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Vagn Holmboe

Chamber Concertos Vol. 1

Danish National Chamber Orchestra
Mikkel Futtrup
Hannu Koivula, conductor
Anne Øland
Eva Østergaard
Niels Thomsen

Vagn Holmboe, composer

The spirit of folk culture plays an important role in the music of Vagn Holmboe. As was the case with Béla Bartók, folkloristic studies have here contributed significantly to the compositional process. Holmboe is the most influential Danish composer of the generation after Carl Nielsen and his large output includes twelve symphonies, chamber concertos, and a long series of extremely fine string quartets.

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Chamber Concerto nr. 1 op. 17
For piano, strings and timpani (1939)

I Molto moderato

22:16 Play $4.90

II Molto allegro

6:53 Play $2.10
Chamber Concerto no. 2 op. 20
For flute, violin, strings and percussion (1940)

I Allegro con brio

10:00 Play $2.80

II Intermezzo I: Vivace

2:39 Play $1.40

III Intermezzo II: Adagio

4:32 Play $1.40

IV Finale: Allegro

4:49 Play $1.40
Chamber Concerto no. 3 op. 21
For clarinet and chamber orchestra (1940-42)

I Allegro non troppo

10:33 Play $2.80

II Allegro giocoso

6:10 Play $2.10
Total playing time  68 minutes

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Recorded at the Danish Radio Studio 2, on 8-12 June and 4-7 September 1996

Recording producer: Peter Willemoës
Sound engineer: Peter Bo Nielsen
Project manager: Tatjana Kandel
Publishers: Edition Wilhelm Hansen, member of KODA, Denmark (Nos. 1 and 3), Edition Samfundet (No. 2)

Cover picture: Richard Mortensen: "Komposition. Opus 14, no. 2" (1949)

This CD has been recorded in cooperation with Danmarks Radio

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224038

Barcode: 0730099973823

Release month: October 1996

Period: Early 20th Century


"The performances are all excellent" ***** (CD Classic)

"The disc adds substantially to our knowledge of a composer whose achievement comes to seem ever more indispensable" ***** (BBC Music)

"A marvouless issue" (Gramophone)

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