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Tor Espen Aspaas : Mirror Canon


The First and Second Viennese Schools and their associated cultural environments constitute a fascinating, enigmatic musical terrain of strong mutual relationships. This recording seeks to explore points of tension between the two epochs by contrasting four central compositions – masterpieces which constantly inform our perception of what music is and what music can be. Two canons, mirrored in their own reflection.

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Pianist Tor Espen Aspaas is one of the most outstanding and versatile musicians of his generation in Norway. Aspaas (born 1971) has since 2007 been professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He has been engaged as a soloist by all the professional Norwegian symphony orchestras, and by many international ensembles in collaboration with conductors including Frans Brüggen, Vasily Sinaysky, Christian Eggen and Michel Plasson. Aspaas has made several recordings, including a solo CD of Paul Dukas’ complete piano works (on the label SIMAX Classics) which has received excellent reviews in the international press. Aspaas recording of DUKAS was one of the victims of the ”Joyce Hatto hoax”.

Album title MIRROR CANON
Performer Tor Espen Aspaas, piano
Catalogue # 2L-049-SACD
EAN13 7041888512721
ISRC-code NOMPP0801010-130

Release date March 2008
Recording date September 2007
Location Sofienberg Church, Oslo, Norway


Ludwig van Beethoven 1-2 Sonate Nr. 32 c-moll, op. 111
Arnold Schönberg 3-8 Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, op. 19
Anton Webern 9-12 Vier Stücke für Geige und Klavier, op. 7 with Kolbjørn Holthe, violin
Alban Berg 13 Sonate für Klavier, op. 1


Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Dimensions 15.0 × 14.0 × 2.0 cm