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Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - Portraying Passion: Works By Weill, Paus & Ives (2018) [Of Digital Download 24/48]

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Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - Portraying Passion: Works By Weill, Paus & Ives (2018) [Of Digital Download 24/48]

Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen - Portraying Passion: Works By Weill, Paus & Ives (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 72:45 minutes | 731 MB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Lawo Classics, Official Digital Download

When Tora Augestad releases a musical portrait together with the Oslo Philharmonic, there’s nothing less than Kurt Weill, Marcus Paus, and Charles Ives on the menu. Augestad's repertoire for “Portraying Passion” takes the musical qualities of modernist, individualistic composers and places them squarely within the context of the 21st century.

Paus’ contemporary composition enhances Ives’ visionary dissonance as well as the contrasting melodic shifts of Weill’s orchestrations, yet brings something entirely new to the table, with its startling text and cabaretesque presentation. Parker and Brecht could just as well walk arm in arm down the conceptual pathway of understated satire, counterbalanced by the ethereal, transcendental text of Ives’ songs, forming a complementary whole. Add Augestad’s unique approach to these works into the equation, and the listener is served with a program certain to make them re-examine any former assumptions, and delight at the outcome. And therein lies the timeless dimension of this mezzo-soprano’s considerable artistry.

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad is an artist equally at home in concert halls, theater and cabaret stages, and contemporary music arenas. Through commissioning new works and through collaboration with her various ensembles, she continuously seeks new challenges and the exchange of artistic ideas. Theatrically convincing with a compelling personality, her vocal capabilities defy easy classification. She has received the Lotte Lenya prize, and has collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, and Christoph Marthaler, among others.

Additional contributors to this CD: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, conductors Joshua Weilerstein and Christian Eggen, and soloists Magnus Staveland, Torbjørn Gulbrandsøy, Halvor F. Melien and Olle Holmgren.

Tracklist:
1. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – Die sieben Todsünden: Prolog. Andante sostenuto (03:33)
2. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – Die sieben Todsünden: Faulheit. Allegro vivace (04:15)
3. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – Die sieben Todsünden: Stolz. Allegretto, quasi Andantino (04:30)
4. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – Die sieben Todsünden: Zorn. Molto agitato (04:45)
5. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – Die sieben Todsünden: Völlerei. Largo (03:32)
6. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – Die sieben Todsünden: Unzucht. Moderato (05:30)
7. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – Die sieben Todsünden: Habsucht. Allegro guisto (03:19)
8. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – Die sieben Todsünden: Neid. Allegro non troppo (05:32)
9. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – Die sieben Todsünden: Epilog. Andante sostenuto (01:31)
10. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Hate Songs: Cadenza I (01:17)
11. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Hate Songs: I. Men (01:33)
12. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Hate Songs: Cadenza II (05:06)
13. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Hate Songs: II. Incurable (05:26)
14. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Hate Songs: Cadenza III (03:01)
15. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Hate Songs: III. Frustration (01:53)
16. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Five Songs: Thoreau (02:30)
17. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Five Songs: At the River (01:27)
18. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Five Songs: Serenity (02:03)
19. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Five Songs: Down East (02:36)
20. Tora Augestad, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Eggen & Joshua Weilerstein – Five Songs: Cradle Song (01:45)
21. Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein & Christian Eggen – The Unanswered Question (Late Version) (07:31)

foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-08-31 13:26:40

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Analyzed: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / Portraying Passion (1-16)
Tora Augestad / Portraying Passion (17-21)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -4.86 dB -24.79 dB 3:33 01-Die sieben Todsünden: Prolog. Andante sostenuto
DR16 -1.00 dB -21.17 dB 4:16 02-Die sieben Todsünden: Faulheit. Allegro vivace
DR14 -1.09 dB -21.98 dB 4:30 03-Die sieben Todsünden: Stolz. Allegretto, quasi Andantino
DR15 -1.37 dB -21.96 dB 4:45 04-Die sieben Todsünden: Zorn. Molto agitato
DR15 -9.25 dB -29.01 dB 3:32 05-Die sieben Todsünden: Völlerei. Largo
DR13 -0.99 dB -19.36 dB 3:19 07-Die sieben Todsünden: Habsucht. Allegro guisto
DR12 -0.99 dB -17.25 dB 5:32 08-Die sieben Todsünden: Neid. Allegro non troppo
DR13 -6.13 dB -26.84 dB 1:31 09-Die sieben Todsünden: Epilog. Andante sostenuto
DR14 -1.03 dB -20.19 dB 1:18 10-Hate Songs: Cadenza I
DR10 -1.00 dB -16.08 dB 1:33 11-Hate Songs: I. Men
DR12 -1.00 dB -17.51 dB 1:54 15-Hate Songs: III. Frustration
DR12 -1.00 dB -16.25 dB 1:28 17-Five Songs: At the River
DR9 -4.28 dB -20.39 dB 2:04 18-Five Songs: Serenity
DR12 -1.01 dB -18.25 dB 2:36 19-Five Songs: Down East
DR12 -2.82 dB -20.06 dB 1:46 20-Five Songs: Cradle Song
DR18 -2.31 dB -30.83 dB 7:32 21-The Unanswered Question (Late Version)
DR14 -1.27 dB -20.85 dB 5:31 06-Die sieben Todsünden: Unzucht. Moderato
DR16 -4.41 dB -26.80 dB 5:07 12-Hate Songs: Cadenza II
DR14 -5.14 dB -26.19 dB 5:26 13-Hate Songs: II. Incurable
DR15 -1.62 dB -23.08 dB 3:02 14-Hate Songs: Cadenza III
DR12 -1.42 dB -20.61 dB 2:31 16-Five Songs: Thoreau
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Number of tracks: 21
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 48000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1390 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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