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Erik Kaltoft  

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Erik Kaltoft (pianist) trained in music and the piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, with later studies in France with Yvonne Lefébure. Erik Kaltoft has been very active as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. As a member of chamber music ensembles such as Elsinore Players and LINensemble he has toured the world. Erik Kaltoft has been particularly active in the musical life of Aarhus through his many years of association with the Royal Academy of Music, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, The Danish National Opera, and the Aarhus Summer Opera. He is also the artistic director of Århus Sinfonietta. His great interest in contemporary music is reflected in his participation in the premières of more than 200 mainly Danish works. Erik Kaltoft has been a professor at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark, in Odense.

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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13/01/2012   Tøbrud for Gunnar Bergs musik
Dacapo inviterer til CD-release i Admiral Gjeddes Gaard mandag 23. januar
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01/06/2012   Gramophone

Gunnar Berg: Chamber Music Works with Piano
"The melodic contours rather defy you to grasp their shape but they are full of potential energy"
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25/04/2012   American Record Guide

Gunnar Berg: Chamber Music Works with Piano
"The performances here are stunning."
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17/12/2010   Classics Today

Per Nørgård: Piano Works
"This is a very enjoyable disc."
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17/06/2010   Fanfare

Per Nørgård: Piano Works
"Nørgård's is a distinctive, personal voice... Pianist Erik Kaltoft's playing is clean and accurate"
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01/08/2009   Klassik.com

Per Nørgård: Piano Works
4/5 Stars

"Einem wunderbaren Fundus an Klanggesten, Melodien und rhythmischen Bewegungstypen."
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Discography

Chamber Music Works with Piano
Chamber Music Works with Piano
Gunnar Berg

CD 8.226547 (2012)

Uncompromising music from the 1950s and 1960s by one of Denmark’s most acute, international modernists.

Piano Works
Piano Works
Per Nørgård

CD 8.226089 (2009)

Animals, friends and The Beatles appear on this collection of Nørgård’s imaginative piano music

Éclatements
Éclatements
Gunnar Berg

CD 8.226524 (2007)

Berg’s large, uncompromising twelve-tone cycle, 33 years in the making

Concertos
Concertos
Bent Lorentzen

CD 8.226516 (2006)

Unconventional, playful music for among other instruments horn and shotgun!

Breath and Wings
Breath and Wings
Jens Schou

CD 8.226507 (2004)

Improvisation music and new works for clarinet

Tonkraftwerk
Tonkraftwerk
Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen

CD 8.226509 (2004)

Agerfeldt’s power plant makes weird, amusing and subtle music

Piano Works
Piano Works
Bent Lorentzen

CD 8.224246 (2003)

Music from three decades by Denmark’s whimsical music-maker

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

CD 8.224225 (2002)

The provocative Plateaux pour deux for cello and squeeze-bulb horn – and what followed after

The Ballad of Game and Dream
The Ballad of Game and Dream
Karl Aage Rasmussen

CD 8.224203-04 (2001)

Karl Aage Rasmussen conducts his own ensemble The Elsinore Players in works from the 1970s and the 1980s

Clarinet Trios
Clarinet Trios

CD 8.224122 (1999)

Fire nye værker skrevet til den uforlignelige trio LINensemble

Movements for a Monument to the Loneliness of Our World
Movements for a Monument to the Loneliness of Our World
Michael Nyvang

CD 8.224074 (1998)

The hour-long solo work by the Tristan Murail pupil Michael Nyvang is one of the biggest Danish piano works ever

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

DCCD 9007 (1992)


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