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Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen  

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Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen (percussion). Multi-instrumentalist in music styles like jazz, rock, Afro-Cuban music, Brazilian music, classical and contemporary music. Winner of national and international competitions including the CIEM Competition in Geneva. Took his conservatory diploma in Versailles with distinction. For many years first percussionist in the Bergen Philharmonic and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, then a career as solo and chamber musician with concert performances in Scandinavia, Russia, the UK, France and Germany. Artistic co-director with Gro Løvdahl at Club ‘Blå’ in Oslo in the concert series “Ultron”. Has also composed among other things stage music (Ny Teater in Oslo, Riksteateret) and ballet music (for Karen Foss). In guest appearances in Sweden and Ireland he has conducted the string ensemble of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

Live Dates

01/11/2010   OPUS

Per Nørgård: Der Göttliche Tivoli
5/5 Stars

"Der Gottliche Tivoli är ett sanslöst vackert verk som det är svårt att sluta lyssna på."
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10/09/2010   Musicweb International

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
"a refreshing modern opera full of warmth, whimsy and weirdness. I implore you, try it"
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17/06/2010   The Whole Note

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
"The operatic rendition of Wölfli's life is mind-boggling in its musicality...a difficult yet intriguing adventure in the life of a troubled artist and the curious composer who was moved by his artistry."
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25/05/2010   klassik.com

Per Nørgård: Der Göttliche Tivoli
"Alles in allem: Eine rundum überzeugende Einspielung eines selten gespielten Musiktheaterwerks des 20. Jahrhunderts, das durchaus Überraschendes, Bewegendes, Skurriles, Lustiges und Groteskes zu bieten hat."
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01/05/2010   Klassisk

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
4/5 Stars

"Der er tale om en teknisk fremragende udgave. Opførelsen er dynamisk og mister ikke intensiteten et øjeblik undervejs."
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01/05/2010   La Scena Musicale

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
5/5 Stars

"La distribution vocale est époustouflante et incroyablement bien rodée, nous permettant de plonger avec plaisir dans cet univers déroutant mais indéniablement fascinant."
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04/04/2010   Diapason

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
4/5 Stars

"Une experience toujours très incarnée et vécue par ses protagonists à défaut d'avoir été d'une constant lisibilité."
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05/03/2010   Jyllands-Posten

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli
"Det er et fascinerende værk."
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08/02/2010   Politiken

Per Nørgaard: Der göttliche Tivoli
4/6 Hjerter

"Det er utrolig varieret og meget veltimet. Den musikalske kvalitet er fornem."
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01/02/2010   Allmusic.com

Per Nørgård: Der göttliche Tivoli (The Divine Circus)
"The Divine Circus should be of interest to Nørgård's fans and opera lovers with a taste for extreme adventure."
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Discography

Der göttliche Tivoli
Der göttliche Tivoli
Per Nørgård

SACD 6.220572-73 (2010)

A marvellous portrayal of Swizz artist Adolf Wölfli and a key-work in Nordic music drama


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