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Niels Marthinsen   (Born 1963)

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Niels Marthinsen (b. 1963) made his official début in 1993, but by the middle of the 1980s he was already a busy composer. He studied music at the Royal Academy of Music, Århus from 1982-90 with among other Poul Ruders and Per Nørgård.

Marthinsen has received several scholarships and grants and outstanding ensembles and orchestras both in Denmark and abroad have performed his music. An amazingly long string of works has come from Marthinsen’s pen. They are written in well nigh all sizes and genres and they are often extremely demanding technically. In the worklist we find four solo concertos, three operas, a symphony (in two versions) and many works for sinfonietta or chamber ensemble, often with virtuoso features.

Live Dates

01/05/2012   Gramophone

Niels Marthinsen: Snapshot Symphony
"Dacapo's sound is as terrific as ever"
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19/04/2012   American Record Guide

Niels Marthinsen: Snapshot Symphony
"The music is skillfully crafted…and requires no effort to enjoy."
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28/11/2011   Klassisk

Niels Marthinsen: Snapshot Symphony
3/6 Stars

"Orkestertryllerierne fortsætter også i det kinesiske fyrværkeri, der ikke er uden humor og er ren opvisning...Det er forførende og klinger godt."
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08/09/2011   Fyens Stiftstidende

Niels Marthinsen: Snapshot Symphony
4/6 Stars

"Det er filmisk, poppet, storladent, buldrende, skægt, uhyggeligt...helt igennem fascinerende og med en orkestrering som bare pokker - flot og i grumme farver."
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Photo: Nina Strand

Discography

Burst
Burst

CD 8.226572 (2014)

Works for saxophone and percussion written at the turn of the millennium by among others Simon Steen-Andersen and Niels Marthinsen. Hard-hitting!

Snapshot Symphony
Snapshot Symphony
Niels Marthinsen

CD 8.226545 (2011)

Recycled
Recycled

CD 8.226539 (2006)

Modern recompositions of classical hits like "The Flight of the Bumble-Bee" and Monti’s "Czardas"

Monster Symphony
Monster Symphony
Niels Marthinsen

CD 8.226510 (2006)

Orchestral roar by the virtuoso Niels Marthinsen – the monster is loose!


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