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Svend Erik Tarp   (1908 - 1994)

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Svend Erik Tarp was among those Danish composers who were closer to French musical culture than to the dominant influence from Germany. In a string of sparkling, diverting works, not least the popular Piano Concerto in C major, he spoke up in the 1930s for a different modernist direction than the German-inspired one that dominated the new Danish music of the period. Tarp composed a total of ten symphonies. While maintaining a certain connection with Carl Nielsen, Tarp's music exhibits striking rhythms and linearity, but usually with a determination to appeal to the wider audience. In the late orchestral works the lines are longer and the seriousness greater than in the early, more chamber-music-like works. Tarp also wrote operas, piano music, didactic pieces and in particular much chamber music and film music. Svend Erik Tarp held a number of administrative posts in the musical world, and for many years this stole time from his creative activities. On the other hand he continued to compose at an advanced age, although because of his weakened sight he had to have practical assistance with his last symphony.

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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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05/08/2011   Tarp's Piano Works CD OF THE MONTH on MusicWeb International
MusicWeb International has chosen Tarp's Piano Works as CD of the month: "I do urge you to try this most intriguing and musically valuable disc." Read the review here:
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19/05/2011   Tarp is 'CD of the Week' on the Danish Radio
Read the full review that describes Tonya Lemoh's release as: "one of the greatest Danish music surprises of the year".
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03/05/2011   Tarp piano works is "CD of the Month" on Classics Today
Classics Today has picked Tonya Lemoh's new Tarp release as CD of the month - "a real "find" that piano fanciers will certainly want to experience without delay."
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01/04/2011   Tonya plays Tarp - a mini interview
With her new solo album the Australian-born pianist Tonya Lemoh focuses on the piano music by the Danish composer Svend Erik Tarp.
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05/08/2011   MusicWeb International

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
- CD OF THE MONTH, AUGUST 2011 - "I do urge you to try this most intriguing and musically valuable disc"
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01/07/2011   OPUS

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
6/6 Stars

"Jag bekänner utan omsvep att jag fallit fullständigt pladask för denna skiva ... varför spelas inte denna fantastiska pianomusik oftare?"
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01/06/2011   David's Review Corner

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
"Technically outstanding, Tonya Lemoh has that ‘touch' that can bring magical moments to quiet passages."
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19/05/2011   DR P2

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
- UGENS CD - uge 20, "Tonya Lemohs indspilning er ikke bare Ugens CD, men en af årets store danske musikoverraskelser."
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12/05/2011   Politiken

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
5/6 Hjerter

"Lemoh er dejligt modsigelsesfri i fortolkningerne, så enhver kan mærke og forstå, hvad musikken handler om."
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11/05/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
4/6 Stars

"Tonya Lemoh spiller disse værker knasende sprødt og med masser af nuancer."
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01/05/2011   Klassisk

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
4/6 Stars

"Svend Erik Tarps værker sprudler og gnister mellem fingrene på Tonya Lemoh"
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29/04/2011   Classics Today (10/10)

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
"CD OF THE MONTH" - May 2011: "Tarp's music is a real "find" that piano fanciers will certainly want to experience without delay ... a significant voice in 20th-century music"
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26/04/2011   Fyens Stifstidende

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
4/6 Stars

"Tonya Lemoh fortolker med en friskhed, rytmesans og fandenivoldskhed, hvor det giver mening"
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20/03/1993   Fanfare

Svend Erik Tarp: Orchestral Works
"Should be part of every collection of twentieth-century music."
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Discography

Piano Works
Piano Works
Svend Erik Tarp

CD 8.226053 (2011)

Expressive piano music with a wealth of lyrical passages, infectious rhythms and captivating melodies

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

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Svend Erik Tarp

DCCD 9005 (1992)


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