Andalag Aldubáran, Jákup Lützen
- Sunleif Rasmussen (b. 1961):
- 1Fanfare lontane08:28
- 2No. 509:12
- 3Andalag No. 708:20
- Viola Sonata No. 1:
- 4Viola Sonata No. 1: I. Andante cantabile05:22
- 5Viola Sonata No. 1: II. Allegro con brio04:19
- 6Viola Sonata No. 1: III. Andante e dolce04:49
- 7Viola Sonata No. 1: IV. Con brio04:44
- 8Viola Sonata No. 1: V. Espressivo08:01
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Sunleif Rasmussen (b. 1961) is the undisputed pioneer of Faroese classical music, and this album features some of the Faroe Islands most talented performers, the New Music ensemble Aldubáranand violist JákupLützen. Recorded in Tórshavn, the music they present here pivots on Rasmussens deft harbouringof momentum and energy, his gift for transformative textures, and his closeness to the unique musical traditions and landscapes of the Islands themselves one of the most beautiful, distinctive and naturericharchipelagos on earth.
Jákup Lützen, viola
Andrea Heindriksdóttir, flute
Anna Klett, clarinet
Ólavur Olsen, trumpet
Jóhan Hentze, trumpet
Páll Sólstein, horn
Sámal Petersen, violin
Øssur Bæk, violin
Jón Festirstein, violin
Angelika Nielsen, viola
Andreas Restorff, cello
Ólavur Jakobsen, guitar
Jóhannes Andreasen, piano
Bernharður Wilkinson, conductor
In 1995 seven young Faroese musicians formed an ensemble with the main purpose to perform and promote Faroese music. This ensemble is Aldubáran.
Today Aldubáran has 15 members playing the flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, guitar, piano and a conductor. This rather untraditional combination of instruments makes for great diversity in concerts and gives scope for composers.
Aldubáran has commissioned and premiered a vast number of works by Faroese and foreign composers which have been well received by the press and public.
Albeit Faroese music plays a major part in their programmes the masterpieces of the music literature are equally important. They have performed works such as Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Stravinsky’s Septet, Octet, and A Soldier’s Tale, and Schubert’s Octet.