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The Danish National Symphony Orchestra was founded as a radio orchestra in 1925 in connection with the start of the Danish broadcasting corporation DR, and today consists of 99 musicians. From 2004 to 2012 its chief conductor has been Thomas Dausgaard, the first Dane to hold the post. From 2012 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos is the new chief conductor.

The orchestra is based in the DR Concert Hall, one of Europe's most spectacular venues, which opened in 2009. It was the work of the French architect Jean Nouvel with acoustics designed by Yasuhisa Toyota. The combination of the fantastic concert hall and Thomas Dausgaard's dynamic, innovative leadership has initiated a new era for the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Earlier conductors of the orchestra include Gerd Albrecht, Leif Segerstam and Lamberto Gardelli. The orchestra's honorary conductor is Herbert Blomstedt, who was principal conductor in 1967-1977. The orchestra's most recent principal guest conductors have been Yuri Temirkanov, Michael Schønwandt and Dmitry Kitayenko. Two legendary conductors built the orchestra up in its early years: Fritz Busch and the Russian Nicolai Malko, whom the orchestra honours with the international Malko Competition for Young Conductors. Other major conductors with whom the Danish National Symphony Orchestra has worked regularly are Sergiu Celibidache, Kurt Sanderling, Marek Janowski, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Gary Bertini, Christopher Hogwood and Paul McCreesh.

The orchestra's strong, straightforward musical personality has its roots in its close relations with Danish and Nordic music. The Danish National Symphony Orchestra is the leading Carl Nielsen orchestra in the world, and often takes Nielsen's music on tour abroad. For half a century the orchestra's Carl Nielsen recordings have been normative.

The leading Scandinavian symphonist of our time, Per Nørgård, has had most of his symphonies premiered by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Nørgård is also the only honorary member of the orchestra.

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra tours both in Denmark and abroad. In recent years the orchestra has appeared in China and Korea and has toured to Europe's finest concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and has performed at festivals like the BBC Proms, the Salzburg Festival and Prague Spring. It has recorded innumerable CDs for labels like Dacapo, Decca and Chandos and has received honours for its recordings from all over the world.

Live Dates

11 August 2010 to 11 August 2010
England - London
Royal Albert Hall , London
Proms 2010

Ligeti Night (3 mins)
Ligeti Morning (2 mins)
Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto (35 mins)

interval

Ligeti Lux aeterna (9 mins)
Langgaard
Music of the Spheres (36 mins) (UK premiere)

interval

Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E flat major (32 mins)

 

Inger Dam-Jensen soprano
Henning Kraggerud
violin
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Danish National Concert Choir
Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard conductor



12/06/2014   Storslået Requiem klar til udgivelse
Tiden er inde til udgivelsen af John Frandsens Requiem på CD - vi markerer dagen med præsentation mandag 16. juni
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12/06/2014   Frandsen's Requiem - photos from the concert
Se billederne fra uropførelsen af John Frandsens Requiem i Koncerthuset i 2013, som blev efterfulgt af vores CD-indspilning.
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01/03/2013   DR Symfoniorkestret præsenterer ny Eichberg-CD
Torsdagskoncerten i DRs Koncerthus 7. marts byder på CD-lancering og uropførelse af DR SymfoniOrkestrets huskomponist Søren Nils Eichberg
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03/05/2012   Langgaard's 11 Symphony at the BBC Proms 2012
Til sommer vil Rued Langgaards musik igen lyde i Royal Albert Hall som del af BBCs berømte række af promenadekoncerter, The BBC Proms.
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28/10/2011   Nyt liv i gammel flamme
Både Carl Nielsen og Edvard Grieg var store beundrere af C.E.F. Horneman. Nu vækkes den glemte guldalderkomponist til live med udgivelsen af en CD og to nye bøger
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10/10/2011   Gramophone feature: "Everyones talking about Nielsen"
Complex and contradictory, Nielsen's wide output has been sidelined for more than half a century. But, argues Andrew Mellor from Gramophone, we might at last be on the brink of a major, reputation-shifting Nielsen revival. Read the article here
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02/02/2011   Two Danish nominees for BBC Awards
Two Dacapo recordings with music by Rued Langgaard and Poul Ruders respectively have been nominated for the perstiguous BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011. You can vote too!
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06/08/2010   Langgaard and Dausgaard conquer London
Rued Langgaard's grandiose "Music of the Spheres" is given its UK premiere almost a century late at this year's BBC Prom 35 - and now appears on a new CD
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02/08/2010   New videos: Music of the Spheres
Promotion video from the recording sessions for Rued Langgaard's "Music of the Spheres" - and a bonus story told by Per Nørgård
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06/10/2014   Seismograf

