Northern Timbre – Ragnhild Hemsing & Tor Espens Aspaas released in 2012 by 2L Audiophile Reference Recordings. The album was recorded at Sofienberg Church in Oslo, Norway.

Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) and Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) are generally recognized as the Nordic countries’ most important composers. Nielsen and Sibelius were both inspired and influenced in their early years by Grieg’s music. Their idiom was strongly Romantic, but they managed to create a distinct “Nordic Sound” in which national elements combined with the broader European tradition. This album not only shows this, but also probes the way they were inspired by one another. Moreover, the works on this album are among our personal favourites, with a Northern Timbre we feel resonates, no matter where you are.

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The record label 2L was founded in 2001 by Morten Linberg, a recording specialist and business manager of a recording company Lindberg Lyd. 2L has released well over 40 titles, mainly classical. A Grammy nominated record company is renowned internationally for its uncompromising focus on audiophile sound quality. 2L – recordings have the reputation of being exceptionally good sounding.

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