Label: 2L 2L-038-LP
180 Gram Vinyl Audiophile Release! Pressed at Pallas! A Fresh Version of Mozart’s Violin Concertos! Featuring Violin Soloist Marianne Thorsen!
This recording was declared a “Record to Die For” by Stereophile Magazine and won the Norwegian Grammy as Best Classical Album!
The Trondheim Soloists (Trondheimsolistene) from Norway is one of the most exciting young ensembles performing on the international stage. Through the orchestras dedication, commitment and enthusiasm it has quickly established itself as the most innovative chamber ensembles in Norway with invitations to collaborate with artists of the highest calibre across a broad range of genres. With the appointment of the cellist Øyvind Gimse as Artistic Director in 2002, the orchestra is now firmly recognized as being at the forefront of defining artistic quality in Norway.
As a result of many concerts throughout Europe as well as concerts tours to the USA, Asia and Brazil, the Trondheim Soloists has grown to be an ensemble of international renown. Thanks to their innovative profile the Trondheim Soloists has received much critical acclaim and attracted attention with its combination of high standards, youthful vigour and lively enthusiasm for the music. The orchestra’s Divertimenti and Folk Style were both nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards in categories “Best Small Ensemble”, “Best Engineered Album” and “Best Surround Sound Album”.
World premiere recording in the DXD resolution! With this recording, 2L presents a fresh version of the most elegant violin concertos in the history of music. While respecting the origin and tradition of this music, 2L has sought a new and dynamic musical experience rooted in our present time.
“Thorsen devises an unusual reading that downplays the sometimes-overdone lyricism of these youthful, highly melodic works and broadens them out somewhat, allowing for the delineation of interior lines in the orchestra — they often seem to come out of nowhere in a delightfully lively way… This is indeed a fresh version of Mozart’s violin concertos.” – James Manheim, allmusic.com
Recorded in Selbu Church, Norway, May 2006 by Lindberg Lyd AS.
Direct to Metal Master from Original Recording in DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
Pressed at Pallas