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10/01/2011

Two Dacapo favourites on international reviews site


On the UK based reviews site MusicWeb International, the critics recently presented their lists of personal favourites among last year's releases. Two Dacapo titles have made their way to the MusicWeb critics' favourites, namely the box set edition of Vagn Holmboe's complete string quartets and the recent release of Per Nørgård's opera The Divine Tivoli with the Stadttheater Bern and Theater Lübeck.


Editor-in-chief Rob Barnett says on the Holmboe box:

"Vagn Holmboe's twenty string quartets, written between 1949 and 1996, are masterly creations...This unique cycle by the Kontra Quartet was issued individually at full price on Da Capo during the 1980s and 1990s. It now surfaces as a most rewarding intégrale and at a favourable price. A lifetime of discovery is guaranteed."

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Critic Dan Morgan says on The Divine Tivoli: 

"Schizoid fantasies don't come weirder or more whimsical than this. A celebration of ‘outsider art', The Divine Circus dips into the double world of Swiss artist and asylum inmate Adolf Wolfli. It's a richly rewarding work, presented by a small band of singer/dancers and percussionists. Oddly life-affirming; top-notch performance and sonics."

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