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Ars Nova Copenhagen is widely recognized as one of the finest vocal ensembles in Europe. Founded in 1979, the ensemble today is busier than ever. In addition to its annual season of concerts in Copenhagen and throughout Denmark, the ensemble regularly appears across Europe, and in North and South America. At the heart of Ars Nova Copenhagen's work is its equal dedication to early music and new music. Some programs explore the cross-currents between the two, while others form detailed portraits of individual composers or genres within a given period.

Since its beginning, Ars Nova has worked closely with some of the most important Danish and Scandinavian composers like Per Nørgård, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Bent Sørensen, Sven-David Sandström, and each season, the group invites a composer in residence: Toivo Tulev (Estonia) in 2007, Bernd Franke (Germany) 2008, Sunleif Rasmussen (Faroe Islands) 2009, Áskell Másson (Iceland) 2010 and Steve Martland (England) 2011.

Ars Nova is also building collaborations with creative artists in different fields such as drama, film and ballet, as well as cultivating new modes of concert performance and innovative repertoire. Besides the concerts, Ars Nova produces a number of CDs each year - both on its own
record label, Ars Nova Records, and for labels such as Dacapo Records and Harmonia Mundi. Ars Nova Copenhagen is sponsored by The Danish Cultural Ministry, the Danish Association of Professional Choruses and a number of private Danish foundations.

For more information visit www.arsnova.dk

 

Live Dates

20/11/2014   Carambolage på Glyptoteket
Den 22. november ville komponisten Axel Borup-Jørgensen være fyldt 90 år, og det fejres med en ny CD-udgivelse og koncert i Glyptotekets Festsal den 22. november kl. 16.
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11/02/2012   New video: REQUIEM feat. Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen
View the video trailer for Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen's spectacular new release "Requiem"
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15/12/2011   Årets bedste i Politiken og Berlingske
Ifølge både Politikens og Berlingskes musikanmeldere har Dacapo leveret et par af årets bedste klassiske CD-udgivelser
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01/12/2011   Grammy nomination for Hillier and Ars Nova
Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen have been nominated for an American Grammy Award in the category "Best Choral Performance".
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10/11/2011   Hillier brings attention to Australian music
Limelight Magazine feature about the music on A Bridge of Dreams which brings Australian music to international attention and "offers huge potential for the expansion of cultural understanding". Read the article here
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24/10/2011   Video: Schütz - Complete Narrative Works
View the video trailer from the recording sessions for Schütz: Complete Narrative Works with Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen
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19/04/2011   Special Easter download offer on Schütz passions
Get a 25% download discount on all four Schütz recordings with Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier!
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12/04/2011   A 'hair-shirt Easter treat'...
Discover why International Record Review descibes this release as "truly excellent performances" and a "hair-shirt Easter treat"
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01/04/2011   Hillier's Schütz in Choir & Organ
'You don't really know music until you've performed it in front of an audience', states the chief conductor of Ars Nova Copenhagen
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29/03/2011   Paul Hillier's diary in GRAMOPHONE
As his Schütz series on Dacapo draws to a close, the chief conductor of Ars Nova Copenhagen reveals the importance of story-telling in choral music
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01/03/2011   Interview with Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Read the interview on Naxos of America Blog and learn more about the Danish composer's new release.
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29/09/2010   DR P2 Prisen 2010

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17/08/2010   Gramophone nomination for Paul Hillier and ARS NOVA Copenhagen
The world's leading periodical for classical music has just revealed the nominations for the Gramophone Award 2010.
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18/03/2010   Diary and new video: Hillier and Schütz
In his online diary and in a new promotion video, conductor Paul Hillier tells the story of our highly acclaimed Schütz series.
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13/05/2009   CD recommendations by Paul Hillier
Paul Hillier recommends his three favourite Dacapo CDs
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26/07/2016   Gramophone

BENT SØRENSEN & JOHANNES OCKEGHEM Requiem
"Sørensen doesn’t identify as a choral composer but this merging of his own work Fragments of Requiem with the Requiem of 15th-century master Ockeghem could have fooled many into thinking the opposite. Sørensen uses elements of Ockeghem and Monteverdi to underpin his own harmonically ‘smudged’ writing."
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01/10/2015   Gramophone

CARL NIELSEN: SONGS FOR CHOIR
THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE TO… Nielsen beyond the symphonies

