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H.C. Lumbye   (1810 - 1874)

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"The Strauss of the North", the inimitable composer of hundreds of waltzes, polkas, galops and marches. As a young man Lumbye was a talented violinist and trumpeter, and wrote his first pieces in his twenties. In 1839, for the first time, he heard a Viennese orchestra play music by Johann Strauss the Elder, and he then started his own orchestra in the Strauss style. H.C. Lumbye's name is inextricably associated with the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, which opened in 1843, and Lumbye and his orchestra were a permanent feature of the entertainment there from the start. He performed with his orchestra throughout the summer until his final years, and was himself the popular Stehgeiger or standing violinist. In the winter the orchestra played in the indoor entertainment establishments of the city. Lumbye's music has charm, humour and inventiveness that is a match for his models in Vienna. However, it is not so much waltzes that dominate his output as faster dances like galops, polkas and mazurkas. His pieces are played on Royal gala days, by music school orchestras and every evening in Tivoli, and to this day they stand as the epitome of festivity in Denmark. The Champagne Galop has a status in Denmark on a par with the National Anthem.

Live Dates

04/03/2010   New musical director recommends CDs
Henrik Engelbrecht, new musical director at Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens recommends his three favourite Dacapo CDs
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Discography

Orchestral Works vol. 11
Orchestral Works vol. 11
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554861 (2005)

Orchestral Works Vol. 10
Orchestral Works Vol. 10
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554860 (2004)

Galops, polkas and “war dances” from the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Orchestral Works Vol. 9
Orchestral Works Vol. 9
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554859 (2002)

Lumbye’s masterpiece Dream Pictures and many other wonderful pieces

Orchestral Works Vol. 8
Orchestral Works Vol. 8
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554858 (2002)

King George I’s Honour March and rarities like the Sandman’s Galop Fantasia!

Orchestral Works Vol. 7
Orchestral Works Vol. 7
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554857 (2002)

Souvenir de Jenny Lind – a tribute to “The Swedish Nightingale” and 11 other pieces

Orchestral Works Vol. 6
Orchestral Works Vol. 6
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554856 (2001)

”En festaften på Tivoli” og flere andre stykker af Nordens valsekonge

Orchestral Works Vol. 5
Orchestral Works Vol. 5
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554855 (2001)

The grand waltz Hesperus and a varied selection of galops and marches

Orchestral works Vol. 4
Orchestral works Vol. 4
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554854 (2000)

14 festlige overraskelser af “Nordens Strauss”, den evigt opfindsomme Lumbye

Orchestral Works Vol. 3
Orchestral Works Vol. 3
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554853 (1999)

Koncertpolka for to violiner og flere andre af Lumbyes kendteste stykker

Det bedste fra Den danske Guldalder
Det bedste fra Den danske Guldalder

CD 8.224145-47 (1999)

3-cd boks med 40 stykker musik fra midten af 1800-tallet, en gylden æra i dansk kultur

Orchestral Works Vol. 2
Orchestral Works Vol. 2
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554852 (1998)

Volume 2 of the big Lumbye series goes to work on the lesser-known pieces – all with the same high spirits!

Orchestral Works Vol. 1
Orchestral Works Vol. 1
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554851 (1998)

The introduction to the longest Lumbye series hitherto, vol. 1 including the well-known Champagne Galop


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