Spartacus & Phrygia

Tragic Love and Nordic folklore | CBW23

2. Ribers no. 8 – traditional danish

Three children went on a music summer camp. They played football. They played the violin. They became friends. Fast forward into the present, Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (violin), Frederik Øland (violin) and Asbjørn Nørgaard (viola) are now the funding members of the Danish String Quartet, alongside the cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin.… Read more

Bach, Bartók, Takemitsu, Frahm | CBW13

Honourable mention: “Ambre” by Nils Frahm

This week’s honourable mention can absolutely replace a sleeping pill, and I’m saying this in the best possible way.

IDAGIO  for: Luke Howard (piano)
“Ambre” by Nils Frahm

3. “In the month of March” by Tōru Takemitsu

In third place we have a song by Tōru Takemitsu, one of the most important Japanese composers and the first one fully recognized in the west.… Read more

Sacred | CBW06

Disappointing week in terms of musical choices, hence I’m going to include the only work I truly enjoyed: “Miserere”, a sacred late Renaissance polyphonic piece composed by Gregorio Allegri, a Roman Catholic priest. This is a setting of the Psalm 51, and is surrounded by mystery, the Vatican having forbidden any copies of the work to be made and distributed, under the threat of excommunication.… Read more