Ensemble Allegria, Maria Angelika Carlsen, Berit Cardas & Marthe Husum – Mozart/Schoenberg (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 58:18 minutes | 574 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Lawo Classics

Two young composers from what today is Austria are featured on this recording. The works, separated in time by 120 years, are contrasting in many respects — in form, mood and artistic aim. In music history we speak of several Viennese “schools”, and here the differences between them are obvious. They are similar only in wealth of imagination and quality.

Ensemble Allegria is an up-and-coming chamber orchestra at top level internationally. The orchestra has att racted attention for its playful performance style and spirited virtuosity.

Since 2008, artistic director Maria Angelika Carlsen and her 22 fellow musicians have challenged one another to improve and become a force to be reckoned with in Norwegian musical life.

The recording presents the Mozart Concertante in E-fl at major, K. 364/320d coupled with Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 . Ensemble Allegria regularly performs at festivals, among them, the Bergen Internati onal Festival, the Hardanger Music Festival, the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Fjord Classics, and the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival.

In 2012 Ensemble Allegria was the first ensemble ever to be awarded the Statoil Talent Award for classical music. In the words of jury chairman Leif Ove Andsnes: “Ensemble Allegria radiates a bright musicality that generates ensemble playing with ardour and intensity.”

1. Ensemble Allegria, Maria Angelika Carlsen & Marthe Husum – Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364/320d: I. Allegro majestoso (12:34)
2. Ensemble Allegria, Maria Angelika Carlsen & Marthe Husum – Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364/320d: II. Andante (11:40)
3. Maria Angelika Carlsen, Marthe Husum & Ensemble Allegria – Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364/320d: III. Presto (05:44)
4. Ensemble Allegria & Berit Cardas – Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (28:20)