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Fr. Kuhlau

Elverhøj


Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Bodil Gøbel, soprano
John H. Frandsen, conductor
Mogens Schmidt Johansen, baritone
Gurli Plesner, alto

Friedrich Kuhlau, composer

About:
The German born composer Friedrich Kuhlau is one of the main figures in early Danish Romaticism. Several of his works for the theatre, not least the music for the play Elverhøj which was composed for a royal wedding celebration, secured him a prominent position in musical life and influenced the later development of Danish music. Since its premiere in 1828 Elverhøj has been performed almost a thousand times at the Royal Danish Theatre alone.

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Music for the play "Elverhøj" (The Elf Mound) (1828)
Act One
1

Act One, Overture

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2

Act One, Melodrama

2:55 Play $1.40
3

Act One, Romance - 'Jeg gik mig i lunden'

4:38 Play $1.40
4

Act One, Romance - 'Jeg lagde mit hoved'

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5

Act One, Chorus of Farmers - 'Hurtig til lystig fest'

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Act Two
6

Act Two, Romance - 'Nu lovsalen skygger'

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7

Act Two, Romance - 'Der vanker en ridder'

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Act Three
8

Act Three, Ballad with Chorus - 'Nu lider dagen'

4:16 Play $1.40
9

Act Three, Romance - 'Dybt i havet'

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10

Act Three, Chorus of Farmers - 'Nu de lensmanden bort vil drage'

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11

Act Three, Hunter's Chorus - 'Herligt, en sommernat'

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Act Four
12

Act Four, Ballet - Agnete's Dream

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Act Five
13

Act Five, Minuet

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14

Act Five, Contredanse

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15

Act Five, Polonaise

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16

Act Five, Children's Dance

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17

Act Five, Pas de huit

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18

Act Five, Ecossaise

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19

Act Five, Garland Dance

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Act Five, Fanfares

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21

Act Five, Chorus - 'Beskærm von konge'

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Total playing time  60 minutes

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Recorded at the Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, in August 1974

Recording producer: Peter Willemoës
Engineering: Danmarks Radio

Cover picture: Interior of the Royal Danish Theatre at the premiere of "Elverhøj" on November 6, 1928. Drawing by P.C. Klæstrup, H.M. Queen Margrethe II's private library

This CD has been recorded in cooperation with the Danmarks Radio

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224053

Barcode: 0730099975322

Release Date: September 1996

Period: Romantic

Reviews

"Glorious solo singing" (BBC Music Magazine)


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