01 October 2015
Songs for choir
THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE TO… Nielsen beyond the symphonies
"Of Nielsen’s 300 popular Danish songs, few have retained a more significant place in Denmark’s national psyche than this ditty on the country’s fabled everyman. Jens the road-mender endlessly chips at rocks before dying unrecognised without a single stone to grace his own grave. The tune is easily learnt, inviting communal participation in a hymn to social justice that gets an appropriately ‘straight’ choral performance in this Dacapo collection."
07 July 2015
American Record Guide
"The warm, amiable sound of the small chamber group is aptly attuned to [Nielsen’s] music. …don’t hesitate to seek this out."
03 June 2015
"This album documents an important segment of Nielsen’s output that is unknown outside of his native country, and it makes for exceptionally pleasant listening"
01 June 2015
"Would you want to listen to 20 of these songs so plainly delivered in one sitting? In an anniversary year like this, if you’ve any interest in Nielsen, you should."
07 May 2015
"The dozen Danish members of Ars Nova Copenhagen under the direction of conductor Michael Bojesen do a more than adequate job of bringing the songs to life."
19 March 2015
"Michael Bojesen’s sensitive harmonisations, based on Nielsen’s original piano parts, are matched by his fine feeling for nuance in performance and top quality singing from Ars Nova’s dozen choristers."
01 March 2015
"Entdecken lohnt sich!"
17 February 2015
"As one would expect from Dacapo the engineering is first-rate; the choir's ideally balanced and the sound is utterly natural right across the range."
07 February 2015
"Singing with deeply fervent pride, the sound of the twelve singers of Ars Nova Copenhagen is immediately recognisable for its tone, clarity, balance and expressiveness, and they treat these simple songs as if they were some of Nielsen's greatest masterpieces."
02 February 2015
DR P2 Ugens Album
”Carl Nielsens sange er Carl Nielsen på sin absolutte hjemmebane. På Ugens Album i fremragende flerstemmige versioner med Ars Nova Copenhagen.”
14 December 2014
Berlingske - ÅRETS BEDSTE 2014
"Arrangementerne er meget velformede og modsat af overlæssede. Så svært – og dog så enkelt."