|The Stockholm String Ensemble was formed in 1998 by freelance musicians who had worked together earlier in music projects of a more temporary nature. Their goal is to play primarily Swedish music with emphasis placed on the music of our times, preferably in close collaboration with the composers. |
Many pieces have been given their world premieres by flutist Kinga Práda. She has also recorded a CD solely consisting of contemporary Swedish music for flute, together with the percussionist Markus Leoson, Ilona Jánky Práda and Filarmonica de Cluj, on nosag CD 029, and also together with Ilona Jánky Práda nosag CD 082 with virtuoso flute pieces from 19th and early 20th centuries.
Nils-Erik Sparf, violin, is highly regarded as a soloist and chamber musician around the world and has made award-winning records with Anne-Sofie von Otter and Bengt Forsberg. He appears on several nosag CDs.
The conductor Sven H Åberg is at the moment a teacher in flute and conducting at the music institute on the island of Åland. He is also active as a chamber musician and soloist, recording for the Swedish Radio and nosag records. For the past five years he has conducted the Stockholm String Ensemble.
On this very intense concert CD these great artists perform new concertos - Nukonserter - by Csaba Deák, Johan Hammerth, Ingvar Karkoff and Martin Larson.
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Martin Larson: Lucifer, probleme die lügerin
"Nukonserter is Swedish and could be translated “Concertos Now". As can be seen from the heading, most of the music is fairly new. Csaba Deák’s Concerto was written as recently as last year. Stylistically they are however very different. They are not cast in the same mould as might have been the case some decades ago, when modern music quite frequently was of the kind “If you’ve heard one you’ve heard them all”.
www.musicalpointers.co.uk: "The Stockholm String Ensemble, conductor Sven H Åberg, was formed in 1998, and aims to play primarily Swedish music with emphasis on the music of our times, in close collaboration with the composers. Many world premieres have been given by the soloists here, flutist Kinga Práda and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. The music is well worth exploring. "
|1-3 Csaba Deák: Concerto for flute and strings (2005)||25´26||I||9´50||II||8´25||III||7´09||4 Johan Hammerth: Strings and largo (2002)||10´59||5 Ingvar Karkoff: Konsert för flöjt och stråkar (1989)||16´27||6 Johan Hammerth: Kammarkonsert (1994) (Live recording)||18´03||7* Martin Larson: Lucifer, probleme die lügerin (2003)||4´48||* Conductor: Stellan Sagvik|
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