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Paul Hillier  

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Paul Hillier has been Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Ars Nova Copenhagen since 2003. Founding director of the Hilliard Ensemble, and subsequently of Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier's career has embraced singing, conducting, and writing about music. His books about Arvo Pärt and Steve Reich, and numerous anthologies of choral music, are published by Oxford University Press.

Paul Hiller has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Davis, and from 1996-2003 was Director of the Early Music Institute at Indiana University. In 2006 Paul Hillier was awarded an OBE for services to choral music, and in 2007 he received the Order of the White Star of Estonia, and was awarded a GRAMMY for Best Choral Recording (with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir).

In 2008 he was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, and in 2009 was invited to form the new Coro Casa da Musica in Porto, Portugal. He won a second GRAMMY in 2010 (with Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen), this time in the category for Best Small Ensemble Performance, and in 2012 he was nominated in the category Best Choral Performance (also with Ars Nova Copenhagen).

 

For further information: www.paulhillier.net

Live Dates

24/06/2016   Kronos Quartet and Theatre of Voices honour Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
The Kronos Quartet have changed their European tour plans to give a special memorial and CD release concert at the Copenhagen Opera on 9 July, together with Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier.
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11/02/2012   New video: REQUIEM feat. Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen
View the video trailer for Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen's spectacular new release "Requiem"
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15/12/2011   Årets bedste i Politiken og Berlingske
Ifølge både Politikens og Berlingskes musikanmeldere har Dacapo leveret et par af årets bedste klassiske CD-udgivelser
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01/12/2011   Grammy nomination for Hillier and Ars Nova
Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen have been nominated for an American Grammy Award in the category "Best Choral Performance".
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10/11/2011   Hillier brings attention to Australian music
Limelight Magazine feature about the music on A Bridge of Dreams which brings Australian music to international attention and "offers huge potential for the expansion of cultural understanding". Read the article here
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24/10/2011   Video: Schütz - Complete Narrative Works
View the video trailer from the recording sessions for Schütz: Complete Narrative Works with Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen
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12/05/2011   Two prestigious prizes to the Kronos Quartet
It says something about the Kronos Quartet that they've won honors from two very dissimilar organizations on the same day.
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19/04/2011   Special Easter download offer on Schütz passions
Get a 25% download discount on all four Schütz recordings with Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier!
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12/04/2011   A 'hair-shirt Easter treat'...
Discover why International Record Review descibes this release as "truly excellent performances" and a "hair-shirt Easter treat"
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01/04/2011   Hillier's Schütz in Choir & Organ
'You don't really know music until you've performed it in front of an audience', states the chief conductor of Ars Nova Copenhagen
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29/03/2011   Paul Hillier's diary in GRAMOPHONE
As his Schütz series on Dacapo draws to a close, the chief conductor of Ars Nova Copenhagen reveals the importance of story-telling in choral music
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01/03/2011   Interview with Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Read the interview on Naxos of America Blog and learn more about the Danish composer's new release.
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27/10/2010   New video: Paul Hillier and Theatre of Voices recording session
View video trailer from the recording sessions in Copenhagen in May 2010
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29/09/2010   DR P2 Prisen 2010

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17/08/2010   Gramophone nomination for Paul Hillier and ARS NOVA Copenhagen
The world's leading periodical for classical music has just revealed the nominations for the Gramophone Award 2010.
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18/03/2010   Diary and new video: Hillier and Schütz
In his online diary and in a new promotion video, conductor Paul Hillier tells the story of our highly acclaimed Schütz series.
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13/05/2009   CD recommendations by Paul Hillier
Paul Hillier recommends his three favourite Dacapo CDs
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25/11/2016   The Buffalo News

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Green Ground
3/4 Stars

"This is why it is ALWAYS necessary to keep up with what the Kronos Quartet and Hillier's Theater of Voices do"
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31/10/2016   Diapason

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Green Ground
4/5 Stars

"New Ground Green ajoute la voix à ce tableau, et Dieu sait que celles du Theatre of Voices de Hillier sont d'une transparence, d'une précision remarquables."
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11/10/2016   The Art Music Lounge

