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Ketil Bjornstad & Anneli Drecker - A Suite Of Poems (Lars Saabye Christensen) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ketil Bjornstad & Anneli Drecker - A Suite Of Poems (Lars Saabye Christensen) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:55 minutes | 999 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Settings of poetry and other literary texts form a special category in the discography of Norwegian pianist-composer Ketil Bjørnstads and A Suite of Poems, recorded at Oslos Rainbow Studio in June 2016, is a song cycle to put alongside such projects as A Passion for John Donne, Sunrise, and The Light.

Ketil Bjornstad - Shimmering (2015)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 10, 2017
Ketil Bjornstad - Shimmering (2015)

Ketil Bjornstad - Shimmering (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 225.49 Mb | 60:47 | Covers
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz | Country: Norway | Label: Grappa - GRCD4516

This release, Shimmering, is part of a twin set of the works of Ketil Bjornstad. The sister album, Images, is being released simultaneously, and they will also be released as a double set. Both albums were recorded by Ketil Bjornstad himself, on the same piano, but two years apart in two different studios. Solo piano holds an important place in the compositional work of Bjornstad. His piano albums often morph into an improvised recital. Some parts of the album will have completely improvised segments, and some will have musical fragments that have a profound meaning for Bjornstad. Shimmering consists of a concert which was held in the studio with a small audience of 40 people. Bjornstad states that the presence of the audience, as well as the timing of the recording session, had a great impact on the result.

Ketil Bjornstad - Before The Light (2001) {November Music}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 12, 2017
Ketil Bjornstad - Before The Light (2001) {November Music}

Ketil Bjornstad - Before The Light (2001) {November Music}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 305MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 158MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Soundtrack

Described by producer Shu-Fang Wang as "an imaginary soundtrack originally composed for a film story set in Taipei," Before the Light gives the music of ECM recording artist Ketil Bjørnstad a cinematic twist. For this album, the pianist has written a handful of romantic melodies and atmospheric moods. The former are presented in different arrangements scattered throughout the album; the latter often include guitar soundscapes and programmed rhythm tracks. Bjørnstad is accompanied by guitarist Eivind Aarset, viola player Nora Taksdal, and keyboardist Kjetil Bjerkestrand. Each one of these short pieces (none over six minutes) makes a melodic statement that could be qualified as being quintessential ECM. .

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) {ECM 2394}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 12, 2015
Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) {ECM 2394}

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) {ECM 2394}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 350 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 33 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 ECM Records | ECM 2394
Classical / Classical Crossover / Jazz / Modern Creative

Ketil Bjørnstad’s passion for the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) is a lifelong affair. His settings of Donne’s verse have led to recordings including The Shadow, Grace and the ECM album The Light. “After working with the texts of John Donne for more than twenty years, I still find new approaches to understanding what he wrote and I find music throughout. It is in the language, in the rhythm, in the silence between the sentences - a passionate quest for meaning and reconciliation. Donne's dramatic life is reflected in the texts and everywhere in them you will find the passion, melodies and sounds”.

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at April 15, 2015
Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Ketil Bjørnstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:50 minutes | 1,46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ketil Bjørnstad’s passion for the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) is a lifelong affair. His settings of Donne’s verse have led to recordings including The Shadow, Grace and the ECM album The Light. “After working with the texts of John Donne for more than twenty years, I still find new approaches to understanding what he wrote and I find music throughout. It is in the language, in the rhythm, in the silence between the sentences - a passionate quest for meaning and reconciliation. Donne's dramatic life is reflected in the texts and everywhere in them you will find the passion, melodies and sounds”. Bjørnstad wrote A passion for John Donne for the Oslo International Church Festival in the winter of 2011/2012 and the premiere performance – documented here – was at the Sofienberg Kirke in Oslo in March 2012.

Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 1, 2015
Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}

Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 388 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 187 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 ECM Records | ECM 2336
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Ketil Bjørnstad previously explored the life of Edvard Munch in his acclaimed 1993 novel Historien om Edvard Munch. When invited to compose music for choir in 2011 his thoughts turned once again to Munch and to the writings, still not widely known, of the proto-Expressionist Norwegian painter. With these as his guide, Bjørnstad shaped Soloppgang (“Sunrise”) subtitled “A cantata on texts by Edvard Munch”. In his liner notes, Bjørnstad observes that “the texts written by Munch can be compared to his paintings in their power and intensity.

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 28, 2014
Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014)

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:42 min | 167 MB
Genre: Jazz, Classical, Vocal | Label: ECM

Ketil Bjørnstad's passion for the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) is a lifelong affair. The Norwegian pianist-composer's settings of Donne's verse have led to recordings including The Shadow, Grace, the ECM album The Light, and now this important disc.
Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise: A Cantata on Texts by Edvard Munch (2013)

Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise: A Cantata on Texts by Edvard Munch (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 78:21 min | 183 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: ECM

Sunrise, commissioned by the Nordstrand Musikkselskap Choir for their 70th anniversary in 2011, sets the words of the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch in a cantata for female vocalist and chorus (here Kari Bremnes and the Oslo Chamber Choir) with an instrumental group that includes the composer himself, jazz pianist Ketil Bjørnstad.

Ketil Bjornstad - The Light (2007) {ECM 2056} [Promo CD]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 26, 2014
Ketil Bjornstad - The Light (2007) {ECM 2056} [Promo CD]

Ketil Bjornstad - The Light (2007) {ECM 2056} [Promo CD]
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 319MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Nordic Songs

Subtitled “Songs of Love and Fear”, “The Light” brings together Ketil Bjornstad’s “Four Nordic Songs”, compositions for female voice and accompaniment written over a 30 year period, with a song cycle based on poetry of John Donne (1572-1631). Bjornstad: “The intellectual energy in Donne’s poetry, which was always receptive to the metaphysical, is also nurtured by emotional excitement, and it is this unique combination that has held such powerful appeal to me as a composer.”
Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Ketil Bjørnstad - La Notte (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time - 54:50 minutes | 620 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A classically trained jazz pianist with a bent toward avant-garde improvised music, Ketil Bjørnstad is a well-known musician and writer in Europe. With his cerebral, atmospheric style that belies a palpable inner passion and an inclination toward genre-crossing compositions, Bjørnstad helped develop and popularize the "European jazz" aesthetic…