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The Danish Horn Trio  

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The Danish Horn Trio has played a wealth of concerts since the three musicians found one another in 1997. It is an unusual combination of instruments – violin, French horn and piano – that sounds quite fantastic and excellently unites tones from three widely different worlds of sound. The most famous piece for such an ensemble was composed by Johannes Brahms, and this work has later inspired many composers such as Geörgy Ligeti, Hans Abrahamsen and Poul Ruders to write for the same grouping: works which the Danish Horn Trio of course has in its repertoire. The Danish Horn Trio is usually asked to play the two famous trios by Ligeti and Brahms, but one of the goals of the ensemble is to open more people’s ears to this special sound-universe, and this has generated several commissions over the years. A critically highly acclaimed CD which appeared in 2001 on the English Chandos label featured both Brahms’ and Ligeti’s horn trios. recording was chosen as CD of the Month in BBC Music Magazine in the period just after its release. The Trio are frequent guests at Danish and international music festivals.recording was chosen as CD of the Month in BBC Music Magazine in the period just after its release. The Trio are frequent guests at Danish and international music festivals.

Live Dates

21/11/2011   American Record Guide

Distant Still - Trios for violin, horn and piano
"These Danish composers from three generations seem intent on forging their own paths ... this is a fascinating and powerful piece."
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01/10/2011   Gramophone

Ruders, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Eichberg: Distant Still - Trios for violin, horn and piano
"Taken together, they offer a fascinating cross-section of the diversity of temperament among Danish composers ... a disc that is as finely recorded as it is played."
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21/06/2011   Fyens Stiftstidende

Distant Still - Trioer for violin, horn og klaver
4/6 Stars

"De tre musikere har spillet sammen siden slut-90' erne, og viser til fulde, at instrumentsammensætningen er udfordrende og lytteværdig."
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08/06/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

Distant Still - Trios for violin, horn and piano
4/6 Stars

"De tre musikere spiller hele vejen igennem med en omhyggelig sans for detaljerne."
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Photo: Agnete Schlichtkrull

Discography

Distant Still - Trios for violin, horn and piano
Distant Still - Trios for violin, horn and piano
Ruders, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Eichberg

CD 8.226549 (2011)

Contemporary works written for The Danish Horn Trio by Poul Ruders, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and Søren Nils Eichberg


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