ALBUM FOR ASTOR is now released,- and it is ALBUM OF THE WEEK in Danish Radio P2
It is a great pleasure that the CD "ALBUM FOR ASTOR" with Bjarke Mogensen is now released. On the album Bjarke is joined by a very strong team,- Danish Chamber Players, percussionist Johan bridger and harmonikaplayer Mathias Heise. Producer is Oscar Michaelsson.
Album of the week in BBC Music Magazine
Album of the Week
BBC Music Magazine's album of the week is a new selection of chamber music by the Danish composer Paul Ruders. The Rudersdal Chamber Players give us compelling, persuasive versions of Ruders' Clarinet Quintet, Piano Quartet, and Throne for clarinet and piano.
Each of these three pieces, as our reviewer Steph Power explains, is 'a taut combination of clean lines and often dissonant, sometimes otherworldly chords built from seemingly small beginnings.'
In short, Ruders excels at enigma: and, says Steph, these performers 'embody the intimacy that enables its execution, while taking flight where needed.'