Kjell Mørk Karlsen: Dolente – Vertavo

KJELL MØRK KARLSEN: SONATA MESTO FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO, OP. 96 · SONATA NOVA FOR VIOLA AND PIANO, OP. 101 · SONATA DOLORASA FOR CELLO OG PIANO, OP. 108 · STRING QUARTET NO. 1, OPmore…. 6

Vertavo: Øyvor Volle, violin, · Henninge Båtnes, viola · Bjørg Værnes, cello · Vertavo · Gonzalo Moreno, piano

Explosive outbursts are contrasted by intimate whispers, the music pulling the listener ever closer.

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Vertavo interprets fellow Norwegian composer Kjell Mørk Karlsen.

The Vertavo String Quartet is quickly earning itself an international reputation as a really first rate ensemble. Their latest CD-release with the complete Bartók string quartets (Simax PSC 1197) has been very well received, with critics drawing attention to “the emotional logic and focused inner intensity” of the playing.

Kjell Mørk Karlsen (b 1947) is renown for his church music. Great works such as his St. John Passion (Simax PSC 1209) have shown his ability to arrange a dramatic entity around a focal point. On Dolente, we are presented with some of his finest secular works: Two string quartets and three sonatas. The three sonatas, for violin, viola and cello, have an open structure with time and space enough for colours and soundscapes to develop. The dialogue between soloist and piano is crafted to be played by two virtuosos, and the playing here is truly excellent.

Release date: 04.05.2000

EAN: 7044581350072

Cat.No.: ACD5007

Priskategori: CD