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Langgaard: Music of the Spheres

Langgaard: Music of the Spheres


Langgaard, R:

Music of the Spheres, for soprano, chorus, orchestra and distant orchestra, BVN 128

Endens Tid (The End of Time), BVN 243

Fra Dybet (From the Deep), BVN 414


Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano), Hetna Regitze Bruun (mezzo-soprano), Johan Reuter (baritone) & Peter Lodahl (tenor)

Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Danish National Concert Choir, Thomas Dausgaard

Music of the Spheres is a symphonic work of great complexity, calling for a large orchestra, organ and choir, a supporting (distant) orchestra including a soprano voice, and a further piano on which the strings are played directly rather than via the keys.

For this new and important recording, Dausgaard couples Music of the Spheres with two later works by Langgaard - The Time of the End and From the Deep - bringing an overview to the composer’s music over a period of 35 years.

Thomas Dausgaard and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra will be performing the UK premiere of Music of the Spheres at this year’s Proms on 11th August.

“It's not great music, but it is startling for many of the effects it employs, using a huge orchestra with enormous restraint in a frieze-like construction juxtaposing mundane Romantic rhetoric with the textural and spatial ideas that attracted Ligeti's attention.” The Guardian, 5th August 2010 ***

“Langgaard worked with texture and colour, and the forms he used are static or repetitive rather than organic. Yet, for me, there’s a disquieting naivety about this piece. Thomas Dausgaard and his fine forces are undeniably ardent champions.” Sunday Times, 5th September 2010 ***

“Dausgaard draw[s] every subtlety from a score whose often hushed dynamic level does not preclude a wealth of textual and motivic detail” International Record Review, September 2010

“Amazing, sometimes banal but never dull.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2010 *****

“Dausgaard's interpretation, brought vividly to this year's Proms to much acclaim, accentuates the textural subtleties of the score in a vibrant recording that achieves amazing quietude...[From the Abyss] rounds out this superbly played and recorded disc splendidly. Highly recommended.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2010

Presto Disc of the Week

16th August 2010

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011

Choral Finalist

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Dacapo - 6220535

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Hartmann - The Key Masterpieces

Hartmann - The Key Masterpieces


Hartmann, J P E:

Hakon Karl, Op. 40 (1844)

Andantino and 8 Variations in C major

Sonata in D minor, Op. 34

Fantasia for Organ in F Minor, Op. 20

Suite for Violin and Piano in A minor, Op. 66

Liden Kirsten:Act II (beginning)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano) & Poul Elming (tenor)

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schønwandt

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 17

Vølvens Spådom, Op. 71 (1870-72)


2 CDs for price of 1

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Dacapo Perspectives - 8226103-04

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Langgaard - Symphonies Nos. 1-16

Langgaard - Symphonies Nos. 1-16


Langgaard, R:

Symphonies Nos. 1-16 (complete)

Drapa BVN 20 - Upon the Death of Grieg

Sfinx, BVN 37

Hvidbjerg-Drapa, BVN 343

Danmarks Radio, BVN 351

Res absùrda!?, BVN 354


Inger Dam-Jensen (mezzo-soprano), Johan Reuter (baritone), Lars Petersen (tenor) & Per Salo (piano)

Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Thomas Dausgaard

“The Symphonies” contains Dacapo’s recordings of all Langgaard’s 16 symphonies released by Dacapo over the last ten years.

The first three CDs in the series have been re-mastered to SACDs.

Now available at a special price – seven discs for the price of four.

“Chaotic, vigorous and vital in equal measure, Dausgaard, Danish Radio and Dacapo do the cycle proud.” Gramophone Magazine

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Dacapo - 6200001

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Langgaard - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3

Langgaard - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3


Langgaard, R:

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 2 with soprano solo is represented here in the long original version for the first time

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 3 is a regular classical-romantic piano concerto – with one choir feature.


“Superb performances from the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and first-rate SACD sound.” Gramophone Magazine

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Nørgård: The Will-o'-the-Wisps are in Town (original version), etc.

Nørgård:

The Will-o'-the-Wisps are in Town (original version)

Sørensen, B:

Den lille havfrue (The Little Mermaid)


Inger Dam-Jensen, Ylva Kihlberg (soprano), Helen Gjerris (mezzo-soprano), Gert Henning-Jensen, Bo Kristian Jensen (tenor) & Jens Albinus (recitation)

Sol Og Måne, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Choirs, Thomas Dausgaard

“…The Will-o'-the-Wisps Go to Town (2003-4) is a sizeable work in a prologue, 10 sections and epilogue for solo singers, narrator, children's and adults' choirs and orchestra… This performance, expertly directed by Thomas Dausgaard and beautifully recorded, catches all the nuances of this often delightful score. Sørensen's The Little Mermaid... presents a musical impression of the tale rather than a straight depiction. A radiant score running for almost 27 minutes, it is beautifully orchestrated and the more unified of the two works. A marvellous live performance, with Inger Dam-Jensen and Gert Henning-Jensen the exemplary soloists, splendidly recorded.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards 2006

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Dacapo - 8226046

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Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau, etc.

Enna:

The Little Match Girl

Zemlinsky:

Die Seejungfrau


Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano) & Ylva Kihlberg (soprano)

Danish National Childrens’ Choir, Danish National Choir & Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard

“…an appropriately magical and rewarding disc.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2006 ****

“Enna's style recalls the child's-eye world of Humperdinck's Hänsel and Gretel (1893), growing more Straussian and opulent for the drama's climactic stages. …this performance - virtually a monodrama for the marvellous Inger Dam-Jensen - is excellent in all respects.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2006

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Dacapo - 8226048

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