4th Line Horn Quartet - Four Impulses (CD)

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Release Date: 12/09/22

First release of nordic horn quartet compositions in Finland

The group's debut release is a cross-section of Nordic horn quartet compositions and the first release of art music composed for horn quartet in Finland. 4th Line Horn Quartet is a quartet formed in 2016 from Finland's top female horn players, whose players work in Finland's largest orchestras. The quartet was inspired to compile a Nordic publication of quartet works by Daniel Kjellesvik's Fire Impulser, which is where the name of the publication comes from.

The publication opens with Johan Kvarndal's (1919-1999) Hornquartett Op. 73 (1988). The work, composed at the request of the Norwegian Horn Club, has not been recorded before. The swirling themes circulate from player to player and the piece culminates in something like an improvisation for horn solo.

The album includes Atso Almila's (1953) Pieni sarja for four horn horns (1987). Especially the playfulness of the third part of the piece and the beautifully flowing melody of the second part evoke joy and admiration. 'I especially recognize TePaTePa's world of thought with its rhythmic plays and echo effects in this series as well', writes composer Atso Almila.

Fire Impulser for fire Horn by the Norwegian Daniel Weiseth Kjellesvik (1985) is the composer's first composition. In the composer's own words, 'At first there was only the last part, which I had been inspired by the movement of the swans' necks when they raise their heads slowly.' The piece makes use of the horn's wide sound range and rich tonal range.

The compositions of the Norwegian clarinetist and composer Terje Bjørn Lerstad (1955) will be heard in Recitativ og fanfare op. 130. The piece is a two-part miniature piece for four French horns. In the handwritten sheet music, it is mentioned that the composition was written especially for female French horns. The composition has not been recorded before.

The northern dimension also reaches Canada. Matthew Whittall's (1975) Anthem II (1975) is a nuanced straightforward unison canon.

Label: Alba Records
Genre: Classical
Run Time: 50:50 mins

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