Duo Aeternica consists of clarinet player Kjell Fageus and Love Derwinger, Sweden's best grand-piano player. The album contains a nice selection of romantic classical music from various composers including Franck, Faure, Nadia Boulanger, Lili Boulanger, Talleferre and Rota.
Kjell Fageus is a world-class clarinet player which is obvious when you listen to this album!
The music was recorded in a church with outstanding acoustics!
Notes from booklet:
"The program on this record is put together with the ambition to present beautiful music from 19th and 20th century that also will widen the repertoire for clarinet and piano. The main part of the music are transcriptions carefully adapted to be played on the clarinet. All piano parts are original.
"We have chosen pieces that in many ways have the same musical language throughout the CD. That means the listener can listen to recording like to a whole symphony, where the tonal language is the same, still the music presents many different tempi, dynamics and expressions.
"Three composers are female and three are male and the length of the music of those two categories are equally disposed at this CD."
Kjell Fagéus, former principal clarinet at the Royal Opera Orchestra in Stockholm, is a versatile musician performing chamber music with Swedens leading musicians and also appearing as a soloist. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Fagéuss career has brought him to many countries, he has also presented hundreds of seminars and courses in Artistic Mental Training, recorded CD:s and taken part in radio productions. He is the author of the book Musikaliskt flöde (Musical Flow), a book on Artistic Mental Training.
Love Derwinger has given recitals throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Middle East and South America, and has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras. He has made over forty recordings on the labels BIS, CPO, Arte Verum and others, including his critically acclaimed performances of the original version of the Grieg Piano Concerto, Max Reger`s Piano Concerto and Wilhelm Stenhammar´s first Piano Concerto. Derwinger is also active as a writer and his first book Goodnight (Dialoger, 2010) was highly appreciated by the press. His latest book The Lecture An Anachronistic Interview with Bach (Dialoger, 2014) has been presented as a live performance around the country (Sweden) by
the author himself.
Duo Aeternica. Fagéus and Derwinger have been working together 25 years with concerts and seminars as a duo and in larger ensembles. The name comes from the idea that we as musical performers for a short while steps into the flow of the eternal world and power of music. Music is created in the moment and in playing together timing is crucial.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Made in Germany
Kjell Fageus, clarinet
Love Derwinger, piano
Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18
1. Prelude - Andantino
3. Fugue - Allegretto ma non troppo
4. Variation - Andantino
5. Melancolie - Poco Lento
6. Piece V - Andantino quasi allegretto
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
7. Vocalise - Etude - Adagio molto tranquillo
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
8. No. 1 in e-flat minor - Modere
9. No. 2 in a-flat minor - Sans vitesse et a l'aise
10. No. 3 in c-sharp minor - Vite et nerveusement rythme
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
11. Nocturne - Assez lent
D'un Matin de Printemps
12. D'un Matin de Printemps - Assez anime
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983)
14. Pastorale - Allegretto
Nino Rota (1911-1979)
Sonata in Re
16. Alelgretto scorrevole
17. Andante (quasi adagio)
18. Allegro scorrevole