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52nd GRAMMY Awards

Best Surround Sound Album (Category 94)

David Miles Huber, surround mix engineer; David Miles Huber, surround mastering engineer; David Miles Huber, surround producer (David Miles Huber, Allen Hart, DJ Muad'Deep, Seren Wen, Musetta, Henta, Marcell Marias & Gail Pettis)

Flute Mystery
Morten Lindberg & Hans Peter L'Orange, surround mix engineers; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Emily Beynon, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fred Johnny Berg, Catherine Beynon & Philharmonia Orchestra)
2L/Lindberg Lyd

Kleiberg: Treble & Bass
Morten Lindberg & Hans Peter L'Orange, surround mix engineers; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Daniel Reuss, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Marianne Thorsen & Göran Sjölin)
2L/Lindberg Lyd

1970 – 1975
Nick Davis, surround mix engineer; Tony Cousins, surround mastering engineer; Nick Davis, surround producer (Genesis) Atlantic/Rhino

Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses)

2L nominated for two

FLUTE MYSTERY and TREBLE & BASS are nominated in the Best Surround Sound Album category this year. Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Emily & Catherine Beynon, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Marianne Thorsen envelope the listener in a Nordic mood of orchestral surround sound. Both recordings feature music by Norwegian composers.

Kleiberg: Treble & Bass Fred Jonny Berg: FLUTE MYSTERY

The Norwegian label 2L now count a total of 7 nominations past four years. The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Jan. 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

2L is distributed in the USA by Naxos of America.

Morten Lindberg: We prefer to record in spacious acoustic venues; large concert halls, churches and cathedrals. This is actually where we can make the most intimate recordings. The qualities we seek in large rooms are not necessarily a big reverb, but openness due to the absence of close reflecting walls. Making an ambient and beautiful recording is the way of least resistance. Searching the fine edge between direct contact and openness; that's the real challenge. A really good recording should be able to bodily move the listener.

Morten Lindberg, balance engineer and recording producerThis core quality of audio production is made by choosing the right venue for the repertoire, and balancing the image in the placement of microphones and musicians relative to each other in that venue. Planning and discussions with the musicians create trust and a sense of occasion and excitement that translates onto the recordings. What we insist upon in the recording phase is time. We usually spend from four to six days of recording on a 60-minutes repertoire. In credit of the musicians I need to say that this is not in need of getting the score right, but in order to bring forward the right mood and dimensions. At most projects the entire first day is spent bringing the dimensions down from a 1500-people hall to the proximity encountered on a home-visit to your living room. The challenge of this process is to get the volume down, keeping the intensity and energy up, without being intrusive.

There is no method available today to reproduce the exact perception of attending a live performance. That leaves us with the art of illusion when it comes to recording music. As recording engineers and producers we need to do exactly the same as any good musician; interpret the music and the composer's intentions and adapt to the media where we perform.



Emily & Catherine Beynon

Only the full symphony orchestra can impose the true emotional dynamics of the arctic nature. FLUTE MYSTERY is a collection of five orchestral works by Norwegian composer Fred Jonny Berg. In this distinctive and dynamic surround sound recording, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Emily & Catherine Beynon as soloists on flute & harp are conducted by the legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy.

- Flute Mystery
- Warning Zero
- Pastorale
- Vicino alla Montagna
- Flute Concerto No.1

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Vladimir Ashkenazy: Vladimir AshkenazyI am very fond of Scandinavian mentality, the way people express themselves and their spiritual world. It has always been a very special treat for me to conduct and play Scandinavian music and it is a particular pleasure to introduce to the world a very talented Norwegian composer Fred Jonny Berg whose music in its own way is a genuine reflection of his world.

Berg's music is often described as melodious, accessible and dramatic, yet with a highly original quality. Berg himself tries to explain: It is really as simple as it is complicated - I breathe in what life has to offer, and breathe out what I have to offer life. I have given up trying to grasp what actually happens in the process from impression to expression. In his music Fred Jonny Berg reveals himself as a person who has experienced that life consists of light and dark, but unlike the majority of us he approaches both with a similar undaunted decisiveness; it adds an extra quality to his music: the conviction of an eyewitness.

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Fred Jonny Berg’s sheet music is available online for evaluation and delivery. All scores are available for free at www.symbiophonic.as

Treble & Bass (2L59SACD)

Treble & Bass - KLEIBERG concertos

Marianne Thorsen & Göran Sjölin

eBook TREBLE & BASSMarianne Thorsen is widely known for her recording of MOZART violin concertos with TrondheimSolistene. Now she demonstrates what beauty that lies in the Violin Concerto of our classical contemporary composer Ståle Kleiberg. Göran Sjölin brings the sonic qualities of the double bass into new light, and both solo concertos are supported by a widely staged Trondheim Symphony Orchestra in an exceptional surround sound recording.

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Marianne ThorsenStåle KLEIBERG: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra / Concerto for Double Bass and OrchestraStåle Kleiberg, composer
If we seek a stylistic reference point for Kleiberg's music, it is perhaps not fanciful to refer to its recovery of certain qualities that we associate with northern Europe during the first half of the twentieth century. Composers as different as Sibelius, Nielsen and Vaughan Williams all established unique dialogues with central European and French modernists, but in ways that allowed for a tone of lofty idealism, even at times of frank romanticism that was unavailable to the modernists themselves. Kleiberg seems to continue and to extend dialogues of this kind. He has never been a slave to fashion, but it is striking that the neo-romanticism that is his most natural mode of expression, has once again become a part of our general culture.


FLUTE MYSTERY stage layout:

Flute Mystery STAGE LAYOUT
Vicino alla Montagna STAGE LAYOUT
Flute Concerto STAGE LAYOUT

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Our Pure Audio Blu-ray Discs has been designed to offer two ways of operation, either with or without a TV screen: you can either navigate the on-screen POP-UP MENU or simply use the dedicated buttons of your remote control. The NUMERIC keys directly access the corresponding track number and the desired audio stream can be selected by the COLOURED keys on your remote. 5.1 DT S HD Master Audio is preselected. These functions are developed by msm-studios and Lindberg Lyd and anticipate what we expect to find in the future profile 3 for Blu-ray players.

Treble & Bass stage layout:
Treble & Bass STAGE LAYOUT
Surround sound stage layout for the recording sessions are created by the composers, performers and balance engineer in a creative process essential to the product.
The Nordic Sound

"The Norwegian label 2L is now arguably the finest recording group currently in operation with digital audio offerings that push the limits of technology. Blu-ray delivers an excellent medium for 24-bit/192 kHz PCM multichannel audio. 2L consistently shows throughout the tracks in The Nordic Sound that multichannel delivery trumps two-channel. Nearly all of the tracks reveal amazing samples of audio engineering as well as virtuoso musicianship. And these reference recordings offer an excellent opportunity to evaluate one's system. The sampler delivers a rich variety of tracks from TrondheimSolistene: Divertimenti, Mozart-Grieg: Works for Two Pianos, Vol. II, Magnar Am: Sonar and many more, allowing listeners to figure out which of 2L's offerings would be worth exploring in greater detail. Highest recommendation. " (Greg Maltz Blu-ray.com)

The Nordic Sound - 2L audiophile reference recordings

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