Dacapo / 2020

Bent Sørensen: Concertos

Martin Fröst (clarinet), Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet); Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Per Kristian Skalstad, Thomas Søndergård

“Three recent concertos by Bent Sørensen, which are full of attractive, vivid instrumental effects, are brought together by Dacapo Records, all with their dedicatees as the soloists…beautifully made.” – The Guardian

Bent Sørensens (b. 1958) distinctive music thrives on the intangible, from atmospheres and feelings to memories and dreams. This recording assembles three recent concertos from the GrawemeyerAward-winning composer performed by distinguished Nordic soloists, beginning with a second piano concerto played by its dedicatee and inspiration, Leif Ove Andsnes. Sørensensclarinet concerto for Martin Fröstis inspired by the scents of Spanish poetry, while his trumpet concerto for Tine Thing Helsethfeeds of his constant obsession with the beauty and vulnerability of Venice. Each is highly evocative and filled with Sørensens own etched beauty.

Track Listing
Sørensen, B: La mattina
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Per Kristian Skalstad

1. I. Lento lugubre
2. II. Luminoso – Quasi allegro
3. III. Lento misterioso
4. IV. Andante
5. V. Presto

Sørensen, B: Serenidad
Martin Fröst (clarinet)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård

6. I. — (Live)
7. II. — (Live)
8. III. — (Live)

Sørensen, B: Trumpet Concerto
Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet)
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Per Kristian Skalstad

9. I.
10. II.
11. III.

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