Album
   
Album title
SOUVENIR
Performer

TrondheimSolistene
Øyvind Gimse, artistic director
Geir Inge Lotsberg, leader

Catalogue #

2L-090A-LP
2L-090C-LP
2L-090-PABD
2L-090-CD-J

EAN13
7041888517122 (LP-A)
7041888517221 (LP-C)
7041888517320 (Blu-ray)
7041888517924 (CD)
ISRC-code
NOMPP1212010-120

Disc 1
Part I (LP-A): 180g vinyl DMM
Part II (LP-C): 180g vinyl DMM
Disc 2

Pure Audio Blu-ray
DTS HD MA 192kHz/24 bit 5.1
DTS HD MA 96kHz/24 bit 7.1
Auro-3D 96kHz/24 bit 9.1
LPCM 192kHz/24 bit STEREO
mShuttle: FLAC 192kHz + MP3
Region: ABC - worldwide


Release date
February, May and August 2012
Recording date
May and October 2011
Location
Selbu Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
 

TrondheimSolistene - SOUVENIR

How do we listen to music? Indeed, how do we listen to anything? What we as listeners encounter here is sheer auditory bliss. TrondheimSolistene take a new step towards bridging the gap between themselves and their audience. It is not the gap between the live performance and the recording which they attempt to close. It is the gap between the recording and the living, ever open human ear.

Erik Fosnes Hansen's essay Auditory bliss (EN) / Ørenspryd (NO) / Ohrenschmaus (DE)

"Through its dynamic co-operation TrondheimSolistene (the Trondheim Soloists) and 2L has always sort to stretch the boundaries of what is possible to convey to the listener, aiming for the ultimate recorded listening experience. With the Serenade the team has taken things one step further with the TrondheimSolistene truly justifying their name. By placing each individual next to someone from a different voice rather than sitting in conventional sections we are working at the very outer limits of what is possible and creating chamber music at the highest level" - Øyvind Gimse, 2012.

We allocated two weeks in 2011 to record this new album. Artistic director Øyvind Gimse and his associate Geir Inge Lotsberg initially chose two pieces that represent, in their estimation, "the most beautiful music ever composer for the string orchestra": Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence and his Serenade for Strings. Aiming for a 90 minutes program left 30 more minutes to record. So the orchestra and 2L logged on to Facebook and asked the listeners worldwide what they'd like to hear. And the audience responded: Nielsen's Suite Opus 1. A little gem that would exploit the Trondheim Soloists' singular way with Nordic repertoire.

Inspired by Morten Lindberg's extensive work with choral music, the Tchaikovsky's SERENADE was recorded with the ensemble placed in mixed voices, meaning no one is sitting beside anyone playing the same part, creating a totally new soundscape to the music. Carl Nielsen's SUITE opus 1 is recorded in a more "traditional" way in these sessions.

Facebook Photo Album - Recording Sessions Part I
Facebook Photo Album - Recording Sessions Part II

What we recorded in May 2011 was published exclusively as high resolution audio files, by streaming and on vinyl. Then our recordings from October will add up to a full release on Pure Audio Blu-ray in August 2012.

TrondheimSolistene (The Trondheim Soloists) are regarded as one of the top chamber orchestras in the world. Their DIVERTIMENTI and FOLK STYLE were both nominated for a total of five American GRAMMY Awards in categories "Best Small Ensemble", "Best Engineered Album" and "Best Surround Sound Album".

The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere. The surround sound recordings of Lindberg Lyd not only transforms the entire listening experience, more radically, these innovative recordings overturn some very basic concepts regarding how music is played and even composed. 2L emphasizes surround sound with Pure Audio Blu-ray and HiRes file distribution, and have garnered no less than 12 American GRAMMY nominations over the past six years.

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NEWSLETTERS:
Part I, February 2012

Part II, June 2012
Blu-ray, November 2012

 
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ARTWORK These images can be used in editorial context to the products they are related to, with appropriate credit of artwork and photographer.

Pure Audi Blu-ray compiling the two parts, published August 2012:

Pure Audio Blu-ray Pure Audio Blu-ray Pure Audio Blu-ray menu screen Auro-3D speaker layout 2L logo

Painter Håkon Gullvåg at the recording sessions in Selbu Church, October 2011:

Painter Håkon Gullvåg with TrondheimSolistene recording sessions 2L Painter Håkon Gullvåg with TrondheimSolistene recording sessions 2L Painter Håkon Gullvåg with TrondheimSolistene recording sessions 2L Painter Håkon Gullvåg with TrondheimSolistene recording sessions 2L Painter Håkon Gullvåg with TrondheimSolistene recording sessions 2L Painter Håkon Gullvåg with TrondheimSolistene recording sessions 2L Painter Håkon Gullvåg with TrondheimSolistene recording sessions 2L

SOUVENIR exclusive box-set SOUVENIR exclusive box-set content

Part I - recorded May 2011, published February 2012:

LP-cover part I LP-cover front part I LP-cover back part I Stage Layout TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade Stage Layout NIELSEN Suite op 1

TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, May 2011, conductor Øyvind Gimse TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, May 2011

TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Carl Nielsen, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Carl Nielsen, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Carl Nielsen, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Carl Nielsen, May 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Carl Nielsen, May 2011 Vinyl Stylus

Part II - recorded October 2011, published May 2012:

LP-cover part II LP-cover front part II LP-cover back part II Stage Layout TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence Stage Layout NIELSEN Ved en Ung Kunstners Baare

TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, October 2011

TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Tchaikovsky, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Nielsen, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Nielsen, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Nielsen, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Nielsen, October 2011 TrondheimSolistene recording Nielsen and Tchaikovsky, October 2011

Ordinary CD, published January 2013:

Ordinary CD booklet and Inlay Ordinary CD front cover

Artwork Håkon Gullvåg (painting) / Front Cover Photo Morten Lindberg (photo/design) / Session photos Morten Lindberg / Artist photo _ / Stage Layout Morten Lindberg