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The Royal Danish Academy of Music 150 years

The Royal Danish Academy of Music 150 years

For 150 years the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen has manifested itself as one of the central institutions in Danish musical life. A succession of great names in Danish music, creators as well as performers, have worked at RDAM, and this 12-disc box set paints a unique portrait in sound of RDAM and important aspects of Danish music from the end of the 1800s until our own time.

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Piano Trio, Op. 42
1 I. Allegro animato 9:02 12,00 kr.
2 II. Allegro molto vivace 3:29 8,00 kr.
3 III. Andantino 3:14 8,00 kr.
4 IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco 6:02 12,00 kr.
Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 28
5 I. Allegro con fuoco 7:18 12,00 kr.
6 II. Andante 4:46 8,00 kr.
7 III. Allegretto 2:34 8,00 kr.
8 IV. Molto allegro e appassionata 6:42 12,00 kr.
Fantasia for organ in F minor, Op. 20
9 Fantasia for organ in F minor, Op. 20 8:12 12,00 kr.
Overture to Hakon Jarl, Op. 40
10 Overture to Hakon Jarl, Op. 40 9:16 12,00 kr.
Three Piano Pieces, Op. 59, CNW 90
11 No. 1, Impromptu: Allegro fluente 2:40 8,00 kr.
12 No. 2, Molto adagio 2:14 8,00 kr.
13 No. 3, Allegro non troppo 4:54 8,00 kr.
String Quintet in G major, CNW 59
14 I. Allegro pastorale 8:21 12,00 kr.
15 II. Adagio 7:09 12,00 kr.
16 III. Allegretto scherzando 4:30 8,00 kr.
17 Finale: Allegro molto 5:18 12,00 kr.
Preludio e Presto, Op. 52, CNW 47
18 Con fantasia – Adagio molto – Tempo primo 7:23 12,00 kr.
19 Presto – Allegretto – Tempo primo 3:31 8,00 kr.
Qarrtsiluni, Op. 36
20 Qarrtsiluni, Op. 36 8:07 12,00 kr.
Det er ganske vist (It is perfectly true), Op. 37
21 Det er ganske vist (It is perfectly true), Op. 37 9:58 12,00 kr.
Sonata for solo flute, Op. 71
22 I. Preludio: Andante rubato 3:16 8,00 kr.
23 II. Fuga: Allegro molto 2:17 8,00 kr.
24 III. Andante interrotto: Andante 4:41 8,00 kr.
25 IV. Rondo: Allegro giocoso 2:54 8,00 kr.
Chamber Concerto No. 13, Op. 67
26 I. Allegro moderato 7:30 12,00 kr.
27 II. Andante tranquillo 6:12 12,00 kr.
28 III. Finale: Allegro 7:11 12,00 kr.
Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 45
29 I. Allegro 11:06 16,00 kr.
30 II. Andante 9:35 12,00 kr.
31 III. Rondo: Molto allegro 7:20 12,00 kr.
Chamber Concerto for 11 instruments, Op. 52
32 I. Allegro moderato 4:34 8,00 kr.
33 II. Adagio 7:23 12,00 kr.
34 III. Allegro 4:36 8,00 kr.
Toccata, Op. 10
35 Toccata, Op. 10 7:20 12,00 kr.
Ternio, Op. 53b
36 I. Allegramente 3:12 8,00 kr.
37 II. Tempo di passacaglia 3:26 8,00 kr.
38 III. Allegro giocoso 5:12 12,00 kr.
Divertimento II
39 I. Caleidoscopio 5:44 12,00 kr.
40 II. Ricercare 6:34 12,00 kr.
41 III. Rondino 3:00 8,00 kr.
42 IV. Finale 3:03 8,00 kr.
At spille i skoven (Music-making in the forest)
43 I. Giocosa – Tempo agitato 5:25 12,00 kr.
44 II. Andantino pastorale 5:53 12,00 kr.
45 III. Vivo 3:48 8,00 kr.
Quartetto per archi, Op. 28
46 I. Andante con alcuna licenza – Allegro con fuoco 7:31 12,00 kr.
47 II. Mesto – Vivo 5:07 12,00 kr.
48 III. Grave 3:03 8,00 kr.
MacMoon Songs III, Op. 154
49 I. MacMoon has got a percussion mania 5:21 12,00 kr.
50 II. My wings are burning 3:03 8,00 kr.
51 III. MacMoon has a friend in Ghana 5:16 12,00 kr.
Sonata determinata
52 I. Allegro determinato 4:34 8,00 kr.
53 II. Andante 6:12 12,00 kr.
54 III. Vivo scherzando 2:50 8,00 kr.
