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This production follows up the idea of a series of recordings with Telemark Chamber Orchestra as a dedicated promoter of Norwegian contemporary music. This effort, which began with the 2005 CD release Nostos (FBRCD-04), encompasses a broad repertoire while, at the same time, maintaining a unified profile. The common denominator is that all of the works include strings, and the discography comprises music connected with the Norwegian folk music tradition, pieces using wind instruments, and works featuring a variety of soloists. Some of the music is by established Norwegian composers, while some is the work of young, unestablished composers, such as the recording Tapestry (FBRCD-14), released in 2016, which presented the work of seven composers connected with nyMusikk’s Composer Group. Here, too, the range of different sources of musical inspiration is striking, while at the same time this is also the first release where the string orchestra plays on its own. This is what Telemark Chamber Orchestra now wants to follow up on this new album: pure string music, which in itself holds great potential for displaying nuance and variation. The CD was recorded in 2017, the year when Telemark Chamber Orchestra marked its 25th anniversary – which also coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Norwegian Society of Composers. This new release links three generations of contemporary composers, all of whom are well established. All the works on Chasing Strings are also connected to Lars-Erik ter Jung, the orchestra’s artistic director, who commissioned Chase and Munchsonaten, and who has collaborated with and commissioned works from the three composers for many years.
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1. Nils Henrik Asheim: Chase 00:14:17 1.30 USD
Main artist Telemark Chamber Orchestra & Lars-Erik Ter Jung
Composer Nils Henrik Asheim
Conductors Lars-Erik Ter Jung
Producers Geir Inge Lotsberg
2. Jan Erik Mikalsen: Lied for String Ensemble 00:10:43 1.30 USD
Main artist Telemark Chamber Orchestra & Lars-Erik Ter Jung
Composer Jan Erik Mikalsen
Conductors Lars-Erik Ter Jung
Producers Geir Inge Lotsberg
3. Magnar Åm: Studie over ein salmetone fra Luster 00:08:23 1.20 USD
Main artist Telemark Chamber Orchestra & Lars-Erik Ter Jung
Composer Magnar Åm
Conductors Lars-Erik Ter Jung
Producers Geir Inge Lotsberg
4. Jan Erik Mikalsen: Munchsonaten 00:09:30 1.20 USD
Main artist Telemark Chamber Orchestra & Lars-Erik Ter Jung
Composer Jan Erik Mikalsen
Conductors Lars-Erik Ter Jung
Producers Geir Inge Lotsberg