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John Frandsen: Requiem

4/5 Stars
BBC Music Magazine

"Frandsen’s substantial score (...) is by turns lavish and somber, electrifying and meditative. A worthy and affective tribute to those lives lost."

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NY Phil Nielsen Cycle Concludes on a High Note

Classics Today 10/10

"If you like your Nielsen big, bold, and gutsy, then this is the cycle you need to own... This is fantastic."

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Anders Koppel: Marimba Concertos

Gramophone

"The young Marianna Bednarska plays all four works [...] with élan and is expertly supported by the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra. Dacapo’s sound is superb. Listening to this disc is a hugely enjoyable way to spend 79 minutes."

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Langgaard: String Quartets 1 & 5

Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

"The Nightingale Quartet do a splendid job bringing out the drama and nuances of the works and in so doing go a long ways in helping you forget [Laanggaards’] out-of-time stance."

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Anders Koppel: Marimba Concertos

MusicWeb International

"Henrik Vagn Christensen directs with assurance, making clear that the orchestra is a protagonist in the dramas, as well as the Marimba which itself is in the safest of hands in these performances."

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Langgaard: String Quartets 1 & 5

Crocks Newsletter

"[The Nightingale Quartet’s] playing is not only technically accomplished, but reveals a great understanding and sensitivity for [Langgaard’s] music. It’s easy to understand why they won Gramophone Magazine’s 2014 “Young Artist of the Year Award” for these stunning interpretations of works by one of Denmark’s most autonomous composers."

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Carl Nielsen: Sange for kor

Berlingske - ÅRETS BEDSTE 2014

"Arrangementerne er meget velformede og modsat af overlæssede. Så svært – og dog så enkelt."

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Per Nørgård: Symfonier 1 & 8

Berlingske - ÅRETS BEDSTE 2014

"Nordisk naturlyrik og mild modernisme i skøn forening. Verdensorkestret er verdensmester i dansk musik."

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Rued Langgaard Strygekvartetter Vol. 3

Berlingske - ÅRETS BEDSTE 2014

"Til den kræsne kvartetelsker. Verden har allerede rost de to første album til skyerne og vil gøre det samme med treeren."

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Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Mixed Company

Berlingske - ÅRETS BEDSTE 2014

"Elskere af ubesværet musik kan uden videre lukke øjnene og lade sig suge ind i hans stemninger af lykkelige solnedgange og fjerne pigestemmer."

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Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 1 og 4

Berlingske – ÅRETS BEDSTE 2014

"Den runde lyd og internationale atmosfære klæder nu også musikken godt."

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Wood Works: The Danish String Quartet

New York Times

“The superb Danish String Quartet plays its own engaging arrangements of Nordic folk tunes.”

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Wood Works: The Danish String Quartet

Gramophone – HOLIDAY CRITICS’ CHOICE

“In the talented hands of the Danish String Quartet these ‘Wood Works’ […] are buffed and polished to a glossy concert-hall sheen.“

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Fresh and daring Nielsen

5/5 Stars
Orchestral Choice BBC Music Magazine

"Gilbert interprets flexibly and sympathetically, and is again rewarded by wholehearted playing."

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Anders Koppel: Marimba Concertos

4/6 Stars
Fyns Amts Avis

"Skæg musik, spillet med begejstret entusiasme af den unge supermusikalske polak - smukt ledsaget af Aalborg Symfoniorkester."

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Friedrich Kuhlau: Violinsonater vol. 1

MusicWeb International

"The performances are stylish and deft, and appropriately modest where need be. They’ve been well recorded."

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Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4

MusicWeb International

"There’s a good deal to admire in these performances and Dacapo’s superbly defined SACD sound is most impressive."

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Langgaard: String Quartets 1 & 5

Gramophone

"Their Langgaard cycle is bringing this maverick composer the kind of broader recognition he always deserved, and their playing on this final volume lives up to the sky-high standards they have led us to expect."

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Anders Koppel: Marimba Concertos

The Classical Reviewer

"Both Marianna Bednarska (marimba) and the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen deserve the upmost praise for these fine performances. They receive an excellent recording from Symfonien, Aalborg, Denmark and there are detailed booklet notes."

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Langgaard: String Quartets 1 & 5

Infodad

"The Nightingale String Quartet handles these very different pieces with skill and understanding, allowing the thorny elements their difficulties and the expressive ones their beauties, thus showing how extreme the mood swings tend to be in all Langgaard’s music."

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