In Bent Lorentzen´s (b. 1935) instrumental concertos the genre-bound potential of drama, dialogue and even duel is thoroughly explored. At the same time each individual concerto is an exploration of the musical and sonic world of the solo instrument and its possible modes of interacting with the orchestra. This is deeply original music, offering many surprises and a lot of good humour. Lorentzen is a composer with a rare interest in the interplay between music and the listener. The composer confirms that he – in an almost childish fashion – is fascinated by sounds, and he does not hesitate on consciously using vulgar sounds, when he finds them appropriate. This new CD release features exclusive recordings of Bent Lorentzen´s “Concerto for piano and sinfonietta”, his “Italian Concerto” and his “Hunting Concerto”. Each work is characterised by a wealth of sound impressions that are also produced by other than the solo instrument. The concertos have been recorded by Århus Sinfonietta under the direction of the two conductors Thomas Søndergaard and Søren K. Hansen.