Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Clemens Hagen + 1B1: Haydn Cello Concerto in C, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante


JOSEPH HAYDN: Concerto for cello and orchestra in C major · WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major

Clemens Hagen, cello · Jan Bjøranger, violin · Lars Anders Tomter, viola · 1B1

When Clemens Hagen finally decides to record the Haydn C Major, it goes without saying that the result is unlike anything else ever heard on record.
"When Clemens Hagen, cellist in the renowned Hagen Quartet, wanted to record Haydn's vitamin bomb of a cello concerto in C major, he could choose his partners from the very elite, and there are many to choose from. Instead he approached Jan Bjøranger and his ensemble 1B1. The explanation is obvious: Their musicianship is effortless, stringent, warm, "narrative" – the same qualities with which a string quartet develops their music. 1B1 is an orchestra that perfectly suits his sparkling, clear tone.”
 – Olav Egil Aune, Vårt Land

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