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Ketil Bjørnstad
David Darling
Epigraphs

Ketil Bjørnstad piano
David Darling cello
 
Epigraph, Theme and Variations
Upland
Wakening
Pavane
Fantasia
The Guest
After Celan
Song for TKJD
Silent Dream
The Lake
Gothic
Le jour s'endort
Factus Est Repente

Recorded September 1998
ECM 1684
 
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Bjørnstad/Darling's first duet album "The River" was one of the runaway successes of our 1997 programme, described by the Sydney Morning Herald as "An unforgettable listening experience." On "Epigraphs", the frame of reference for the Norwegian pianist and the American cellist is the music of the Renaissance. Darling and Bjørnstad play arrangements of pieces by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Guillaume Dufay, and Gregor Aichinger as well as compositions of their own, inspired by these old masters. The result is an extremely attractive, gentle, often slowly-moving music of great clarity.