As a pupil of Per Nørgård and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Hans Abrahamsen has continued to develop the "New Simplicity" with which his teachers worked in the 1960s. With Abrahamsen this has led to a small but concentrated output of very original works. His music exhibits imagination, moving lyricism and spirituality.
Hans Abrahamsen has almost exclusively composed instrumental music, and among his orchestral works Nacht und Trompeten has achieved international success. Abrahamsen started by playing the French horn, but at a very young age he showed a remarkable talent for composition.
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Danish recorder works from the past 50 years played by an outstanding trio
Monumental collection of new works for solo cello – virtuosic and powerful!
Major works by the enigmatic master of contemporary Danish music
Three of Hans Abrahamsen’s most important works, including the wind quintet Walden
The London Sinfonietta plays four of Abrahamsen’s most exquisite works from the 1980s
Carl Nielsen’s masterpiece and more recent quintets by Abrahamsen, Holmboe and Nørgård