Mari Samuelsen - Lys
The mixture of dynamic and original music on Mari Samuelsen's latest recording for Deutsche Grammophon is fearless; the violinist is concerned with light and life. The result is the album Lys, Norwegian for light. 13 female composers can be heard - from Hildegard von Bingen to Hildur Guðnadóttir -, specially commissioned works as well as new arrangements of existing pieces. 14 tracks, sometimes meditative, sometimes animating, about a phenomenon we need to live. The Norwegian's varied program plays with delicate nuances of light, creating music full of shades of expression and feeling.