Other Sellers on Amazon
|Price:||£15.43 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Bjørnstad/Darling's first duet album 'The River' was one of the runaway successes of ECM's 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.
Ketil Bjørnstad - (piano), David Darling - (cello)
One half of the long-running European contemporary jazz quartet The Sea (also with guitarist Terje Rypdal and drummer Jon Christensen), pianist Bjørnstad and cellist Darling first recorded as a duo in 1996 with "The River". Although the duo do improvise, they operate very much via a sparse, classical asceticism that happily digests arrangements of compositions by 16th and 17th Century composers alongside their own work. The results are austere and adagio, sometimes (in the case of the "Epigraph" and its three variations) intense and demanding in their simplicity; sometimes ("Wakening", "The Guest") saying very little, very solemnly. ECM collectors with a taste for Oslo's Rainbow Studio at its chilliest will certainly catch a satisfying shiver from Epigraphs; the rest will be relieved to warm their hands along the way on "Song For TKJD" (complete with rich cello overdubs) and "The Lake", two warm spots in an otherwise chilly landscape. --Linton Chiswick
Top Customer Reviews
My wife and I were lucky enough to spend part of the day driving up the coast from Brisie, to Margate, Redcliffe and Scarborough, during which my Walkman randomly selected this record. It was the perfect soundtrack for a drive in the sub-tropical heat with Bjornstaad's playing matching the brooding weather conditions.
Really nice chamber music. Recommended.