55 IV. Allegro ma non troppo 5:43 12,00 kr.
Concerto for piano and orchestra
56 I. Allegro volante e nervosa 1:50 8,00 kr.
57 II. Adagio innocente e semplice 7:11 12,00 kr.
58 III. Tempo di grande gioia 2:13 8,00 kr.
59 IV. Fluente ma tranquillo 3:47 8,00 kr.
C'est la mer mêlée au soleil
60 C'est la mer mêlée au soleil 12:45 16,00 kr.
I giardini dietro la città
61 I giardini dietro la città 12:22 16,00 kr.
Phantasmagoria for piano trio
62 I. Molto energico 5:55 12,00 kr.
63 II. Misterioso e dolce 1:43 8,00 kr.
64 III. Dolcissimo 3:21 8,00 kr.
65 IV. Misterioso e meccanico 3:31 8,00 kr.
66 V. Dolcissimo 2:29 8,00 kr.
Songs from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn'
67 Rheinlegendchen 2:57 8,00 kr.
68 Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen 5:47 12,00 kr.
69 Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt 3:56 8,00 kr.
from The Creation, Pt. II
70 Recitative Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde hervor lebende Geschöpfe 0:30 8,00 kr.
71 Recitative Gleich öffnet sich der Erde Schoss 3:08 8,00 kr.
72 Aria Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel 3:40 8,00 kr.
from Saul & David, CNW 1
73 Act 1: Jeg kommer fra Bethlehems dale (I come from Bethlehem’s valleys) 4:48 8,00 kr.
from Lucia di Lammermoor
74 Act III: Tu che a Dio spiegasti l’ali 4:32 8,00 kr.
Entwicklungen
75 Kindheit 4:56 8,00 kr.
76 Die Genesende 3:44 8,00 kr.
Flyv Fugl, flyv (Fly bird, fly)
77 Flyv Fugl, flyv (Fly bird, fly) 1:33 8,00 kr.
from Ungdom og Galskab (Youth and folly)
78 Act 1, Romance: Jeg er endnu i livets vår (I am still in the springtime of life) 1:39 8,00 kr.
Commotio, Op. 58, CNW 99
79 Commotio, Op. 58, CNW 99 23:27 24,00 kr.
Cadences et tremblements à Notre-Dame
80 Cadences et tremblements à Notre-Dame 10:14 16,00 kr.
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
81 Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 6:28 12,00 kr.
Piano Trio in B flat major, D.898
82 I. Allegro moderato 10:54 16,00 kr.
83 II. Andante un poco mosso 7:31 12,00 kr.
84 III. Scherzo: Allegro 6:01 12,00 kr.
85 IV. Rondo: Allegro vivace 8:30 12,00 kr.
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring Sonata"
86 I. Allegro 8:59 12,00 kr.
87 II. Adagio molto espressivo 6:22 12,00 kr.
88 III. Scherzo. Allegro molto – Trio 1:14 8,00 kr.
89 IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo 6:14 12,00 kr.
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
90 I. Allegro moderato 17:16 20,00 kr.
91 II. Canzonetta. Andante 6:22 12,00 kr.
92 III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo 6:15 12,00 kr.
Cello Sonata in A major, G.4
93 I. Adagio 3:45 8,00 kr.
94 II. Allegro 4:03 8,00 kr.
Violin Concerto, Op. 15
95 Moderato con moto – Agitato – Tempo primo 9:16 12,00 kr.
96 Vivace – Animando – Largamente – Cadenza 8:23 12,00 kr.
97 Passacaglia: Andante lento (Un poco meno mosso) 14:01 16,00 kr.
Cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 99
98 I. Allegro vivace 6:09 12,00 kr.
99 II. Adagio affettuoso 6:11 12,00 kr.
100 III. Allegro passionate 5:37 12,00 kr.
101 IV. Allegro molto 4:12 8,00 kr.
from Das wohltemperierte Klavier I
102 Prelude in C sharp minor, BWV 849 2:35 8,00 kr.
103 Fugue in C sharp minor, BWV 849 4:18 8,00 kr.
Suite bergamasque
104 Prelude 3:47 8,00 kr.
105 Menuet 3:55 8,00 kr.
106 Clair de lune 4:14 8,00 kr.
107 Passepied 3:29 8,00 kr.
from 3 Romances, Op. 28
108 No. 2 Einfach (F sharp major) 3:18 8,00 kr.
from Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 62
109 No. 2 Früh-lingslied 2:22 8,00 kr.
Rondo amoroso, Op. 14, no. 7
110 Rondo amoroso, Op. 14 No. 7 3:45 8,00 kr.
Kjempeviseslåtten (Ballad of revolt), Op. 22, no. 5
111 Kjempeviseslåtten (Ballad of revolt), Op. 22 No. 5 3:37 8,00 kr.
Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19
112 I. Leicht, zart 1:11 8,00 kr.
113 II. Langsam 1:02 8,00 kr.
114 III. Sehr langsame Viertel 1:02 8,00 kr.
115 IV. Rasch, aber leicht 0:24 8,00 kr.
116 V. Etwas rasch 0:25 8,00 kr.
117 VI. Sehr langsam 0:58 8,00 kr.
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 44
118 I. Allegro. Sempre fluente e espressivo 6:16 12,00 kr.
119 II. Presto 2:07 8,00 kr.
120 III. Intermezzo. Largo 1:37 8,00 kr.
121 IV. Allegro ma non troppo 4:59 8,00 kr.
Variations on a theme by Paganini for two pianos
122 Variations on a theme by Paganini for two pianos 5:25 12,00 kr.
21 Hungarian Dances for piano four hands, WoO 1
123 No. 3 in F major: Allegretto 2:15 8,00 kr.
124 No. 4 in F minor: Poco sostenuto – Vivace 3:55 8,00 kr.
125 No. 7 in A major: Allegretto – Vivo 1:40 8,00 kr.
Sonatine
126 I. Modéré 3:57 8,00 kr.
127 II. Mouvement de menuet 2:49 8,00 kr.
128 III. Animé 3:55 8,00 kr.
Berceuse, Op. 57
129 Berceuse, Op. 57 (1843) 4:02 8,00 kr.
Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9, no. 2
130 Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2 4:21 8,00 kr.
Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
131 Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66 4:52 8,00 kr.
Glettur (Humoresques)
132 Humoresque No. 1 in E major 1:09 8,00 kr.
133 Humoresque No. 2 in D major 1:23 8,00 kr.
from Myrthen, Op. 25
134 No. 24 Du bist wie eine Blume 1:56 8,00 kr.
from Moderen (The mother), Op. 41, CNW 65
135 Tågen letter (The fog is lifting) 3:06 8,00 kr.
Serenade, Op. 26b
136 Serenade, Op. 26b 9:12 12,00 kr.
Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2
137 No. 1 Humoresque 2:34 8,00 kr.
138 No. 2 Romance 3:09 8,00 kr.
Concertino for trombone and orchestra
139 I. Allegro vivace 5:12 12,00 kr.
140 II. Più lento 3:35 8,00 kr.
141 III. Scherzo: Vivo 4:53 8,00 kr.
Concerto for trombone and orchestra
142 I. Moderato assai ma molto maestoso 4:58 8,00 kr.
143 II. Quasi una leggenda. Andante grave 5:39 12,00 kr.
144 III. Finale: Maestoso – Rondo 5:11 12,00 kr.
Divertimento in B flat major, K 270
145 I. Allegro molto 3:10 8,00 kr.
146 II. Andantino 2:16 8,00 kr.
147 III. Menuetto – Moderato 2:06 8,00 kr.
148 IV. Presto 1:59 8,00 kr.
from Oboe Concerto in F major, Op. 52
149 II. Adagio 5:51 12,00 kr.
Tattoo for One (A drill for solo clarinet)
150 Tattoo for One (A drill for solo clarinet) 6:07 12,00 kr.
Psalmodies Suite for solo guitar
151 Entrance for One 1:59 8,00 kr.
152 Cadenza for One 1:59 8,00 kr.
153 Prayer 3:00 8,00 kr.
154 Exit for One 2:44 8,00 kr.
Arcana
155 Arcana 13:29 16,00 kr.
Tanti Anni Prima
156 Tanti Anni Prima 4:32 8,00 kr.
Michelangelo 70
157 Michelangelo 70 2:35 8,00 kr.
Milonga del Angel
158 Milonga del Angel 5:29 12,00 kr.
Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, CNW 28 "The Inextinguishable"
159 I. Allegro 11:33 16,00 kr.
160 II. Poco allegretto 4:33 8,00 kr.
161 III. Poco adagio quasi andante 9:07 12,00 kr.
162 IV. Allegro 8:55 12,00 kr.
Triptykon for percussion and orchestra
163 I 10:12 16,00 kr.
164 II 10:56 16,00 kr.
165 III 11:31 16,00 kr.
Total runtime: 
870 min.
President’s foreword

