Toke Lund Christiansen, Mikael Beier – Kuhlau: Six Duos opus 39 & opus 87 (KON 32333/34)

32333/34 Friedrich Kuhlau: Six duos World’s first complete recording of Kuhlau’s flute music comes to the finale with this double CD of the Grande Duos opuses 39 & 87. The series was embarked on by Denmark’s leading flautist Toke Lund Christiansen 14 years ago and encompasses 16 CD of about 20 hours of music. On the last volume Toke Lund Christiansen teamed up again with the young virtuoso Mikael Beier to crown this monumental project with perfection. 1. Grand Duo Concertante Op. 87 No. 1: Allegro (Friedrich Kunlau)1. Grand Duo Op. 39 No. 1: Allegro assai con molto fuoco (Friedrich Kunlau)2. Grand Duo Concertante Op. 87 No. 1: Andante (Friedrich … Continue reading

Euterpe Ensemble, Curt Kollavik-Jensen, Helle Kristensen, Jan Lund, Ricardo Odriozola, Otto Andersen – Nørholm: Chamber Music 4 (KON 32332)

The long and fruitful collaboration between Denmark’s leading composer Ib Nørholm and Euterpe Ensemble has culminated in this CD of seven delightful chamber music. Euterpe Ensemble with its unique instrumentation of recorder/violin/cello/guitar has been a great incentive and inspiration for the composer. 1. Ludite Op. 135: II Andantino (Ib Nørholm)2. Ludite Op. 135: I Allegro (Ib Nørholm)3. Tribute Op. 138 (Ib Nørholm)4. The Shadow Of Medusa Op. 105: I (Ib Nørholm)5. The Shadow Of Medusa Op. 105: II (Ib Nørholm)6. The Shadow Of Medusa Op. 105: III (Ib Nørholm)7. Whispers Of Heavenly Death Op. 103 (Ib Nørholm)8. Summer Music Op. 163: I (Ib Nørholm)9. Summer Music Op. 163: II (Ib … Continue reading

Jens E Christensen, Anne-Lise Gabold, Jeanette Balland, Frans Hansen – Werner: Visse Vejrdage, Seven Postludes (KON 32331)

One of the central figures of Denmark’s contemporary composers Sven Erik Werner has often been associated with church music or more precisely organ music. Visse vejrdage (roughly translated as “Certain Everyday”) was composed during the late summer of 1998, for the 300th anniversary of the installation of the organ in the Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen, Denmark. Texts are taken from the diary notes by Danish writer Villy Sørensen whose delightful feat of wordplay lends a rich inspirational source to the composer. Denmark’s foremost organist Jens E. Christensen, besides his post as the organist of ”Our Saviour’s Church” of Copenhagen and as the teacher at the Royal Academy Of Music … Continue reading

Danish Saxophone Quartet, Christian Hougaard, Torben Snekkestad, Jørgen Ole Bove, Per Egholm – Bach: Goldberg Variations (KON 32330)

Danish Saxophone Quartet who has been widely known for their superb performance of contemporary music embarked on a new field of classical repertoire a few years ago. Their rendition of Bach’s Die Kunst der Fuge received acclaim from critics and audience a like and released on Kontrapunkt 32259. Present CD of Goldberg Variations was recorded live in concert in Rome with the superb arrangement by Italy’s foremost arranger/composer Francesco Frederico Venerucci. 1. Aria (Johann Sebastian Bach)2. Variatio 1 (Johann Sebastian Bach)3. Variatio 2 (Johann Sebastian Bach)4. Variatio 3 Canone all'Unisuono (Johann Sebastian Bach)5. Variatio 4 (Johann Sebastian Bach)6. Variatio 5 (Johann Sebastian Bach)7. Variatio 6 Canone alla Seconda (Johann Sebastian … Continue reading

Toke Lund Christiansen, Elisabeth Westenholz – Kuhlau: 3 Grand Soli opus 57 & 3 Fantasies opus 38 (KON 32329)

32329 FriedrichKuhlau: Trios Grand Soli Opus 57/Fantasies for solo flute Opus 38 Friedrich Kuhlau wrote numerous works for flutes, many of which remained to this date “popular” repertoire among professional and amateur performers alike. In 1990 Denmark’s leading flautist Toke Lund Christiansen recorded the first of his Kuhlau series “Works for 3 and 4 flutes” (Kontrapunkt 32050) with his famous Kuhlau Quartet. In this 14th Kuhlau release Toke Lund Christiansen and pianist Elisabeth Westenholz display their virtuosity in Kuhlau’s Grand style compositions. 1. Grand Solo Op. 57,1 F Major: Allegro con gusto (Friedrich Kuhlau)2. Grand Solo Op. 57,1 F Major: Adagio (Friedrich Kuhlau)3. Grand Solo Op. 57,1 F Major: Allegro … Continue reading

Jens E Christensen – Nielsen: Complete Works For Organ (KON 32328)

