• 5.1 DTS HD MA 24/192kHz
  • 2.0 LPCM 24/192kHz

Orginally recorded in: DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
additional files via mShuttle: FLAC 96kHz + MP3

The word KIND embraces concepts of childlikeness and childishness in different languages, as well as suggesting friendliness and consolation. The project’s subtitle was “about children, for adults”. In keeping with Ensemble 96’s main focus, KIND presents modern Norwegian and Nordic choral music. Per Nørgård and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi are already considered classics by a rapidly increasing audience, while Marcus Paus represents a younger generation of Norwegian composers with a growing interest in the choral medium. The more recent works on the disc set texts all of which have a certain melancholy, fear or unrest linked to childhood. The folk songs are a brave attempt to offer consolation in a remorseless world.

The Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi first wrote the music to “Die Stimme des Kindes” without words. After some time he came across Nikolaus Lenau’s poem in which Mäntyjärvi found moods and textures that corresponded with his own ideas. The piece sounds like an idyllic lullaby, yet it is also melancholic and dramatic. An uneasy adult finds consolation in the innocent sleep and gentle smile of a child.


Release Date: 17.01.2011

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Mendelsohn: Midsummer Night's Dream LSO/Gardiner Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


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