BENT SØRENSEN (b.1958): La Mattina for Piano and Orchestra, Serenidad for Clarinet and Orchestra, Trumpet Concerto.
Catalogue Number: 04V065
Description: Bent Sørensen’s distinctive music thrives on the intangible, from atmospheres and feelings to memories and dreams. This recording assembles three recent concertos from the Grawemeyer Award-winning composer performed by distinguished Nordic soloists, beginning with a second piano concerto played by its dedicatee and inspiration, Leif Ove Andsnes. Sørensen’s clarinet concerto for Martin Frost is inspired by the scents of Spanish poetry, while his trumpet concerto for Tine Thing Helseth feeds off his constant obsession with the beauty and vulnerability of Venice. Each is highly evocative and filled with Sørensen’s etched beauty. Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Martin Fröst (clarinet), Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; Per Kristian Skalstad, Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård (Serenidad).