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Variations over Variations

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Variations over Variations
Variations over Variations


The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, featuring soloist star trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, with brand new Norwegian music! 'Variations over Variations' presents four Norwegian composers - Alfred Janson, Knut Vaage, Maja Ratkje and Jan Erik Mikalsen - and their works, performed and commissioned by The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, under their Chief Conductor, the Grammy-nominated and Emmy Award-winner Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

'Variations over Variations' is a great snapshot of contemporary Norwegian orchestral music. The four works enters into a dialogue with existing music and a music history that binds them together, in very different ways. Some places musical quotes open up a door to the Norwegian, other places it re-contextualises the idea of a national music. Tine is featured on the title track in Janson's trumpet concerto 'Variations over variations on a Norwegian folk tune', a variation over Edvard Grieg's 'Ballad in G minor'. Ratkje's 'Paragraf 112' expands the orchestra's ordinary timbre and establishes a vulnerable openness which later turns darker and more dangerous. Mikalsen's folk-inspired 'Songr' moves between grand orchestral roars and fragile chords, while Vaage's 'Mylder' could be described as a symphonic internet where the surface seems strangely familiar.

Personnel: Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya (conductor)


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  2. Alfred Janson: Variations over variations over a Norwegian folk tune
  3. Jan Erik Mikalsen: Songr for Orchestra, I. Movement
  4. II. Movement
  5. III. Movement
  6. Knut Vaage: Mylder
  7. Maja S. K. Ratkje: Paragraf 112
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