Det umuliges kunst
"Lige som kirken er koncertsalen et rum, hvor det store, det eksistentielle og det ufattelige kan rummes, og hvor der er plads til andagtsstemning, og det mærker man også et aftryk af på en indspilning som denne, særligt når musikken har en kvalitet og historisk rodfæstethed som hos Frandsen."
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09/09/2014   Pizzicato

John Frandsen: Requiem
4/5 Stars

"Die Surround-Tonaufnahme ist sehr räumlich und natürlich."
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29/08/2014   Klassisk

Bevægende dansk dødsmesse
5/6 Stars

”John Frandsens musik folder sig ud bredt og farverigt, og den trækker på både de store traditioner og på modernismen i en righoldig blanding, som virker personlig og overbevisende."
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12/07/2014   Fyens Stiftstidende

Mennesket, døden og troen
4/6 Stars

"Der er øjeblikke af voldsom kraft, men også salige himmeltoner, i et modernistisk, ofte minimalistisk tonesprog, som forbinder de velkendte og universelle tekster med en nærværende nutid."
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07/07/2014   Gregers DH

TIL OFRENE PÅ ØEN
4/6 Stars

"Spændinger, modsætninger og voldsom afveksling og vitalitet er sandelig også kvaliteter ved denne dødsmesse, dynamiske skred afvekslende med lyrisk intensitet og en brug af teksterne, der håndfast klarlægger deres indhold."
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01/12/2013   Gramophone

Poul Schierbeck: Fête Galante
Holiday Critic’s Choice: "A superb cast and recording".
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01/11/2013   Classica

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
3/4 Stars

"l'envie d'une réécoute immédiate."
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01/11/2013   Classica

Poul Schierbeck: Fête Galante
3/4 Stars

"Schierbeck, véritable maître de l'orchestre, s'impose grâce à une instrumentation exquise. On pense, entre autres, à l'Ouverture brillante, mais également à diverses pages purement orchestrales de tout beauté, sans oublier un délicat et bienveillant accompagnement des voix."
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01/10/2013   Gramophone

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"With beautiful recording quality and excellent documentation in addition to first-rate performance, the collectability of this issue for Scandophiles is not in doubt."
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01/10/2013   Opera

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"This is an attractive performance.", "Schierbeck's orchestral writing is masterly."
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01/10/2013   International Record Review

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"It’s one of those rare works that makes you happy to be alive, and I commend it to your attention with every enthusiasm."
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11/09/2013   Kristeligt Dagblad

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
4/6 Stars

"Bobler af vid og charme."
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02/09/2013   Klassisk

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/6 Stars

"En fremragende opførelse ... det ville være oplagt at tage denne lille perle op på scenen igen"
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02/09/2013   OPUS

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/6 Stars

"Michael Schönwandt, Danska radions symfoniorkester och kör tar fram små detaljer, stora linjer och inte minst det goda smilet i musiken. God fornöjelse!"
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01/09/2013   Nordis

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
6/6 Stars

"Eichberg hat wirklich etwas zu sagen und beherrscht die Klang-Klaviatur eines Orchester lustvoll-virtuos ."
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01/09/2013   Fono Forum

