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Through the Looking Glass

Alpha

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Star-Prelude and Love-Fugue (arr. B. Roed, P. Navarro-Alonso and D. Hildebrandt for Recorder, Saxophone and Percussion)  
1
Star Prelude
Poul Ruders; Bolette Roed; David Hildebrandt; Peter Navarro-Alonso; Alpha
3:23
2
Love Fugue
Poul Ruders; Bolette Roed; David Hildebrandt; Peter Navarro-Alonso; Alpha
2:35
3
Heyday's Night (arr. by B. Roed, P. Navarro-Alonso and D. Hildebrandt for Recorder, Saxophone and Percussion)
Per Norgard; Bolette Roed; David Hildebrandt; Peter Navarro-Alonso; Alpha
8:28
4
Flowersongs (arr. by B. Roed, P. Navarro-Alonso and D. Hildebrandt for Recorder, Saxophone and Percussion)
Hans Abrahamsen; Bolette Roed; David Hildebrandt; Peter Navarro-Alonso; Alpha
10:00
Schnee, Canon 2a  
5
Lustig spielend, aber nicht zu lustig, immer ein bisschen melancholisch (arr. by B. Roed, P. Navarro-Alonso and D. Hildebrandt)
Hans Abrahamsen; Bolette Roed; David Hildebrandt; Peter Navarro-Alonso; Alpha
7:57
6
Looking on Darkness (arr. by P. Navarro-Alonso for Recorder, Saxophone and Percussion)
Bent Sorensen; Peter Navarro-Alonso; Alpha
9:16
7
Carnival (arr. by B. Roed, P. Navarro-Alonso and D. Hildebrandt for Recorder, Saxophone and Percussion)
Poul Ruders; Bolette Roed; David Hildebrandt; Peter Navarro-Alonso; Alpha
5:39
8
Isternia (arr. by P. Navarro-Alonso for Recorder, Saxophone and Percussion)
Per Norgard; Peter Navarro-Alonso; Alpha
9:24
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    56:42
"Just as important as the quality of the original works is the arrangements. The Alpha trio has done an exemplary job, transforming it and delivering it in their own voices while staying true to what made the originals great. This record makes a fine addition to any collection of chamber music."
- Gramophone

Four of Denmark’s leading composers allowed experimental trio Alpha to take their music behind the looking glass and let their works re-emerge in the trio’s very own sound world. Played and recorded entirely by heart, Alpha’s close encounter with the musical essences of these seven different works seems to reveal the form and richness of each composer’s imagination in a new magical reflection.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM –  Dacapo Records  Studio Masters

Recorded in the DXD audio format (Digital eXtreme Definition), 352.8 kHz / 32bit.
Recorded in Hørsholm Church in December 2009, May 2010, October 2011 and March 2012
Recorded by Timbre Music
Recording producer, sound engineer, editing and mastering: Preben Iwan
Microphones: 2 x DPA 4006TL, 2 x DPA 4011TL, 2 x AKG 414 & 2 x DPA 4011TL for surround channels.
DAD AX24 converters/preamps, Pyramix DAW system with Tango Controller.
Monitored on B&W 802 Diamond speakers.
Liner notes: Paul Hillier
Dansk oversættelse: Jeppe Priess Gersbøll Proofreader: Svend Ravnkilde
Photo p 7: © Thomas Rockall Muus
Graphic design: Denise Burt, Elevator Design
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen AS

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