"Of Nielsen’s 300 popular Danish songs, few have retained a more significant place in Denmark’s national psyche than this ditty on the country’s fabled everyman. Jens the road-mender endlessly chips at rocks before dying unrecognised without a single stone to grace his own grave. The tune is easily learnt, inviting communal participation in a hymn to social justice that gets an appropriately ‘straight’ choral performance in this Dacapo collection."
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15/09/2015   American Record Guide

Axel Borup-Jørgensen: Carambolage
"Axel Borup-Jorgensen’s compositions use small ensemble and voice. Winterelegie whispers and searches for its voice, both human and instrumental. Sound events are punctuated and often stand alone, but amidst the fragmentation is a thread of continuity. The distinct plots on the figurative graph form a direct line of intention. Carambolage is for percussion, electric guitar, and piano. The spaces here are more pronounced and the direct path more obscured. The listener can hear the painstaking detail that must populate the score with each exact-sounding block. The interactions between performers build singular moments rather than pyramids of tension. ‘Pocket Oratorium’ deconstructs a dark Rainer Maria Rilke poem and stretches each phoneme and syllable. Only 24 words are spoken, with no repeats, but it takes nearly 10 minutes for the broken utterances and accompanying piano, harpsichord, and percussion bursts."
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07/07/2015   American Record Guide

Nielsen: Songs for choir
"The warm, amiable sound of the small chamber group is aptly attuned to [Nielsen’s] music. …don’t hesitate to seek this out."
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25/06/2015   WQXR (New York)

Terry Riley: In C
"As an idea, the piece is free, boundless, big-and-small, and it still manages to be nothing but itself"
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19/06/2015   Fyens Amts Avis

The Unknown Carl Nielsen
3/6 Stars

"Sangene, fortolket af Dénise Beck, Johan Reuter og Ars Nova Copenhagen med Michael Bojesen, er her blevet oversat bemærkelsesværdigt ordret til et smukt og poetisk engelsk."
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09/06/2015   JydskeVestkysten

Den danske sang er en fair young maiden
"At de vigtigste sange nu foreligger i professionel oversættelse og fortolkes så forbilledligt kan kun føre mere godt med sig."
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09/06/2015   Kristeligt Dagblad

Gaven til venner i udlandet
5/6 Stars

"Den ene perle afløser den anden, og Becks fine kvindestemme og Reuters mandige røst glæder i lige høj grad lytteren, ligesom Ars Nova også fryder med deres lette Nielsen-stil."
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08/06/2015   WQXR (New York)

Carl Nielsen: Songs for choir
"Ars Nova Copenhagen performs with exquisite balance, unanimity and warmth."
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03/06/2015   Opera News

Carl Nielsen: Songs for choir
"This album documents an important segment of Nielsen’s output that is unknown outside of his native country, and it makes for exceptionally pleasant listening"
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01/06/2015   Gramophone

Carl Nielsen: Songs for choir
"Would you want to listen to 20 of these songs so plainly delivered in one sitting? In an anniversary year like this, if you’ve any interest in Nielsen, you should."
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07/05/2015   Scene Magazine

Carl Nielsen: Songs for choir
"The dozen Danish members of Ars Nova Copenhagen under the direction of conductor Michael Bojesen do a more than adequate job of bringing the songs to life."
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01/05/2015   Magasinet Klassisk

Axel Borup-Jørgensen: Carambolage
4/6 Stars

"Et fremragende stykke lydkunst, spillet og sunget knivskarpt... Axel Borup-Jørgensens håndskrevne partiturer ligner noget, der ses under mikroskop, og i et værk som 'Carambolage' fra 1980 er de tre musikere fordybet i at skabe en hel verden af mikroklange."
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19/03/2015   Sinfini Music

Carl Nielsen: Sange for kor
4/5 Stars

"Michael Bojesen’s sensitive harmonisations, based on Nielsen’s original piano parts, are matched by his fine feeling for nuance in performance and top quality singing from Ars Nova’s dozen choristers."
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01/03/2015   Online Merker

Carl Nielsen: Sange for kor
"Entdecken lohnt sich!"
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17/02/2015   MusicWeb International

