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Stefan Östersjö  

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Guitarist Stefan Östersjö, born in 1967, is one of the most prominent figures within new music in Sweden. He is continuously working with composers both in Sweden and abroad on the task of extending the repertory of solo works and chamber music with guitar. Stefan Östersjö has toured Europe, USA and Asia and as a soloist he has cooperated with conductors such as Lothar Zagrosek, Peter Eötvös, Pierre André Valade, Mario Venzago, Andrew Manze, Franck Ollu and Tuomas Ollila.

Since his debut CD, which won a Swedish Grammy in 1997, Stefan Östersjö has recorded extensively among others the complete guitar works by Per Nørgård, released on Caprice Records in 2008. Stefan Östersjö also holds a PhD on the performance of new music and is frequently giving lectures and master classes at universities, festivals and academic conferences around the world.

Live Dates

05/07/2012   New video: Per Nørgård - LIBRA
View our video trailer from the recording sessions of Per Nørgård's vocal cycle Libra with the Danish National Vocal Ensemble and tenor soloist Adam Riis
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08/03/2013   Gramophone

Per Nørgård: Libra
"Between the Danish National Vocal Ensemble's immaculate enunciation and Fredrik Malmberg's sensitive decrypting of Nørgård's multiple meanings, Nørgård's composition is revealed as being bold, beautiful and wise."
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01/03/2013   Classica

Per Nørgård: Libra & Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
3/4 Stars

Sceneries for percussion and ensemble: "Un saisissant moment de poésie contemporaine." Libra: "Non formatée et tres inspirée, envoûte par son aura particulière."
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01/02/2013   OPUS

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
6/6 Stars

"Det speciella polyrytmiska pendlandet ger karaktär, liksom de märkligt ylande berg-och-dalbane-effekter som uppkommer i samband med spel på såg. (Vad allt ska inte en percussionist kunna!)"
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28/01/2013   American Record Guide

Per Nørgård: Libra
"If you’re fond of the music Kubrick used for 2001, you will love this."
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30/07/2012   Fyens Stiftstidende

Per Nørgård: Libra
4/6 Stars

"....med den Nørgårdske uendelighedsrække som bærende strukturprincip, oplever lytteren en svævende og kosmisk fornemmelse og løftes umærkeligt."
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20/07/2012   Jyllands-Posten

Per Nørgård: Libra
5/6 Stars

"Svimlende menneskelighed ... Nørgårds (...) vokalmusik (...) er karismatisk om noget og aldrig storladen eller medrivende pompøs".
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18/07/2012   Kristeligt Dagblad

Per Nørgård: Libra
4/6 Stars

"Lyder det fortænkt? Det er snarere gennemtænkt, som så mange af Per Nørgårds værker er det, gennemtænkte og gennemstrukturerede."
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Discography

Libra
Libra
Per Nørgård

SACD 6.220622 (2012)

Enchanting vocal music with a vision of a world in ecstatic balance. A vocal tour de force in spectacular sound quality.


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