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3 Symphonies

3 Symphonies

Bella Vita, Woods and Lakes, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra


Clausen, T:

Woods and Lakes

Annisette (vocals), Thomas Clausen (keyboards)

Bo Holten

Koppel, A:

Concerto no. 1 for Saxophone and Orchestra

Jens Haack (saxophone)

Borge Wagner

Koppel, T:

Bella Vita

Frans Rasmussen


Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Thomas Clausen

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Anders Koppel: Concertos

Anders Koppel: Concertos


Koppel, A:

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra

Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra

Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra


Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Aeschbacher

Anders Koppel is to a rare degree a composer of his time. With one foot firmly planted in the classical European musical tradition and the other in world music, rock and jazz, Anders Koppel’s career as a composer can be seen as one long continuous mission to unite these cultures in a contemporary musical idiom. This has resulted in a long succession of original works, all bearing the mark of a special ability to communicate emotions and energy, powerfully and straightforwardly, between musicians and audience. In the Concertos of Anders Koppel heard on this disc, one can clearly see his love of music-making and eclectic idiom.

“[Koppel] has found his way through experimentalism and rock back to something not so far removed from his father's neo-classicism, at least if these three concertante works from the first decade of the 21st century are at all representative...By the end of the disc I did find that Koppel's compulsion to return to the tonic triad was beginning to pall...But these beautifully performed, admirably recorded works still make a more than welcome introduction” Gramophone Magazine, November 2011

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Anders Koppel - Double Concertos

Anders Koppel - Double Concertos


Koppel, A:

Concerto for violin, accordion and orchestra

Concerto for saxophone, piano and orchestra


Benjamin Koppel (saxophone), Bjarke Mogensen (accordion), Rikke Sandberg (piano) & Christina Åstrand (violin)

Danish National Symphony Orchestra / DR, John Storgårds

Besides being one of the most versatile of Danish composers, Anders Koppel is an outstanding musician in many genres. For this world première recording of his two double concertos Koppel has selected four outstanding soloists – one of them his renowned son, Benjamin Koppel – who express themselves in a wealth of well-written music with fine orchestral accompaniment. It is music that is at one and the same time entirely classical and entirely free

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Anders Koppel: Marimba Concertos

Anders Koppel: Marimba Concertos


Koppel, A:

Marimba Concerto No. 1

Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and String Orchestra

Concerto No. 3 Linzer for Marimba and Orchestra

Concerto No. 4 In Memory of Things Transient for Marimba and Orchestra

PS to a Concerto


Marianna Bednarska (marimba)

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Henrik Vagn Christensen

With his four concertos for marimba the Danish composer Anders Koppel (b. 1947) has played a crucial role for the development of a concert repertoire for this distinctive instrument. His concertos have been performed by virtuoso percussionists all over the world, but for this premiere recording the composer has personally selected a quite special soloist, the young Polish marimba player Marianna Bednarska, who is thus making her CD debut - accompanied by the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen.

Marianna Bednarska is a young Polish percussionist. She demonstrated her musical talent from her earliest years, and after graduating with merit from Henryk Mikolajczyk's percussion class at the K Szymanowski Secondary Music School in Warsaw, she is now studying under Marta Klimasara at Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart. 20-year old Marianna Bednarska is already a well-recognized percussionist. She has won 19 first prizes in national and international percussion competitions, where she scored the highest marks from juries for outstanding musicality and technique. The most important prizes were won in the marimba competitions in Paris (2009), Fermo (Italy 2008) and the Percussion Competition in Plovdiv (Bulgaria 2007), where she also received a Special Prize, and in several percussion competitions in Poland. She was a finalist in the National Eurovision Competition 'Young Musician of the Year 2009'. As a soloist, Marianna Bednarska has played concerts in many prestigious concert halls in Poland and abroad with orchestras such as Sinfonia Varsovia, the Aalborg Symphonic Orchestra, the Lviv Philharmonic and the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw. Marianna Bednarska has also received many prestigious scholarships from among others the Polish Government, the Sinfonia Varsovia Foundation and Kunststiftung Baden-Wurttemberg. In 2013 Marianna Bednarska was awarded the 'Polish-Danish Friendship Prize' for her close connection with Danish musical life, culminating in the CD recording of Anders Koppel's four marimba concertos.