Carl Nielsen: Sange for kor
"As one would expect from Dacapo the engineering is first-rate; the choir's ideally balanced and the sound is utterly natural right across the range."
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07/02/2015   SA-CD.net

Carl Nielsen: Sange for kor
5/5 Stars

"Singing with deeply fervent pride, the sound of the twelve singers of Ars Nova Copenhagen is immediately recognisable for its tone, clarity, balance and expressiveness, and they treat these simple songs as if they were some of Nielsen's greatest masterpieces."
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02/02/2015   DR P2 Ugens Album

Carl Nielsen: Sange for kor
”Carl Nielsens sange er Carl Nielsen på sin absolutte hjemmebane. På Ugens Album i fremragende flerstemmige versioner med Ars Nova Copenhagen.”
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30/01/2015   Politiken

Det komplekse og det enkle hos Carl Nielsen
5/6 Hjerter

"Ars Nova synger med smuk balance og perfekt klanglig egalitet. Arrangementerne er enkle og respektfulde, og ingen (...) kan undgå at blive ramt på følelserne."
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05/01/2015   Seismograf/DMT

Plingets Poetik
"Musikken bevæger sig gennem helt andre lydkilder videre i en på én gang abrupt usammenhængende og samtidig poetisk kontinuerlig bevægelse. Udsagn føjer sig til udsagn. Hver især fremstår de i deres klanglige præcision som afsluttede gesti, uanset om de udgøres af små fraser eller blot en enkeltstående lyd."
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04/01/2015   Jyllands Posten

Vævet af drømme
5/6 Stars

"”Sirenernes kyst” er som vævet af drømme. ”Carambolage” demonstrerer lidt efter, at selv om Borup-Jørgensen også kan være en hård nyser at gå i lag med, viser hans værker sig ofte som en fortryllende meditation over livets skønhed."
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14/12/2014   Berlingske - ÅRETS BEDSTE 2014

Carl Nielsen: Sange for kor
"Arrangementerne er meget velformede og modsat af overlæssede. Så svært – og dog så enkelt."
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06/05/2014   Gramophone

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
"Under Hillier’s direction, Ars Nova Copenhagen perform a cappella, with meticulously shaded dynamics, articulation and colour."
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04/05/2014   Diapason

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
5/5 Stars

"Les membres de Ars Nova Copenhagen respirent et phrasent d'une seule voix."
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16/02/2014   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
5/6 Stars

"Nænsomme, fine og forførende udgaver.", "Weyse, Gade og Nielsen smiler med i graven".
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13/02/2014   Politiken

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
4/6 Hjerter

"En nærmest ufattelig perfektion præger hele CD'en."
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20/03/2013   Espace.mu

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
"très beau."
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01/03/2013   Diapason

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
5/5 Stars

"L'ensemble offre une enthousiasmante démonstration de beauté et de virtuosité."
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18/12/2012   Allmusic.com

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
5/5 Stars

"Highly recommended; Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s astonishing music commands the attention of anyone interested in contemporary choral music."
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01/12/2012   Berlingske

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
Berlingske - Årets Bedste 2012. "Sunget suverænt af landets bedste kor."
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01/11/2012   Opera News

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
"Impeccable performances by the amazingly accurate and sumptuously blended singers of Ars Nova Copenhagen, expertly conducted by Hillier. Highly recommended."
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12/10/2012   MusicWeb International

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Deeply moving performances of some intriguing works."
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01/09/2012   BBC Music Magazine 'CHORAL & SONG CHOICE' october 2012

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
5/5 Stars

"Outstanding performances and recording." 'CHORAL & SONG CHOICE' of BBC Music Magazine, October 2012.
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04/07/2012   Audiophile Audition

A Bridge of Dreams
"Hillier continues his penchant for excellent recitals in superb sonics."
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01/07/2012   Choir & Organ

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
5/5 Stars

"one feels the vital blood beating below the voice and the living spirits of two composers fused across five centuries."
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01/07/2012   Gramophone

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
"Because of Sørensen’s smooth transitions from plainchant-inspired duos to resonant, richly dissonant harmony, the dialogue with Ockeghem is very nicely managed"
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01/07/2012   MusicWeb International

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"shoots straight into the soul and lingers long in the mind."
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22/06/2012   Concertonet.com

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
3/4 Stars

"Audacious and, in the end, touchingly successful.", "An excellent disc."
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22/06/2012   Classicalmodernmusic.blogspot.dk

