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Bent Sørensen

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

La Mattina (2009),
Publisher
Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
2009
Duration
23 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
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Bent Sørensen La Mattina (2009),

Performances
Date
Title
  • 09 JUN 2012
    La Mattina Country Premiere
    Ojai, California
    Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
  • 26 AUG 2010
    Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
    Hamburg, Germany
    Norwegisches Kammerorchester
    Leif Ove Andsnes, Klavier; Leif Ove Andsnes, conductor
  • 25 AUG 2010
    La Mattina UK Premiere
    BBC Proms 2010
    Royal Albert Hall, London
    Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
    Leif Ove Andsnes; Per Kristian Skalstad, conductor
  • 31 MAY 2010
    Ål Kulturhus, Norway
    Det Norske Kammerorkester
    Leif Ove Andsnes

    Other Dates:
    1 June - Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway
    3 June - Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen, Denmark
    22 August - Operaen, Olso, Norway
    25 August - Royal Albert Hall, BBC proms, London, UK
    26 August - Hamburg, Germany
  • 11 OCT 2009
    La Mattina World Premiere
    Den Norske Opera, store sal, Oslo, Norway
    Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Reviews
Sorensen's voice stands out by virtue of the fact that his goal is a these days unusual quality: beauty.
Michael Church, The Independent,8/30/2010
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the orchestra guided the audience into a supreme coloured world of sound, initially as a dim atmosphere in the morning, and later on wandering through imaginary (Nordic?) landscapes, which offered again and again delightful surprises, e.g. a hummed Bach choral or the clicking of wooden sticks. A strong piece!
Markus Stäbler, Hamburger Abendblatt,8/27/2010
This is a score whose dreamlike material doesn't yield all its secrets on a first hearing.
Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard,8/26/2010
...striking...
Martin Kettle, Guardian,8/26/2010
Bent Sørensen is a master of moods. ***** (5 stars out of 6)
Jakob Wivel, Børsen,6/7/2010
A Danish masterpiece. The word is ”breathtaking”. ****** (6 stars)
Søren Schauser, Berlingske Tidende,6/5/2010
Once again Sørensen has managed to carefully, however radically, challenge the most classical forms in a way few other Danish composers can do – while still communicating his ideas in the form of deeply poetic and entirely accesible music. ***** (5 stars out of 6)
Henrik Friis, Politiken,6/5/2010
One of those musical encounters where the music remains in the body long after the applause has died.
Brita Skogly Kraglund, Vårt land, tue,10/13/2009
Bent Sørensen’s tonal universe is truly original.
Tori Skrede, VG,10/12/2009
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