Omstridt Duo

Battleground

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Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020181509
Catnr: LWC 1128
Release date: 07 July 2017
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Label
Lawo Classics
UPC
7090020181509
Catalogue number
LWC 1128
Release date
07 July 2017
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About the album

OMSTRIDT DUO ('DISPUTED DUO')
We have been exploring and performing the repertoire for trombone and organ for the best part of twenty years. In this seemingly narrow field of interest, we have encountered inspired, idiosyncratic and beautiful music. Composers who set out to write for this combination maximise the possibilities of the two instruments to the fullest. Consequently the music consists of significant contrasts in dynamics, register, expression and timbres. Composers tend to allow the creative juices to flow when composing for trombone and organ. They create cathedrals of sound and counterbalance this grandeur by exploiting opportunities to play softly, almost inaudibly. With few exceptions, our repertoire was written during the last half-century, and this allows us to help ourselves to the plethora of musical pickings from the twentieth and the twenty-first century.

On this album, we present works composed exclusively for us, in addition to one core work for trombone and organ, Petr Eben’s Two Invocations. Stig Nordhagen has written an opening piece which will knock the socks off the listener, Lars-Thomas Holm has composed a towering epic, and Jon Laukvik has provided us with an opulent harmonised capriccio. Arne Rodvelt Olsen’s three contributions vary in dimension from the cheerful Intrada, via the stately and varied Fantasia, to Missa’s extensive musical universe. We are proud to present this music and are delighted that these composers have poured their inspiration into our requests.
Wir haben das Repertoire für Posaune und Orgel zu einem Großteil von zwanzig Jahren erforscht und aufgeführt. In diesem scheinbar engen Feld von Interesse begegnet uns inspirierte, eigenwillige und schöne Musik. Komponisten, die für diese Kombination schreiben wollen, maximieren die Möglichkeiten der beiden Instrumente in vollen Zügen. Folglich besteht die Musik aus bedeutenden Kontrasten in Dynamik, Register, Ausdruck und Klangfarben. Komponisten schaffen Kathedralen von Klang und als Gegengewicht zu dieser Pracht die Erforschung der Möglichkeiten leise zu spielen, fast schon unhörbar. Mit wenigen Ausnahmen wurde unser Repertoire während des letzten halben Jahrhunderts geschrieben, und das erlaubt uns, die Fülle von musikalischen Sammlungen aus dem zwanzigsten und dem einundzwanzigsten Jahrhundert zu nutzen.

Auf diesem Album präsentieren wir Werke, die exklusiv für uns komponiert wurden, zusätzlich zu einem Kernstück für Posaune und Orgel von Petr Ebens. Stig Nordhagen hat ein unfassbares Eröffnungsstück geschrieben, Lars-Thomas Holm hat ein hoch aufragendes Epos komponiert und Jon Laukvik hat uns eine opulent harmonisierte Capriccio gegeben. Die drei Beiträge von Arne Rodvelt Olsen variieren in der Dimension von der fröhlichen Intrada über die stattliche und abwechslungsreiche Fantasie bis hin zu Missa's umfangreichem musikalischem Universum. Wir sind stolz darauf, diese Musik präsentieren zu können.

Artist(s)

MARIUS HESBY – TROMBONE
Marius Hesby is a trombonist in the Royal Norwegian Navy Band in Horten. He studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music under the auspices of Professor Ingemar Roos, graduating in 2001. Hesby has been a soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. During 2002–2004 he was a feature soloist as part of the Arts Council of Norway’s ‘Rikskonsertene’. From 2009 to 2012 he was employed as a soloist in the Norwegian Armed Forces and from 2012 to 2014 he received the ‘Work grant for younger and newly established artists’ from the government-funded Arts Council Norway. Hesby has commissioned works from a number of Norwegian composers, including Arne Nordheim, Jon Øivind Ness, Ørjan Matre and Mark Adderley.


ANDERS EIDSTEN DAHL – ORGAN
Anders Eidsten Dahl serves as cantor at the Bragernes Church in Drammen and has extensive experience as a chamber musician and soloist both domestically in Norway and abroad. He is a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music, receiving his diploma in 2001. After two years of further study at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, he held debut concerts in Copenhagen and Oslo. He has studied organ with Professor Terje Winge, Oslo Cathedral’s principal organist Kåre Nordstoga as well as Professor Hans Fagius. In 2011 and 2012, he received the ‘Work grant for younger and newly established artists’ from the government-funded Arts Council Norway.


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