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Green Ground
"This is a wonderfully imaginative recording, albeit one that’s pretty far off from center. I dare you to play it, loudly, at your next fancy-delancy Sunday brunch!"
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06/10/2016   WDR 3

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Green Ground
"The concept is transparent and playful, the result convincing and charming – not least thanks to two excellent ensembles."
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01/10/2016   KulturPort.de

BUXTEHUDE AND HIS CIRCLE
"Interesting to hear how the highly diverse styles of the Buxtehude circle were cultivated and became the foundation for the music of the Bach and Händel generation."
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16/09/2016   Fyens Stiftstidende

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Green Ground
4/6 Stars

"et krast, grumt univers med stringent rytmik, realistiske og helt usminkede lydbilleder, så typisk for komponisten"
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10/08/2016   MusicWeb International

Buxtehude and his Circle
"This is a most enjoyable disc in which every single piece receives a fully convincing interpretation."
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01/08/2016   Fono Forum

Buxtehude and his Circle
4/5 Stars

”Klanglich sorgt Hillier für eine wunderbare Balance, die jeder Stimme zu ihrem eigenen Recht verhilft, sie aber stehts sehr gut in den Gesamtkontext einbindet.”
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01/08/2016   Nordische Musik

Buxtehude and his Circle
”Klanglich bietet die SACD (mit dem entsprechenden Wiedergabesystem) eine makellose Mischung und ein eindringliches Erlebnis.
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29/07/2016   Fanfare

Buxtehude and his Circle
[..] "there are few artists as well equipped to perform this repertoire than Paul Hillier and his Theatre of Voices ensemble, here consisting of seven vocalists and eight instrumentalists. [..] The singing and playing are superb in every way: technically secure and polished, bold, confident, colorful, expressive." [..]
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26/07/2016   Gramophone

BENT SØRENSEN & JOHANNES OCKEGHEM Requiem
"Sørensen doesn’t identify as a choral composer but this merging of his own work Fragments of Requiem with the Requiem of 15th-century master Ockeghem could have fooled many into thinking the opposite. Sørensen uses elements of Ockeghem and Monteverdi to underpin his own harmonically ‘smudged’ writing."
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20/07/2016   Toronto Early Music News

Buxtehude and his Circle
[..] "Grammy Award winner Theatre of Voices, (The Little Match Girl Passion 2010) founded in California by Paul Hillier, is now based in Denmark. Hillier himself a Grammy winner, is one of the leading members of the early music movement and this project reflects his world-class standards of excellence." [..]
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11/07/2016   Huffington Post

Buxtehude and his Circle
”When the beauty of their music matches a text that may speak particularly to you, the emotional effect can be quite overwhelming.”
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10/07/2016   GregersDH.dk

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Green Ground
5/6 Stars

"På en lille time oplever man, hvordan han endevender et materiale, bringer os ind i en mærkelig trylleverden af tonedrift, spænder vores opmærksomhed til bristepunkter eller stille og roligt kommer bag på os med overraskelser, elskværdige eller højspændte."
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04/07/2016   Politiken

PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN Green Ground
6/6 Hjerter

[..] "Kronos Quartet og vokalkvartetten Theatre of Voices hørte til Gudmundsen-Holmgreens yndlingsgrupper, og deres nye fælles cd lyder sådan også som noget af det bedste, der ?ndes med mandens musik." [..]
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01/07/2016   Choir & Organ

Buxtehude and his Circle
5/5 Stars

Despite recordings, Buxtehude's cantatas are rarely heard. Rarer still are those composers with whom Buxtehude associated: Christian Geist, Nicolaus Bruhns, Franz Tunder and Kasper Förster, whose works for voices and instruments, together with Buxtehude's, are the subjects of this recording. And what marvels they are! A particular discovery for me is Bruhn's De profundis, but all the pieces demonstrate the highest level of craftmanship and are given excellent performances that capture the lively rhetorical spirit of the music admirably. This CD is highly recommended, especially to those fascinated by late 17th-century north German adn Danish music.
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01/07/2016   Die Tonkunst

