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01/12/2010

The Critics' Favourites of 2010

 

1

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres

SACD 6.220535

"Superbly played and recorded disc ... Highly recommended."
Gramophone

"Stunningly ambitious and well-executed...Amazing."
BBC Music Magazine


"A truly awesome event"
10/10 - CD OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2010
Classics Today

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2


Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas

SACD 6.220534


"Paul Hillier and his Theatre of Voices breathe new life into this stimulating but neglected 17th-century repertoire... Highly recommended."
The Observer


"Hillier produces some thoroughly invigorating and totally absorbing accounts."
International Record Review

 

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3


N.O. Raasted: Solo Violin Sonatas

SACD 6.220563

 

"Søe Hansens syngende tone rummer en ekspressiv klang, der afslører en dyb kærlighed til disse værker."
Kristeligt Dagblad


"Søe Hansens spil er suverænt i alle aspekter"
Klassisk

 

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4


Carl Nielsen: Cantatas

CD 8.226079

 

P2 Prisen 2010 - Årets Vokaludgivelse

"All four works on this disc receive first-rate performances. Conductor Bo Holten commands his various and many forces with surety and enthusiasm. The choral singing is world-class."
Opera News

 

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5


Bo Holten: The Visit of the Royal Physician

DVD 2.110408

 

"The performances are admirable, without exception." DISC OF THE MONTH September 2010
Opera Magazine


"A compelling and emotionally gripping opera in the finest tradition of the genre."
Records International

 

 

 

 

 

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6


Vagn Holmboe: The Complete String Quatets

CD 8.207001 (7-CD Box set)

 

"En i sanning rik samling kammarmusik för den sparsmakade, utsökt framförd av Kontrakvartetten."
Svenska Dagbladet

"With this box set, now alluringly priced, documented and packaged, comes a chance to discover Holmboe's quartets in performances of great accomplishment and dedication."
Musicweb International

 

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7


Knudåge Riisage: Orchesral Works

SACD 6.220584


"One of the loveliest ballet selections I've had the pleasure to hear. And the orchestra plays with great savoir faire."
Audiophile Audition


"Dansk orkesterkonst... Underbara bekantskaper!" OPUS

 

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8


Heise, Lange-Müller & Weyse: Love Songs

CD 8.226141

 

"Mathias Hedegaard makes the most of these songs and the recording is out of Dacapo's top drawer."
MusicWeb International


"En noget nær perfekt CD."
Kristeligt Dagblad

 

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9


Poul Ruders: Four Dances

CD 8.226028

 

"This is a bracing, sensuous ear-opener."
The Guardian

"I have been listening to this constantly for over a month...The playing is spectacular"
American Record Guide

 

 

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10


Heinrich Schütz:
Weihnachtshistorie; Auferstehungshistorie

CD 8.2226058

GRAMOPHONE AWARD NOMINEE 2010
"This is not to be missed."
Gramophone

 

"Vocally first-rate, this is a disc on which solemnity and vitality coalesce."
The Daily Telegraph

 

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