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Denise Burt: Seeing New Music

Gramophone

"Burt’s journey shows familiarity breeds not contempt but informed enjoyment, which she recycles to spread the message further afield in the best way she can, through her art. Seeing New Music is beautifully produced and I have found it a delight to read – and to return to."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

5/5 Stars
Enjoy the Music

"Nielsen’s symphonies require a great orchestra, superb engineering, and a deeply sympathetic conductor who both understands and loves the music. Here we have all three. The New York Philharmonic is a virtuoso ensemble that can handle the composer’s sometime impossible demands with grace and power. Dacapo’s recording team has given us the most spacious, detailed, and transparent sound these works have ever received. [...] Those who know this music will be startled by how much expressive detail they hear, especially at the big climaxes, where even the best recordings often come up short."

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Friedrich Kuhlau: Klaverkvartetter 1 & 2

MusicWeb International

"What we have here are two pieces of very high quality music with melody and energy. The recordings are spacious and detailed with the piano placed behind the strings and with the ambience of the acoustically excellent, and rather beautiful, DKDM Concert Hall subtly present."

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Energisch und Straff

4/4 Stars
Super Audio CT

"Es ist dem Dirigenten offenkundig daran gelegen, das überschäumende Temperament der Musik sowie deren harmonisch zukunftsweisende Qualitäten in den Vordergrund zu stellen."

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Rued Langgaard: Strygekvartetter Vol. 3

MusicWeb International

"The Nightingale Quartet are in fine form once more, and bring all the freshness of new discovery – which many of these works must have been for them – to their splendid performances."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

"Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic carry the day, with carefully impassioned readings of both symphonies that are surely to my mind definitive. It is a moving disk, something a Nielsenite will cherish and a newcomer will get the best possible way into the works. This is by all means a triumph!"

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

4/5 Stars
Audiophile Audition

"Intensely layered, the music achieves a weird density that dissolves into a waltz worthy of the Danse macabre."

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Anders Koppel: Marimba Concertos

International Record Review

"A winner of a disc, then, especially recommended to those who are not immediately engaged by the idea of four marimba concertos nose to toe – give it a bash and I’m sure you’ll be won over."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

4/4 Stars
Cinemusical

"Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic make a fabulous and powerful case for [these works] in this new release."

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Carl Nielsen: Sange for kor

4/5 Stars
Sinfini Music

"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."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

MusicWeb International

"Gilbert’s Fifth and Sixth are a clear Record of Month, a stunning artistic and administrative achievement fully realizing the high expectations at the outset of this Danish-American collaboration."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

Scene Magazine

"In his last two symphonies, composer Carl Nielsen shared his own vision of a battle between good and evil – so says conductor Alan Gilbert, whose compelling versions of Nielsen’s fifth and sixth symphonies are the subject of this recent release."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

ClassicalCDReview.com

"Astounding orchestral virtuosity is heard throughout [...] the engineers have done a remarkable job in achieving a big, bright and solid orchestral sound."

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Et frisk kuld fra rugekassen

4/6 Hjerter
Politiken

"Det nye danske ensemble gør guldaldermusikken mange tjenester. Pianisten trækker et stort læs uden at virke for hårdt spændt for. Strygerne strutter af positiv energi og opmærksomhed i indspilninger. [...] Det er god musik, og Copenhagen Piano Quartet får den til at leve med en fin friskhed."

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Herlig kammermusik af Kuhlau

5/6 Stars
Kristeligt Dagblad

"Det unge ensemble Copenhagen Piano Quartet spiller med stor omhu og sikker stilfornemmelse."

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Faszination Marimba

Deutschlandfunk

"Nach diesem famosen CD-Debüt mit sämtlichen Marimbakonzerten von Anders Koppel, hochvirtuos und dabei gleichzeitig hoch musikalisch interpretiert von Marianna Bednarska, sollte man sich ihren Namen merken."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

Infodad.com

"The orchestra itself has not sounded this good since the Bernstein era: Gilbert clearly knows how to extract the maximum warmth, precision and sectional balance from an orchestra that has often been rather ragged and unruly under a variety of conductors."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

4/5 Stars
SA-CD.net

"A most recommendable conclusion to a fine Nielsen Symphony cycle."

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Carl Nielsen: Sange for kor

MusicWeb International

"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."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6

Gramophone

"In sum, this is a reliable and intermittently distinguished modern set of the Nielsen symphonies."

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