Buxtehude and his Circle
”Theatre of Voices zeigt mit seiner Auswahl beeindruckend feinfühlig, welche musikalischen Schätze im Ostseeraum des 17. Jahrhundert entstanden.”
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01/07/2016   Gramophone

BUXTEHUDE AND HIS CIRCLE
[..]"Buxtehude's own chorale-based trio setting of Jesu, meine Freude is sung and played beautifully."[..], [..]"and Hillier's lovely performance is on a par with the very finest that the Buxtehude discography has to offer"[...]
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24/06/2016   WDR 3

BUXTEHUDE AND HIS CIRCLE
"a highly recommended production"
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31/05/2016   jcklassisk

Buxtehude and his Circle
[..] "De fortrinlige sangere Else Torp og Jakob Bloch Jespersen er igen med i et ensemble, der viser den høje stade af danske baroksangere." [..]
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25/05/2016   Ouverture - Das Klassik-Blog

Buxtehude and his Circle
[..]"Die meisten der Kompositionen, die diese CD vorstellt, sind ausgesprochene Raritäten, was den Hörer freut"[..]
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24/05/2016   Nordische Musik

BENT SØRENSEN Sneklokker
5/6 Stars

"Der Anfang dieser eindrucksvollen CD führt ein wenig in die Irre, doch er tut dies auf eine produktive, auf eine befreiende, reinigende Klarheit schaffende Weise [..]"
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24/05/2016   Ouverture

Buxtehude and his Circle
”Die meisten der Kompositionen, die diese CD vorstellt, sind ausgesprochene Raritäten, was den Hörer freut”
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16/05/2016   Review Corner

Buxtehude and his Circle
"As a CD it’s excellent, the music being calming and spiritual."
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10/05/2016   MusicWeb International

BENT SØRENSEN: SNOWBELLS
”Paul Hillier has worked with several Baltic and Scandinavian groups, and here he directs the Danish National Vocal Ensemble in performances that are beyond praise. They are beautifully recorded, too.”
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02/05/2016   Gramophone

BENT SØRENSEN: Snowbells
"Sørensen's hallmarks of fragmentation and decay are in evidence, as is his arm's-length love for voices singing a simple, well-harmonised hymn or song...all-round excellence and a disc that's unusually moving in one sitting"
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02/05/2016   Klassisk

BENT SØRENSEN: Sneklokker
5/6 Stars

"Musikken åbner for associationerne, men lukker dem aldrig ved at øve svar - det giver en lyst til at høre musikken mange gange."
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14/04/2016   Der Neue Merker

Buxtehude and his Circle
"Paul Hillier hat mit seinem formidablen Sängern und einem achtköpfigen Instrumentalensemble wieder einmal einen Hit gelandet."
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21/03/2016   Lokalavisen Nordsjælland

Buxtehude and his Circle
"En ny cd med Theatre of Voices og dirigent Paul Hillier giver en sjælden indsigt i kredsen omkring den store barokmester Dietrich Buxtehude. Cd'en er et vidnesbyrd om et stærkt musikalsk fællesskab i både tid og sted med venskaber, lærer-elev forhold og familiebånd; og med et netværk af fremragende nordtyske komponister."
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18/03/2016   Fyns Amts Avis

BENT SØRENSEN: Sneklokker
5/6 Stars

"En rejse på langs af Hærvejen, en svævende, æterisk og klangmæssig næsten hypnotiserende oplevelse. Forbilledlig tekstudtale og en yderst raffineret fornemmelse for udsøgte klangbilleder præger korets præstation på denne fine udgivelse."
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18/03/2016   Fyns Amts Avis

Buxtehude and his Circle
5/6 Stars

"Fremdrift og transparens karakteriserer disse fortolkninger, som atter engang vidner om ensemblets ambitionsniveau og begavede indsigt i netop denne del af musiklitteraturen."
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13/03/2016   5:4

