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Bård Monsen, violin
Gunnar Flagstad, piano

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Disc 1
Hybrid SACD
Stereo DSD
Disc 2

Pure Audio Blu-ray
2.0 LPCM 192/24
5.1 DTS HDMA 192/24
9.1 Auro-3D
9.1 Dolby Atmos
mShuttle: MQA + MP3
Region: ABC - worldwide

Release date
May 2017
Recording date
January 2016
Sofienberg Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)


In these twentieth-century sonatas, from the late Romantic and expressionistic Valen, through Stravinsky's neoclassical period, to Lutoslawski's more modernistic style, the three composers are searching for inspiration in the past – Valen in the rigours of Bach's counterpoint, Stravinsky in antique verse forms such as we find in Virgil, and Lutoslawski in Baroque music. These interactions with artistic models from earlier times result in three highly individual compositions, each appealing both to the heart and to the mind.

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Immersive Audio is a sonic sculpture that you can literally move around and relate to spatially; surrounded by music you can move about in the aural space and choose angles, vantage points and positions. Dolby Atmos and the Auro-3D on this Pure Audio Blu-ray delivers a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio. Recorded in discrete 9.1 at DXD resolution.

De tre verkene på denne innspillingen gir et innblikk i et begivenhetsrikt århundre. Fra senromantiske/ekspresjonistiske Valen via Stravinskys neoklassiske periode til Lutoslawskis mer modernistiske stil. Det er et slektskap mellom disse verkene i den forstand at de tre komponistene har søkt tilbake i historien for å finne inspirasjon. Valen til strengheten i Bachs kontrapunkt, Stravinsky til de antikke verseformene slik vi finner dem hos bl.a. Vergil, og Lutoslawski til barokkmusikk. Interaksjonen mellom komponistene og deres forbilder har frembragt komposisjoner med en helt egen identitet. Etter vår mening er dette tre av høydepunktene for konstellasjonen klaver og fiolin fra det 20. århundre.

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