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Works for Sinfonietta

Hans Abrahamsen

Works for Sinfonietta

Christopher van Kampen, London Sinfonietta, Elgar Howarth

★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine  “A superb disc” American Record Guide

“One of this century’s masters of instrumentation” The Daily Telegraph

Hans Abrahamsen is a pupil of Per Nørgård and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, but his particular stylistic point of departure also reflects a specific trend in Danish music - the New Simplicity\ that emerged in the mid-sixties. Simplification and methodology are key concepts in Abrahamsen's works. He is one of his generation's most outstanding composers, and his orchestral work Nacht und Trompeten was first performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1982.\\\

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London Sinfonietta. © Kevin Leighton
“This is a superb disc”
American Record Guide
Five stars
BBC Music Magazine
“On the evidence of these pieces – and it is persuasive evidence – Hans Abrahamsen is one of this century’s masters of instrumentation”
The Daily Telegraph
Total runtime: 
50 min.
Release date: 
October 1997
Cat. No.: 
Jewel Case
Track count: 


Recorded at Rosslyn Hill Chapel on 26-27 February 1997

Producer and balancing engineer: Tryggvi Tryggvason
Assistant engineer: Jamie Dunn
Editing and post-production: Emma Stocker and Marian Freeman
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen A/S

Cover picture: Per Morten Abrahamsen

Recording kindly sponsored by Sonning-Fonden, Danish Composers' Society/KODA's Funds for Social and Cultural Purposes, KODA's Collective Blank Tape Remuneration and an anonymous foundation