BENT SØRENSEN: Sneklokker
"A marvellous collection of works that sit supremely well together, given a beautifully sensitive treatment by the Danish National Vocal Ensemble directed by Paul Hillier."
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10/03/2016   The Guardian

BENT SØRENSEN: Sneklokker
3/5 Stars

"The Danish National Vocal Ensemble sounds beautiful under Paul Hillier making a warm, unforced, understated blend."
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12/02/2016   GregersDH

Buxtehude and his Circle
5/6 Stars

"Overlegent. [..] Frisk og dramatisk [..]"
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10/02/2016   Dagens Nyheter

BENT SØRENSEN: Sneklokker
"En våldsamt vinande ton av längtan som går allt djupare in i en stillhet där tid och rum till slut upphör."
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25/06/2015   WQXR (New York)

Terry Riley: In C
"As an idea, the piece is free, boundless, big-and-small, and it still manages to be nothing but itself"
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14/12/2014   Berlingske - ÅRETS BEDSTE 2014

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Mixed Company
"Elskere af ubesværet musik kan uden videre lukke øjnene og lade sig suge ind i hans stemninger af lykkelige solnedgange og fjerne pigestemmer."
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06/05/2014   Gramophone

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
"Under Hillier’s direction, Ars Nova Copenhagen perform a cappella, with meticulously shaded dynamics, articulation and colour."
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04/05/2014   Diapason

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
5/5 Stars

"Les membres de Ars Nova Copenhagen respirent et phrasent d'une seule voix."
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16/02/2014   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
5/6 Stars

"Nænsomme, fine og forførende udgaver.", "Weyse, Gade og Nielsen smiler med i graven".
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13/02/2014   Politiken

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
4/6 Hjerter

"En nærmest ufattelig perfektion præger hele CD'en."
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20/03/2013   Espace.mu

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
"très beau."
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01/03/2013   Diapason

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
5/5 Stars

"L'ensemble offre une enthousiasmante démonstration de beauté et de virtuosité."
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18/12/2012   Allmusic.com

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
5/5 Stars

"Highly recommended; Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s astonishing music commands the attention of anyone interested in contemporary choral music."
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01/12/2012   Berlingske

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
Berlingske - Årets Bedste 2012. "Sunget suverænt af landets bedste kor."
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01/11/2012   Opera News

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
"Impeccable performances by the amazingly accurate and sumptuously blended singers of Ars Nova Copenhagen, expertly conducted by Hillier. Highly recommended."
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12/10/2012   MusicWeb International

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Deeply moving performances of some intriguing works."
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01/09/2012   BBC Music Magazine 'CHORAL & SONG CHOICE' october 2012

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
5/5 Stars

"Outstanding performances and recording." 'CHORAL & SONG CHOICE' of BBC Music Magazine, October 2012.
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04/07/2012   Audiophile Audition

A Bridge of Dreams
"Hillier continues his penchant for excellent recitals in superb sonics."
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01/07/2012   Choir & Organ

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
5/5 Stars

"one feels the vital blood beating below the voice and the living spirits of two composers fused across five centuries."
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01/07/2012   MusicWeb International

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"shoots straight into the soul and lingers long in the mind."
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01/07/2012   Gramophone

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
"Because of Sørensen’s smooth transitions from plainchant-inspired duos to resonant, richly dissonant harmony, the dialogue with Ockeghem is very nicely managed"
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22/06/2012   Classicalmodernmusic.blogspot.dk

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
"It is an eerie juxtaposition and a sonic cornucopia of sensuous brilliance. I kid you not. Highly recommended."
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22/06/2012   Concertonet.com

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
3/4 Stars

"Audacious and, in the end, touchingly successful.", "An excellent disc."
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01/06/2012   Classicalcdreview.com

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"It is surprising how well the two composers mesh, and of course the performance under Hillier's inspired direction is magnificent. This is a beautiful recording of music that will be new to most listeners."
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17/05/2012   Allmusic.com

