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Songs for choir

Carl Nielsen

“It is strange that when I write these simple melodies, it is as if I am not the composer – it is people from my childhood or the Danish people who want something through me.” Thus said Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), who was devoted to renewing the Danish song tradition and whose melodies are still at the heart of Danish community song today. On this recording, Ars Nova Copenhagen presents a selection of Nielsen’s most popular songs under conductor Michael Bojesen.

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Wood Works (CD)

The Danish String Quartet's passion for the traditional Scandinavian folk music is just as striking as the quartet's prize-winning interpretations of the classical repertoire. On this release, the four Danish strings present their favourite tunes from the Nordic folk music - including the 400 years old bridal piece from Fanoe Island, that has reached more than 50.000 on Vimeo and YouTube.

 

 

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Symphonies 1 and 4

Carl Nielsen

Ruthless but innocent – like a child playing with dynamite.” Thus wrote the Danish press at the first performance of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 1 in 1894. This acclaimed recording cycle by the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert shows Denmark’s national composer as one of the wildest and most dynamic composers of early modernism.

"The most thrilling of modern accounts" Gramophone

 

 

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Symphonies 1 & 8

Per Nørgård

With this world premiere recording, the Vienna Philharmonic offers new perspectives on the most visionary voice of Nordic music and one of the greatest symphonists of our time, Danish composer Per Nørgård (b. 1932). Conducted on this occasion by Finnish Sakari Oramo, these performances of Nørgård’s Symphonies 1 and 8 – two milestones composed with almost six decades between them – are the legendary orchestra’s first recording of new Nordic music.


"If the music of today is to have any tomorrow, Nørgård will surely be part of it" Gramophone

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String Quartets Vol. 3

Rued Langgaard

Here is third and concluding release in Dacapo's acclaimed CD series comprising Rued Langgaard's complete strings quartets. The series has just earned the Nightingale String Quartet the award 'Young Artist of the Year' at this year's Gramophone Awards. Recorded for this CD is the fifth quartet and a premiere recording of Langgaard's very first string quartet, which the composer began at the age of 21 in 1914. Like the subsequent quartets it is shot through with moving musical references to the fateful summer the year before, when the composer met the (hopeless) love of his life.

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Black Box Music

Simon Steen-Andersen

The Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen has just received the Nordic Council Music Prize for his stunning audio-visual work Black Box Music. A surprising, energetic, noisy and yet profoundly entertaining deconstruction of traditional musical drama with the classical setting of a conductor in front of an orchestraas the starting point. However, the scenery explodes in musical and choreographic energy ad absurdum, bending the conductor’s role through puppet theatre, hand choreography and eventually a musical performance involving tuning forks, finger snaps, rubber bands and the construction of a musical machine within the black box...

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Marimba Concertos

Anders Koppel

With his four concertos for marimba the Danish composer Anders Koppel (b. 1947) has played a crucial role for the development of a concert repertoire for this distinctive instrument. For this premiere recording of his four marimba concertos, the composer has personally selected a quite special soloist, the young Polish marimba player Marianna Bednarska, who is thus making her CD debut – accompanied by the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen.

 

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New video: Alliages - Niels Rosing-Schow

See composer Niels Rosing-Schow work with flutist Hélène Navasse on a solo work for his new CD "Alliages"

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From Valby via YouTube and Facebook to Warszawa

Anders Koppel’s unconventional way of finding a young soloist for a new CD recording

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New video: Marianna Bednarska plays Anders Koppel

Composer Anders Koppel and his young Polish soloist Marianna Bednarska tell the unusual story of how they found each other on the Internet!

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CD Top 5

1. Wood Works (CD)

2. 45 Symphonies
W.A. Mozart

3. Black Box Music
Simon Steen-Andersen

4. String Quartets Vol. 3
Rued Langgaard

5. Marimba Concertos
Anders Koppel

Download Top 5

1. Wood Works (CD)

2. Marimba Concertos
Anders Koppel

3. String Quartets Vol. 3
Rued Langgaard

4. Symphonies 1 and 4
Carl Nielsen

5. Symphonies 1 & 8
Per Nørgård


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