Bert Sørensen: Concertos
Format: COMPACT DISC
Andsnes, Leif Ove; Fröst, Martin; Helseth, Tine Thing; Det Norske Kammerorkester; Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Søndergård, Thomas; Skalstad, Per Kristian
Bent Sørensen’s distinctive music thrives on the intangible, from atmospheres and feelings to memories and dreams. This recording assembles three recent concertos from the Grawemeyer Award-winning composer performed by distinguished Nordic soloists, beginning with a second piano concerto played by its dedicatee and inspiration, Leif Ove Andsnes. Sørensen’s clarinet concerto for Martin Frost is inspired by the scents of Spanish poetry, while his trumpet concerto for Tine Thing Helseth feeds of his constant obsession with the beauty and vulnerability of Venice. Each is highly evocative and filled with Sørensen’s etched beauty.