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Stained Glass - Johan Dalene

Composer Grażyna Bacewicz
Lili Boulanger
Sergey Prokofiev
Arvo Pärt
Maurice Ravel
Performer Johan Dalene
Christian Ihle Hadland
Period Modern
Catalogue Number BIS-2730 SACD
EAN 7318599927305
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Sep 2023
Total time 68'48

20th century works for violin and piano
This recital brings together two established classics from the 20th century with lesser-known works from the repertoire for violin and piano. Alongside Ravel’s Sonata, a work that reveals the influence of jazz on the French composer, and Prokofiev’s wartime Sonata, Op. 94a, an idiomatic arrangement of its original version for flute, we find compositions by Arvo Pärt, Lili Boulanger and Grażyna Bacewicz, which, at times meditative, at times lyrical, at times folk-inspired, testify to the richness of this repertoire. &&&

These works are here performed by Johan Dalene, the Swedish-Norwegian winner of the 2019 Nielsen Competition. The present disc is violinist’s fourth release on BIS, following a recording of the Nielsen and Sibelius Concertos named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone and awarded the 2023 Swedish Grammis Award for Best Classical, the Tchaikovsky Concerto described as ‘one of the finest violin débuts of the last decade’ in BBC Music Magazine, and ‘Nordic Rhapsody’, a violin and-piano recital that was awarded distinctions such as Diapason d’or and Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice. As with that release, Dalene is given here the expert support of Christian Ihle Hadland who has also appeared on other much-lauded recordings, most recently one dedicated to Saint-Saëns’ violin sonatas.
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  Arvo Pärt
01 Fratres 11'30
  Maurice Ravel
  Sonata in G major for violin and piano 17'49
02 I. Allegretto 8'27
03 II. Blues 5'21
04 III. Perpetuum mobile 4'01
  Lili Boulanger
05 Nocturne 2'49
  Sergei Prokofiev
  Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a 23'40
06 I. Moderato 8'04
07 II. Scherzo 4'50
08 III. Andante 3'40
09 IV. Allegro con brio 7'06
  Grazyna Bacewicz
10 Humoreska (Humoresque) 2'54
11 Kolysanka (Lullaby) 2'42
12 Taniec slowianski (Slavonic Dance) 3'02
13 Witraz (Stained-glass Window) 4'17
  Album total 68'48
ComposerBacewicz, Grazyna
Boulanger, Lili
Prokofiev, Sergei
Pärt, Arvo
Ravel, Maurice
ViolinDalene, Johan
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