CHROMOS: Works for Flute and Piano
Label: Pro Musica
Classical Periods: 20th Century
Composers: Edvard Hagerup Bull, Ivar Lunde Jr., Jostein Stalheim, Olav Berg
Performers: Einar Rottingen, Gro Sandvik
Works for Flute and Piano
Jostein Stalheim: Hidden Music
Ivar Lunde Jr.: Chromos
Edvard Hagerup Bull: Bagatelles
Olav Berg: Moments
Knut Vaage: Fortuna
Gro Sandvik, flute
Einar Rottingen, piano
This disc presents remarkably inventive and well-written new repertoire for flute and piano. Interpreted by performers who know and understand the nature of the music, eager and capable of meeting the technical demands â€“this is an exciting delight.
An important common factor with these composers is the fact that they all have their background as professional, performing musicians. Stalheimâ€™s accordion playing is truly brilliant, while Lunde Jr. was solo oboist with the Norwegian Opera for many years. Hagerup Bull started out as a pianist and organist, Berg worked as a trumpet player for many years and finally Vaage started out as a jazz pianist. This of course gives them a certain edge when it comes to realizing their music in practical terms.