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Tamás Vetö  

conductor

Tamás Vetö was born in Budapest, Hungary. He studied at the Franz Liszt Academy - both as a pianist and conductor - and later he studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. In 1957 he moved to Denmark.

Vetö has conducted numerous symphony orchestra concerts with all Danish, including the Danish National Radio Orchestra, and most Scandinavian orchestras. Between 1981-84 he was the principal conductor of the National Theatre, Mannheim in Germany, and 1984-87 he was chief conductor of the Danish Odense Symphony Orchestra. Tamás Vetö also guestcon- ducted in Holland, Belgium, France, New Zealand, USA, USSR, Spain, Italy, Finland and Estonia. During the years 1985-93 he also guestconducted at the Marseilles Opera, France.

Since 1961, Tamás Vetö has often conducted the Danish National Radio Choir and for 18 years he has been choir instructor of the Royal Opera Choir. From 1996 to 2000 he was chief conductor of the Danish vocal group ARS NOVA Copenhagen. Presently, he also teaches at the Royal Danish Opera Academy.

Vetö has an extensive repertoire and he is recognised as an outstanding enterpreter - especially in the field of contemporary music. In this capacity he has made the first European performance of Witold Lutoslawski's 3rd Symphony along with a long row of performances of contemporary Danish music. His CD recordings of contemporary Danish music includes works by Nielsen, Langgaard, Ruders, Nørholm, Nørgård and many others.

Opera productions include Wagner's Tristan und Isolde at the Marseilles Opera in 1992 and the complete Der Ring des Niebelungen at the National Danish Opera in 1996. Also in 1996, He conducted Strawinsky's The Rake's Progress at the National Danish Opera - where, in August 1998, he is conducting Richard Strauss' Electra. 1998 began in Odense with a very succesfull concert production of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. Vetö continues his work in France and also gives master classes at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Live Dates

03/05/2010   Sequenza 21

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
"The 12-member Ars Nova Copenhagen under Tamás Vetö is a premiere vocal ensemble, distinguished for its perfect blend, flawless intonation and expressiveness."
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04/03/2010   American Record Guide

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
"There's not an unattractive sound anywhere in the program... Aided by handsome SACD sonics, the choir sounds gorgeous from start to finish."
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01/03/2010   Fanfare

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
"Admirers of great a cappella singing who don't own these performances are urged to make their acquaintance."
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24/02/2010   Musicweb International

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
"In every way then, this is a lovely disc."
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04/11/2009   Audiophile Audition

Rued Langgaard: Rose Garden Songs
4 Stars

"If your choral collection needs some refreshing, you've found a perfect starting place."
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01/06/2005   Politiken

Per Nørgård: Mythic Morning - Choral Works II
6/6 Hjerter

"Opførelsernes renhed, duftmættede klang og plastiske udtryksfuldhed er overvældende"
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Photo: Rigmor Mydtskovwww.mydtskov.dk

Discography

Rose Garden Songs
Rose Garden Songs
Rued Langgaard

SACD 6.220561 (2009)

New SACD version of Langgaard’s alluring, mysterious a cappella works

Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley
Svend Nielsen

CD 8.224706 (2007)

A born classic: virtuoso a cappella cycle of Inger Christensen’s famous sonnets

Mythic Morning - Choral Works II
Mythic Morning - Choral Works II
Per Nørgård

SACD 6.220510 (2005)

Virtuoso choral works – a beautiful, seductive introduction to Nørgård’s universe

The Royal Guest
The Royal Guest
Hakon Børresen

CD 8.226020 (2005)

A wonderful fable of love – and one of the most successful Danish operas ever

Belisa
Belisa
Poul Rovsing Olsen

CD 8.226013 (2004)

Chamber opera based on Lorca’s erotic, surreal drama

Orchestral Works Vol. 6
Orchestral Works Vol. 6
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554856 (2001)

”En festaften på Tivoli” og flere andre stykker af Nordens valsekonge

Orchestral Works Vol. 5
Orchestral Works Vol. 5
H.C. Lumbye

CD 8.554855 (2001)

The grand waltz Hesperus and a varied selection of galops and marches

Americana
Americana
Ib Nørholm

CD 8.224168 (2000)

Moderne kor-klassikere til tekster af Walt Whitman og Poul Borum

Confrontations
Confrontations
Erik Jørgensen

CD 8.224137 (2000)

Mesterlige værker af en pioner og enegænger fra den serielle musik

Singe die Gärten
Singe die Gärten
Per Nørgård

CD 8.224115 (1999)

Fascinating, seductive music with the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Ars Nova

Luna; Symphony No. 3; Twilight
Luna; Symphony No. 3; Twilight
Per Nørgård

CD 8.224041 (1996)

Gilgamesh; Voyage Into the Golden Screen
Gilgamesh; Voyage Into the Golden Screen
Per Nørgård

DCCD 9001 (1992)


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