Pas De Deux, the album of Håkon & Mari Samuelsen published by Mercury Classics will be available on May 11 in Norway and worldwide on May 25.
Content of this album: the double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra composed by James Horner especially for the two Norwegian musicians. The work was performed for the first time in November 2014, to mark the 175th concert of the Royal Liverpool Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko (see our articles).
"I've always maintained that Maestro Horner is a truly masterful composer. I bet you'll agree that this work confirms that."
The album also features three other celebrated contemporary composers; the meditative Fratres by Arvo Pärt, the rhapsodic Violoncelles, vibrez! by Giovanni Sollima (with cellist Alisa Weilerstein) and the minimalist smash-hit Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi.
Here is the detailed tracklist:
1 – Pas de deux: Pt. 1 – 9:18 2 – Pas de deux: Pt. 2 – 13:43 3 – Pas de deux: Pt. 3 – 4:43
4 – Fratres for Violin, String Orchestra & Percussion – 10:29
In exclusivity we share with you two new videos with excerpts from Pas De Deux and comments by James Horner, Håkon & Mari Samuelsen.
And last but not least, in partnership with Mercury Classics, we offer you the chance to win 10 albums of Pas De Deux. The participation is very simple: you just need to correctly answer the three questions and properly fill out the form below.
The deadline to participate shall be May 22 at 23:59 UTC. Only one entry per person per household. Failure to comply with this rule will void participation.
A draw will be held on May 23. Winners will be individually contacted by e-mail and the results will be posted on this page.
The Contest is over. Thank you to the 345 participants. The correct answers were: 1- 2012 (or 1945) 2 – Hamar 3 – Stavanger
The winners are:
Daniel Redruello Alonso
Jose Antonio Lopez Remacho
Lucio Aragon Gonzalez
The albums will be dispatched soon.
A special thanks to Danny Ingham and Dr. Alexander Buhr.