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/5 Stars

Empfehlungen des Monats: "Überzeugend", "Ein musikalisches Meisterwerk.", "Die Ouvertüre zählt zur besten Orchestermusik aus Dänemark."
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31/07/2013   International Record Review

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
"A remarkable disc. It is impossible to remain indifferent to the music. The performances by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Poppen are ferociously good."
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13/07/2013   MusicWeb International

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
"Engineering at its best. A compelling disc for every bold-leaning lover of big-sounding symphonies."
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01/07/2013   David's Review Corner

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
“There is not one weak link in the long list of subordinate character singers, and the orchestra, with Michael Schønwandt conducting, is absolutely superb… My major problem is to stop playing it.”
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16/06/2013   Expedition Audio (Website)

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
"Eichberg's music is immediately appealing, colorful, and irresistibly powerful."
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14/06/2013   Fyens Stiftstidende

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
4/6 Stars

"En velfortjent genfødsel"
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12/06/2013   Kulturdelen (Svensk tidskrift)

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
5/5 Stars

"Det här är rasande bra musik."
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01/03/2013   Neue Zeitschrift für Musik

Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
4/5 Stars

"Urwüchsigen, bildkräftigen, tonal geerdeten Erzähllandschaften". Musikalische Wertung: 4. Technische Wertung: 5. Booklet: 3.
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01/01/2013   MusicWeb International

Rued Langgaard: The Symphonies
"Music of near genius, quirk and quiddity; this bumper set has it all.", "Dacapo’s Super Audio recording is very impressive indeed."
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06/08/2012   Audiophile Audition

C.E.F. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"DNSO plays beautifully while exploiting every ounce of DaCapo’s rich surround sound."
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25/06/2012   MusicWeb International

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"This is a marvellously performed and recorded release which is full of rich discovery."
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06/06/2012   Fanfare

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"This is very strongly recommended to all who enjoy being carried away by sweeping orchestral scores superbly played and magnificently recorded."
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01/06/2012   BBC Music Magazine

C.E.F. Horneman: Orchestral Works
4/5 Stars

"The splendid 'Bacchanale' and the Gurre-Suite were well worth reviving."
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01/03/2012   Classical Music Sentinel

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"This composer's music was long overlooked for all the wrong reasons, and hopefully this new Dacapo recording will convince other musicians to dig it out of the Danish archives."
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01/03/2012   Berlingske Tidende

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
5/6 Stars

"Horneman er lyden af det land, vi længes efter. En nationalromantik, man ikke stendysses i søvn af. Og som fortjener alle de gode kræfter på scenen."
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05/02/2012   Classics Today (10/10)

Carl Nielsen: The Masterworks Vol. 1 - Orchestral Music
"If you haven't yet heard these performances, then this set will be a mandatory acquisition, particularly if you want to get a big chunk of Nielsen in a single shot"
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01/02/2012   Classics Today (10/10)

C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works
"Trust me, it's all good, and the performances are absolutely terrific, with Johannes Gustavsson encouraging his players to give their very best"
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03/01/2012   Politiken

C.E.F. Horneman: Orchestral Works
4/6 Hjerter

"DR-musikernes velsmurte fortolkning af den sært svimlende musik efterlader kun en konklusion: Horneman tilbage på teatret. Han skal have en chance mere."
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28/11/2011   Pizzicato

Carl Nielsen: The Masterworks Vol. 1 - Orchestral Music
5/5 Stars

"Schønwandt zeigt mit seinem Nielsen, dass die bei anderen Dirrigenten festgestellte Klangopulenz die sechs Symphonien des Dänen zwar spektakulär werden lässt, dabei jedoch unendlich viele Details untergehen, die die Musik unerhört reich werden lassen."
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09/11/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

C.E.F. Horneman: Orchestral Works
4/6 Stars

"Fremført med smittende begejstring af DRSO, dirigeret af den unge svensker Johannes Gustavsson, der tydeligvis har et godt tag på netop den slags musik."
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12/09/2011   Classics Today France

