SVEIN HUNDSNES (b.1951): Clavinatas Nos. 1-7, Piano Sonata No. 1, 4 Downtoned Beats.
Catalogue Number: 01V065
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Hundsnes is one of Norway’s most important living composers. He has written a wide-ranging body of music encompassing several vivid styles, moving seamlessly from tonal and non-tonal music to include jazz, rock and even funk. Hundsnes’ sequence of Clavinatas – one-movement free-standing pieces with a symmetrical form that often include toccata-like vitality – embody qualities that make his music so distinctive. Often syncopated, they possess short motifs, intensity and emotional ambiguity. The sonata and Downtoned Beats reflect his delight in drama and dance grooves. Laura Mikkola (piano).