About the album
Rolf Martinsson is one of Sweden's internationally leading composers. In this CD five works are gathered.
One work is for soprano and string orchestra: Garden of Devotion is a collection of poems by Rabindranath Tagore set to music by Martinsson in 2013.
In To the Shadow of Reality, the soprano is istead accompanied by string quartet in these five songs with lyrics by Swedish poetess Karin Boye.
A.S. in memoriam is a piece for string orchestra. Composed in 1999; it is a homage to Arnold Schoenberg.
A piece called Landscape for solo violin is dated 2010 and takes its inspiration from The Strand, a painting by Edvard Munch.
The disc closes with a work for chamber orchestra, Kalliope, composed in 2004.
11Garden of Devotion Op. 97 Trust Love
12Garden of Devotion Op. 97 Do Not Keep
13Garden of Devotion Op. 97 Do No Go
14Garden of Devotion Op. 97 My Heart
15Garden of Devotion Op. 97 Lest I Should Know
16A. S. in Memoriam Op. 50a
17To the Shadow of Reality Op. 96 (Till skuggan av en verklighet) Morgon
18To the Shadow of Reality Op. 96 (Till skuggan av en verklighet) Hur kan jag säga
19To the Shadow of Reality Op. 96 (Till skuggan av en verklighet) Från en stygg flicka
110To the Shadow of Reality Op. 96 (Till skuggan av en verklighet) Du är min renaste tröst
111To the Shadow of Reality Op. 96 (Till skuggan av en verklighet) I rörelse
112Landscape Op. 84
113Kalliope Op. 66 Calliope Intrada
114Kalliope Op. 66 Urania
115Kalliope Op. 66 Terpsichore
116Kalliope Op. 66 Euterpe
117Kalliope Op. 66 Polyhymnia
118Kalliope Op. 66 Melpomene
119Kalliope Op. 66 Klio
120Kalliope Op. 66 Erato
121Kalliope Op. 66 Thalia