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
"It is an eerie juxtaposition and a sonic cornucopia of sensuous brilliance. I kid you not. Highly recommended."
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01/06/2012   Classicalcdreview.com

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"It is surprising how well the two composers mesh, and of course the performance under Hillier's inspired direction is magnificent. This is a beautiful recording of music that will be new to most listeners."
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17/05/2012   Allmusic.com

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
5/5 Stars

"The performance of the Johannes-Passion here is exceptional. [...] with an emphasis on the sweetness of the solo voices and a gentle grouping of low instruments."
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01/05/2012   KLASSISK

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
5/6 Stars

"...der synges med en klanglig fleksibilitet og en musikalsk renfærdighed, som får det til at risle ydefuldt ned af ryggen på den lykkelige lytter."
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01/05/2012   Classica

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
3/4 Stars

"comme un véritable cheminement, qui parcourt les plus subtiles variations d'énergie."
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11/04/2012   Kristeligt Dagblad

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
4/6 Stars

"De i alt 11 satser danner en forunderlig helhed, og man kan ikke andet end beundre Hilliers og Sørensens sikre stilsans."
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11/04/2012   Dagens Nyheter

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"En darrande förtröstan som präglar hela detta verk. Ända fram till det förkrossande vackra "In paradisum" där änglakörerna tar emot. Inte med en klang som bländar utan med ett ljushav att sugas rakt in i."
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05/04/2012   Audiophile Audition

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/5 Stars

"Hillier and his Copenhagen players are born to this music."
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01/04/2012   David's Review Corner

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"This is an interesting experiment, beautifully recorded and presented with excellent programme notes"
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30/03/2012   SA-CD.net

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
5/5 Stars

"A unique form of the Requiem Mass, of great interest to collectors of choral music, and a totally immersive sonic experience. Enthusiastically recommended."
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02/03/2012   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
4/6 Stars

"Sørensens dødsmessefragmenter er gudesmukke, og Ars Novas korstemmer stikker som vanligt dybt. Hør bare, hvordan de vender blikket mod himlen i den appetitvækkende åbning på messen."
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02/03/2012   Information

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"Gang på gang fryder man sig over klangspektrets subtile farvespil og det intense nærvær i det musikalske fællesskab.... Her flyder fortid og nutid sammen i en gylden symbiose."
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09/02/2012   Gramophone

A Bridge of Dreams
"Anne Boyd's As I crossed a bridge of dreams steals the show (...) and - like everything else here - admirably performed"
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01/02/2012   BBC Music Magazine

A Bridge of Dreams
4/5 Stars

"Unsual, moving pieces nicely performed and recorded"
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01/02/2012   International Record Review

A Bridge of Dreams
"This is an intriguing disc of barely known and often very beautiful music"
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30/01/2012   The Whole Note

A Bridge of Dreams
"Curious and delightfully captivating."
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30/01/2012   American Record Guide

Mozart, W.A.: Mitridate, re di Ponto
"Fischer gives a crisp, authoritative performance."
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27/01/2012   American Record Guide

A Bridge of Dreams
"This is a delightful release full of worthy music and performances that bring it alive with infectious joy."
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01/12/2011   Allmusic.com

A Bridge of Dreams
"This is an album that should be of strong interest to fans of new choral music from off the beaten path"
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27/11/2011   The Observer

A Bridge of Dreams
"A world-class choir at its best"
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24/11/2011   SA-CD.net

A Bridge of Dreams
5/5 Stars

"Lovers of choral music should not miss this inspiring programme ... a typically superlative performance by Ars Nova Copenhagen"
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08/09/2011   MusicWeb International

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
"Ars Nova's sound is rarefied and superbly focused...This is music of rare skill and beauty, magnificently sung...don't hesitate."
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01/07/2011   Diapason

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
5/5 Stars

"Les Trois scenes esquissent un monde exuberant, imprévisible, plein d'humour, qui s'ouvre sur des rues animées, traverse un bois où chantent les oiseaux"
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01/07/2011   American Record Guide

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
"Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's music is a clever exercise in Danish Modern."
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09/06/2011   Klassik.com

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/4 Stars

"Im besten Sinne lässt der erfahrene Engländer erzählen - dramatisch, plastisch, lyrisch, entlang des fesselnden Passionsgeschehens."
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01/06/2011   BBC Music Magazine

