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7/3/2016 Nørgård symphonies in Classical Specialist Chart

Vores to nye CD'er med symfonier af Per Nørgård ligger for anden uge i træk på Englands liste over bedst sælgende klassiske albums Read more

6/29/2016 DR and Dacapo present new classical app album

Dacapo og DR præsenterer i fællesskab et nyt app-album med fransk cellomusik indspillet af Henrik Dam Thomsen og Ulrich Stærk Read more

6/24/2016 Kronos Quartet and Theatre of Voices honour Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

The Kronos Quartet have changed their European tour plans to give a special memorial and CD release concert at the Copenhagen Opera on 9 July, together with Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier. Read more

6/13/2016 Prisbelønnet dansk opera udkommer på DVD

Den Jyske Operas opsætning af Thomas Agerfeldt Olesens opera ”The Picture of Dorian Gray” er klar til udgivelse på DVD fredag 24. juni. Read more

6/8/2016 Two new releases with Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen

Ved KLANG Festivalens afslutningskoncert fredag 17. juni præsenterer Athelas Sinfonietta to nye CD-udgivelser med musik af Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen og Ole Buck Read more

6/2/2016 Danish late-Romantic gems premiered on new CD

Randers Kammerorkester præsenterer ny CD og nodeudgivelse med musik af senromantikeren Gustav Helsted på Den Sorte Diamant i København Read more

5/12/2016 Praise for Nørgård

Gramophone Editor's Choice and four stars in the Guardian for our new Nørgård albums with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and John Storgårds! Read more

4/29/2016 Surreal song suite release at SPOR Festival

Niels Rønsholdts song cycle "Me Quitte" will be released on Saturday 14 May during the SPOR Festival in Århus. Read more

4/28/2016 Carl Prize and video

Se portrætvideoen om Per Nørgård, som netop har modtaget Musikforlæggernes Ærespris - medvirkende bl.a. Safri Duo og Michael Schønwandt Read more

4/15/2016 New video: The find of Klenau's 9th symphony

View the incredible story about the find of Paul von Klenau's grandiose 9th symphony from 1945 Read more

4/1/2016 Prizewinner on new DVD

DR SymfoniOrkestret præsenterer en ny koncert-DVD med årets Sonning-modtager Herbert Blomstedt Read more

3/8/2016 Vidtfavnende komponist fylder 60

I anledning af John Frandsens 60 års fødselsdag udkommer en stor samling af hans solosange på CD, indsunget af bl.a. komponistens søn Morten Grove Frandsen Read more

2/5/2016 Per Nørgård awarded Germany's leading music prize

Danish composer Per Nørgård has been awarded the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in recognition of his lifelong contribution to music. Dacapo Records will release the composer's symphonies 2, 4, 5 and 6 with the Oslo Philharmonic and John Storgårds. Read more

1/19/2016 New video: Snowbells by Bent Sørensen

View our video trailer from the recording session of Bent Sørensen's "Sneklokker" with Paul Hillier and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble. Read more

11/27/2015 The Danish Piano Trio presents debut album in Carnegie Hall

The Danish Piano Trio brings new album of native Romantic repertoire to US debut recital Read more

11/25/2015 Lars Møller modtager H.C. Lumbye-prisen

Komponisten, dirigenten og saxofonisten Lars Møller er netop blevet tildelt H.C. Lumbye/Agerby legatet for bl.a. sin jazzsuite ”ReWrite of Spring”, som Dacapo udgav på CD i september. Read more

9/18/2015 Vienna Philharmonic and Per Nørgård honoured in London

"Nørgård har beriget vores liv med sin kunst", sagde Wiener Filharmonikernes leder ved dette års Gramophone Awards ceremoni i London Read more

9/16/2015 Trio Ismena present debut album

Trio Ismenas debut-CD udkommer mandag 21. september, og fejres med koncert og reception i Literaturhaus på Nørrebro. Read more

8/27/2015 Nørgård symphonies win Gramophone Award

The Vienna Philharmonic's recording of Per Nørgård symphonies win this year's Gramophone Award for Best Contemporary Recording Read more

8/21/2015 BBC Choice for Maskarade

BBC Music Magazine har udvalgt Maskarade som månedens operaindspilning med udmærkelsen "Choice" Read more
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Recent Reviews

The Green Groves


[..] "Throughout the recording, its members sound, collectively, as if they have acute awareness of all the music’s implications."

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Works for Wind Quintet

Classical Source

[..] "The performances by Ensemble MidtVest could scarcely be improved on for clarity of ensemble.." [..]

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Sinfonietta Works

Music Web International

[..] “Buck's music is well worth running to ground. His minimalism differs from that of the major American practitioners but its shimmer and glow should quickly win it new friends, even if there is some pepper in the mix.”

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Works for Wind Quintet

MusicWeb International

[..] "the best movement is the famous Träumerei where the oboe is omitted altogether and the clarinet leads the others. It is really quite beautiful and here one hardly misses the piano. Ensemble MidtVest performs well, as they also do in the original works. [..] this disc is valuable for providing excellent accounts of Abrahamsen’s wind quintets - all 18 minutes of them - and it gives the listener a taste of the composer’s ability as an arranger." [..]

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Buxtehude and his Circle


[..] "there are few artists as well equipped to perform this repertoire than Paul Hillier and his Theatre of Voices ensemble, here consisting of seven vocalists and eight instrumentalists. [..] The singing and playing are superb in every way: technically secure and polished, bold, confident, colorful, expressive." [..]

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Ballet Review

[..] "The many pleasures of this very Danish score (with touches of Verdi’s Falstaff) seem to come naturally to Johan Reuter as Henrik, Niels Jørgen Riis and Dénise Beck as the lovers, and Anne Margrethe Dahl and Stephen Billing as Leander’s parents." [..]

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Sounds Like You


"It’s remarkable that Sørensen’s spatial ‘concerto for orchestra, choir, actors and audience’, which calls for actors and singers planted throughout the audience of a vineyard concert hall (where everyone can see everyone else) has transferred so well to CD. Sørensen pulls off a characteristic trick here: doing new, unusual and surprising things that manage entirely to avoid gimmickry."

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Phantasmagoria - Danish Piano Trios


"Sørensen’s piano trio Phantasmagoria (2006–7) is a precursor to his triple concerto and headlines this disc (trio works by Hans Abrahamsen and Per Nørgård hardly lessen its appeal). Phantasmagoria speaks of the fading memory of Romanticism and contains some remarkable writing, most of all, perhaps, the surging repetition of single notes at provocatively differing volumes in the Misterioso e meccanico movement."

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"Sørensen doesn’t identify as a choral composer but this merging of his own work Fragments of Requiem with the Requiem of 15th-century master Ockeghem could have fooled many into thinking the opposite. Sørensen uses elements of Ockeghem and Monteverdi to underpin his own harmonically ‘smudged’ writing."

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Works for Wind Quintet


[..] "all the score’s curious mixture of bite and nostalgia is absolutely and deliciously conveyed"

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