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Jakob Kullberg: Momentum – Jakob Kullberg

PER NØRGÅRD: Momentum – Cello Concerto no. 2 · ARNE NORDHEIM: Tenebrae – Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra · KAIJA SAARIAHO: Amers – Cello Concerto nomore….

Jakob Kullberg, cello · New Music Orchestra · Szymon Bywalec, conductor

– This is a fabulous release! [Martin Anderson / Klassisk Musikkmagasin]

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Jakob Kullberg in concertos of Nørgård, Nordheim and Saariaho

“Momentum” presents the outstanding cellist Jakob Kullberg; a driving force within modern music today. The release also marks the 80th anniversary of a giant in contemporary music; his fellow countryman Per Nørgård. When Jakob Kullberg presents his debut release as a soloist on a recording, it is only fitting that it should be on both a CD and a special vinyl edition. Kullberg is no less than a musical firework in his approach, and without doubt the Scandinavian cellist today with most impact on the contemporary scene.

Per Nørgård and Jakob Kullberg began their collaboration fifteen years ago and it has developed every year since resulting in many works from Nørgård that seems tailorfit to Kullberg’s versatile playing. The title of Nordheim’s famous concerto denotes darkness and night – designating the Roman Catholic service of the same name. This recording also marks the beginning of the collaboration between Kullberg and Kaja Saariaho and is likely to be a collaboration worth noticing.

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“Momentum” presents the outstanding cellist Jakob Kullberg; a driving force within modern music today. The release also marks the 80th anniversary of a giant in contemporary music; his fellow countryman Per Nørgård.

Per Nørgård: Momentum

Per Nørgård and Jakob Kullberg began their collaboration fifteen years ago and it has developed every year since resulting in many works from Nørgård that seem tailor fit to Kullberg’s versatile playing. The evident ferocity of this exchange has seen the breaking of altogether new musical terrain, in Momentum strikingly through the cello’s improvised cadenzas in the first and fourth movements of the concerto.

Arne Nordheim: Tenebrae

Written for and premiered by Mstislav Rostropovich, Nordheim’s grand cello concerto is perhaps best known through its recording by Truls Mørk. Kullberg performs a new orchestration of the work, for the smaller sinfonietta ensemble. The title denotes darkness and night – designating the Roman Catholic service of the same name. The cello assumes the principle role in an account of some of the great existential themes.

Kaija Saariaho: Amers

The cello holds a prominent place in Saariaho’s oeuvre. This recording marks the beginning of the collaboration between Kullberg and the composer and is likely to be a collaboration worth noticing. The title means ‘sea marks’ or ‘bouys’, and the marine immediate inspiration is audible in the sweeping depths of the soundscape. The cello is naturally central to the sonic properties of the work; from the fully-voiced tone and harmonics to the rough sound generated by the technique of sul ponticello.

Release date: 03.08.2012

EAN: 7044581350751

Cat.No.: ACD5075

Priskategori: CD