Monster SymphonyNiels Marthinsen (b. 1963) knows how to grab the listener's attention - and hold it. His evocative music is full of expressive force and makes instant contact with the listener. Niels Marthinsen is one of the most virtuosic composers in Denmark, but is at the same time an artist with an open mind. Nothing is forbidden in his music, where drama, humour, subtlety and big bangs all get along famously together.
The works on this CD demonstrate his imaginative and captivating use of the orchestra: from the grotesque vitality of Monster Symphony to Panorama's study of slowness and the tightly-packed opera trailer with glimpses from his latest opera The Confessional.Niels MarthinsenFirst Symphony Remix (1995/2004)
1 I Monsters' Mating Call 9:05 2 II Baby Monster's Lullaby 4:52 3 III Real Monsters 14:55Niels MarthinsenPanorama per orchestra (1993) 4 Panorama per orchestra (1993) 21:58Niels MarthinsenThe Confessional (2004) 5 I Moderato 3:01 6 II Allegro 3:03 7 III Moderato - 3:44 8 IV Più mosso 2:16
Niels Marthinsen, Simon Steen-Andersen, Jexper Holmen, Morten Ladehoff, Niels Rønsholdt, Kasper Jarnum
Bent Lorentzen, Niels Marthinsen, Jørgen Messerschmidt, Juliana Hodkinson, Ole Buck, Sven Erik Werner, Lars Hegaard, Martin Lohse, Andy Pape, Per Nørgård