Tine Thing Helseth / Kåre Nordstoga

Magical Memories

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020182384
Catnr: LWC 1216
Release date: 28 May 2021
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Lawo Classics
Catalogue number
LWC 1216
Release date
28 May 2021

About the album

Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth releases her new album Magical Memories on Friday 28 May on LAWO Classics.

The recording is deeply personal; made up of Helseth’s favourite pieces which explore the full sound, range, and moods of the instrument. It includes music she remembers hearing during her childhood such as Lindberg’s Gammal Fäbodpsalm från Dalarna and Purcell’s Trumpet Tune in C major as well as modern songs for special occasions such as Sjöberg’s Den första gång jag såg dig - a Swedish love song translated as The First Time I Saw You. Composers include Marcello, Telemann, Grieg, Moraeus, Lindberg, Sommerro and many more.

Tine Thing Helseth says: “This is a very personal album to me. Whilst I was growing up my mother also played the trumpet, and many of these pieces are works that I listened to laying on the floor next to the organ whilst she was at rehearsals. She took me from when I was 6 weeks old! Other tracks are just lovely melodies and songs that people often use on special occasions: happy or sad. So, the album is filled with my musical memories and my hope is that it will bring musical memories to the listeners as well.”

Helseth and organist Kåre Nordstoga recorded the album in Oslo Cathedral, during Norway’s lockdown in late August/early September 2020 and worked from late in the evening into the early hours of the morning to carefully capture the perfect sound, undisturbed by even the already minimized noise of the outside world.

This physical sanctuary reflects the haven Helseth creates for her audience and throughout the album, the listener is transported into a world of vivid colours and emotions. For Helseth, it is a place where she can express herself in the most personal and genuine way. She and Nordstoga improvise on three of the tracks – the Sjöberg and two wedding marches – joining them together with listeners to experience the magic of music.

In the lead up to the release, there will be three digital singles. The first one, Prelude from Charpentier's Te Deum is already out. The other two are: Sigurjónsson, arr: Jarle Storløkken’s Sofðu unga ástin mín (26 March); and Purcell’s Trumpet Tune (23 April).



Since the beginning of her career, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has cham-pioned the trumpet rep­ertoire amongst audiences on all six continents, meriting the highest critical praise for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making. An artist who challenges the boundaries of genre with an intensely creative, open-minded philosophy, Tine’s ever-expanding repertoire ranges from the classical period to contempo­rary works and new commissions.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work in classical music, including “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards, the 2009 Borlet­ti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, and second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, to which Tine returned to serve as juror for the 2016 competition. In 2007, Tine had the rare honour of being the first ever classical artist to win “Newcomer of the Year” at the Nor­wegian Grammy® Awards (Spellemannprisen).

Tine has worked with some of the world’s leading or­chestras, including the Bamberger Symphoniker, NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gürzenich-Orchester Co­logne, Tonkünstler-Orchester Vienna, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Scottish Orchestra at the BBC Proms, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Oslo, Bergen and Helsinki Philhar­monic Orchestras, Danish Radio and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and the Baltimore and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras. She also enjoys collaborating with a number of chamber orchestras, like the Norwegian Chamber, Zurich Cham­ber and Munich Chamber Orchestras, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and the Mozarteum Salzburg.

Tine continues to embark on regular tours with her ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble tenThing. An idea which started in 2007 as a fun and exciting project to pursue with her closest musical friends, the group have gone on to play to numerous audiences across Europe, the USA and China. Past festival appearances include the BBC Proms, Schleswig-Holstein, Beethoven Bonn, Gstaad, MDR Musiksommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Merano, Thüringer Bachwochen, and Bremen festivals.

In 2012, Tine recorded an album, “Storyteller”, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, released on the EMI Classics label. Tine released a further, self-titled CD in March 2013, presenting a personal selection of original and transcribed works, accompanied by pianist Kathryn Stott.

Tine resides in Oslo and maintains an active role in her community as a regular TV and radio presenter, and teaches trumpet at the Norwegian Academy of Music. An all-round musician, she also regularly performs in some of the most iconic jazz bars in Norway. In June 2013, Tine launched her own project, Tine@Munch, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, featuring a variety of performances and guest artists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti, and Truls Mørk. Since 2019 she has been a member of Risør Chamber Music Festival’s artistic board.

Kåre Nordstoga (b. 1954) studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music under Søren Gangfløt, Bjørn Boysen, and Kaare Ørnung, among others. Following his debut concert in 1978, he continued his studies under David Sanger in London, and he was for a time organist at Ullern Church, before coming to Oslo Cathedral in 1984. He has also been associated with the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he was appointed professor in 1994.As cathedral organist at Oslo Cathedral, Nordstoga fre­quently performs a large repertoire, which has included two popular concert series with Bach’s complete organ works. His recordings include the organ music of Bach, Brahms, Franck, Widor, and Liszt, all of Bach’s vio­lin sonatas recorded on the cathedral’s chancel organ in collaboration with violinist Geir Inge Lotsberg, as well as several recordings of Norwegian organ music.Nordstoga is an active concert organist. In recent years he has been soloist with the symphony orchestras of Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim, and he has been invit­ed to organ festivals abroad, including Aarhus, Notre Dame in Paris, and Musashino Cultural Center in To­kyo. He was awarded the Lindeman Prize 2006 for his active contribution to musical life.


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