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/5 Stars

"Well recorded, in warm acoustic, this is a worthy completion of Hillier's collection of all six of Schütz's narrative works."
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01/06/2011   Gramophone

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
"Individual step-outs ensure that chanting is dramatically engaged and the consort singing is flawless."
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01/05/2011   MusicWeb International

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
"The recording is almost superb"
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01/05/2011   Klassisk

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/6 Stars

"En udgivelse af internationalt format"
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01/05/2011   Ritmo

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
4/4 Stars

"Destacan, como siempre, un gran equilibrio y una nitidez extraordinaria. Paul Hillier extrae de ellos todo el jugo y aporta su experiencia en un disco para recordar."
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01/05/2011   Ritmo

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/4 Stars

"Esta nueva versión frente al conjunto Ars Nova de Copenhague contiene no menos virtudes, con un extraordinario Julian Podger como evangelista y un coro sobresaliente."
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27/04/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/6 Stars

"Som et korrektiv til alle de overfladiske ting, der dominerer i samtiden, er det fremragende."
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12/04/2011   International Record Review

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
"For the first time we have access to truly excellent performances of all three Passions"
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01/04/2011   David's Review Corner

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
"Excellently performed and immaculately recorded, it will be an important release to those interested in this era."
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22/03/2011   Custos

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Theatre of Voices indfanger på strålende vis Buxtehudes intime tonesprog."
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11/03/2011   Nomono

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"En skrap konkurrent til Bachs juleoratorium og påskekantater."
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25/02/2011   Fanfare

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Hillier, soloist Adam Riis, and the vocalists and players from the Ars Nova Copenhagen Schütz project are simply perfect."
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28/01/2011   Fanfare

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Singing and instrumental playing of great refinement and expressive intensity ... highly recommended."
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21/01/2011   Politiken

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
5/6 Hjerter

"Man får fornemmelsen af, at kormusikken er helt central for Gudmundsen-Holmgreen - at han bliver rigtig skarp af at skulle forholde sig til ordene."
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20/01/2011   Musical Pointers

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
"Reveals itself as of extreme beauty."
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12/01/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
4/6 Stars

"Umiddelbart fængende melodier gør dette værk til en nydelse ... Det skal høres."
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16/12/2010   Fyens Stiftstidende

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
5/6 Stars

"Ars Nova Copenhagens fortolkninger er sublime, teksterne smælder, skønsangen fryder, stemmerne udnyttes til det umulige."
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29/09/2010   Opera News

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Paul Hillier, as always, puts cogent storytelling on equal terms with musical values, eliciting dignified, sensitive and celebratory readings from Ars Nova Copenhagen."
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29/09/2010   Berlingske Tidende

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
5/5 Stars

"Musikken skal lyde nøjagtig sådan. Med hverken for lidt drama eller for meget. Hvor smagfuldt."
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29/09/2010   Gramophone

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Schütz recordings of such ardent beauty are much too rare, so this is not to be missed."
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29/09/2010   Diapason

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mitridate re di Ponto
4 Stars

"Henriette Bonde-Hansen est une Aspasia lumineuse, au phrase immaculé, Lisa Larsson la plus délicieuse des Ismene, Maria Fontosh un Sifare vibrant, Sine Bundgaard un Arbate de jolie couleur, et la mezzo Kristina Hammarström un Farnace juvenile."
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01/09/2010   MusicWeb International

Heinrich Schütz: Lukas-Passion
"Set aside preconceptions and listen to Schütz' direct, honest, calm and altogether tidily persuasive Passion"
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01/09/2010   MusicWeb International

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Overall this is a disc which gives immense satisfaction and which is a great credit to Paul Hillier as director of both works"
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01/08/2010   Fono Forum

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
4/5 Stars

"Belegt die Bandbreite der Schütz'schen Klangsprache sehr schön."
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23/06/2010   Klassik.com

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Technisch, intonatorisch und klanglich wird zweifellos ein hohes Niveau geboten. Auch die beteiligten Instrumente unterstreichen das. Sie formen in der 'Symphonia' eine sehr schöne Klangsphäre, begleiten die Jesus-Worte geschmackvoll, dezent und ausgewogen."
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01/06/2010   Gramophone

