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Experience the Berliner Philharmoniker's Langgaard recording as a visual album

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Experience the Berliner Philharmoniker's Langgaard recording as a visual album

The critically acclaimed recording of Rued Langgaards Symphony No. 1 with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sakari Oramo will be released as a visual album exclusively on Apple Music on 24 March.

New release
15 March 2023

A new recording of Rued Langgaard's impressive youth work Symphony No. 1, Cliffside Pastorals was released in November 2022. With this recording the symphony returns home to the Berliner Philharmoniker, the first orchestra to perform the symphony in 1913. The world famous Berliner Philharmoniker together with Sakari Oramo contributes to Langgaard's international breakthrough, and now they add a new dimension to the listening experience.

On 24 March, the concert recording of Langgaard's Symphony No.1 with the Berliner Philharmoniker will be released as a visual album on Apple Music. The visual album can be accessed if you're subscribing to Apple Music. The concert recording will give the listener the opportunity to experience the performance of the work, almost as if they were sitting in the concert hall themselves.

Critically acclaimed recording

The recording has been praised among international and Danish critics. The critics at Politiken demonstrates the excitement and awarded the album 6 out of 6 stars and named the symphony an "indisputable masterwork". The New York Times describes the performance as an "excellent version"  and highlighted the album as one of five recommendations in December with the words: "More Langgaard is better than less".

In January 2023, the album went straight to number 10 on the British, classical top list Specialist Classical Chart, which every week presents the best selling releases in the classical repertoire, based on both physical and digital sale and streaming. 

Stream the album via this link.

New Apple Music Classical App

From 28 March, it will be possible to experience the visual album on Apple Music's new Classical App as well. The new app, which will be launched on 28 March, has been developed specifically for classical music, offering sound of the absolute highest qualit and a large composer and music catalogue with an optimized search function. The app will be a included in the Apple Music subscription and can be pre-ordered here.

Listen to symphonies by Rued Langgaard
  • Rued Langgaard

    Symfoni nr. 1, Klippepastoraler

  • Rued Langgaard, Jacob Gade

    Symphonies 2 & 6

  • Rued Langgaard

    The Symphonies