Schumann Violin Sonatas Op. 105 & Op. 121 (2016)

Schumann

Arvid Engegard, Nils Anders Mortensen

Robert Schumann was not a man for half-measures. Although he composed continuously from his mid-teens onwards, his output is characterised by a number of what one might call generic waves, where he threw himself into the composition of particular kinds of music. Thus from 1833 until 1839 he concentrated on piano music (his Opp. 1–23 are all for piano), moving on to the Liederjahr of 1840, when he wrote mostly songs; in 1841 he switched to orchestral music and in 1842 to chamber music; 1843 was his oratorio year. In 1845 his focus was on works with a contrapuntal basis, and in 1847–48 he produced music for the stage, devoting his efforts in 1849–50 to music for domestic performance. The last of these ‘waves’ came in 1852, which he dedicated to church music; thereafter illness closed in, and composition became first difficult, and then impossible.

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Nils Anders Mortensen

Nils Anders Mortensen was born in Flekkefjord in 1971. He began playing piano at age three, and in 1986 he won the Norwegian Young Pianist Competition. He studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, École Normale in Paris, and Hochschule fu?r Musik und Theater in Hannover with Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. Other important teachers have been Tatjana Nikolajeva and Hans Leygraf.

In 1996 Nils Anders Mortensen was the recipient of the prestigious Concerts Norway “Debutant of the Year” award. He has won international prizes and grants. In 1998 he won the Mozarteum Prize in Salzburg. In 2004 Mortensen received the Robert Levin Memorial Prize.

 

Mortensen has appeared as soloist with Norway’s leading orchestras. He recorded piano concertos of Geirr Tveitt with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. His solo album Im Freien, with music of Debussy, Grieg, and Bartok, was released in 2012 to glowing reviews. Mortensen has also released four recordings with mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland on the LAWO Classics label: Früh (LWC1033), Sæle jolekveld (LWC1040), Grieg (LWC1059) and Young Elling (LWC1072).

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Schumann Violin Sonatas Op. 105 & Op. 121 (2016)

Schumann

Arvid Engegard, Nils Anders Mortensen

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Recording location: SOFIENBERG CHURCH, Oslo
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Sonate op. 105- I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
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Sonate op. 105- II. Allegretto
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Sonate op. 105- III. Lebhaft
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Sonate op. 121- I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
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Sonate op. 121- II. Sehr lebhaft
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Sonate op. 121- III. Leise, einfach
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Sonate op. 121- IV. Bewegt
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"Funf Stucke im Volkston op. 102- I. Mit Humor ""Vanitas vanitatum"""
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Funf Stucke im Volkston op. 102- II. Langsam
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Funf Stucke im Volkston op. 102- III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
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Funf Stucke im Volkston op. 102- IV. Nicht zu rasch
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Funf Stucke im Volkston op. 102- V. Stark und markiert
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