Knudåge Riisager: Benzin
"L'interprétation est parfaite..."
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12/09/2011   Søndag

Carl Nielsen: The Masterworks Vol. 1 - Orchestral Music
"Noget af det mest kraftfulde og livsbekræftende inden for nyere skandinavisk komposition"
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12/09/2011   Classics Today France (10/10)

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"Pour ceux qui connaissent déjà l'univers de ce Scriabine nordique, par exemple à travers l'opéra Antikrist, ce SACD sera du pur bonbon."
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31/08/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

Carl Nielsen: The Masterworks Vol. 1 - Orchestral Music
5/6 Stars

"Pragtfulde værker, spillet med saft og kraft, lige fra forspillet til Maskarade til Helios-ouverturen"
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25/03/2011   MusicWeb International

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
CD of the Month - March 2011 "Absolutely not to be missed!"
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13/03/2011   Klassik.com

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"Es gelingt hervorragend, die Qualitäten von Langgaards Musik aufs Beste zu akzentuieren."
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25/02/2011   Fanfare

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"Works of genius, or manifestations of madness-or both-these at the least are compelling listening."
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11/01/2011   Classique Info

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"Thomas Dausgaard propose ici une version moins spectaculaire, plus mystique et peut-être en définitive plus satisfaisante"
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10/11/2010   Dagens Nyheter

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
4/5 Stars

"Verket i sig väckte en fascination som inneburit en oväntad försäljningsframgång för den inspelning som utkommit."
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01/11/2010   OPUS

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
5/5 Stars

OPUS Rekommanderar - "Framförandet är i superklass och inspelningen helt fenomenal ... Ändå, Årets CD!"
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01/11/2010   Gramophone

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"Superbly played and recorded disc ... Highly recommended."
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27/10/2010   Gapplegate Music Review

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"The performances are excellent and the sound is good."
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11/10/2010   BBC Music Magazine

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
5/5 Stars

"Stunningly ambitious and well-executed...Amazing."
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04/10/2010   The Arts Desk

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"This is possibly the strangest, most delicious music you’re likely to hear all year. Fabulous.”
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29/09/2010   Los Angeles Times

Asger Hamerik: The Symphonies
"These are works of generous spirit, melodies spilling out, harmonies going in slightly unusual places, pleasing to the ear and spirit. They are of their time, gorgeously played and warmly recorded by the Danish label DaCapo."
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29/09/2010   Kristeligt Dagblad

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
4/5 Stars

"Et flot requiem af en af Danmarks mest spændende komponister"
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29/09/2010   Fyens Stiftstidende

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
5/5 Stars

"Takket være Thomas Dausgaards enorme overblik og dybe indsigt står hver en passage lysende klart."
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29/09/2010   NPR

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"If there was ever any music suitable for a planetarium, this is it!"
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14/09/2010   Classics Today (10/10)

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"The music is terrific and wholly gripping ... stunningly recorded and beautifully performed ... A truly awesome event" 10/10 - CD OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2010
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08/09/2010   Jyllands-Posten

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"En gave til et nyt stort publikum."
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06/09/2010   Klassisk

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
5/5 Stars

"Som lytter løftes man med og op på denne intense bølge af vellyd."
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16/08/2010   Musikansich.de

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
6/6 Stars

"Sphärenmusik darf beanspruchen, eines der merkwürdigsten und fantastischen Werke des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts zu sein."
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13/08/2010   Berlingske Tidende

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
"Hør den endelig!"
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13/08/2010   Politiken

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
4/6 Hjerter

“Musikken klang så himmelsk og diffus i Royal Albert Halls særprægede akustik, som den vel overhovedet kan komme til.”
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01/06/2010   Audiophil

Asger Hamerik: Symfonierne
"Faszinierender Intensität und ergreifender Schönheit."
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30/04/2010   Sequenza 21

