nosagcd 192 - DUO GELLAND -

A CD with first recording of two substantial music works by Swedish composer Fredrik Hagstedt - SINFONIA PER DUE VIOLINI; 45 minutes in four really enchanting and beautifully sounding movements, without ingratiation, and DEPURAZIONE, half an hour of pure musical purification
- all with the great Duo Gelland, already well-known world-wide for their exploring of the violin duo repertory of today, released on a handfull CDs on nosag records and more to follow. The composer´s words about this CD:

violin duo

instead of an orchestra
why not two violins

individual orchestras

the many ways that the instrument can sound
the numerous playing techniques made possible by a violin
the numerous timbres within each playing technique

to listen to a room
two violin bodies
eight strings
obvious purpose

a score made real
an idea rediscovered”

Since its inception in 1994, Duo Gelland has revived an 18th-century concept, the violin duo, and turned it into a driving force of contemporary exploration.

The ensemble has received more than 100 dedications - mostly violin duos, but also several concertos for violin duo and orchestra or choir. It has given the first performance of a handful of these compositions in the Berliner Philharmonie. Parallel to this work, the Gellands research and revive the vast forgotten violin duo repertory of the 18th century. That fruitful interplay between new and old is central in how Duo Gelland operates.

nosag records proudly earlier with Duo Gelland released Vol 1 - Vol 4 of Violin Duos on nosag CD 075, nosag CD 121, nosag CD 152, nosag CD 190
and Vol 6 nosag CD 181 as well as the experimental art music DVD Traumwerk nosag CDVD 142 - awarded "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" 2008, a price given after the votes from around 140 well-known critics, journalists and musicologists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and also a CD with music by Swedish composer Olof Lindgren, nosag CD 141.

Already during 2012 the remaining Volume 5 CD in the Violin Duos series will be released by nosag records.
(Check all Gelland nosag CDs)

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Fredrik Hagstedt - Terzo Movimenti


Sinfonia per due violini (2011)44:36
1 Primo movimento 11:50
2 Secondo movimento 13:37
3 Terzo movimento 6:00
4 Quarto movimento 13:14
5 Depurazione (2002)28:36
durata: 73:19

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