Happy New Year from Dacapo
At the beginning of the new year, it is time to look back at the past year and forward to the year that lies ahead.
The year 2018 was a particularly exciting one for Dacapo, with major international projects and productions of both new and early Danish music.
In Konzerthaus Wien, the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Sakari Oramo, performed and recorded works by Rued Langgaard and Jacob Gade. The release has commanded considerable international attention and it has already been awarded an Editor’s Choice in the British periodical Gramophone.
In September, we celebrated Bent Sørensen’s 60th birthday with The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra (Det norske Kammerorkester) and the Ultima Festival in Oslo, with a concert and recording that featured the star soloists Leif Ove Andsnes and Tine Thing Helseth.
The year also saw recordings by Aarhus Symphony Orchestra of Poul Ruders, Svend Erik Tarp and Knudåge Riisager – the last-listed to be released next week – and a new, exciting cooperation with the Danish National Girls' Choir (DR Pigekoret), resulting in the CD Din Danske Sang (Your Danish Song) and the LP Sommerfugledalen (Valley of the Butterflies). This cooperation of issuing Danish songs is to continue in 2019!
This was also the year when Dacapo passed the 10 million annual streams mark, and when Danish music accessed a record number of people interested in music worldwide, thanks to our continued collaboration with Naxos.
Dacapo would like to thanks the funds and foundations that have provided invaluable support in 2018: Statens Kunstfond, Augustinus Fonden, 15. juni Fonden, Weyse Fonden, Solistforeningen af 1921, Musikforlæggerne, Oticon Fonden, Konsul Georg Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond, Det Obelske Familiefond, Beckett-Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Birger Christensens Fond, Magister Jürgen Balzers Fond, Langgaard Fonden, KODA Musik and Bestles Fond.
In 2019, we are looking forward to focusing in particular on musical drama, with recordings of two major operas: Bo Holten’s Schlagt Sie Tot from the Malmö Opera, in cooperation with Sveriges Radio, and Peter Heise’s Drot og Marsk from The Danish Royal Theatre, in cooperation with DR.
In addition, the year will feature a number of orchestral releases, with both Odense Symphony Orchestra and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the celebration of Niels Viggo Bentzon’s centenary with a new recording by Per Salo, the first issue of the recording of Vagn Holmboe by the Nightingale String Quartet – and much more besides.
Happy New Year!