A brilliant anthology for the lover of the music by Johann Sebastian Bach. This collection of 13 arrangements from the scores of the great composers encompasses true masterpieces of the transcriber’s art. The transcribers include experts as Dupré, Duruflé, Guillmant, Karg-Elert, Fox and Widor treating the music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Professor Ralph Gustafsson performs the music on the great organ of Maria Magdalena Church in Stockholm
Julia Dufvenius, reading / Patrik Sandin, organ / Rolf Lindblom, piano
Julia Dufvenius reads "Convention about children and snakes" by Ulf Nilsson. A thought-provoking text on children's vulnerability. The text is interspersed with music ranging from Mozart to intimate jazz tones combination organ and piano with Rolf Lindblom and Patrik Sandin.
Grand symphonic organ music of four colorful composers. The organist Johan Hammarstrom plays music by Otto Olsson, Marcel Dupré, Sigfrid Karg-Elert and Hugo Alfvén on the great organ in Västeras Cathedral.
Ludwig van Beethoven's opus 31 contains three very personal piano sonatas, including the familiar demonic "Ghost Sonata". With opus 31 Beethoven breaks new ground when he leaves the classical conventions and creating a new musical identity.
Mikaeli Chamber Choir / Frida Jansson, soprano / Patrik Sandin, baritone / Henrik Alinder, organ / Brass ensemble / Anders Eby, conductor
Fredrik Sixten has quickly established himself as one of Sweden's most prominent contemporary composers. His music is performed constantly around the world. On this CD is the renowned Mikaeli Chamber Choir with soloists and musicians performing the music by Sixten.
Annika Skoglund, mezzo soprano / Love Derwinger, piano
Annika Skoglund, a prominent Swedish mezzo soprano is also a jazz singer, much in demand for her uniquely expressive voice. Annika has a strong affinity for the songs of Spain, possibly because of the close links between Spanish music and jazz. This CD features works by Montsalvatge, Granados, Guridi and de Falla.
’She sings with controlled heat and an emotional charge that burns under the Andalusian sun.’
In 2008, Sweden celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of its composer, Gunnar de Frumerie, (1908-1987). Here, his niece, Eva Luthander, plays two of his piano works - Circulus Quintus Op. 62 and Dedikationer Op. 80.
Patrik Sandin is a sought-after concert and lied singer in Sweden and abroad. Together with the pianist Professor Rolf Lindblom he makes his CD debute with an exciting mix of English romances, Robert Schumann's classic song cycle Dichterliebe and Schubert's first opus, Erlkönig.
Janne Schaffer, electric guitar / Markus Wargh, organ / Rolf Lindblom, piano / Patrik Sandin, baritone / Alexandra Rapaport, reading / Malou Meilink, recorders / Backa Hans Eriksson, bass guitar / Il Flauto dolce / Vokal ensemble / Davaij
This album includes christmas music in surprising interpretations. For example, how about a christmas potpourri with Balkan swing, or the combination of electric guitar and organ. The album has something for all tastes. The perfect Christmas gift for everyone!