Elena Denisova, Jens E. Christensen, Mikhail Kollontay – Kollontay: Six Biblical Sonatas Op. 28, The Blessed Citizens Of The Heavenly Kingdom Op. 29 (KON 32339)

Mikhail Kollontay, prize-winning pianist/composer out of postwar Russia has been on forefront of the intriguing modern Russian contemporary music. His works represent fascinating melting spot of traditional Russian music and radical modern Western music. 1. Six Biblical Sonatas Op. 28. The Lamb (Mikhail Kollontay)2. Six Biblical Sonatas Op. 28. Korah's Rebellion (Mikhail Kollontay)3. Six Biblical Sonatas Op. 28. The Calling Of The Child Samuel (Mikhail Kollontay)4. Six Biblical Sonatas Op. 28. "Wherefore Came I Forth Of The Womb" (Mikhail Kollontay)5. Six Biblical Sonatas Op. 28. The Walking On The Water (Mikhail Kollontay)6. Six Biblical Sonatas Op. 28. Autumn (Mikhail Kollontay)7. The Blessed Citizens Of The Heavenly Kingdom Op. 29. The … 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

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

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra , Tamas Vetö, Sankt Annæ Girls’ Choir, Birthe Højby Nielsen, Jens E Christensen – Nørholm: Works For Organ (KON 32295)

1. Idylles d'Akapolypse Op. 79: I (Ib Nørholm)2. Idylles d'Akapolypse Op. 79: II (Ib Nørholm)3. Sonata Op. 9: Allegro moderato (Ib Nørholm)4. Sonata Op. 9: Andante (Ib Nørholm)5. Sonata Op. 9: Allegro vivace (Ib Nørholm)6. Concertino Op. 17 (Ib Nørholm)7. Forespørgsler-Overtalelser Op. 49 (Ib Nørholm)8. Julesorgen og -Glæden Op. 117: Puer Natus Est. Introitus. Poco fluente (Ib Nørholm)9. Julesorgen og -Glæden Op. 117: Dybt favnet (Ib Nørholm)10. Julesorgen og -Glæden Op. 117: Du sendte os et skær. Langsomt, meditativt (Ib Nørholm)11. Julesorgen og -Glæden Op. 117: Viderunt Omnes. Communio (Ib Nørholm) UPC/EAN: 716043229529 … Continue reading

Jens E Christensen, Thomas Krakowski, Toke Lund Christiansen, Bjørn Carl Nielsen, Nina Pavlovski, Tine Rehling – Nørholm: Duos With Organ (KON 32251)

1. Motet for Soprano and Organ Op. 5 (Ib Nørholm)2. Controversies Between Guitar and Organ Op. 63: I Sempre distinto (Ib Nørholm)3. Controversies Between Guitar and Organ Op. 63: II (Ib Nørholm)4. Controversies Between Guitar and Organ Op. 63: III Allegro (Ib Nørholm)5. Three Pieces for Flute and Organ Op. 37a: I Litany (Ib Nørholm)6. Three Pieces for Flute and Organ Op. 37a: II Hoc (Ib Nørholm)7. Three Pieces for Flute and Organ Op. 37a: III Chorale (Ib Nørholm)8. Light and Shade Op. 111: I (Ib Nørholm)9. Light and Shade Op. 111: II (Ib Nørholm)10. Sonata for Oboe and Organ, Op. 127: I A Cold Winter's Heart (Ib Nørholm)11. Sonata … Continue reading

Jens E Christensen – Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (KON 32233/34)