Vagn Holmboe: The Key Masterpieces
"The performances on this program are universally fine."
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29/03/2010   Sequenza 21

Per Nørgård:Symphonies 3 and 7
"You hear everything that happens and everyone is performing on their highest level."
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01/02/2010   Gramophone

Asger Hamerik: The Symphonies
"Top-notch sound from Dacapo makes this a highly enjoyable set."
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01/01/2010   International Record Review

Kronos plays Holmgreen
"Fearless performances are in evidence throughout"
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31/12/2009   Philadelphia City Paper

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Plateaux
"This is one of the most compelling new piano concertos in recent memory."
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25/11/2009   Musicweb International

Asger Hamerik: The Symphonies
"Dacapo do their usual truly outstanding job in documenting these discs..."
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01/07/2009   Gramophone

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Plateaux
"...vivid performances from the Danish National SO in Plateaux. Cracking sound, too."
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01/07/2009   Gramophone

Rued Langgaard: The Symphonies
"Dausgaard, Danish Radio and Dacapo do the cycle proud."
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17/06/2009   Classics Today

Per Nørgård: Symphonies 3 & 7
"If you're looking for some really good contemporary music ... then this powerfully engineered production offers a perfect opportunity to satisfy your craving."
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02/03/2009   American Record Guide

Kronos plays Holmgreen
"I don't think I've heard the Kronos Quartet sounding better than this"
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03/02/2009   Politiken

Rued Langgaard: The Symphonies
5/6 Hjerter

"Samtlige 16 svulmende, velorkestrerede orkesterudsagn er hermed indspillet. Langgaard-fans, kom ud af skabene og tag for jer!"
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20/01/2009   Politiken

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Plateaux
5/6 Hjerter

”Med ni »kig ind gennem nøglehuller«, som komponisten kalder klaverkoncertens ni korte og længere satser, får man pikante og forunderlige ting at se. Brudstykker af frækt jazzet Gershwin, rytmisk stønnende Stravinsky og elegant nattefilosoferende Bartók vendes og drejes i det tomme rum som af usynlige hænder.”
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16/01/2009   Classics Today

Rued Langgaard: The Symphonies
"It's great to see a national label working so hard and so successfully to preserve its cultural heritage."
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01/10/2008   Audiophile Audition

Knudåge Riisager: Benzin
5/5 Stars

"The music is a kick"
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25/08/2008   Politiken

Knudåge Riisager: Benzin
5/6 Hjerter

"Lige til at spise (eller snarere sniffe, måske)"
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01/10/2007   Gramophone

Carl Nielsen: Orchestral Music
EDITOR'S CHOICE - "This is outstanding..."
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30/01/2007   Politiken

Carl Nielsen: Orchestral Music
5/6 Hjerter

"Ligesom i forspillet og den kække 'Hanedans' fra 'Maskerade' behandler Thomas Dausgaard musikken klart og muskuløst. Det er energiske fortolkninger med minimale mængder af lommeuld"
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13/01/2005   Politiken

Hans Abrahamsen: Orchestral Works
6/6 Stars

”Få danske komponister fortjener mere end Hans Abrahamsen en orkester-cd, men hans lige så sparsomme som udsøgte produktion gør det svært at fylde den ud. Det er her smukt løst ved at supplere med de raffineret personlige bearbejdelser af andres musik”
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22/05/2002   BBC Music Magazine

Vagn Holmboe: Requiem for Nietzsche
5/6 Stars

"Both the soloists are impressive and Michael Schønwandt and his chorus and orchestra seem totally possessed."
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03/11/1997   BBC Music Magazine

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Orchestral Works
5/5 Stars

"The performance of the soloist, Morten Zeuthen (for whom it was written) and the orchestra are utterly gripping ... One of the most exciting CD's I've come across this year"
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15/03/1996   Fanfare

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
"If I don't include this recording in my year-end list of preferences, may my right hand forget its cunning."
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15/03/1996   American Record Guide

