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Daniel Börtz: I mörkret av röster & Klangernas sånger


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The human voice is occupying an increasingly central role in the work of Swedish composer Daniel Börtz. This new album presents a mutli-mvoement choral work and a song cycle; both speak of the composer's intense reaction to texts and his stringent belief in the power of the human voice in a world of violence and clamor. Börtz's musical style constantly evolves but has embodied a new focus, humanity and harmonic richenss following his work in the opera house. In the Darkness of Vocies for choir followed the opera Medea (2016), responding to Göran Sonnevi's evocative text across seven movements that confront pain, sensuality, love, brotherhood and annihilation with richness, delicacy and atmosphere and a wide dynamic range. Sounds' Songs for baritone and piano followed the opera Marie Antoinette (1998) and sets poetic texts by Sonnevi that are full of pictorial evocation and dramatic vision. Börtz's concise, concentrated but varied songs represented a major addition to the Nordic song repertory when they were published in 1998. For words and music that hinge on the respect and dependency of fellow human beings, Footprint is pleased to have collaborated with some of the foremost artists in Europe for this new release. The justly famous Eric Ericson Chamber Choir performs In the Darkenss of Voices under its chief conductor Fredrik Malmberg while baritone Fredrik Zetterström and pianist Thomas Schuback unite for Sounds' Songs. Voices in the Darkness documents significant work by Börtz and Sonnevi, two of the most important figures in Sweden's contemporary creative life.
Facts
Item number FRCD 090
Barcode 7320470215210
Release date 5/5/2017
Category Classical Music
Label FOOTPRINT
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Choir Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Classical Artist Schuback, Thomas
Zetterström, Fredrik
Conductor Malmberg, Fredrik
Disc: 1
I mörkret av röster00:26:00
1 I mörkret av röster: I. Drömde om dig 00:02:16 Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Malmberg, Fredrik Demérus, Maria
2 I mörkret av röster: II. Är det enda folket 00:02:12 Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Malmberg, Fredrik
3 I mörkret av röster: III. Gud, som är de levandes 00:05:23 Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Malmberg, Fredrik Graca, Anna
4 I mörkret av röster: V. Ser in i klangernas öga - 00:05:40 Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Malmberg, Fredrik Graca, Anna Olsson, Andreas E.
5 I mörkret av röster: VIII. O rör vid mig - IX. Din 00:03:47 Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Malmberg, Fredrik
6 I mörkret av röster: X. Också ångesten 00:03:44 Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Malmberg, Fredrik
7 I mörkret av röster: XI. Du som finns för mig 00:04:03 Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Malmberg, Fredrik Olsson, Andreas E.
Klangernas sånger (Sounds' Songs)00:27:00
8 Klangernas sånger: I. Snabbt rör sig vinden 00:01:59 Schuback, Thomas Zetterström, Fredrik
9 Klangernas sånger: II. Det finns det oerhörda - II 00:06:48 Schuback, Thomas Zetterström, Fredrik
10 Klangernas sånger: IV. Snart ska jag förlora min m 00:03:33 Schuback, Thomas Zetterström, Fredrik
11 Klangernas sånger: V. Djupen ropar till djupen 00:03:53 Schuback, Thomas Zetterström, Fredrik
12 Klangernas sånger: VI. I tornets djupa frid 00:03:27 Schuback, Thomas Zetterström, Fredrik
13 Klangernas sånger: VII. Horisontklang 00:01:54 Schuback, Thomas Zetterström, Fredrik
14 Klangernas sånger: VIII. Gul eranthis 00:03:47 Schuback, Thomas Zetterström, Fredrik
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