Tendresses

Daphne 1060

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Description:

Åke Uddén (19031987) was a composer and professor of harmony and counterpoint at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. During the 1920s, he studied at the Paris Conservatory and included Caussade and Tournemire among his teachers. He was greatly inspired by Ravel and "Les Six".
The basic characteristics of Uddén's compositions, mostly for chamber and vocal music, come from the French role models on which his education was based.  A balanced, sober and technically-driven tonal language therefore characterises  his work, where linear playing and harmony are coloured by
impressionistic impulses. Uppsala Chamber Soloists have taken on this previously seldom-performed repertoire with enormous enthusiasm. With the release of this CD, it achieves its major breakthrough.

Released


Tracklist:

1 String Quartet No1. (1940): I Allegro assai

2 String Quartet No1. (1940): II Andante tranquillo

3 String Quartet No1. (1940): IIII Scherzo

4 String Quartet No1. (1940): IV Partita

5 String Trio, (1928): I Moderato - Allegro molto

6 String Trio, (1928): II Andante con moto

7 String Trio, (1928): III Allegro burlesco

8 Tendresses, from Les chanson de Bilitis, (1941)

9 Chanson,  from Les chanson de Bilitis, (1945)

10 La Poupée, from Les chanson de Bilitis, (1942)

11 String Quartet No. 2 (1955): I Allegro con brio

12 String Quartet No. 2 (1955): II Andante non troppo lento

13 String Quartet No. 2 (1955): III Largo - Agitato


Reviews:

 A connoisseur's composer constantly questing for subtlety, Sober and testing rather than blindingly colourful. MusicWeb-international

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2017/Oct/Udden_tendresses...


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