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
"This recording is first-rate."
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15/03/1996   Opera News

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
"With masterful conducting by Thomas Dausgaard, an orchestra of international caliber and recording of wide dynamic range and good balance, Holger Danske has the makings of a real sleeper."
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15/03/1996  

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
DANISH GRAMMY AWARD
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15/03/1996   The Oakland Tribune

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
"The quality of Kunzen’s music is so high, this is like discovering a mature Mozart work."
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15/03/1996   Orpheus

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
"Dank an dacapo dieses Schmuckstück ausgegraben zu haben."
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15/03/1996   Classical Pulse

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
"Another marvelous discovery from Dacapo."
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15/03/1996  

F.L.Ae. Kunzen Holger Danske
AMERICAN GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE
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15/03/1996   BBC Music Magazine

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
5 Stars

"This is a fascinating and hugely enjoyable set."
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15/03/1996   Répertoire

F.L.Ae. Kunzen: Holger Danske
"A major discovery. This is a truly fascinating and worthy work in an exemplary production and presentation. Check it out."
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15/04/1995   American Record Guide

Per Nørgård: Siddharta
"Superb performances."
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15/04/1995   Classical Music on the Web

Per Nørgård: Siddharta
"The recording is perfectly satisfactory and I am happy to recommend this essential acquisition for those interested to explore this improtant composer."
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20/03/1993   Fanfare

Svend Erik Tarp: Orchestral Works
"Should be part of every collection of twentieth-century music."
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Photo: Tine Juel / DR

Discography

Requiem
Requiem
John Frandsen

SACD 6.220649-50 (2014)

Fête galante
Fête galante
Poul Schierbeck

SACD 6.220637-38 (2013)

A true operatic feast: Schierbeck’s Fete galante from 1931 is lyrical and warm, glitteringly orchestrated and has Denmark’s best singers in the main roles

Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2
Søren Nils Eichberg

CD 8.226109 (2013)

Søren Nils Eichberg grabs the audience with his dynamic and effective mastery of the grand orchestra

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Christian Frederik Emil Horneman

SACD 6.220564 (2011)

Horneman’s most important orchestral works, whose rich colours, moods and infectious temperament are a culmination of the Danish Golden Age.

The Masterworks Vol. 1 - Orchestral Music
The Masterworks Vol. 1 - Orchestral Music
Carl Nielsen

CD 8.206002 (2011)

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra's hailed recordings of Nielsen's orchestral music, including the six symphonies on both CD and DVD, now beautifully boxed

Music of the Spheres
Music of the Spheres
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.220535 (2010)

Rued Langgaard’s most visionary works form the impressive conclusion to Dacapo’s acclaimed Dausgaard-Langgaard cycle

Antikrist
Antikrist
Rued Langgaard

BD 2.110409BD (2010)

Blu-ray version of the acclaimed DVD production of Rued Langgaard's doomsday opera

The Symphonies [4-SACD Box set]
The Symphonies [4-SACD Box set]
Asger Hamerik

SACD 6.200002 (2009)

Denmark’s most international 19th-century composer steps out in all his romantic orchestral glory

The Key Masterpieces
The Key Masterpieces
J.P.E. Hartmann

CD 8.226103-04 (2009)

A portrait of the key figure of Danish National Romanticism, who embraced all genres

The Key Masterpieces
The Key Masterpieces
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.226101-02 (2009)

An outstanding introduction to the clear-sighted master of 20th-century Nordic music

The Symphonies [7-SACD box set]
The Symphonies [7-SACD box set]
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.200001 (2009)

All Langgaard’s 16 symphonies collected in one beautiful box; a watershed release!

