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February 2022

Niels Rosing-Schow
CD/8.226538 – A Talk of Our Time
Jeanette Balland, Manuel Esperilla, Hélène Navasse, Athelas Sinfonietta, Jean Thorel
Niels Rosing-Schow has a musical language that is completely his own, and in the three concerts and two ensemble works on this release he shows new material with a calligraphic, aerated clarity and sense of functionalism in which no note, timbre or colour is wasted.
Artwork in progress
Hans Abrahamsen
CD/6.220585 – Schnee
Lapland Chamber Orchestra, John Storgårds
Hans Abrahamsen's Schnee (2008) is a gorgeous marvel which encapsulates winter. The instrumental cycle, already a classic of the twenty-first century, comprises a set of ten canons making up an hour of ghostly, feathery music. There is no hurrying, but great depth. As Abrahamsen himself says: 'In Schnee, a single moment is stretched as far as possible. At some point, the music disappears. There is just a breath of air left'.

March 2022

Artwork in progress
Ole Schmidt
SACD/6.220702 – Brass Concertos
Jesper Busk Sørensen, Jens Bjørn-Larsen, Gabor Takörvi, Stefan Dohr, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Giordano Bellincampi
As pianist, conductor and composer, Ole Schmidt was one of the great polymaths of the Nordic musical world. His music was influenced by Bartók, Stravinsky and the French school and is underpinned by a certain Nordic clarity. It combines rhythmic energy, high concentration, elemental expressivity and deadpan humour. Schmidt's experience on the podium gave him an inside track on the working of the orchestra, and his pragmatism and refinement are evident in his larger scores, including the three momentous concertos on this album.
Artwork in progress
Friedrich Kuhlau
CD/8.226205 – Klaverværker vol. 2
Marie-Luise Bodendorff
For her second volume of Kuhlau's piano music, Marie-Luise Bodendorff takes the three previously unrecorded rondos, Op. 1-3, as her starting point, some of his most charming and distinctive music. She continues with the composer's six sonatinas, Op. 55, which remain popular with pianists today. In the Fantasy on Swedish songs, Op. 93, Bodendorff displays all the craftsmanship, elegance and kindness of Kuhlau's piano music.

April 2022

Artwork in progress
Allan Gravgaard Madsen, Anna Katrin Egilstrød
CD/8.226187 – Beinta (CD)
Anna Katrin Egilstrød, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Andreas Delfs
Artwork in progress
C.F.E. Horneman
SACD/6.200007 – Aladdin
Bror Magnus Tødenes, Dénise Beck, Johan Reuter, Stephen Milling, Henning von Schulman, Hanne Fischer, Elisabeth Jansson, Steffen Bruun, Frederikke Kampmann, Sidsel Eriksen, Danish National Concert Choir, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schønwandt
Aladdin's story, taken from the Arabian One Thousand and One Nights, has been told many times and in many different ways. This operatic version by the Danish composer, C.F.E. Horneman, dates from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century and has the lush harmonies and flowing melodies you might expect from a piece of its time. Horneman adds new lustre to the old fairy tale about Aladdin and Princess Gulnare as they escape the forces of nocturnal magic and pursue happiness.
Artwork in progress
Kasper Rofelt
/8.226714 – Dichotomy
Danish Chamber Players, Ian Ryan, Anne Marie Granau