"The sound is spectacular in whatever format you choose but the jump to Blu-ray is, as in vision, a leap forward. None of which would matter were the performances not also uniformly excellent: This is a superbly alive performance of the Britten Simple Symphony, making it sound a much more ambitiouswork than usual. A demonstration recording!" ~Grammophone
The 29-year-old internationally acclaimed Norwegian saxophonist-composer Marius Neset takes another bold step forward into the art of contemporary extended ensemble writing on his debut recording Lion for ACT. It’s a collaboration with the renowned Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, a project-based collective that since its formation in 1999 has toured Norway with stellar musicians that include Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and Joshua Redman.
Ludvig Irgens Jensen is a composer barely known outside his native Norway. It is a fate he shares with many Scandinavian composers of his generation, including Kurt Atterberg, a composer cpo has worked hard to revive. Here is a release of Irgens Jensen's major orchestral works with the formidable Trondheim Orchestra, proving he is a composer worthy of the attention enjoyed by his contemporaries Sibelius and Carl Nielsen.