Her er samlet nogle af de vidunderlige anmeldelser, som “Unbroken Dreams” og “Somewhere in a Hidden Memory” har modtaget.
RJ Lannan, The Sounding Board
Unbroken Dreams is their second mother and daughter collaboration. Their love, passion and respect of the relationship is quite evident. Every track has a give and take to the instrumentation that is joyous and enchanting. Their two voices are certainly one on this recording and it is glorious.
Rating: Very Good+
Læs hele anmeldelsen her: http://opsahl.dk/?p=1414
Bill Binkelmann, Zone Music Reporter:
Unbroken Dreams is the follow-up recording to Leaving My Silent Empty House from Celtic harpist Trine Opsahl and her daughter Josefine, who plays cello. As on that earlier album, the two talented musicians have rare simpatico, almost as if they were one musician playing two instruments simultaneously. This innate talent, to intertwine musically with one another, yields music which is soulful, delicate, beautiful, serene, and sometimes softly dramatic. At 23 years old, Josefine’s command of her instrument is remarkable and bodes a long and praiseworthy career ahead. Trine performs with a casual elegance, so well attuned to the sonic qualities of the Celtic harp that it’s as if the two were old, dear friends. Influences can be heard from both the classical and new age genres and the mood can vary from serene and soothing to somber and introspective. What will strike most listeners is the sense of intimacy achieved throughout the album. While, at times, the music can be sparse, approaching mild minimalism, the beauty is always present, flowing through Unbroken Dreams like a golden thread winding through an exquisite tapestry.
Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano:
The crisp, sparkling sound of the plucked harp strings is an amazingly effective pairing with the velvety-smooth bowed strings of the cello.
Unbroken Dreams is a beautiful masterpiece for the music alone. Relaxation, healing, and stress relief are bonuses for listeners. This music is perfect for so many situations, but be sure to really listen to it to hear the full yet subtle impact of the music. It is available from Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby. Very highly recommended!
Læs hele anmeldelsen her: http://www.mainlypiano.com/2016_Reviews/Opsahl-Unbroken_Dreams.html
Dana Wright, New Age Music Reviews:
Trine and Josefine Opsahl are a marvelous mother and daughter duo.Unbroken Dreams is a brilliant combination of Celtic and Nordic tradition blended with contemporary inclinations. The spiraling nature of each piece was like a flower bursting open, with new discoveries every step of the way. I couldn’t stop listening and don’t plan to any time soon. There is a reason Opsahl’s work is used as soundtrack material in documentaries. It’s that good. And now with the added layer of her daughter’s cello work, I’m hooked for life. More please. This album is amazing. If you are a fan of fantasy novels or just plain good music, you seriously have to get this album.
Læs hele anmeldelsen her: http://www.zonemusicreporter.com/recording/viewreviews.asp?rvwbrdcmmt=11606
Somewhere in a Hidden Memory
Bill Binkelmann, Zone Music Reporter:
“This album is her third release and I only wish I had known of her sooner–I never tire of music as timeless and therapeutic as hers. Somewhere in a Hidden Memory is no longer a “hidden” CD which is great news for listeners looking for a soothing musical balm to counteract the craziness we must contend with on a day-by-day basis.”
Læs hele anmeldelsen her: http://opsahl.dk/?page_id=349
John M Peters, The Borderland:
“This is a superb album that will reward the listener with many wonders on repeated listening.”
Læs hele anmeldelsen her (engelsk): http://www.mpeters77.freeserve.co.uk/musicwatch5.html
Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano:
“Somewhere in a Hidden Memory” er et af de bedste harpe-albums, jeg har hørt. Check det ud!
Læs hele anmeldelsen her (engelsk): http://www.mainlypiano.com/2012_Reviews/Opsahl-Somewhere_In_a_Hidden_Memory.html
“I love this album! I haven’t heard anything as peaceful as this since Kim Robertson’s first Celtic harp releases in the early ’80s. Trine Opsahl’s harp play is a therapy for body, mind and soul! A gentle sound bath – meditative and rejuvenating. Inspired by Therese Schroeder-Sheker who reinvented Music & the Art of Dying a practice for people who make the transition to another plane, Trine also plays in hospices in her homeland in Denmark. It is interesting that harp music is thought to be the music of the heavens and that angels play the harp! There must be something in the sound of the harp that is healing, angelic and soothing. Somewhere in a Hidden Memory is highly recommended.”
Lee Armstrong skriver på Amazon.com:
“Trine Opsahl’s music is so peaceful and resonant. The Celtic harp is such a glorious instrument. Her original compositions for harp blend one into the other like floating on clouds of different sizes, shapes and textures. To give an idea of the range: the opening track “To a Wild Rose” is wistful and contemplative, while “Crossroads” is like sonic pixie dust & “Ripples in Water” embodies a bubbling brook running briskly. “Brother Sun” and “Somewhere in a Hidden Memory” are lovely melodies that grow gracefully with repeated play. For fans of harp music, this is a delightful disc. Enjoy!”
Dana Wright fra Muzikreviews.com skriver:
“At lytte til dette album er som at drive på et hav af bevidsthed, der guider dig væk fra livets hektiske pres.
Hvis du holder af salige harmonier og harpemusik med en himmelsk tone, så tror jeg at du vil nyde dette album lige så meget som jeg gjorde.”
Læs hele anmeldelsen her (engelsk): http://www.muzikreviews.com/reviews.php?ID=2349
Michael Diamond, Music and Media Focus:
“… det er Trines engagement og erfaring som musiker og komponist, der er vinden i sejlene for instrumentet. En af mine yndlingssange var titelnummeret, som skabte en vemodig, drømmeagtig stemning, der fremkaldte rige visuelle billeder, når jeg lyttede med lukkede øjne.”
Læs hele anmeldelsen her (engelsk): http://michaeldiamondmusic.com/2012/11/10/somewhere-in-a-hidden-memory-by-trine-opsahl/
Sergei Oreshkin, Ascentor (frit oversat fra russisk):
“Med dette bløde, bølgende album fyldt af kvindelig energi vil du tilbringe tiden i behageligt selskab. Det vil sende tankerne i den rigtige retning, og, hvem ved, give dig positive incitamenter, der vil ændre dit liv, så du undgår problemer og negative følelser.”
Læs hele anmeldelsen her (russisk): http://ascentor.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/trine-opsahl-somewhere-in-a-hidden-memory/
Antony Krakhmalnik, Relaxmuz.ru er betaget af Niels Horskjærs video:
“Niels Horskjær har lavet en video til Trine Opsahls stykke “Somewhere in a Hidden Memory” fra samme album. Dejlige og tankevækkende melodier, naturskitser og ren lyd – det er bare nogle elementer af Trine Opsahls rige verden. Indre indtryk lever uafhængigt af det ydre liv. Der er lys og smil på musikerens ansigt – det betyder, at Gud hjælper Trine under hendes spil.”
Alejandro Clavio, Reviews Newage:
“Den keltiske harpe i al sin herlighed, sådan demonstrerer den norske komponist og harpenist Trine Opsahl sit instrument. Et album med femten blide og fine solostykker, en perfekt kombination, der letter vore tanker og visualiserer grønne landskaber, hvor freden er den sande hovedperson.”
Alejandro Clavio, Reviews Newage, http://www.reviewsnewage.com/trineopsahl.html