W.A. Mozart: Mitridate
"I shall be surprised to hear a more satisfying Mozart opera recording any time soon".
RECORDING OF THE MONTH - June 2010
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03/05/2010   Sequenza 21

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
"The 12-member Ars Nova Copenhagen under Tamás Vetö is a premiere vocal ensemble, distinguished for its perfect blend, flawless intonation and expressiveness."
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01/05/2010   Musik & Kirche

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
4/5 Stars

"Sehr warmen, geschmeidigen und doch tranparenten Gesamtklang."
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18/04/2010   Dansk Musik Tidsskrift

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Det er flot at Dacapo kan udgive denne serie med et dansk ensemble, der kan skabe en så sublim oplevelse."
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07/04/2010   Kristeligt Dagblad

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
4 Stars

"Man kan ikke forestille sig noget mere ærligt og ægte...Ingen kan gøre det bedre end Ars Nova Copenhagen."
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24/03/2010   Politiken

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
5/6 Hjerter

"I det store og svimlende atmosfæriske kirkerum blander de ligefremme stemmer sig til et væv af dybt interessante linjer."
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09/03/2010   Aachener Zeitung

Heinrich Schütz: Weinachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
5 Stars

"Schütz schlägt aus jedem Wort musikalisch kostbare Funken."
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08/03/2010   Classics Today

W.A. Mozart: Mitridate re di Ponto
“This set is a winner.”
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04/03/2010   American Record Guide

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
"There's not an unattractive sound anywhere in the program... Aided by handsome SACD sonics, the choir sounds gorgeous from start to finish."
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03/03/2010   Fono Forum

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mitridate re di Ponto
4/5 Stars

"Interpretatorische Wellness"
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01/03/2010   Fanfare

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
"Admirers of great a cappella singing who don't own these performances are urged to make their acquaintance."
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24/02/2010   Musicweb International

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
"In every way then, this is a lovely disc."
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09/02/2010   The Daily Telegraph

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Vocally first-rate, this is a disc on which solemnity and vitality coalesce."
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09/02/2010   Musikeren

Heinrich Schütz: Weinachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"En forrygende indspilning."
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02/02/2010   Diapason

Heinrich Schütz: Weinachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
5 Stars

"Superbement dramatique."
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01/02/2010   BBC Music Magazine

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auerstehungshistorie
5 Stars

"The performance is first-rate throughout. A disc to cherish!"
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01/02/2010   Klassisk

Heinrich Schütz: Weinachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
5 Stars

"De sanglige præstationer er smukke ... En indspilning, som lægger op til en fordybelse."
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01/02/2010   International Record Review

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"This is an exceptionally well-recorded disc and Paul Hillier directs both works with obvious insight and affection"
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02/12/2009   Kristeligt Dagblad

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Årets bedste jule-cd. Det er sjældent at høre et værk hvile så meget i sig selv, og der er tale om udgivelse, der tjener de implicerede til ære."
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04/11/2009   Audiophile Audition

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
4 Stars

"If your choral collection needs some refreshing, you've found a perfect starting place."
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01/11/2009   Fanfare

Heinrich Schütz: Lukas-Passion
"Tenor Johan Linderoth is superb in the demanding role of the Evangelist"
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01/11/2009   BBC Music Magazine

Heinrich Schütz: Lukas-Passion
4 Stars

"ARS NOVA's intonation is superb, creating a rich tone in a reverberant Copenhagen Church."
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01/09/2009   Gramophone

Heinrich Schütz: Lukas-Passion
"Paul Hillier delivers a first-rate recording to launch a promising Schütz series"
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01/06/2008   Classics Today

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Lucio Silla
"There are several performances of this opera available, and this new one turns out to be the best all around."
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01/06/2005   Politiken

Per Nørgård: Mythic Morning - Choral Works II
6/6 Hjerter

"Opførelsernes renhed, duftmættede klang og plastiske udtryksfuldhed er overvældende"
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02/12/1997   BBC Music Magazine

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Music for Voices and Instruments
5/5 Stars

"If you enjoy the fruits of an unfettered musical imagination, somewhat akin to Ligeti’s, this CD is for you."
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Discography

Songs for choir
Songs for choir
Carl Nielsen

SACD 6.220569 (2014)

Carambolage
Carambolage
Axel Borup-Jørgensen

CD 8.226576 (2014)

Four chamber works from the 1960s and 1970s, where every single note is given minute attention

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
Various

SACD 6.220568 (2014)

Paul Hillier’s interpretations of choral classics by among others Gade, Carl Nielsen and Weyse sung to perfection by Ars Nova Copenhagen

Requiem
Requiem
Bent Sørensen & Johannes Ockeghem

SACD 6.220571 (2012)

Paul Hillier conducts Ockeghem’s famous Requiem from the 1400s, completed in our own time by Bent Sørensen. A uniquely beautiful encounter.