“The young Marianna Bednarska plays all four works...with elan and is expertly supported by the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra. Dacapo's sound is superb. Listening to this disc is a hugely enjoyable way to spend 79 minutes.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2015

“[Marianna Bednarska] has an impeccable technique, informed by a considerable sense of poetry…her surprisingly wide range of colour and tone keeps the attention engaged throughout…a winner of a disc.” International Record Review, March 2015

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Anders Koppel: String Quartets and Mezzo-Saxophone Quintet

Anders Koppel: String Quartets and Mezzo-Saxophone Quintet


Koppel, A:

String Quartet No. 1

String Quartet No. 2

Quintet for Mezzo-Saxophone, violins, viola and cello

Première Recording

with Benjamin Koppel (mezzo-saxophone)


Sjælland String Quartet

The Danish composer Anders Koppel (b. 1947) has one foot firmly planted in the European classical music tradition, and the other in world music, rock and jazz. On this album the two worlds meet when the Sjælland String Quartet are joined by Koppel’s son, the jazz icon Benjamin Koppel to perform the quintet for mezzo-saxophone and strings, which can be heard for the first time on this CD.

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Anders Koppel - Works for Saxophone and Orchestra

Anders Koppel - Works for Saxophone and Orchestra


Koppel, A:

Concerto No. 1 for Saxophone and Orchestra

Concerto No. 2 for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

Swan Song for Alto Saxophone, Harp and Strings


Benjamin Koppel (saxophone)

Odense Symphony Orchestra, Nicolae Moldoveanu

“Dacapo's clear, vibrant recording balances the soloist and orchestra perfectly, enhancing an already enjoyable listening experience.” Classics Today (10/10

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Carion plays Koppel Wind Quintets

Carion plays Koppel Wind Quintets


Koppel, A:

Sonatine for Wind Quintet

Koppel, B:

Krazy Kat Music for Wind Quintet

Koppel, H D:

Sonatine for Wind Quintet


Carion Quintet

Herman, Anders and Benjamin Koppel are three generations of Danish composers (father, son and grandson) all writing three different kinds of contemporary wind quintet.

The music is ideally suited to the charismatic and engaging Carion Quintet who perform entirely from memory in order to communicate and engage with their audiences as much as possible.

“Other discs have conjoined fathers and sons, but I’m not sure how many have added grandsons in this way...be assured that the recordings and the performances by the (nearly) sinister-sounding ensemble Carion are excellent.” MusicWeb International, 10th July 2013

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Double Triple Koppel

Double Triple Koppel

Concertos by Anders Koppel


Koppel, A:

Concerto for recorder, saxophone and orchestra

Michala Petri (recorder)

Triple Concerto for mezzo saxophone, cello, harp and orchestra

Eugene Hye-Knudsen (cello), Tine Rehling (harp)


Benjamin Koppel (saxophone)

Odense Symfoniorkester, Henrik Vagn Christensen

The Danish composer Anders Koppel's musical collaboration with his son, the highly versatile saxophonist Benjamin Koppel, forms the background for these two concerts with a quite unique soloist configuration, now released for the first time on CD.

In the double concerto the saxophonist meets the classical recorder virtuoso Michala Petri in a fantastic interplay of tradition, improvisation and tonal diversity, while the triple concerto has the warm sound of the rare mezzo saxophone framed by the instruments cello and harp, recorded by the soloists Eugene Hye-Knudsen and Tine Rehling.

“Koppel's music is unabashedly sumptuous and tonal, with both scores full of whip-smart musical adventure and demonstrating Koppel's knack for a luscious melody.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2015

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Koppel, Nørgård, Schmidt & Lohse: Accordion Concertos

Koppel, Nørgård, Schmidt & Lohse: Accordion Concertos


Koppel, A:

Concerto Piccolo for accordion and strings

World Première Recording

Lohse, M:

In Liquid …(Concerto for accordion and orchestra)

World Première Recording

Nørgård:

Recall (Concerto for accordion and orchestra)

World Première Recording

Schmidt, O:

Symphonic Fantasy and Allegro, Op. 20 for accordion and chamber orchestra


Bjarke Mogensen (accordion)

Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Rolf Gupta

Danish Bjarke Mogensen (b. 1985) is the new star of the accordion in a country where there are already proud accordion traditions.

On this CD Bjarke is accompanied by the Danish National Chamber Orchestra conducted by Rolf Gupta in new Danish accordion concertos by Per Nørgård, Ole Schmidt, Anders Koppel and Martin Lohse – the last two written specifically for the young soloist. Watch at promotional video at http://youtu.be/_n95HwndReg

“Bjarke Mogensen is an astonishment on record. Once heard, never forgotten” The Arts Journal, New York

“The accordion tradition is flourishing in Denmark...Mogensen benefits from spirited and attentive playing by the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, enhanced by Rolf Gupta's attentive direction...the Da Capo sound securing a well-nigh ideal balance of soloist and ensemble.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2012

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