Just found out that a new choral album containing Benny's music will be released on the 18th of September. Can somebody tell if there are any new pieces in this tracklist? --
1. Kärlekens tid 2. En skrift i snön 3. Down To The Sacred Wave 4. Lilla skara 5. Var hör vi hemma 6. Historien om schack 7. Anthem 8. Innan gryningen 9. Vilar glad. I din famn 10. Klinga mina klockor 11. O klang och jubletid
I'm always exited hearing new pieces by Benny, and can't wait for the next BAO album.
On this recording, which was Gustaf Sjökvist last, singing his brilliant chamber choir songs by Benny Andersson. Interpretations with undisguised clarity and without any inventive arrangements get this famous and beloved music to reach us more directly than perhaps ever before. Not least this will occur when the choir sings a cappella - then the transparency of the sound, the colors in harmony and precision of phrasing are the composition is appear with all its force. As in, "Where do we hear at home" from "Kristina" where the choir intensive rest on the long syllables reinforces the urgent the message. A burning contemporary revival recipe for our recent popular movement that wants to open our country for refugees. Best track: "Var hör vi hemma".
Thank you contro, but I think there's a problem with the translation - surely if the arrangement gets the music "reach us more directly than perhaps ever before", then the reviewer probably didn't mean that it's "with undisguised clarity and without any inventive arrangements".
I just listened to "Thank You For The Music" recently on Spotify. (It came out as a digital single to incite an appetite for streamers alike..) I can hear a bit of jazz influences (even if he had profound classical influences...) in Benny Andersson's piano playing quite well. Makes me want to appreciate his music a little bit more ;-)