Annette Bjorling - harp
and Kurt Bjorling - clarinet, basset-horn, saxophone
Offers a Unique Sound & Instrumentation,
an Exciting & Poetic, Timeless & Modern Repertoire...
... including traditional ethnic music, classical music, original compositions and jazz.
Their intimate accoustic sound spans a wide expressive range, inviting the listener to pause and enjoy music of quiet intensity and ecstatic energy in an otherwise loud and hurried world.
Celebratory muisc for Ceremonies, atmospheric background music for dinners and receptions, virtuose listening music - and exciting dance music!
Annette & Kurt interpret, arrange and improvise pieces based on
traditional folk and ethnic music, such as East-European klezmer music, Turkish, Greek and Romanian dances, Tango, Beguine, ...
The classical repertoire of Duo Controverso ranges from renaissance and baroque-era masters (Bach, Gibbons, Handel, Jenkins, Lasso, Vivaldi),classical and romantic favorites (Chopin, Mendelssohn, Spohr), to French impressionists (Fauré, Debussy, Saint-Saëns) and contemporary composers.
Annette & Kurt play well-known standards as well as obscure but quite
beautiful jazz and pop melodies.
Duo Controverso also appears with various other musicians, singers and performers from the Chicago area, as well as nationally and internationally.