- 1Simple Symphony, Op 4: 1. Boisterous Bourree03:02
- 2Simple Symphony, Op 4: 2. Playful Pizzicato03:08
- 3Simple Symphony, Op 4: 3. Sentimental Saraband06:22
- 4Simple Symphony, Op 4: 4. Frolicsome Finale02:56
- 5Concerto for String Orchestra: 1. Allegro05:13
- 6Concerto for String Orchestra: 2. Andante05:02
- 7Concerto for String Orchestra: 3. Vivo05:06
- 9Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113: 1. Allegro Non Troppo08:54
- 10Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113: 2. Molto Adagio08:53
- 11Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113: 3. Allegro Assai07:08
Info for Divertimenti
The divertimento as a musical genre dates back to the nineteenth century. Divertimenti were composed for various social occasions and were intended to be light, uncomplicated and cheerful. Such pieces were often scored for small string ensemble. Over the years this effortless, elegant form has appeared in many different musical styles and, to a large extent, set the standard for the virtuosic chamber music we know today. A number of the most prominent composers of our age have engaged with this most fascinating musical style and have contributed to its further refinement as a chamber-symphonic showpiece.
A carefully thought-out and beautifully matched programme of string divertimenti, perfect for showing off the musicianship of the Trondheim Soloists. There are many recordings of most of these works, but the careful preparation of the Trondheimers and the time taken over 2L's recording sessions combines to give a disc which is at once entertaining, enriching and thought-provoking. An important feature of this recording is that the strings truly surround the listener, with the players sitting in a double-row circle. This enhances the sheer tonal weight that the ensemble produce, and the resulting spatial separation of the players opens up the scores quite thrillingly for the listener. Switch to the Stereo layer and the collapse of the rich acoustic space comes as a palpable shock; this disc is certainly a fine example of how a creative producer can use the 5.1 system to best effect. (Source: SA-CD.net)
Multichannel 5.0 SURROUND: 96/24 FLAC
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.