Symphonies 3 and 7
Symphonies 3 and 7
Per Nørgård

SACD 6.220547 (2009)

Sensational recording of Nørgård’s 7th Symphony and his epoch-making Symphony no. 3

Plateaux
Plateaux
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

SACD 6.220533 (2009)

The latest masterpiece by Holmgreen is a sparkling piano concerto in nine surprising movements

Symphonies 15-16
Symphonies 15-16
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.220519 (2008)

The last two symphonies and a handful of short pieces by the Romantic firebrand Langgaard

Kronos plays Holmgreen
Kronos plays Holmgreen
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

SACD 6.220548 (2008)

The world-famous American Kronos Quartet plays three of Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s lush works

Benzin
Benzin
Knudåge Riisager

SACD 6.220527 (2008)

First recording ever of the crazy, beautiful scandalous ballet fra 1928

Double Concertos
Double Concertos
Anders Koppel

CD 8.226055 (2008)

Dancing, imaginative music with major roles for saxophone, piano, violin and accordion

Symphony No. 1
Symphony No. 1
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.220525 (2008)

The amazing breakthrough work by the child prodigy Langgaard is still Denmark’s biggest symphony

Symphonies No. 2 and 3
Symphonies No. 2 and 3
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.220516 (2007)

Two of Langgaard’s most colourful, optimistic symphonies

Vølvens spådom
Vølvens spådom
J.P.E. Hartmann

CD 8.226061 (2007)

Old Norse visions and National-Romantic overtures about the heroes of the Viking Age

Orchestral Music
Orchestral Music
Carl Nielsen

SACD 6.220518 (2007)

Prizewinning collection of Carl Nielsen’s shorter orchestral pieces – a revelation

Romantic Trombone Concertos
Romantic Trombone Concertos

SACD 6.220526 (2006)

One of the world’s best trombonists shines in works by among others Holmboe and Launy Grøndahl

Symphonies 12-14
Symphonies 12-14
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.220517 (2006)

Three symphonies that cover the whole field of Langgaard’s corrosive, schizophrenic view of music

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

Antikrist
Antikrist
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.220523-24 (2006)

The SACD production of Rued Langgaard's magnificent doomsday vision. allegorical opera

Complete Symphonies (DVD)
Complete Symphonies (DVD)
Carl Nielsen

DVD 2.110403-05 (2006)

Live recordings of a Nielsen marathon with Michael Schønwandt and the Danish National SO.

The Little Match Girl; Die Seejungfrau
The Little Match Girl; Die Seejungfrau
August Enna; Alexander Zemlinsky

CD 8.226048 (2006)

Zemlinsky meets Danish opera in a double tribute to Hans Christian Andersen

Choral-Symphony; Requiem
Choral-Symphony; Requiem
Asger Hamerik

CD 8.226033 (2006)

A full-blown romantic masterpiece by Berlioz’ favourite Danish pupil

Concertos
Concertos
Ole Schmidt

SACD 6.220515 (2006)

Grammy-nominated CD with concertos for flute, horn and tuba

Antikrist (DVD)
Antikrist (DVD)
Rued Langgaard

DVD 2.110402 (2005)

Langgaard’s ecstatic vision of doom in prizewinning recording. Indescribable!

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Sunleif Rasmussen

SACD 6.220506 (2005)

First symphony by a Faroese composer – winner of the Nordic Council’s Music Prize

Maskarade
Maskarade
Carl Nielsen

CD 6.220507-08 (2004)

Nielsen’s stage masterpiece in a classic recording with the conductor John Frandsen

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Hans Abrahamsen

CD 8.226010 (2004)

Major works by the enigmatic master of contemporary Danish music

Requiem for Nietzsche
Requiem for Nietzsche
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.224207 (2002)

An impressive, uncompromising oratorio based on the life of Nietzsche – a major work in Danish music

Symphonies 4-5
Symphonies 4-5
Rued Langgaard

CD 8.224215 (2002)

¨The first recording ever of the two very different versions of the Fifth Symphony, as well as the masterpiece Leaf Fall

Symphonies 9-11
Symphonies 9-11
Rued Langgaard

CD 8.224182 (2001)

