively enthusiasm for the music.

New collaborations have pleased both performers and audiences alike, and the orchestra has been noted for its considerable musical versatility, performing music from the baroque and romantic repertoires as well as tango, jazz, rock and contemporary music.  The ensemble is an important advocate of Norwegian music,  has commissioned and given premières of several works and invariably includes Norwegian works in its concert tour programmes. TrondheimSolistene’s discography includes over twenty recordings.  Øyvind Gimse was appointed artistic director of TrondheimSolistene in 2002, continuing the ensemble’s broad programming profile and musical versatility.  TrondheimSolistene collaborates regularly with soloists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Martin Fröst, Joshua Bell, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Arve Tellefsen and Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Booklet for SOUVENIR part II

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