A unique office adorned with some outstanding chant in fabulous sound. “Fingergull – In festo susceptionis sanguinis Domini” – Schola Sanctae Sunnivae/ Anne Kleivset – 2L multichannel SACD 2L 114, 78:17 [Distr. by Naxos] *****: Don’t be put off by the strange name of this disc—“Fingergull” is not some kind of weird bird, but instead […]
“Magnificat” = KIM ANDRE ARNESEN: Magnificat; AARON JAY KERNIS: Musica Celestis; OLA GJEILO: Tundra; Song of the Universal – Nidaros Cathedral Girls Choir/ Trondheim Soloists/ Anita Brevik – 2L Pure Audio Blu-ray + SACD
Another 2L marvel, and some wonderful discoveries too.
STALE KLEIBERG: David and Bathsheba – Soloists/ Trondheim Sym. Vocal Ens. / Trondheim Sym. Orch./ Tõnu Kaljuste – 2L Pure Audio Blu-ray & SACD
A piece from an accomplished composer that treats a revered subject with great dignity and perception.
“Souvenir, Pt. 1” = TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings in C; – NIELSEN: Suite for String Orch. – Trondheim Solistene – 2L (vinyl)
Exceptional string tone on these two lovely works on vinyl.
GERHARD SCHJELDERUP: Brand (Symphonic Drama); Symphony No. 2 “To Norway” – Trondheim Symphony Orchestra / Eivind Aadland – CPO
Norwegian music with a Wagnerian slant: heady, late-Romantic stuff.