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RASMUSSEN, S.: String Quartets Nos. 1-2 / Violin Concerto No. 1 / Echoes of the Past / Grave (John Storgards/ Juha Kangas/ Nora-Kaisa Salo-Peltokorpi/ Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra/ Sjaelland String Quartet) (Dacapo Classical: 8.226044)



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Sunleif Rasmussen (b. 1961) is the foremost Faroese composer of classical music. He studied with well known composers such as Ib N?©rholm and Ivar Frounberg, and his international breakthrough helped to place his native islands on the world map of music. With this premiere recording of Sunleif Rasmussen's works for strings it is clear that the point of departure for Rasmussen's music may be Faroese - or at any rate ultra-Nordic - but its stature is global.

Rasmussen's works always have a natural complexity, combining his jazz background with a rich tradition of Faroese folk music and electro-acoustic and spectral music. The result is highly evocative and beautiful to listen to, as demonstrated by the five works for strings on this CD.

\...the performances are stunning...the orchestral textures have ideal clarity and a totally natural perspective. Rasmussen clearly is a talent to watch"

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Facts
Item number 8226044
Barcode 636943604427
Release date 29/10/2007
Category Instrumental | Classical Music
Label Dacapo Records | Classical CDs
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Nora-Kaisa Salo-Peltokorpi
John Storgards
Composers Sunleif Rasmussen
Conductors Juha Kangas
Orchestras Sjaelland String Quartet
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Disc: 1
String Quartet No. 1
1 String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 2, "Sunshine and Shadows"
2 I. Con fuoco
3 II. Cantabile e dolce
Grave - In Memoriam Karsten Hoydal
4 Grave - In Memoriam Karsten Hoydal
Violin Concerto No. 1, "Songs of Seasons"
5 I. Maestoso
6 II. Con brio
7 III. Dolce
8 IV. Cantabile
Echoes of the Past
9 Echoes of the Past
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