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Jørgen Jersild   (1913 - 2004)

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Jørgen Jersild was one of the most French-oriented composers ever in Denmark, one of the most elegant and tasteful, and unfortunately also a composer who has not written much. Jørgen Jersild studied with Schierbeck and Roussel. With his Trois pièces En Concert he wrote his artistic credo in 1944, in favour of music that was sensual, elegant, French classicist, concertante in style.

Jørgen Jersild had an intimate relationship with the harp, and those of his works that use this instrument (not least the Harp Concerto of 1972, Concerto per arpa e orchestra) are among his most important. In addition he has composed a number of now-classic pieces for choir, as well as chamber music, songs and music for the theatre, TV, radio, and films (e.g. Carl Theodor Dreyer's last film, Gertrud, from 1964).

Jørgen Jersild was a professor of music theory and ear training at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and he has written music theory and musical textbooks which have become standard works in Denmark.

In the year of 1995 Jørgen Jersild was appointed Danish Choir Composer of the Year and in 1999 he was honoured with the award of the Carl Nielsen-legat.

Live Dates

13/09/2013   Jørgen Jersild 100th Birthday
I anledning af komponisten Jørgen Jersilds 100 års fødselsdag udgiver Ensemble MidtVest en ny CD med Jersilds kammermusikværker. Vi inviterer til formiddags-release i Herning mandag 23. september.
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02/04/2014   Ensemble

Schöne Seiten Dänemarks
5/5 Stars

"Es erfährt eine ebenso intensive wie klangschöne Interpretation, die kaum besser hätte ausfallen können."
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01/02/2014   Gramophopne

Jørgen Jersild: Chamber Music
"An excellent vehicle for the outstanding skills of the Ensemble MidtVest."
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01/02/2014   International Record Review

Jørgen Jersild: Chamber Music
"The performance is heartfelt, and all its composer could have desired", "An excellent purchase, even at full price."
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01/11/2013   Klassisk

Jørgen Jersild: Chamber Music
4/6 Stars

"En fornem indsats for Jersilds alt for sjældent hørte musik. Kan anbefales."
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25/10/2013   Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten

Jørgen Jersild: Chamber Music
4/6 Stars

"Ensemble MidtVest svæver her fint med i Jersilds intime og ganske virtuose klangverden."
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09/10/2013   Kristeligt Dagblad

Jørgen Jersild: Chamber Music
4/6 Stars

"En eksklusiv, men spændende komponist, det absolut er værd at investere i."
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24/09/2013   Herning Folkeblad

Jørgen Jersild: Chamber Music
"Bekræfter virkelig komponistens særstilling."
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05/05/2011   Diapason

Holmboe, Bruun, Norgard, Holten, Koppel, Jersild, Ruders Hymn to the Sun - Works for a cappella choir
"Les chemins parcourus tracent la carte d'une modenité subtilement tempérée à l'image des faisceaux de lumière qui traversent une belle matière chantée et parfois parlée dans la pièce de Vagn Holmboe."
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01/05/2011   Ritmo

Holmboe, Bruun, Norgard, Holten, Koppel, Jersild, Ruders: Solhymne - Værker for a cappella kor
4/4 Stars

"Mirado con distancia, este disco es fruto de la tradición coral danesa, una de las más potentes de toda Europa."
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16/12/2010   Fyens Stiftstidende

Hymn to the Sun - Works for a cappella choir
4/6 Stars

"Et homogent og velsammensunget ensemble, med en forbilledlig tekstudtale."
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Discography

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Jørgen Jersild

CD 8.226072 (2013)

A sophisticated stylist from the middle of the 20th century. Jørgen Jersild brought a French tone to Danish music

Hymn to the Sun - Works for a cappella choir
Hymn to the Sun - Works for a cappella choir
Holmboe, Bruun, Nørgård, Holten, Koppel, Jersild, Ruders

CD 8.226051 (2010)

The Danish National Vocal Ensemble in newer works by some of Denmark’s internationally renowned composers

Billedbogen (The Picture Book)
Billedbogen (The Picture Book)

CD 8.224703 (2005)

Piano music for children and the young at heart by among others Carl Nielsen and Fini Henriques

Music for Wind Quintet
Music for Wind Quintet
Nielsen, Mortensen, Jersild, Wellejus

CD 8.224151 (2000)

Kammermusikalsk perfektion i værkerne af bl.a. Carl Nielsen og Jørgen Jersild

Vocal & Instrumental Works
Vocal & Instrumental Works
Jørgen Jersild

DCCD 9108 (1993)


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