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Singe die Gärten

Per Nørgård

Singe die Gärten

Ars Nova Copenhagen, Danish Chamber Players, Tamás Vetö

★★★★★ “Totally committed. Exemplary intonation” BBC Music Magazine

Per Nørgård is one of the most significant Danish composers after Carl Nielsen and Vagn Holmboe. With his original works, his teaching and his theoretical innovations, Nørgård has been the most striking musical Nordic personality for more than thirty years. He has written works of all sizes, from operas to simple choral songs. Since the ensemble Vocal Group Ars Nova was founded in 1979 it has co-operated closely with Nørgård on first performances and recordings of many of his choral works, and the present CD features new fruits of this collaboration between the composer and the ensemble.

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Ars Nova Copenhagen
“A disc that all enterprising choirs and listeners should investigate”
“Throughout runs a fascination with beauty of sound. The performances are totally committed with clear diction in four languages, and exemplary intonation”
Martin Cotton, BBC Music Magazine
“Seductively beautiful performances”
Jan Jacoby, Politiken
“The music, particularly when performed as well as it is here, is quite ravishly beautiful”
Choir and Organ
»Overdådigt. Man får faktisk lyst til at udbryde et Halleluja!«
Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Berlingske
Total runtime: 
69 min.
Release date: 
April 1999
Cat. No.: 
Jewel Case
Track count: 


Recorded at Mantzius Gården (Birkerød, Denmark) in September and October 1998

Recording producer: Michael Petersen
Sound engineer: Preben Iwan
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen A/S

Cover picture: Helle Rahbæk: Whisper IV (1993)

Dacapo acknowledges, with gratitude, the financial support by Augustinus Fonden, KODA’s Collective Blank Tape Remuneration and Danish Musicians’ Union.