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1/18/2017 'Ib Nørholm renewed the classical tradition in post-war Denmark'

Ib Nørholm stands as the renewer of the classical tradition in post-war Danish music. Next week, his opera 'The Garden Wall' (1976) will be performed in Copenhagen – Jens Brincker's liner notes for the CD 'Tavole per Orfeo' from 2012 give an introduction to the great Danish composer. Read more

1/3/2017 'Sørensen is a modernist who speaks of the here-and-now'

On the album Mignon Bent Sørensen proves himself as a very much modern voice, embracing both the here-and-now and a lurking nostalgia. Andrew Mellor provides the liner notes for the new release. Read more

12/14/2016 'Else Marie Pade's impact cannot be overestimated'

On the album ’EMP RMX 333’ 11 electronic artists remix Else Marie Pade – a great way to celebrate the Danish pioneer of electronic music, the initiator of the CD, Henrik Marstal, says. Read more

12/7/2016 Grammy nomination for Dacapo

The New York Philharmonic's Christopher Rouse CD has been nominated for a Grammy. Read more

11/24/2016 Spanish praise for Beethoven box set

El País, the biggest newspaper in Spain, says Frühbeck de Burgos' Beethoven interpration "will always live on in the memory". Read more

11/1/2016 Listen: New official anthem for the Nordic countries

‘The Nordic Hymn’ is premiered at the Nordic Council Prize Awards tonight and will be the official anthem at cultural events in the Nordic countries. Listen to it now. Read more

10/27/2016 Exclusive Frühbeck de Burgos tribute on DVD and Blu-ray

New, exclusive box set release presents the greatest moments of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra with its late Principal Conductor Rafael Früh­beck de Burgos. Read more

10/6/2016 Blomstedt DVD receives American Bruckner commendation

Dacapo DVD release with Herbert Blomstedt conducting the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner's and Schubert's symphonies No. 7 has been awarded 'Video of the Year' by Bruckner Society of America. Read more

10/4/2016 Lars Møller and “ReWrite of Spring” nominated for DMA Jazz 2016

Lars Møller and ReWrite of Spring are nominated for Danish Music Award Jazz 2016 in the categories ‘Best Danish Jazz Composer of the Year’ and ‘Best Danish Jazz Release of the Year’. Read more

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
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Recent Reviews

Odna Zhizn · Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms


"An immensely rewarding album"

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"These works are not meant to be relaxed to, with a snifter of brandy by your side as you sit easy in front of a roaring fire"

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Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company

"What is heard is some exceptionally wonderful music"

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Rondo Classic

"Powerfully empathetic playing by Lapland Chamber Orchestra"

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5/6 Stars

"Welcome to the dreamworld of Bent Sørensen"

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

4/5 Stars

"The music of Agerfeldt Olesen moves between passages of exploding atonality and others dominated by a sort of stylization of Straussian roots that function as a parodical allusion to Wilde's decadentism"

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The Organ Works

5/6 Stars
Fyns Amts Avis

"Highly recommended"

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4/6 Stars
Fyns Amts Avis

"A composer of his time, and also a wholehearted neo-romantic. That is Bent Sørensen."

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More French Pieces

American Record Guide

"The clarity and attention-getting accents, particularly in Staerk’s piano-playing, make this a rather individual and satisfying reading. Thomsen’s playing is also a plus, and the recording contributes to the effect"

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Decet & String Quartet

American Record Guide

'The performances and recording do full justice to a composer that on the evidence of these works deserves a firmer place in the repertoire'

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