A Bridge of Dreams
A Bridge of Dreams
Harrison, Edwards, Body, Sola, Boyd

SACD 6.220597 (2011)

Unusua music from the Pacific Rim featuring composers and poets from China, Japan, California, New Zealand and Australia recorded by Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier

The Complete Narrative Works
The Complete Narrative Works
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.204035 (2011)

Box collection of Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen’s highly acclaimed recordings of all of Schütz’s passions and narrative oratorios from the late Renaissance.

Matthäus-Passion
Matthäus-Passion
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.226094 (2011)

Paul Hillier and his Ars Nova Copenhagen conclude their series of early Baroque master Heinrich Schütz’ vocal treasury

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

SACD 6.220583 (2010)

Paul Hillier, a devoted admirer of Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, leads ARS NOVA through this extraordinary vocal performance

Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.226093 (2010)

Another set of stunning Baroque works in the third volume of ARS NOVA's and Paul Hillier's now hailed Schütz series

Mitridate re di Ponto
Mitridate re di Ponto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

SACD 6.220580-82 (2009)

Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.226058 (2009)

Two Masterly examples of the Early Vocal Baroque with Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier

Rose Garden Songs
Rose Garden Songs
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.220561 (2009)

New SACD version of Langgaard’s alluring, mysterious a cappella works

Lukas-Passion
Lukas-Passion
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.226019 (2009)

The intense rigour of Schütz’ music is in perfect hands with Paul Hillier

Taverner & Tudor Music II
Taverner & Tudor Music II
John Taverner

CD 8.226056 (2008)

Taverner’s monumental mass Gloria Tibi Trinitas and music by among others Tallis and William Byrd

Lucio Silla
Lucio Silla
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

CD 8.226069-71 (2008)

Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley
Svend Nielsen

CD 8.224706 (2007)

A born classic: virtuoso a cappella cycle of Inger Christensen’s famous sonnets

In C
In C
Terry Riley

CD 8.226049 (2006)

The new “Copenhagen version” of the greatest masterpiece of minimalism

The Little Mermaid; The Will-o'-the-Wisps Go to Town
The Little Mermaid; The Will-o'-the-Wisps Go to Town
Bent Sørensen; Per Nørgård

CD 8.226046 (2006)

Two new Danish masterworks inspired by Hans Christian Andersen

Taverner & Tudor Music I
Taverner & Tudor Music I
John Taverner

CD 8.226050 (2006)

John Taverner’s famous Western Wind Mass supplemented with other English music from the 1500s

Mythic Morning - Choral Works II
Mythic Morning - Choral Works II
Per Nørgård

SACD 6.220510 (2005)

Virtuoso choral works – a beautiful, seductive introduction to Nørgård’s universe

Belisa
Belisa
Poul Rovsing Olsen

CD 8.226013 (2004)

Chamber opera based on Lorca’s erotic, surreal drama

Americana
Americana
Ib Nørholm

CD 8.224168 (2000)

Moderne kor-klassikere til tekster af Walt Whitman og Poul Borum

Singe die Gärten
Singe die Gärten
Per Nørgård

CD 8.224115 (1999)

Fascinating, seductive music with the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Ars Nova

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Knudåge Riisager

CD 8.224082 (1997)

Riisager’s music has the same esprit as his French models, not least in his infectious ballet music from the 1930s

Music for Voices and Instruments
Music for Voices and Instruments
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

CD 8.224056 (1997)

Razor-sharp vocal works from a 25-year period with texts by among others Samuel Beckett

Winds and Voices. Music at the Court of King Christian III
Winds and Voices. Music at the Court of King Christian III
Music at the Court of King Christian III

CD 8.224029 (1995)


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