Skog & Tarrodi: Piano Pieces
Format: COMPACT DISC
Widlund, Mats; Klingberg, Ann-Sofi
This new release features world premiere recordings of piano pieces by two of Sweden's most interesting composers, twice Grammis Award-nominated Ylva Skog and Grammis Award-winning Andrea Tarrodi, performed by Grammis Award-winning pianist Ann-Sofi Klingberg. Contributions also include works by pianist Mats Widlund in two pieces for piano four hands. This is contemporary and accessible music at its best! In her composing, Ylva Skog (born 1963) intuitively blends and fuses musical styles, drawing inspiration from an eclectic range of sources including fine art and literature. It has been said that Ylva Skog stand with one leg in the tradition of Igor Stravinsky and Béla Bartók, and the other in jazz, rock and Latin American music. She works with a wide variety of formats, including electroacoustic music and choir. Andrea Tarrodi, born in 1981, is a Swedish composer based in Stockholm. She started playing the piano at the age of 8, and became interested in composition shortly thereafter. Tarrodi studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, Italy, and the College of Music in Piteå with, among other teachers, Jan Sandström, Pär Lindgren, Fabio Cifariello-Ciardi, Jesper Nordin and Marie Samuelsson. She completed her master´s degree in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2009.