TUVAYHUN - Beatitudes for a Wounded World is a moving and innovative 80-minute work with a message of inclusion, trust, kindness, compassion, humanity, and mutual respect. The work is based on the beatitudes. As part of its message to embrace our differences, this is a hybrid work with elements from classical, jazz, and world music.
Gimse has an impressive international carreer, and is a south-after soloist and chamber musician both at home and abroad. Gimse has won numerous prestigious awards, and published several critically acclaimed recordings.
Med gamle salmer og folketoner som inspirasjon, skildrer felespiller og komponist Gjermund Larsen ”Pilegrim” på sin måte. Fortid, samtid og framtid viktige ingredienser i Larsen sin tilnærming til musikk.
"Pictures from a Sinking City" skildrer legenden om myten Atlantis, den sunkne byen, og sivilisasjonenes ødeleggelse. "Tale of Lead and Frozen Light" er opprinnelig inspirert av en av Beethovens strykekvartetter, men er også iblandet dagsaktuell tematikk.
Haydn, Stamitz. Ana de la Vega & Ramón Ortega Quero
Flautist Ana de la Vega teams up with two-time ECHO award-winning oboist Ramón Ortega Quero and the Trondheim Soloists on her second PENTATONE album, to explore the intricate and unique relationship between flute and oboe in concertos by Joseph Haydn and Carl Stamitz.
The Requiem in Andrew Smith's version, commissioned by the choir and its conductor Anita Brevik, is loosely based on the Roman Catholic mass for the dead. Several of the texts of the traditional Requiem Mass have been replaced, however, with biblical references to the tragic fate of children, reflecting the all-too-frequent conflicts of today in which the young are innocent victims. "Best Immersive Audio Album 62nd GRAMMY Winner 2020"
"Trondheimsolistene´s playing has a buoyancy and energy that in the Haydn form the ideal springboard for Weilerstein’s playing as it leaps and dances in and out of the larger texture (...) Verklärte Nacht is a yearning, soulful performance"
"The most intriguing thing in ‘Nordic Noir’ - you don't really know what the movie is about. You just get lost in the mist following the near lights, and the feeling overcome you, it’s everything from self-insecurity and anxiety till love and rage"
"This triply Grammy-nominated album received nods in both engineering and performance categories (Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance), and it is perhaps the latter where it really stands out. The program puts together three works that take the neoclassic impulse in different directions, and the conductorless Trondheimsolistene deliver sharp, novel readings of each work" (James Manheim for Allmusic)
"The Mechanical Fair has a huge cinematic presence and a storytellers heart, and it tells its tale through the melody, written on the surface of the tempo and bound by the harmonies" (Dave Sumner for Bird is the Worm)