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Ragnhild Hemsing, violin
Tor Espen Aspaas, piano

Catalogue #

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
May 2016
Sofienberg Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)


Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) and Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) are generally recognized as the Nordic countries' most important composers. Nielsen and Sibelius were both inspired and influenced in their early years by Grieg's music. Their idiom was strongly Romantic, but they managed to create a distinct "Nordic Sound" in which national elements combined with the broader European tradition. This album not only shows this, but also probes the way they were inspired by one another. Moreover, the works on this album are among our personal favourites, with a Northern Timbre we feel resonates, no matter where you are.

Edvard Grieg SONATA no. 3 in C minor op. 45
Jean Sibelius DANSES CHAMPÊTRES op. 106
Carl Nielsen SONATA no. 1 in A major op. 9

Recording sessions: Facebook Photo Album

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.

Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) og Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) regnes som Nordens fremste komponister i det 19. århundre. Nielsen og Sibelius fikk i ungdomsårene viktige impulser fra Grieg og fra en romantisk tradisjon klarte de sammen å utvikle en tydelig nordisk karakter.

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