Thorwald Jorgensen – Air électrique: Original Music for Theremin & Piano (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Thorwald Jørgensen – Air électrique: Original Music for Theremin & Piano (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:42 minutes | 994 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Zefir Records

Spooky sounds and ghostly wailings are usually what come to mind when people imagine the sound of the theremin. With “Air Électrique”, Thorwald Jorgensen and Kamilla Bystrova go beyond the novelty of the theremin and let the music speak for itself.

With the premier recording of Lera Auerbach’s 10 Preludes for theremin and piano, the standard of the album is set. This compositional tour-de-force presents colourful melodic music which exploits the unique characteristics of both the theremin and the piano. The angular modernism of Lydia Kavina’s Suite for theremin and piano and Olesya Rostovskaya’s haunting Juliet show more of the theremin’s unrivalled sonic possibilities, clearly illustrating what is possible with this combination of instruments.

The album also presents two chamber music pieces. The first is the world premiere of Joseph Schillinger’s Bury, Bury me Wind, in which Thorwald and Kamilla are joined by mezzo soprano, Itzel Medecigo. The other is the spectacular Fantasy for theremin, xylophone and piano by Valery Beluntsov, in which Thorwald plays not only the theremin but also the virtuosic xylophone part.


01. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 1, Andante
02. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 2, Andante misterioso
03. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 3, Andante tragico
04. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 4, Vivace ma non troppo e poco agitato
05. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 5, Grave
06. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 6, Adagio sognando
07. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 7, Adagio
08. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 8, Allegro appassionato
09. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 9, Andante nostalgico
10. Thorwald Jørgensen – No. 10, Adagio sognando
11. Thorwald Jørgensen – Bury, Bury Me Wind
12. Thorwald Jørgensen – I. Andante
13. Thorwald Jørgensen – II. Moderato
14. Thorwald Jørgensen – III. Lento
15. Thorwald Jørgensen – Fantasy for Theremin, Xylophone & Piano
16. Thorwald Jørgensen – Juliet