Garden Of Devotion
Label: CHALLENGE CLASSICS
Catalog: CC 72754
LARSSON NETHERLANDS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA NIKOLIC
Rolf Martinsson is one of Sweden’s internationally leading composers. In this album five works are gathered. One work is for soprano and string orchestra: Garden of Devotion is a collection of poems by Rabindranath Tagore set to music by Martinsson in 2013. In To the Shadow of Reality, the soprano is instead accompanied by string quartet in these five songs with lyrics by Swedish poetess Karin Boye. A.S. in memoriam is a piece for string orchestra. Composed in 1999, it is an homage to Arnold Schoenberg. A piece called Landscape for solo violin is dated 2010 and takes its inspiration from The Strand, a painting by Edvard Munch. The album closes with a work for chamber orchestra, Kalliope, composed in 2004.