About the album
Ketil Hvoslef (b. 1939) is a productive, versatile and undogmatic composer who — well into his seventies — continues to write music at a furious pace. Hvoslef’s style is characterized by an ecomony of means, the accumulation of latent energy, rhythmical ingenuity and, often, an element of humour.
“Hvoslef Chamber Works No. V” is the fifth in a series of nine albums of Ketil Hvoslef’s chamber music. The idea to document 38 of Hvoslef’s chamber music works on CD was initiated by violinist Ricardo Odriozola and pianist Einar Røttingen, both with backgrounds spanning many years of cooperation with the composer. The recordings draw from the vast pool of performers in Bergen, where the composer lives and works. The musicians are primarily from the Grieg Academy (University of Bergen) and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.