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
5/5 Stars

"The performance of the Johannes-Passion here is exceptional. [...] with an emphasis on the sweetness of the solo voices and a gentle grouping of low instruments."
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01/05/2012   KLASSISK

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
5/6 Stars

"...der synges med en klanglig fleksibilitet og en musikalsk renfærdighed, som får det til at risle ydefuldt ned af ryggen på den lykkelige lytter."
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01/05/2012   Classica

Ockeghem/Sørensen: Requiem
3/4 Stars

"comme un véritable cheminement, qui parcourt les plus subtiles variations d'énergie."
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11/04/2012   Kristeligt Dagblad

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
4/6 Stars

"De i alt 11 satser danner en forunderlig helhed, og man kan ikke andet end beundre Hilliers og Sørensens sikre stilsans."
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11/04/2012   Dagens Nyheter

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"En darrande förtröstan som präglar hela detta verk. Ända fram till det förkrossande vackra "In paradisum" där änglakörerna tar emot. Inte med en klang som bländar utan med ett ljushav att sugas rakt in i."
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05/04/2012   Audiophile Audition

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/5 Stars

"Hillier and his Copenhagen players are born to this music."
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01/04/2012   David's Review Corner

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"This is an interesting experiment, beautifully recorded and presented with excellent programme notes"
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30/03/2012   SA-CD.net

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
5/5 Stars

"A unique form of the Requiem Mass, of great interest to collectors of choral music, and a totally immersive sonic experience. Enthusiastically recommended."
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02/03/2012   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
4/6 Stars

"Sørensens dødsmessefragmenter er gudesmukke, og Ars Novas korstemmer stikker som vanligt dybt. Hør bare, hvordan de vender blikket mod himlen i den appetitvækkende åbning på messen."
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02/03/2012   Information

Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem
"Gang på gang fryder man sig over klangspektrets subtile farvespil og det intense nærvær i det musikalske fællesskab.... Her flyder fortid og nutid sammen i en gylden symbiose."
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09/02/2012   Gramophone

A Bridge of Dreams
"Anne Boyd's As I crossed a bridge of dreams steals the show (...) and - like everything else here - admirably performed"
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01/02/2012   BBC Music Magazine

A Bridge of Dreams
4/5 Stars

"Unsual, moving pieces nicely performed and recorded"
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01/02/2012   International Record Review

A Bridge of Dreams
"This is an intriguing disc of barely known and often very beautiful music"
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30/01/2012   The Whole Note

A Bridge of Dreams
"Curious and delightfully captivating."
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27/01/2012   American Record Guide

A Bridge of Dreams
"This is a delightful release full of worthy music and performances that bring it alive with infectious joy."
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01/12/2011   Allmusic.com

A Bridge of Dreams
"This is an album that should be of strong interest to fans of new choral music from off the beaten path"
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27/11/2011   The Observer

A Bridge of Dreams
"A world-class choir at its best"
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24/11/2011   SA-CD.net

A Bridge of Dreams
5/5 Stars

"Lovers of choral music should not miss this inspiring programme ... a typically superlative performance by Ars Nova Copenhagen"
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08/09/2011   MusicWeb International

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
"Ars Nova's sound is rarefied and superbly focused...This is music of rare skill and beauty, magnificently sung...don't hesitate."
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01/07/2011   Diapason

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
5/5 Stars

"Les Trois scenes esquissent un monde exuberant, imprévisible, plein d'humour, qui s'ouvre sur des rues animées, traverse un bois où chantent les oiseaux"
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01/07/2011   American Record Guide

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
"Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's music is a clever exercise in Danish Modern."
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09/06/2011   Klassik.com

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/4 Stars

"Im besten Sinne lässt der erfahrene Engländer erzählen - dramatisch, plastisch, lyrisch, entlang des fesselnden Passionsgeschehens."
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01/06/2011   BBC Music Magazine

