The book series "Danske Komponister" (Danish composers) are now available in Dacapo's webshop
The book series "Danske Komponister" (Danish composers) makes an interesting reading about the history of the Danish musical life, and focuses among other things on overlooked female composers. The book series can now be purchased at Dacapo's webshop, and are available in Danish only.
The book series “Danske Komponister” (Danish composers) presents a number of composers, who in spite of their talent have remained relatively unknown for most people. The series is currently consisting of four titles, with more to come.
An overlooked female composer in a male dominated field
The newest addition to the series is a about the two female composers Hilda Sehested (1858-1936) and Nancy Dalberg (1881-1949). In spite of their unquestionable musical talent, they both had a lot of difficulties in becoming recognized in a male dominated world.
In September last year, Dalberg's three string quartets was released in a new recording by the acclaimed Nordic String Quartet. The recording was very well received in Denmark and abroad, and has recently been nominated for the P2 Music Award 2020 which will be awarded on 8 February 2020.
Rediscoveries of remarkable composers
The book series also presents another interesting woman in the Danish musical life: the electronic pioneer Else Marie Pade (1924-2016). Dacapo has released four recordings with the major works by this remarkable composer, who in 2001 experienced an unexpected rediscovery and new-found recognition around the world.
In addition, the book series also contains a portrait of Ludolf Nielsen (1876-1939), one of the last Danish romantics and composer of the large-scale symphonic poem The Tower of Babel among others, and August Enna (1859-1939), the colourful and once very popular composer mainly known for the operas Kleoptra and The little match girl.
The books are only available in Danish.