by Bertel Krarup, President of the Royal Danish Academy of Music

Since 2 January 1867, and thus for 150 years now, the Royal Danish Academy of Music has offered diploma courses in music. We are celebrating this in 2017 with special concerts, conferences, master classes, festivals and other good things.

The anniversary is also being marked by the publication of a portrait mosaic about the Academy in book form and by the release of the present CD box. This veritable archive of sound features recordings of a number of central performer profiles among the Academy’s teachers over more than three quarters of a century, as well as works by significant composers with close links to the Academy ever since its foundation.

It is in the nature of things that, apart from a single recording which dates all the way back to 1898, only the performers and the sounds documented on 78s, LPs and CDs are included here. That said, it has been our ambition that the selected recordings should be suitably complete and reaso­nably well distributed over the period up until today.

On the face of it, 12 CDs may sound like a lot. But when so many years of music from one of the central institutions in Danish musical life are to be docu­mented, it is not so much. There will inevitably be some people who will miss performers and composers who have not been included. In this light, the CD box should therefore primarily be viewed as a sketch for a portrait in music of the Aca­demy. Words are also part of it, however – in the form of this ample booklet with two major articles by the lecturer Toke Lund Christiansen and the former associate pro­fes­sor at Copenhagen Univer­sity, Jens Brincker.

Toke Lund Christiansen has written an essay in which, as in a kind of memory palace, he takes us by the hand and lets us meet many of the performers (and a few of the composers) repre­sen­ted at the Academy in the period 1905-2008 in the building at H. C. Andersens Boulevard 36 and the neighbouring building added in 1972 at Niels Brocks Gade 1. It is now nine years since the Academy moved to a new, unique setting in Vilhelm Lauritzen’s former Broadcasting House on Rosen­­ørns Allé. This is of course also reflected, since ­several of the recordings were made in the Academy’s legendary Concert Hall – for example the recordings of the Aca­demy’s own symphony orchestra from 2015 and 2016, but also recordings from the time when it was the Danish Broad­casting Corporation DR’s Concert Hall.

Jens Brincker furnished the extensive article on the composers. They are described individually and placed in the wider context of musical history, which also incorporates elements from the Academy’s history.

The selection of recordings, as far as the performers are concerned, has primarily been made by Toke Lund Christiansen and Professor Tim Frederiksen, while the composers and their works were chosen primarily by Professor Niels Rosing-Schow and the undersigned. Besides responsibility for the cleaning and remastering of the material, Claus Byrith has also had an impor­tant stake in the selection, since on the basis of his legendary knowledge of existing Danish recor­dings he has regularly suggested items, several of which have been included.

I owe a great debt of thanks to all the contributors, as well as my warmest thanks to Dacapo for outstanding cooperation on the release.

Finally, cordial thanks to the Augustinus Foundation for substantial economic support. I hope that the box will serve as an attractive and varied reflection of the beautiful and captivating music that has sounded and still sounds at the anniver­sary-celebrating institution.

Release date: 
September 2017
Cat. No.: 
8.201202
FormatID: 
CD
CoverFormat: 
Box
Barcode: 
636943120217
Track count: 
215

Credits

© 2017 Dacapo Records, Copenhagen
p 2017 Dacapo Records, Copenhagen, except for the following recording material courtesy of:

p 1979 Deutsche Grammophon (Universal Music Denmark), DG 2531 34 CD 2 (8-9)
p 2001 Danacord Records, DACOCD 561 CD 3 (4-6)
p 2014 Danacord Records, DACOCD 648 CD 6 (1-3)
p 2016 CDKlassisk (Olufsen Records), CDK1158-60 CD 6 (7-8)
p 1998 Classico (Olufsen Records), CLASSCD 233 CD 8 (6-8)
p 2015 HvB Records, HVB1501 CD 9 (5-6)
p 1985 Point Records (OH Musik), PLP 5058 CD 11 (14)

Liner notes: Jens Brincker, Toke Lund Christiansen, Bertel Krarup and Claus Byrith
English translation: James Manley
Proofreader: Svend Ravnkilde

Booklet editorial: Rikke Hjortkjær and Kristian Lønsted
Graphic design: Denise Burt, elevator-design.dk

Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (the Royal Danish Academy of Music) acknowledges, with gratitude, the financial support of Augustinus Fonden, Beckett-Fonden and Solistforeningen af 1921

This release is produced in a cooperation between the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Dacapo Records

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