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/5 Stars

"Well recorded, in warm acoustic, this is a worthy completion of Hillier's collection of all six of Schütz's narrative works."
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01/06/2011   Gramophone

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
"Individual step-outs ensure that chanting is dramatically engaged and the consort singing is flawless."
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01/05/2011   MusicWeb International

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
"The recording is almost superb"
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01/05/2011   Klassisk

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/6 Stars

"En udgivelse af internationalt format"
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01/05/2011   Ritmo

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
4/4 Stars

"Destacan, como siempre, un gran equilibrio y una nitidez extraordinaria. Paul Hillier extrae de ellos todo el jugo y aporta su experiencia en un disco para recordar."
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01/05/2011   Ritmo

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/4 Stars

"Esta nueva versión frente al conjunto Ars Nova de Copenhague contiene no menos virtudes, con un extraordinario Julian Podger como evangelista y un coro sobresaliente."
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27/04/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
4/6 Stars

"Som et korrektiv til alle de overfladiske ting, der dominerer i samtiden, er det fremragende."
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12/04/2011   International Record Review

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
"For the first time we have access to truly excellent performances of all three Passions"
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01/04/2011   David's Review Corner

Heinrich Schütz: Matthäus-Passion
"Excellently performed and immaculately recorded, it will be an important release to those interested in this era."
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01/04/2011   MusicWeb International

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"A compelling programme of wonderful vocal music by Buxtehude"
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22/03/2011   Custos

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Theatre of Voices indfanger på strålende vis Buxtehudes intime tonesprog."
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11/03/2011   Nomono

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"En skrap konkurrent til Bachs juleoratorium og påskekantater."
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01/03/2011   Gramophone

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"The superb musicianship of the six voices and seven instrumentalists make this easy to recommend enthusiastically"
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25/02/2011   Fanfare

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Hillier, soloist Adam Riis, and the vocalists and players from the Ars Nova Copenhagen Schütz project are simply perfect."
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22/02/2011   Klassisk

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
6/6 Stars

"En fenomenal utgivelse, fullstappet av gleder du ikke bør nekte deg."
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28/01/2011   Musikansich.de

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Alle sechs Sänger spüren sensibel der Delikatesse dieser Musik nach."
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28/01/2011   Fanfare

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Singing and instrumental playing of great refinement and expressive intensity ... highly recommended."
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26/01/2011   Sydsvenskan

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
4/5 Stars

"En udda men utmärkt inspelning, gjord i Helsingør av ypperliga krafter"
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21/01/2011   Politiken

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
5/6 Hjerter

"Man får fornemmelsen af, at kormusikken er helt central for Gudmundsen-Holmgreen - at han bliver rigtig skarp af at skulle forholde sig til ordene."
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20/01/2011   Musical Pointers

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
"Reveals itself as of extreme beauty."
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12/01/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
4/6 Stars

"Umiddelbart fængende melodier gør dette værk til en nydelse ... Det skal høres."
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02/01/2011   Klassik.com

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Sensibel und mit eminenter stilistischer Sicherheit."
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17/12/2010   Classics Today 10/10

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Extraordinary and delightfully surprising ... All of these singers are excellent."
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16/12/2010   Fyens Stiftstidende

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
5/6 Stars

"Ars Nova Copenhagens fortolkninger er sublime, teksterne smælder, skønsangen fryder, stemmerne udnyttes til det umulige."
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08/12/2010   Kristeligt Dagblad

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
4/6 Stars

"En fin udgivelse."
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02/12/2010   Berlingske Tidende

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
5/6 Stars

"Enhver elsker af barokmusik vil sidde som klistret til højtalerne."
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01/12/2010   Audiophile Audition

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
5/5 Stars

"This is an outstanding release, stirred to great heights by the ever-energetic Paul Hillier and his marvelous Theater"
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01/12/2010   International Record Review

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"The disc celebrates great musicality."
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01/11/2010   Klassisk

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
5/6 Stars

"Buxtehudes vokalværker klinger lyslevende og vedkommende."
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24/10/2010   The Observer

