A seductive and fascinating disc for fans of contemporary music, this collection of works for Bassoon with choir and orchestra feature works by British composer Stephen Frost and Norwegian composer Kjell Mørk Karlsen.

The disc’s title work Parapraxis, for solo bassoon and choir, melds together a mix of sacred latin text and secular English poetry, pushing and playing with the illusory ‘boundary’ that seems to exist between the two. The other two works – Frost’s Bassoon Concerto and Karlsen’s Serenata – are beguiling and stimulating pieces that show off the talents of Norwegian bassoonist Sigyn Birkeland and the Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra.

In demand as a soloist, Sigyn Birkeland has been Principal Bassoon in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra since 1992. She continues to champion the instrument by commissioning, performing and recording new works for the instrument in a variety of unique ensembles and settings.

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Sigyn Birkeland bassoon

Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra

Ensemble 96

Ingo Ernst Reihl conductor

Øystein Fevang conductor

RELEASE DATE: 22/06/2012
BARCODE: 635212025826


Stephen Frost (b. 1959)

1. I. Pie Jesu

2. II. De Profundis

3. III. In Paradisum

Concerto for Bassoon

Stephen Frost (b. 1959)

4. Allegro Moderato

5. Lento

6. Allegro

Serenata per fagotto e archi Op. 113

Kjell Mørk Karlsen (b. 1947)

7. Lento espressivo e Deciso

8. Lento

9. Vivo

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