Throughout his composing career, the dark tone of the viola fascinated Axel Borup-Jørgensen (1924-2012) and was a rich resource for the expressive world of his music. In the works on this CD, one hears the development that Borup-Jørgensen underwent, from the highly accessible and nature-lyrical Duo for Violin and Viola Op. 12 through the clearly more abstract-sounding Mobiles after Alexander Calder Op. 38 to the intensely lyrical and richly detailed O Bäume Lebens op. 81.
The CD is recorded by a number of Denmark's leading interpreters of new music with the violist Anette Slaatto in the centre, together with Christina Bjørkøe, Signe Asmussen, Helge Slaatto, Mathias Reumert and EKKOZONE.