C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works

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C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works



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27th Feb 2012




66 minutes


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C.F.E. Horneman: Orchestral Works

Horneman, C F E:


The Contest with the Muses: Suite

Ouverture Héroique

Kalanus: Suite



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The composer C.F.E. Horneman was acclaimed by his famous fellow-countryman Carl Nielsen as “the bright flame and lambent fire of Danish music”.

This new SACD recording featuring the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Johannes Gustavsson presents a collection of Horneman’s magnificent orchestral works, all of which have a background in mythological and historical dramas: the Ouverture Héroique of his youth and the three major mature works: Kalanus, Thamyris and the Gurre Suite.

Johannes Gustavsson is one of Sweden’s leading young conductors. He is a versatile artist and conducts both symphonic and operatic repertoire at a high level with a number of leading Scandinavian orchestras and opera companies.

Christian Frederik Emil Horneman: Gurre Suite

I. Ouverture (Overture): Allegro non troppo

II. Forspeil til 2 Akt. Volmer og Tove (Prelude to Act 2: Volmer and Tove): Allegretto

III. Forspil til 4 Akt. Toves Ligfaerd (Prelude to Act 4: Tove´s Funeral Precession): Largo

IV. Forspil til 5 Akt. I Skoven ved Gurre (Prelude to Act 5: In the Woods near Gurre): Allegro nonn troppo

Christian Frederik Emil Horneman: Kampen med Muserne (The Fight against the Muses)

I. Soloppgang (Sunrise): Andantino - Tranquillo quasi ad libitum

II. Muse-Kor (Chorus of the Muses)

III. Satyrdans (Dance of the Satyrs): Andantino

IV. Bakkantisk dans (Bacchanale): Allegro con brio

Christian Frederik Emil Horneman: Ouverture Heroique

Ouverture Heroique

Christian Frederik Emil Horneman: Kalanus

I. Introduction and Prayer: Andante sostenuto - Andante

II. Festive and the Sentencing of Kalanus: Allegri vivace - Andantino

III. Alexander: Allegro con fuoco

IV. Kalanus i Feberdromme (Kalanus's Feverish Dreams)

V. Introduction to Act V (Death of Kalanus): Molto maestoso

BBC Music Magazine

June 2012


“well worth reviving”

MusicWeb International

June 2012

“This is a marvellously performed and recorded release which is full of rich discovery...Gustavsson brings out the best of the very fine Danish National Symphony Orchestra, but one also senses that these musicians are also responding with every ounce of their abilities to the music of their forgotten countryman.”

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