Morten Olsen: In a Silent Way (2008) + Poul Ruders: Four Dances (2009)
Contemporary Classical | Dacapo | 2008 | 46:43 | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | Covers | 274 MB
Contemporary Classical | Dacapo | 2009 | 50:47 | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | Covers | 182 MB
Esbjerg Ensemble, Christopher Austin, Conductor
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Oliver Knussen, Conductor
Here we have two contemporary Danish composers from Dacapo label: Morten Olsen and Poul Ruders. Olsen’s (b. 1961) music is complex yet appealing, bewildering yet approachable, and as difficult to categorize as those apparent paradoxes might suggest. In his works Ruders (b. 1949) has incorporated features of minimalism, Medieval and Renaissance-era styles, popular music sources, various tonal and atonal elements, and has even developed a system of shaping and organizing pitch.