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Of the very highest quality ... Highly recommended."
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29/09/2010   Berlingske Tidende

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
5/5 Stars

"Musikken skal lyde nøjagtig sådan. Med hverken for lidt drama eller for meget. Hvor smagfuldt."
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29/09/2010   Gramophone

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Schütz recordings of such ardent beauty are much too rare, so this is not to be missed."
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29/09/2010   Opera News

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Paul Hillier, as always, puts cogent storytelling on equal terms with musical values, eliciting dignified, sensitive and celebratory readings from Ars Nova Copenhagen."
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01/09/2010   MusicWeb International

Heinrich Schütz: Lukas-Passion
"Set aside preconceptions and listen to Schütz' direct, honest, calm and altogether tidily persuasive Passion"
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01/09/2010   MusicWeb International

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Overall this is a disc which gives immense satisfaction and which is a great credit to Paul Hillier as director of both works"
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23/06/2010   Klassik.com

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Technisch, intonatorisch und klanglich wird zweifellos ein hohes Niveau geboten. Auch die beteiligten Instrumente unterstreichen das. Sie formen in der 'Symphonia' eine sehr schöne Klangsphäre, begleiten die Jesus-Worte geschmackvoll, dezent und ausgewogen."
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01/05/2010   Musik & Kirche

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
4/5 Stars

"Sehr warmen, geschmeidigen und doch tranparenten Gesamtklang."
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18/04/2010   Dansk Musik Tidsskrift

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
"Det er flot at Dacapo kan udgive denne serie med et dansk ensemble, der kan skabe en så sublim oplevelse."
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07/04/2010   Kristeligt Dagblad

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
4 Stars

"Man kan ikke forestille sig noget mere ærligt og ægte...Ingen kan gøre det bedre end Ars Nova Copenhagen."
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24/03/2010   Politiken

Heinrich Schütz: Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
5/6 Hjerter

"I det store og svimlende atmosfæriske kirkerum blander de ligefremme stemmer sig til et væv af dybt interessante linjer."
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09/03/2010   Aachener Zeitung

Heinrich Schütz: Weinachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
5 Stars

"Schütz schlägt aus jedem Wort musikalisch kostbare Funken."
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09/02/2010   The Daily Telegraph

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Vocally first-rate, this is a disc on which solemnity and vitality coalesce."
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09/02/2010   Musikeren

Heinrich Schütz: Weinachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"En forrygende indspilning."
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02/02/2010   Diapason

Heinrich Schütz: Weinachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
5 Stars

"Superbement dramatique."
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01/02/2010   BBC Music Magazine

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auerstehungshistorie
5 Stars

"The performance is first-rate throughout. A disc to cherish!"
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01/02/2010   Klassisk

Heinrich Schütz: Weinachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
5 Stars

"De sanglige præstationer er smukke ... En indspilning, som lægger op til en fordybelse."
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01/02/2010   International Record Review

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"This is an exceptionally well-recorded disc and Paul Hillier directs both works with obvious insight and affection"
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01/01/2010   International Record Review

Kronos plays Holmgreen
"Fearless performances are in evidence throughout"
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02/12/2009   Kristeligt Dagblad

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
"Årets bedste jule-cd. Det er sjældent at høre et værk hvile så meget i sig selv, og der er tale om udgivelse, der tjener de implicerede til ære."
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01/11/2009   BBC Music Magazine

Heinrich Schütz: Lukas-Passion
4 Stars

"ARS NOVA's intonation is superb, creating a rich tone in a reverberant Copenhagen Church."
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01/11/2009   Fanfare

Heinrich Schütz: Lukas-Passion
"Tenor Johan Linderoth is superb in the demanding role of the Evangelist"
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01/09/2009   Gramophone

Heinrich Schütz: Lukas-Passion
"Paul Hillier delivers a first-rate recording to launch a promising Schütz series"
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02/03/2009   American Record Guide

