Los Angeles Street Concerto - Michala Petri plays Koppel
Thomas Koppel's (1944-2006) career as a composer and musician was unique in the world of Danish music. It had its sensational beginning when he began composing as a child. As a teenager he was well on his way towards a dual career as composer and classical concert pianist, but abandoned this in favour of avant-garde rock music and later an idealistic career as a musician on the political left. For the last fifteen years of his life he worked again with music scored for classical ensembles, but his output was always determined by an uncompromising attitude to life and society.
This CD features three works by Koppel, written for the famous flute virtuoso Michala Petri. Besides Los Angeles Street Concerto, there are beautiful recordings of Moonchild's Dream and Nele's Dances.Thomas KoppelMoonchild's Dream, concerto for recorder and orchestra (1990-91)
1 I Largo, fluente - A tempo, fluente - 5:03 2 II L'istesso tempo ma non pesante - Con moto - Largo - 6:11 3 III Prestissimo - Liberamente - Prestissimo - 4:05 4 IV Largo - Più lento 3:33Thomas KoppelNele's Dances for recorder and archlute (1991) 5 I know you're crossing the borders somewhere 2:08 6 And I know you're remembering, you distant boy 2:47 7 And I'm still feeling you in my arms 1:42 8 In front of the castle with no doors 1:44 9 Where the living dead are dancing 1:55 10 There I dance my dance on black feet 3:31 11 And later-on, in the place that no one knows 2:10 12 I give birth to the warm fruit of our love 0:54 13 And the wild foals leave the folds 0:36 14 In a symphony of galloping hooves 1:07Thomas KoppelLos Angeles Street Concerto (1999) 15 I Aria: Lento leggiero - Pirouette - 1:59 16 II Recitativo and Duetto - Lento leggiero - 3:26 17 III Inquieto - Addio fuggitivo - 3:34 18 IV Addio ultimo - Cadenza - Requiem 4:21