1. Contrapunctus I (Johann Sebastian Bach)1. Contrapunctus XII (Johann Sebastian Bach)2. Contrapunctus II (Johann Sebastian Bach)2. Contrapunctus XIII (Johann Sebastian Bach)3. Contrapunctus III (Johann Sebastian Bach)3. Contrapunctus XIV (Johann Sebastian Bach)4. Contrapunctus IV (Johann Sebastian Bach)4. Contrapunctus XV (Johann Sebastian Bach)5. Contrapunctus V (Johann Sebastian Bach)5. Contrapunctus XVI: Rectus (Johann Sebastian Bach)6. Contrapunctus VI (Johann Sebastian Bach)6. Contrapunctus XVI: Inversus (Johann Sebastian Bach)7. Contrapunctus VII (Johann Sebastian Bach)7. Contrapunctus XVII: Rectus (Johann Sebastian Bach)8. Contrapunctus VIII (Johann Sebastian Bach)8. Contrapunctus XVII: Inversus (Johann Sebastian Bach)9. Contrapunctus IX (Johann Sebastian Bach)9. Contrapunctus XVIII (Johann Sebastian Bach)10. Chorale Prelude BWV 668 (Johann Sebastian Bach)10. Contrapunctus X (Johann Sebastian Bach)11. Contrapunctus XI (Johann … Continue reading

Jens E Christensen, Anne-Lise Berntsen – Gubaidulina, Gorecki: Works For Organ (KON 32223)

32223 JENS E. CHRISTENSEN organ ANNE-LISE BERNTSEN soprano* SARAH GASTON percussion** JESPER KORNELIUSEN percussion** JESPER LORCK percussion** THOMAS WIDLUND percussion** BENT LYLLOFF percussion** Recorded February & October 1995 at Our Saviour’s Church, Copenhagen, Denmark SOFIA GUBAIDULINA (b. 1931): 1LIGHT AND SHADOW 7:27 2DETTO I 20:10 ** HENRYK GORECKI (b. 1933): 3O, DOMINA NOSTRA 25:01 * 4KANTATA 10:23 Total playing Time 63:24 Two of the most original contemporary composers Gubaidulina and Górecki wrote a number of intriguing pieces which evolve around organ. Denmark’s leading organist Jens E. Christensen has quite a few releases on Kontrapunkt including highly acclaimed “Iberian Organ Music” (32035) and “J.S. Bach/Orgelbüchlein” (32136/7). 1. Light and Shadow (Sofia … Continue reading

Aage Haugland, Jens E Christensen – The Treasure of Faith (KON 32214)

Kontrapunkt 32214 THE TREASURE OF FAITH Texts by Hans Adolph Brorson 1694-1764 AAGE HAUGLAND bass JENS E. CHRISTENSEN organ Recorded March 1995 Our Saviour’s Church, Copenhagen Total Playing Time 63:37 The First Bass of the Royal Opera Aage Haugland marked the 100th appearance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera a few years ago. He performs all major cities’ opera houses with prominent conductors e.g. Ozawa, Abbado, Solti, Maazel a.o. Here on his second CD on Kontrapunkt. Haugland accompanied by Jens E. Christensen sings and recites hymns by the famous 18th century Danish poet H.A. Brorson. 1. Op! Al den ting, som Gud har gjort (Traditional)2. Her kommer dine arme små (Johann … Continue reading

Henrik Brendstrup, Jens E Christensen, Athelas Sinfonietta, Flemming Windekilde – Gubaidulina: Cello Works (KON 32176)

Kontrapunkt 32176 Sofia Gubaidulina: Detto II (1972) for cello & chamber ensemble 10 Präludien für Violoncello solo (1974) In Croce (1979) for cello & organ Henrik Brendstrup cello Jens E. Christensen organ Athela Ensemble conducted by Flemming Windekilde Denmark has produced quite a few world class cellists and Henrik Brendstrup is among the very best of them. The rave reviews for the earlier releases of Brendstrup (KPT32007 Mendelssohn/Complete Cello Works, KPT32026 Chopin/Works for Cello and Piano and KPT32088 Peter Heise/ Complete Cello Sonatas) include “ Voici un disque tout � fait remarquable….superbe!” from the French DIAPASON which gave Brendstrup’s debut CD the seal of “ Diapason d’Or ”. Here with … Continue reading