The six-minute Symphony no. 11, Ixion, is intensely minimal music from 1944

Symphonies 6-8
Symphonies 6-8
Rued Langgaard

CD 8.224180 (2001)

First CD in the definitive series of recordings of Langgaard’s strange and wonderful symphonies

Archipel des solitudes
Archipel des solitudes
Niels Rosing-Schow

CD 8.224163 (2001)

Overdådig skønhed i denne fransk-inspirerede sangcyklus til tekster af Gilles Gourdon

Complete Symphonies (3CD Box Set)
Complete Symphonies (3CD Box Set)
Carl Nielsen

CD 8.203130 (2001)

Authoritative recording of all six symphonies based on the new edition of the music

Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6
Carl Nielsen

CD 8.224169 (2001)

Nielsen’s vital debut and his enigmatic, surreal last work in the genre

Der er et yndigt land
Der er et yndigt land

CD 8.224141 (2000)

Danmark i lommeformat – de største klassiske hits og skønneste melodier

The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel
Ludolf Nielsen

CD 8.224157 (2000)

Et visionært storværk fra den danske symbolisme, indspillet for første gang

Renaissance
Renaissance
P.E. Lange-Müller

CD 8.224109 (2000)

Fuldmoden dansk nationalromantik af en elsket mester

Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Carl Nielsen

CD 8.224156 (2000)

King Frederik IX conducts The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
King Frederik IX conducts The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

CD 8.224158-59 (2000)

Musikalske kronjuveler: Kongen af Danmark dirigerer Beethoven, Wagner og Gade!

Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3
Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3
Carl Nielsen

CD 8.224126 (1999)

Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 2
Poul Ruders

CD 8.224125 (1999)

Ruders’ Piano Concerto and his explosive Symphony no. 2 – a tremendous listening experience!

Liden Kirsten
Liden Kirsten
J.P.E. Hartmann

CD 8.224106-07 (1999)

The beloved ballad opera with a libretto by Hans Christian Andersen. Denmark in a nutshell!

Ouvertures
Ouvertures
J.P.E. Hartmann

CD 8.224097 (1998)

Danish High Romanticism when it is best and most itself – not least in the national treasure The Golden Horns

Der var engang (Once upon a time)
Der var engang (Once upon a time)
P.E. Lange-Müller

CD 8.224084 (1997)

Songs and music from the Romantic fairytale comedy. A bestseller 100 years ago and today!

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

CD 8.224060 (1997)

Three key works by the caustic, energetic absurdist of modern Danish music

Symphonies 1-2
Symphonies 1-2
J.P.E. Hartmann

CD 8.224042 (1996)

Elverhøj
Elverhøj
Fr. Kuhlau

CD 8.224053 (1996)

Moses
Moses
Herman D. Koppel

CD 8.224046 (1996)

Luna; Symphony No. 3; Twilight
Luna; Symphony No. 3; Twilight
Per Nørgård

CD 8.224041 (1996)

Sterbende Gärten
Sterbende Gärten
Bent Sørensen

CD 8.224039 (1996)

Holger Danske
Holger Danske
F.L.Ae. Kunzen

CD 8.224036-37 (1995)

Orchestral works
Orchestral works
Axel Borup-Jørgensen

CD 8.224030 (1995)

Siddharta
Siddharta
Per Nørgård

CD 8.224031-32 (1995)

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Svend Erik Tarp

DCCD 9005 (1992)

Symphony - Antiphony; A Symphony in Time
Symphony - Antiphony; A Symphony in Time
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and Karl Aage Rasmusssen

DCCD 9010 (1992)

Gilgamesh; Voyage Into the Golden Screen
Gilgamesh; Voyage Into the Golden Screen
Per Nørgård

DCCD 9001 (1992)

Concertos
Concertos
Per Nørgård

DCCD 9002 (1992)

Orchestral and Chamber Music Works
Orchestral and Chamber Music Works
Gunnar Berg

DCCD 9007 (1992)


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