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29/11/2012

Critics' favourites of the Year 2012

 

We are delighted to present the Top 5 Dacapo releases that achieved the greatest critical acclaim in 2012:

   






 

Rued Langgaard:
String Quartets Vol. 1

SACD 6.220575

 

"This young Danish Ensemble throws itself into the music... To call the second volume 'eagerly anticipated' would be a massive understatement."
Gramophone - GRAMOPHONE CHOICE


"Simply breathtaking. I can't wait for the next release."
San Fransisco Chronicle

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Vagn Holmboe:
Chamber Symphonies

SACD 6.220621 

"Excellent performances, superb sound: you will not hear a finer disc this year."
Gramophone - GRAMOPHONE CHOICE


TOP 10 RECORDINGS of 2012 - NPR, USA

"John Storgards and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra play with an attention to detail, precision of ensemble, and clarity of texture that can only be called perfect."
10/10 - Classics Today

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Accordion Concertos

SACD 6.220592


"I enjoyed every note of it and strongly suggest that you do yourself the same favour"
International Record Review
- OUTSTANDING


"Like an aural set of Northern Lights... Weird and scintillating stuff."
La Scena Musicale

 

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Ib Nørholm: Tavole per Orfeo

CD 8.226068

 

"Both Torp and Pålsson are in their element. The recording is both intimate and admirably clear".
International Record Review


"...the composer could hardly wish for more elegant interpreters. "
Gramophone


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Sørensen/Ockeghem: Requiem

SACD 6.220571

"Shoots straight into the soul and lingers long in the mind." MusicWeb International
RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR 2012

 

"One feels the vital blood beating below the voice and the living spirits of two composers fused across five centuries."
Choir and Organ

 

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