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Nominated for the 56th GRAMMY Awards as Best Opera Recording 2013

The Biblical story of David and Bathsheba has a lot of present-day relevance. In this story, individual emotions interact with political actions and their consequences. Fundamental ethical questions are thus being raised, on the macro- as well as the microlevel. And not least, the story illustrates how these two levels may be connected.

This is certainly also the case in Ståle Kleiberg's opera-oratorio "David and Bathsheba", where form and content embody the multi-layered complexity that makes up a great work of art. Yet the music is highly communicative, speaking to a broad audience in a direct and immediate way.

From the opening bars, Kleiberg's music establishes a very particular orchestral and harmonic colour, one effect of which is to ’place’ the events beyond our reach. It would be trivial to describe this distancing of the action as a mode of exoticism, but there is nonetheless a whiff of the East about the tone of the work, evocative of the time and a distant place. This is anything but a retreat into some oneiric fantasy world, removed from our contemporary reality. Rather the remoteness of the setting, together with Kleiberg's non-naturalistic approach to the drama, gives the work something of the character of myth. This enables it to speak to us as all myths speak to us, of deeper truths.

The present recording is a successor of 2L's Grammy-nominated release from 2009, Treble and Bass: Concertos by Ståle Kleiberg. Like the previous disc, the present one has been made in close cooperation with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, this time conducted by Estonian maestro Tõnu Kaljuste. 7.1 SURROUND + 5.1 SURROUND + STEREO produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition 352kHz/24bit) by Lindberg Lyd, Norway
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Act I, Introduction (Orchestra) 00:03:06 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
2. Act I, Psalm 8 (Chorus) 00:06:20 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
3. Act I, Scene I, My Lord, your servant Uriah the Hittite (Joab, Chorus) 00:01:38 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Nils Harald Sødal | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
4. Act I, Scene II, Who is this that looks out like the dawn? (David) 00:05:10 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Johannes Weisser | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
5. Act I, Scene II, Who is she? (Joab, David) 00:02:39 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Nils Harald Sødal | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra | Johannes Weisser
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
6. Act I, Scene II, Come to me Bathsheba (David, Bathsheba) 00:02:06 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Trondheim Symphony Orchestra | Anna Einarsson | Johannes Weisser | Trondheim Symfoniorkester
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
7. Act I, Scene II, It is the Lord who gave you your authority (Chorus) 00:02:28 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Trondheim Symphony Orchestra | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble | Trondheim Symfoniorkester
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
8. Act I, Scene III, Uriah! Have you not a young wife? (Joab, Uriah) 00:01:42 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Nils Harald Sødal | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra | Fredrik Akselberg
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
9. Act I, Scene IV, He would not come, my Lord (Joab, David) 00:02:41 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Johannes Weisser | Nils Harald Sødal | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
10. Act I, Scene V, O Husband you are lost to me (Bathsheba) 00:06:25 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Anna Einarsson | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
11. Act I, Scene VI, Eat! Drink! (Uriah, David) 00:04:41 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Fredrik Akselberg | Johannes Weisser | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
12. Act I, Scene VI, Down with the poor and honest man! (Bathsheba, Uriah, Chorus) 00:04:19 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Anna Einarsson | Fredrik Akselberg | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
13. Act II, Scene I, You are welcome Nathan (Joab, David, Nathan) 00:02:10 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Johannes Weisser | Lars Johansson Brissman | Nils Harald Sødal | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
14. Act II, Scene I, There are two men in your city (Nathan, David) 00:04:38 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Johannes Weisser | Lars Johansson Brissman | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
15. Act II, Scene I, Psalm 51 (David, Chorus) 00:07:33 2.80 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Johannes Weisser | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
16. Act II, Scene II, You are come to tell me my son is dead (Bathsheba, Joab) 00:02:48 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Anna Einarsson | Nils Harald Sødal | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
17. Act II, Scene II, Why has the fruit of my orchard failed? (Bathsheba) 00:04:29 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Anna Einarsson | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
18. Act II, Scene III, Where are the robes you have torn? (Bathsheba, David) 00:06:28 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Anna Einarsson | Johannes Weisser | Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
19. Act II, Scene III, The breath in our nostrils (Chorus) 00:03:49 2.30 USD
Main artist Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Tõnu Kaljuste
Composer Ståle Kleiberg
Author Jessica Gordon
Performers Trondheim Symfoniorkester | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra | Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble
Conductors Tõnu Kaljuste
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS