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Orchestral Works Vol. 3

Hakon Børresen

Orchestral Works Vol. 3

Henrik Brendstrup, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes
Hakon Børresen lived as a free, creative artist and was very active in Danish musical life. He wrote three symphonies, a number of small orchestral works, chamber music, an a couple of operas of which Den kongelige Gæst (The Royal Guest) - a Danish counterpart to Richard Strauss' conversation operas - became one of the most frequently performed Danish operas.
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Børresen is a brilliant orchestrator, and has a good ear for smashing melodies. All three works on this CD testify to this
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Prelude to The Royal Guest (1919)
1 Prelude to The Royal Guest (1919) 8:59 9,60 kr.
Music for the Ballet "At Uranienborg - Tycho Brahe's Dream" (1924)
2 No. 1. Allegro festivo 4:51 6,40 kr.
3 No. 2. Allegro 2:47 6,40 kr.
4 No. 3. Sword Dance - Allegro 4:23 6,40 kr.
5 No. 4. Scottish Dance 3:34 6,40 kr.
6 No. 5. Knights Dance 4:31 6,40 kr.
7 No. 6. Peasant's Dane 4:24 6,40 kr.
8 No. 7. Allegro festivo 2:21 6,40 kr.
9 No. 8. Peasants' Festivities - Dance no. 1: Allegro - Dance no. 2: Allegro vivace - Dance no. 3: Allegro vivace 9:31 9,60 kr.
10 No. 9. Andante - Adagio 2:46 6,40 kr.
11 No. 10. Tycho Brahes Dream - Andante con moto 2:18 6,40 kr.
12 No.11. Dance of the Stars - Allegretto 6:16 9,60 kr.
13 No. 12. Allegro molto - Adagio 10:45 12,80 kr.
Romance for Cello and Piano op. 4 (1903)
14 Romance for Cello and Piano op. 4 (1903) 7:25 9,60 kr.
Total runtime: 
75 min.
Release date: 
May 1999
Cat. No.: 
8.224105
FormatID: 
CD
CoverFormat: 
Jewel Case
Barcode: 
730099980524
Track count: 
14

Credits

Recorded at Symfonien, Aalborg, on 30 August - 3 September 1998

Recording producer: Henrik Sleiborg
Sound engineer: Niels Larsen
Editing engineers: Henrik Sleiborg and Clemens Johansen
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen A/S

Cover painting: Uranienborg, 1594"

dacapo acknowledges, with gratitude, the financial support of Komponist Hakon Børresen og hustru Nanna Børresen, født Berg's legat

This CD has been recorded in cooperation with Danmarks Radio"