Category Archives: Recorded compositions

Selected Solo Works, Vol. 1

First album in Frode Haltli’s tripple solo release on Svartskog Music Production (SMP) Three very different works for solo accordion: Edison Denisov’s masterpiece ‘Des ténèbres à la lumière’ (1995), and two first recordings: James Dillon’s ‘Two Studies’ (2002) and Maja … Continue reading

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Atlantis, Utopia & Ulvedrømmer

Cellist Marianne Baudouin Lie’s solo album on Particular Recordings. Atlantis, Utopia and Ulvedrømmer is a project where cellist Marianne Baudouin Lie plays works for solo cello and her own voice. These works explore speech and the singing voice as an … Continue reading

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The Beauty That Still Remains

“I had an occasional flash of understanding, but then got selfishly wrapped up again in my own problems and pleasures,” is a quote from Anne Frank’s diary, the book on which The Beauty That Still Remains is based. These are … Continue reading

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Everything is gonna be alright

Maja S. K. Ratkje: A Dismantled Ode To The Moral Value Of Art · Lasse Thoresen: Land of your love · Georg Friedrich Haas: Hertervig-Studien Aurora: “Sometimes you come across music that you think you have never heard before. As … Continue reading

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Sult

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Based upon Ratkje’s music created for the ballet Sult (Hunger) by profiled director Jo Strømgren for the Norwegian National Ballet, this is a departure from records and live settings normally associated with Maja S. K. Ratkje as a solo performer, … Continue reading

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The Sound of Science featuring Jeffrey Zeigler

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The Sound of Science is a concert and album presenting eight pieces of music by seven celebrated composers. Written for amplified cello and electronics, all pieces will be performed by world–renowned cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, long time member of Kronos Quartet, … Continue reading

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Variations over Variations

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The Norwegian Radio Orchestra with brand new Norwegian music! Alfred Janson, Knut Vaage, Maja S. K. Ratkje and Jan Erik Mikalsen have written for the orchestra, including a brand new trumpet concerto. Variations over Variations presents four Norwegian composers and … Continue reading

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And sing…

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Booklet text (Norwegian below): Could the act of composing include my sound as a voice performer? The two works on this album are two different answers to this question. From the moment I started to compose new classical music I … Continue reading

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Crepuscular Hour

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Crepuscular Hour was originally commissioned for a performance at the Ultima festival 2010 in Uranienborg church, Oslo. The work is composed for three choirs, three pairs of noise musicians and concert organ. All performers surround the audience, and are amplified … Continue reading

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String Quartets vol IV: Schubert-Ratkje-Britten-Haydn

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2L: “Perhaps the greatest single characteristic of Franz Schubert’s Rosamunde Quartet (1823) is the elusive, longing and perhaps even tragically unconsummated atmosphere that pervades the entire work. Only in the Andante are we really allowed to relax in its peaceful … Continue reading

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Maja S. K. Ratkje In Dialogue with Eugeniusz Rudnik

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01 Eugenusz Rudnik – Divertimento; 02 Maja S. K. Ratkje – In Dialogue with Rudnik; 03 Eugenusz Rudnik – Breakfast on the grass in the cave of Lascaux

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Snowblind

Trondheim Sinfoniettas has released an album with works by Trygve Brøske, Eirik Hegdal, Jon Øyvind Ness and Maja S. K. Ratkje. On this album: (Recited by Hanne Dieserud.) Trondheim Sinfonietta har i de senere årene blitt et av de sentrale … Continue reading

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Come Away Death

2L: “Death is as natural as love. But whereas love is bright and beautiful, death is dark and irreversible. Our modern society encourages us to live out our dreams and desires to try to achieve personal goals, and to strive … Continue reading

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River Mouth Echoes

Tzadik: “Maja Ratkje is a remarkable vocalist and composer based in Norway. Her work ranges from orchestral and chamber works to electronics, improvisation and creative combinations of all of the above. This special collection of Maja’s work showcases several aspects … Continue reading

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Planet POING

POING started playing together in 1999, and has since then been one of the most interesting ensembles for contemporary music in Scandinavia, with more then 40 first performances by European and Asian composers. This CD contains new music by Maja … Continue reading

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Concepts of Sorrows & Dangers

Aurora: “Superb young artist exploring the outer space of his saxophones. Jazz, Contemporary music, Rock, Chinese traditional music. NO limits for Rolf-Erik.” Music by Lars Petter Hagen, Maja Ratkje, Øyvind Torvund, Rolf-Wallin, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, Luca Fransesconi, Iannis Xenakis and Trond … Continue reading

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Giants of Jazz

POING is Rolf-Erik Nystrøm on saxophones, Frode Haltli on accordion and Håkon Thelin on double bass. This is the debut album of the charming and virtuoso trio often described as the ‘enfant terribles’ of Norwegian contemporary music. POING works with … Continue reading

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Looking on Darkness

ECM: “This is the solo recording debut of accordionist Frode Haltli, a major talent from Norway, destined to make his mark on several genres. He was last heard on ECM in the company of Trygve Seim and friends, but his … Continue reading

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Navigations

“Norway 2000 – who do we listen to?” is a music-media concept performed, directed and produced by Kyberia: Tanja Orning (cello) , Victoria Johnson (violin)2 and Randy Naylor (digital coreography). They have commissioned mini pieces from 20 young Norwegian composers … Continue reading

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Faces

A compilation of music by young, Norwegian composers conducted by Christian Eggen. Lars Petter Hagen, Trond Reinholdtsen, Bendik Hagerup, Maja S. K. Ratkje and Eivind Buene have all made their mark as new voices in Scandinavian contemporary music. Born between … Continue reading

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