Søren Elbæk, Morten Mogensen – Kreisler, Massenet, Schubert etc: Classical Violin Pearls (KON 32335)

32335 Classical Violin Pearls: Søren Elbæk To close the 2004 Kontrapunkt releases Denmark’s leading violinist Søren Elbæk joined by Morten Mogensen on piano presents the “ultimate violin recital”. From the Heifetz arrangement of Manuel Ponce’s “Estrellita” to Massenet’s “Thaïs – méditation” the CD is packed with the famous melodies brilliantly performed. 1. Estrellita (Juan Ponce)2. Liebeslied (Fritz Kreisler)3. La Gitana (Fritz Kreisler)4. Thaïs (Jules Massenet)5. Romance 1 (Egil Harder)6. Romance 2 (Egil Harder)7. Nigun (Ernest Bloch)8. Tonerna (Carl Sjöberg)9. Nocturne (Frédéric Chopin)10. Cantabile (Niccolò Paganini)11. Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)12. Mélodie (Jules Massenet)13. Praeludium and allegro (Fritz Kreisler) UPC/EAN: 716043233526 … 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

The Copenhagen Trio, Søren Elbæk, Morten Mogensen, Troels Svane – Nørholm: Trios 1959 – 1979 – 1999 (KON 32315)

For more than a half century Ib Nørholm has undoubtedly been the leading figure of contemporary Danish music. To celebrate his 70 th birthday (on January 24, 2001) Kontrapunkt releases a world premier recording of Nørholm’s three trio works which makes an interesting study of a composer’s development. The Copenhagen Trio to whom the latest trio (opus 155) was dedicated interprets Nørholm’s music with authority and profound understanding. 1. Trio Op. 22: Andante (Ib Nørholm)2. Trio Op. 22: Allegretto (Ib Nørholm)3. Trio Op. 22: Moderato (Ib Nørholm)4. Trio Op. 22: Adagio (Ib Nørholm)5. Trio Op. 22: Allegro (Ib Nørholm)6. Trio No. 2 Op. 77 Essai Prismatique: I (Ib Nørholm)7. Trio … Continue reading

Søren Elbæk, Alicia Petronilli – Piazzolla: Tango Intimo (KON 32313)

It was in 1998 when Denmark’s leading violinist of younger generation Søren Elbæk first performed with Argentinean Alica Petronilli as a member of The Danish Chamber Players. Since then tango became part of his favourite repertoire. Elbæk’s rich and passionate sound suites the genre perfectly. In this intimate duo setting the two elite instrumentalists give the Latin American popular music a new artistic dimension with their unique and highly intriguing interpretation. The programme encompasses the wide range of tango spectrum including the classic Nostalgias by Cadícamo and the works by contemporary Astor Piazzolla. 1. La Felure (Astor Piazzolla)2. Café 1930 (Astor Piazzolla)3. Nightclub 1960 (Astor Piazzolla)4. Ave de Paso (Enrique … Continue reading

Søren Elbæk – Reger: Works For Solo Violin Opus 91 & Opus 131a (KON 32300/01)

1. Sonata Op. 91 No. 1: Grave (Max Reger)1. Sonata Op. 91 No. 6: Allegro commodo (Max Reger)2. Sonata Op. 91 No. 1: Vivace (Max Reger)2. Sonata Op. 91 No. 6: Allegretto (Max Reger)3. Sonata Op. 91 No. 1: Andante sostenuto (Max Reger)3. Sonata Op. 91 No. 6: Andante (Max Reger)4. Sonata Op. 91 No. 1: Allegro energico (Max Reger)4. Sonata Op. 91 No. 6: Vivacissimo (Max Reger)5. Sonata Op. 91 No. 2: Alleggro moderato (Max Reger)5. Sonata Op. 91 No. 7: Allegro energico (Max Reger)6. Sonata Op. 91 No. 2: Larghetto (Max Reger)6. Sonata Op. 91 No. 7: Vivace (Max Reger)7. Sonata Op. 91 No. 2: Vivacissimo (Max Reger)7. … Continue reading

The Copenhagen Trio, Søren Elbæk, Morten Mogensen, Troels Svane – Schubert: Trio Works (KON 32273)

