Axel Borup-Jorgensen: Viola Works
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SKU: NX.8226584

By Anette Slaatto, Christina Bjorkoe, Ekkozone, Helge Slaatto, Mathias Reumert, and Signe Asmussen. By Axel Borup-Jorgensen. Classical. 1 listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.8226584).

UPC: 761203799824.

Axel Borup- Jorgensen (1924-2012) was born in Denmark, but he grew up in Sweden where he was influenced by the incredible scenery and by the gloomy, introverted mood of Swedish poets and composers. The dark, unique tone of the viola fascinated Borup- Jorgensen, and throughout his composing career he utilized this instrument as an opulent resource for expression. The works on this album chronicle the development of Borup- Jorgensen as a composer. His Duo for Violin and Viola Op. 12 is lyrical and accessible, and contrasts Mobiles after Alexander Calder Op. 38 which displays more abstract tonalities. Finally, O Baume Lebens Op. 81 shows intense lyricism and extreme attention to detail.

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