JENS E. CHRISTENSEN organ As the central figure of post-Romantic Danish and Scandinavian music, Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) exerted an enormous influence on the music of Scandinavia of the 20 th century. Although his major balk of output is devoted for the orchestral work, Nielsen during a three-year period before his death wrote all his works for organ, an instrument he had long been interested in. Denmark’s foremost organist Jens E. Christensen, besides his post as the organist of ”Our Saviour’s Church” of Copenhagen and as the teacher at the Royal Academy Of Music in Copenhagen, gives concerts in all major cities of Europe. 1. COMMOTIO Op. 58 Adagio – Andanti … Continue reading

Tove Lønskov – Langgaard, Mortensen: Piano Works (KON 32327)

1. Vanvidsfantasi: I Vanvidsefterårsnat (Rued Langgaard)2. Vanvidsfantasi: II Efterårsengel (Rued Langgaard)3. Vanvidsfantasi: III Vanvidsgang (Rued Langgaard)4. Blomstervignetter I: I Rødtjørn (Rued Langgaard)5. Blomstervignetter I: II Aakande (Rued Langgaard)6. Blomstervignetter I: III Forglemmigej (Rued Langgaard)7. Blomstervignetter I: IV Tusindfryd (Rued Langgaard)8. La Beguinage, Lille Klaversonate: I Andante marcato (Rued Langgaard)9. La Beguinage, Lille Klaversonate: II (Rued Langgaard)10. La Beguinage, Lille Klaversonate: III (Rued Langgaard)11. La Beguinage, Lille Klaversonate: IV Quasi organo (Rued Langgaard)12. La Beguinage, Lille Klaversonate: V (Rued Langgaard)13. Blomstervignetter II: I Rødtjørn (Rued Langgaard)14. Blomstervignetter II: II Aakande (Rued Langgaard)15. Blomstervignetter II: III Forglemmigej (Rued Langgaard)16. Blomstervignetter II: IV Tusindfryd (Rued Langgaard)17. Nocturnes: 1 Le viaduc (Otto Mortensen)18. Nocturnes: … Continue reading

Toke Lund Christiansen, Malin Nordlöf – Kuhlau: The Six Vienna Duets Opus 80 & Opus 81 (KON 32326)

1. Duo Op. 80 No. 1: Allegro con gusto (Friedrich Kunlau)2. Duo Op. 80 No. 1: Andante con moto (Friedrich Kunlau)3. Duo Op. 80 No. 1: Rondo. Allegro moderato (Friedrich Kunlau)4. Duo Op. 80 No. 2: Adagio / Allegro con brio (Friedrich Kunlau)5. Duo Op. 80 No. 2: Allegro con brio (Friedrich Kunlau)6. Duo Op. 80 No. 2: Larghetto (Friedrich Kunlau)7. Duo Op. 80 No. 2: Rondo. Allegro vivace (Friedrich Kunlau)8. Duo Op. 80 No. 3: Moderato assai (Friedrich Kunlau)9. Duo Op. 80 No. 3: Andante (Friedrich Kunlau)10. Duo Op. 80 No. 3: Rondo. Alla polacca (Friedrich Kunlau)11. Duo Op. 81 No. 1: Allegro vivace (Friedrich Kunlau)12. Duo Op. 81 … Continue reading

Marit Ernst, Karina H. Jensen, Niels Henrik Jessen, Allan Harboe Karlsson, Pauline Kehlet, Katrine Kielland-Brandt, Nikolai Kjølsen, Jesper Koch, Pia Loman, Helle Nielsen, Troels Svane, Jeppe Tom-Petersen, Peter Andersen – Andersen: Three Flower Songs and other chamber works (KON 32325)

1. Three Flower Songs: The Rose (Bo Andersen)2. Three Flower Songs: The Lilac (Bo Andersen)3. Three Flower Songs: Lilly at the Vallies (Bo Andersen)4. Piensieri Notturno #1 (Bo Andersen)5. Sonatina in Uno Movimento (Bo Andersen)6. A Fantasia for the Viol (Bo Andersen)7. Rounds and Solos (Bo Andersen)8. Toccata – a Calmo: Toccata (Bo Andersen)9. Toccata – a Calmo: – e calmo … (Bo Andersen)10. 3 + 2 Nocturnes: Nocturne I (Bo Andersen)11. 3 + 2 Nocturnes: Nocturne II (Bo Andersen)12. 3 + 2 Nocturnes: Nocturne III (Bo Andersen)13. 3 + 2 Nocturnes: Nocturne VI (Bo Andersen)14. 3 + 2 Nocturnes: Nocturne V, Flower of the Vally Memory (Bo Andersen) UPC/EAN: … Continue reading

Søren Elbæk, Morten Mogensen – Franck, Lekeu: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (KON 32324)

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano A Major: Allegretto ben moderato (César Franck)2. Sonata for Violin and Piano A Major: Allegro (César Franck)3. Sonata for Violin and Piano A Major: Recitativo-fantasia. Ben moderato (César Franck)4. Sonata for Violin and Piano A Major: Allegretto poco mosso (César Franck)5. Sonata for Violin and Piano: I Très modéré. Vif et passionné (Guillaume Lekeu)6. Sonata for Violin and Piano: II Très lent (Guillaume Lekeu)7. Sonata for Violin and Piano: III Très animé (Guillaume Lekeu) UPC/EAN: 716043232420 … Continue reading