1. Trio Op. 100 D.929: Allegro (Franz Schubert)2. Trio Op. 100 D.929: Andante con moto (Franz Schubert)3. Trio Op. 100 D.929: Scherzando. Allegro moderato (Franz Schubert)4. Trio Op. 100 D.929: Allegro moderato (Franz Schubert)5. Sonatensatz D.28 (Franz Schubert)6. Adagio (Notturno) Op. posth 148 D.897 (Franz Schubert) UPC/EAN: 716043227327 … Continue reading

Danish Chamber Players – Martinu: Musique de chambre (KON 32227)

32227 Martinu: Musique de Chambre DANISH CHAMBER PLAYERS: SVEND MELBYE flute (4), JOAKIM DAM THOMSEN oboe (2,4), EVA ÅBERG clarinet (2), ANNA KLETT clarinet (1,3,4), GUNNAR ECKHOFF bassoon (2,3,4), HENNING HANSEN French horn (4), SØREN ELBÆK violin (1,2,3,4), MAJDI ELBÆK violin (2), PIOTR ZELAZNY viola (1,4), ANNE TURNER cello (1,3), TROELS SVANE HERMANSEN cello (4), IDA ROSTRUP double bass (4), JAKOB WESTH piano (1,2,3), METTE FRANCK harp (1) BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959) MUSIQUE DE CHAMBRE No. 1 (1959) for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, harp & piano (1) RONDI (1930) for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, 2 violins & piano (2) LA REVUE DE CUISINE (1930) [15:29] for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, cello & … Continue reading

Søren Elbæk, Troels Svane, Mogensen, The Carl Nielsen Quartet, Jørgen Larsen, Svend Windsløv, Bjarne Boie Rasmussen, Peder Elbæk – Lange-Müller: Chamber Music (KON 32208)

Kontrapunkt 32208 Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller: CHAMBER MUSIC ROMANCE Op. 63 (1899) for violin & piano FANTASIE STYKKE Op. 39 (1891) for violin & piano TRIO Op. 53 (1898) for piano trio ALBUMSBLADE (1889) for string quartet Søren Elbæk violin , Morten Mogensen piano The Copenhagen Trio The Carl Nielsen Quartet total playing time 66:22 recorded November 1994 Kontrapunkt has been devoting large part of its catalogue to Danish composers known as well as less known to the international audiences. P. E. Lange-Müller (1850-1926) was one of the leading late Romantic composers whose main part of works were songs and state music. Though the list of chamber music is relatively short, … Continue reading

Søren Elbæk, Morten Mogensen – Hartmann: Complete Works For Violin And Piano (KON 32206/07)

1. Sonata No. 1 Op.8, G Minor: Allegro (Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann)1. Sonata No. 3 Op. 83, G Minor: Allegro risoluto (Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann)2. Sonata No. 1 Op.8, G Minor: Scherzo. Allegro non troppo (Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann)2. Sonata No. 3 Op. 83, G Minor: Andantino. Allegro molto (Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann)3. Sonata No. 1 Op.8, G Minor: Andantino (Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann)3. Sonata No. 3 Op. 83, G Minor: Rondo, Allegro (Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann)4. Sonata No. 1 Op.8, G Minor: Finale. Allegro (Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann)4. Suite Op. 66, A Minor: Praeludium. Moderato non troppo – Allegro (Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann)5. Sonata No. 2 Op. 39, C … Continue reading

Søren Elbæk, Morten Mogensen – Nielsen: Preludio e Presto Op. 52, Preludium, Tema & Variationer Op. 48, Sonata Op. 9, Sonata Op. 35 (KON 32200)

Kontrapunkt 32200 Carl Nielsen: Violin Works Søren Elbæk violin Morten Mogensen piano 1. PRELUDE, THEME AND VARIATIONS Op. 48* 2. PRELUDE E PRESTO Op. 52* 3. SONATA Op. 9, A Major 4. SONATA Op. 35, G Minor total playing time: 72:17 recorded 1994 * first time on CD! Kontrapunkt marks its release number 200 with the Nielsen Violin Works performed by Søren Elbæk, undoubtedly the foremost violinist of younger generation in Europe. The first two tracks are solo pieces which Nielsen wrote for his Hungarian son-in-law Emil Telmanyi. As these two unaccompanied works demand its performer superhuman technique, they are practically unheard live on stage. There is only one analogue … Continue reading