Sonata Norwegica

Caroline Eidsten Dahl; Ensemble Freithoff

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Format: CD

Cat No: LWC1165

Release Date:  18 January 2019

Label:  Lawo

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  7090020181875

Genres:  Classical  Chamber Music  

  • Description

    On "Sonata Norwegica" recorder player Caroline Eidsten Dahl and Ensemble Freithoff present three Norwegian composers and one who is Swedish: Johan Henrik Freithoff, Georg von Bertouch, Johan Daniel Berlin, and the Swede, Henrik Phillip Johnsen. The ensemble has selected music written in Norway and Sweden from around 250 years ago, and it is virtuosic, ardent and original.

    Does a clear definition of Norwegian baroque music exist? Can one hear that the compositions on this recording are from Norway and Scandinavia? We believe the answer to both questions must remain 'no'.

    This music was composed a hundred years before National Romanticism's clear definition of national character. Even so, there is little doubt that being outside the centre of things can lead to a certain originality, perhaps more or less deliberately from the side of the composer.

    Recorder player Caroline Eidsten Dahl made her debut album on the LAWO Classics label, "Blockbird — Norwegian Recorder Music" (LWC1069) which received glowing reviews. Sonata Norwegica is her second album with LAWO.

    Founder member of the Ensemble Freithoff, Christiane Eidsten Dahl is a Norwegian modern and baroque violinist based in London and has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall (including numerous BBC proms performances), Glyndebourne Opera (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment), Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Theatre Champs-Elysèes Paris.

    The ensemble's name comes from Johan Henrik Freithoff, who was one of Norway's first baroque composers. The name is an indication of the ensemble's wish to maintain its focus on a Scandinavian repertoire in dialogue with European sources of inspiration. The ensemble also wishes to expand its repertoire with new music composed for old instruments, with works of Ånesen, Nordheim and Nørgaard, among others.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. FREITHOFF: Trio Sonata In G Major I. Allegro
      • 2. II. Andante
      • 3. III. Allegro
      • 4. Sonata In G Major: I. Allegro
      • 5. II. Adagio
      • 6. III. Allegro Ma Non Presto
      • 7. VON BERTOUCH: Trio Sonata No. 8 In G Major I. Vivace
      • 8. II. Adagio
      • 9. III. Andante
      • 10. Trio Sonata No. 14 In G Minor I. Largo
      • 11. II. Andante
      • 12. III. Adagio
      • 13. IV. Vivace
      • 14. JOHNSEN: Sonata In E-flat Major I. Andante
      • 15. II. Allegro
      • 16. III. Menuet
      • 17. Trio Sonata In D Major I. Andante
      • 18. II. Fuga Alla Breve. Vivace
      • 19. III. Vivace
      • 20. BERLIN: Sonatina In D Minor I. Capricetto. Presto
      • 21. II. Arietta
      • 22. III. Gavotta
      • 23. IV. Menuet
      • 24. V. Giga