Kronos plays Holmgreen
"I don't think I've heard the Kronos Quartet sounding better than this"
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03/05/2007   Politiken

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Music is a Monster (DVD)
4/6 Hjerter

"Ord, musik og billeder hænger inspirerende godt sammen.", "En film så musikalsk, at man bliver høj i hjernehatten af den. På 12-tone-måden."
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01/05/2007   Berlingske Tidende

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Music is a monster (DVD)
5/6 Stars

"Et must for elskere af ikke blot Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, men også af dansk musik og det danske land i almindelighed."
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Photo: Magnus Skrede

Discography

Green Ground
Green Ground
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

CD 8.226153 (2016)

Buxtehude and his Circle
Buxtehude and his Circle

SACD 6.220634 (2016)

Snowbells
Snowbells
Bent Sørensen

SACD 6.220629 (2016)

Mixed Company
Mixed Company
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

CD 8.226114 (2014)

A large-scale work cycle for chamber orchestra and singing voices, based on John Dowland’s Renaissance melody Flow my tears

The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs
Various

SACD 6.220568 (2014)

Paul Hillier’s interpretations of choral classics by among others Gade, Carl Nielsen and Weyse sung to perfection by Ars Nova Copenhagen

Requiem
Requiem
Bent Sørensen & Johannes Ockeghem

SACD 6.220571 (2012)

Paul Hillier conducts Ockeghem’s famous Requiem from the 1400s, completed in our own time by Bent Sørensen. A uniquely beautiful encounter.

A Bridge of Dreams
A Bridge of Dreams
Harrison, Edwards, Body, Sola, Boyd

SACD 6.220597 (2011)

Unusua music from the Pacific Rim featuring composers and poets from China, Japan, California, New Zealand and Australia recorded by Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier

The Complete Narrative Works
The Complete Narrative Works
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.204035 (2011)

Box collection of Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen’s highly acclaimed recordings of all of Schütz’s passions and narrative oratorios from the late Renaissance.

Matthäus-Passion
Matthäus-Passion
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.226094 (2011)

Paul Hillier and his Ars Nova Copenhagen conclude their series of early Baroque master Heinrich Schütz’ vocal treasury

The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

SACD 6.220583 (2010)

Paul Hillier, a devoted admirer of Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, leads ARS NOVA through this extraordinary vocal performance

Scandinavian Cantatas
Scandinavian Cantatas
Dietrich Buxtehude

SACD 6.220534 (2010)

Grammy-winning ensemble Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier in Buxtehude's rare works of his vocal music

Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
Die Sieben Worte; Johannes-Passion
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.226093 (2010)

Another set of stunning Baroque works in the third volume of ARS NOVA's and Paul Hillier's now hailed Schütz series

Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.226058 (2009)

Two Masterly examples of the Early Vocal Baroque with Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier

Lukas-Passion
Lukas-Passion
Heinrich Schütz

CD 8.226019 (2009)

The intense rigour of Schütz’ music is in perfect hands with Paul Hillier

Moon-pain
Moon-pain
Klaus Ib Jørgensen

CD 8.226505 (2009)

Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa’s texts transformed into a major work of contemporary Danish music

Kronos plays Holmgreen
Kronos plays Holmgreen
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

SACD 6.220548 (2008)

The world-famous American Kronos Quartet plays three of Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s lush works

Taverner & Tudor Music II
Taverner & Tudor Music II
John Taverner

CD 8.226056 (2008)

Taverner’s monumental mass Gloria Tibi Trinitas and music by among others Tallis and William Byrd

Music is a monster (DVD)
Music is a monster (DVD)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

DVD 2.110406 (2007)

Jytte Rex’ portrait film of the composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

In C
In C
Terry Riley

CD 8.226049 (2006)

The new “Copenhagen version” of the greatest masterpiece of minimalism

Taverner & Tudor Music I
Taverner & Tudor Music I
John Taverner

CD 8.226050 (2006)

John Taverner’s famous Western Wind Mass supplemented with other English music from the 1500s


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