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... to arrive where we started ...


Henrik Vagn Christensen, conductor
Figura Ensemble

Peter Bruun, composer
John Frandsen, composer
Ivar Frounberg, composer
Karsten Fundal, composer
Jens Hørsving, composer
Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen, composer

About:
In their expressive and stylistic diversity, the six works on this CD excellently demonstrate what is happening among the younger generations of Danish composers. All the works were written for the Figura Ensemble, which with its quite unique chamber configuration of vocal soloist and instrumentalists has inspired the composers to write music with a particularly rich sonority and aura. Or, as one of the composers puts it, "Each composer discovers or invents his own "Figura sound", which he later dwells on - explores and deepens."

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Track listing:

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JOHN FRANDSEN (b. 1956)
White Shadows (1993)
1

I De profundis

5:36 Play $2.10
2

II A

2:45 Play $1.40
3

III The Sign of Remembrance

2:16 Play $1.40
SVEND HVIDTFELT NIELSEN (b. 1958)
4

Through the Darklands 1996)

15:03 Play $3.50
PETER BRUUN (b.1968)
5

All Things are His Mirror (1996)

8:28 Play $2.10
KARSTEN FUNDAL (b. 1966)
6

Memory (1997)

5:40 Play $2.10
IVAR FROUNBERG (b. 1950)
7

... to arrive where we started ... (1993)

17:39 Play $3.50
JENS HØRSVING (b. 1969)
8

Walk With Strangers (1994, rev. 1999)

9:45 Play $2.10
Total playing time  67 minutes

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Recorded at the Radio House, Studio 2 on 14 October 1997, 22 June, 14 and 21 December 1998 and 6 April 1999

Recording producer: Henrik Sleiborg
Sound engineer: Peter Bo Nielsen
Editing engineers: Peter Bo Nielsen and Henrik Sleiborg

Cover picture: Per Kirkeby: "Komposition" (1964)

Recording kindly sponsored by Danish Composers' Society/KODA's Funds for Social and Cultural Purposes and KODA's Collective Blank Tape Remuneration

This CD has been made in cooperation with Danmarks Radio

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224143

Barcode: 730099984324

Release Date: January 2000

Period: Late 20th Century

Reviews

"Durch eine schöne Tontechnik und eine sehr gleichmäßige und zielgerichtete Ensembleleistung kommen die ohnehin spannenden Komposition sehr gut zur Geltung" (Online Music Magazine)

This daring and compelling music, performed by a remarkably talented group of young Danish musicians, is well worth exploring.
(ArkivMusic.com)


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