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Rolf Gupta  

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The Norwegian conductor Rolf Gupta is a wide-ranging artist who effortlessly spans everything from Baroque music played on original instruments to classical symphonies and recently composed works. He is artistic director and chief conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and has earlier been principal conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra. Rolf Gupta, who has also trained as a composer, is well known for putting together unconventional concerts with many living composers on the programme. As an able interpreter of contemporary music, he has conducted world premieres of works by leading composers including Hans Werner Henze, Luciano Berio, Magnus Lindberg, Peter Maxwell Davies and his own former teacher Per Nørgård. Rolf Gupta is a frequent guest conductor with the Oslo Philharmonic, with whom he has also recorded and toured. He has worked with orchestras like MDR Leipzig, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Toscana, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Remix Ensemble, Avanti! and Ensemble InterContemporain. Gupta has also made a name as an opera conductor and has worked at opera houses in Norway, Finland, Frankfurt and Holland with both classical and contemporary works. In addition Gupta has been artistic director of festivals in Berlin and Kristiansand, and has recorded CDs with among others Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica as well as the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

Live Dates

29/02/2012   Debutkoncert med trumf på
Bjarke Mogensen lægger trumf på sin solistdebut med to markante CD-udgivelser for Dacapo Records
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29/02/2012   New video: Accordion Concertos
Se video med interviews og indspilningsarbejde for Bjarke Mogensens nye CD med DR UnderholdningsOrkestret
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01/02/2013   Opus

Accordion Concertos
6/6 Stars

"Bjarke har ett otroligt fint anslag och är virtuos, humoristisk, djupsinnig och helt enkelt underbar!"
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01/07/2012   Gramophone

Accordion Concertos
”…superbly recorded, the Dacapo sound securing a well-nigh ideal balance of soloist and ensemble (…) pleasurable listening pure and simple.”
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01/07/2012   International Record Review

Accordion Concertos
"I enjoyed every note of it and strongly suggest that you do yourself the same favour" IRR - OUTSTANDING
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29/06/2012   Thewholenote.com

Accordion Concertos
"Mogensen makes his brutal technical part sound so easy in this quasi minimalistic exercise in shifting fluid breathtaking sounds."
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21/06/2012   Bornholms Tidende

Accordion Concertos
"Det væsentligste på denne udgivelse er hvordan akkordeonet i hænderne på en kompetent solist kan bryde grænser ned for hvad instrumentet kan udtrykke."
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24/05/2012   Amazon-review

Accordion Concertos
"Whether you're after fresh sounds, virtuoso performances, or just plain good music-making, this recording fills the bill"
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18/05/2012   Amazon-review

Accordion Concertos
"Repeated listening (...) should bring a new appreciation for the accordion"
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15/05/2012   Infodad.com

Accordion Concertos
4/5 Stars

"Bjarke Mogensen seems able to make the accordion into something it does not naturally appear to be: an instrument of considerable emotional range, tonal impact and sonic beauty"
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13/05/2012   San Francisco Chronicle

Accordion Concertos
"The most beautiful, dramatic and sheerly irresistible disc of new music to cross my desk in months"
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30/04/2012   The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Accordion Concertos
4/5 Stars

"A virtuoso performance by the brilliant young Danish accordionist, Bjarke Mogensen."
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30/04/2012   WRUV Reviews

Accordion Concertos
"No oompah here, mostly gentle and lyrical. Nice!"
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30/04/2012   La Scena Musicale

Accordion Concertos
4/5 Stars

"Like an aural set of Northern Lights... Weird and scintillating stuff."
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11/04/2012   Fyens Stiftstidende

Accordion Concertos
4/6 Stars

"Lohses let minimalistiske stil matcher accordeonens mange muligheder og især Bjarke Mogensens talentfulde spil glimrende."
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01/04/2012   Classicalcdreview.com

Accordion Concertos
"DaCapo's disk of accordion concertos is fascinating." "If you're looking for something different, try this."
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30/03/2012   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

Accordion Concertos
4/6 Stars

"Den unge akkordeon-djævel Bjarke Mogensen har den brod, der forløser de store ambitioner, som man fornemmer i koncerterne."
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Discography

Accordion Concertos
Accordion Concertos
Per Nørgård, Ole Schmidt, Anders Koppel, Martin Lohse

SACD 6.220592 (2012)

The internationally famous virtuoso Bjarke Mogensen makes the accordion an irresistible solo instrument in four energetic concertos from the past 50 years.


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