Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen

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RUSSIAN GEMS “Tundra” is Knut Erik Sundquist and Nils Anders Mortensen’s second duo CD — a project featuring exclusively Russian music. Although average listeners may not be so familiar with names such as Serge Koussevitzky, Reinhold Glière and Anatoly Alexandrov, they will be surprised at how romantic, virtuosic and soulful the music really is. Sergei Rachmaninoff is familiar to most, and his immortal “Vocalise” completes this bouquet of works for bass and piano. LAWO Classics’ “new” Steinway dating from 1892 was used during the recording session in Sofienberg Church in Oslo. The sound of the instrument is perfectly suited to this music. Before recording the album, Sundquist and Mortensen took a photographer, a Steinway piano, and a piano technician on a tour of northernmost reaches of Scandinavia, holding concerts in some very remote places — the engine room of Slettnes lighthouse, Nesseby Church overlooking Varanger Fjord, and Sevettijärvi Bar deep in the Finnish woods. The reception was entirely satisfactory, and the booklet accompanying the recording is laced with photographs of these encounters with audiences far from the closest concert hall. Born in Narvik, raised in Tromsø, and residing today in Harstad, double bassist Knut Erik Sundquist is a true native of Norway’s far north. Pianist Nils Anders Mortensen was born in Flekkefjord, but has lived for many years in Alta. Both work as state musicians in Finnmark County. Their first duo CD, “Reverie”, released in 2011, received glowing reviews in Norway and abroad.
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Andante 00:03:26 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Serge Koussevitzky
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Valse Miniature 00:02:16 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Serge Koussevitzky
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. Chanson Triste 00:04:32 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Serge Koussevitzky
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Humoresque 00:01:46 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Serge Koussevitzky
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Preludium 00:03:25 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Reinhold Gliere
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
6. Scherzo 00:04:28 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Reinhold Gliere
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
7. Intermezzo 00:03:26 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Reinhold Gliere
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
8. Tarantella 00:05:07 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Reinhold Gliere
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
9. Aria 00:03:35 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Anatoly Alexandrov
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
10. Canzona Ditirambica 00:06:30 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Anatoly Alexandrov
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas
11. Vocalise 00:05:35 1.50 USD
Main artist Knut Erik Sundquist & Nils Anders Mortensen
Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performers Knut Erik Sundquist | Nils Anders Mortensen
Producers Vegard Landaas