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Hakon Børresen

Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Rebecca Hirsch, violin
Owain Arwel Hughes, conductor

Hakon Børresen, composer

Hakon Børresen lived as a free, creative artist and was very active in Danish musical life. He wrote three symphonies, a number of small orchestral works, chamber music, an a couple of operas of which Den kongelige Gæst (The Royal Guest) - a Danish counterpart to Richard Strauss' conversation operas - became one of the most frequently performed Danish operas.

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Violin Concerto in G major op. 11 (1904)

I Introduction - Allegro moderato

14:24 Play $2.80

II Adagio

9:37 Play $2.10

III Molto vivace

8:32 Play $2.10
Symphony no. 1 in C minor (1901)

I Lento - Allegro moderato

10:19 Play $2.80

II Allegretto sostenuto

8:55 Play $2.10

III Allegro molto e scherzando

7:59 Play $2.10

IV Adagio lamentabile

11:59 Play $2.80
Total playing time  72 minutes

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Recorded at Symfonien, Aalborg, on 19-22 August 1996

Recording producer: Henrik Sleiborg
Sound engineer: Niels Larsen
Editing engineers: Peter Bo Nielsen, Jan Oldrup and Henrik Sleiborg

Publishers: Edition Wilhelm Hansen (Violin Concerto) and Edition Samfundet

Cover picture: Carl Locher: "Skagen Sønderstrand, November after Sunset" (1905) Courtesy by Skagens Museum

dacapo acknowledges, with gratitude, the financial support of Komponist Hakon Børresen og hustru Nanna Børresen, født Berg's legat

This CD has been recorded in cooperation with Danmarks Radio

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224059

Barcode: 0730099975926

Release month: August 1997

Period: Late Romantic


"Børrensen's unassuming music is worth hearing. Sympathetic performaces" (Tower Classical News)

"Fullblooded Romantic music, with all the exquisite freshness and enthusiasm" (The Strad)

"Owain Arwel Hughes and the Aalborg Synphony Orchestra make out a very persuasive case for all four works in enthusiastic, accomplised performances, with Rebecca Hirsch a most sensitive and adroit soloist in the concerto" (Gramophone)

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