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THORESEN, L.: AbUno / Thus / Yr / Qudrat

THORESEN, L.: AbUno / Thus / Yr / Qudrat

Composer(s):Thoresen, Lasse
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue ACD4968
Label Aurora
Quality   320kbps


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Review By AD111797,March 2014

Lasse Thoresen is a fascinating composer whose kooky religious side makes him all the more endearing like his continental elder Olivier Messiaen. An adept of the Bahá'í religion, Thoresen illustrates his beliefs by constantly seeking the universal in the particular. For example, he starts from Norwegian folkmusic to extrapolate complicated theories about intonation and vocal technique in his masterpiece "Opus 42" (available on 2L: album entitled "Himmelkvad").

As boldly original as Thoresen's artistic stance may seem, he places himself, like a humble religious follower, in a long tradition of Norwegian musicians who strove to reveal the universal in the very particular folk practices of their country. Composer Geirr Tveitt began in the 1920s by analyzing the modal more....


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