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

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

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

Toke Lund Christiansen, Elisabeth Westenholz – Kuhlau: Variations & Divertimenti, Volume 2 (KON 32307)

Denmark’s leading instrumentalists in the classical field, Toke Lund Christiansen (flute) and Elisabeth Westenholz (piano) have been performing together for a number of years. One of their favourite repertoires is German-born Danish composer Kuhlau’s works for flute and piano, which the duo has been recording for Kontrapunkt. This is a sequel to the highly acclaimed first volume of Variations & Divertimenti (Kontrapunkt 32237) featuring works from Kuhlau’s later years. Toke Lund Christiansen has been the principal flutist in The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Elisabeth Westenholz is one of the most sought after concert pianists in Europe and her numerous … Continue reading

Various Artists – Nørholm: Nine Soli – Selected Works For Solo Instruments (KON 32303)

1. Cycle In One Movement Op.120 (1991) (Ib Nørholm)2. Tea For Tuba Op.101 (1986) (Ib Nørholm)3. Sonata for Harp Op.149 (1998): I – Indfald (Ib Nørholm)4. Sonata for Harp Op.149 (1998): II – Henfald (Ib Nørholm)5. Sonata for Harp Op.149 (1998): III – Udfald (Ib Nørholm)6. Immanens Op. 87 (1982): I (Ib Nørholm)7. Immanens Op. 87 (1982): II (Ib Nørholm)8. Immanens Op. 87 (1982): III (Ib Nørholm)9. A Path of Snow and Creaking Op.134 (1994) (Ib Nørholm)10. In The Middle Of Darkness Op. 131 (Ib Nørholm)11. Preludes for Guitar Op.136 (1995): I Andante (Ib Nørholm)12. Preludes for Guitar Op.136 (1995): II Moderato (Ib Nørholm)13. Preludes for Guitar Op.136 (1995): III … Continue reading

András Adorján, Marianne Henkel, Toke Lund Christiansen – Kuhlau: Trois Grands Trios Opus 86 (KON 32297)

1. Grand Trio Op. 86 III: Allegro non troppo (Friedrich Kuhlau)2. Grand Trio Op. 86 III: Adagio (Friedrich Kuhlau)3. Grand Trio Op. 86 III: Rondo, Allegro non tanto (Friedrich Kuhlau)4. Grand Trio Op. 86 II: Allegro assai (Friedrich Kuhlau)5. Grand Trio Op. 86 II: Ancien air suèdois. Allegretto, Var. I-VIII (Friedrich Kuhlau)6. Grand Trio Op. 86 II: Rondo. Allegro molto (Friedrich Kuhlau)7. Grand Trio Op. 86 I: Allegro (Friedrich Kuhlau)8. Grand Trio Op. 86 I: Scherzo. Allegro (Friedrich Kuhlau)9. Grand Trio Op. 86 I: Larghetto (Friedrich Kuhlau)10. Grand Trio Op. 86 I: Rondo. Allegro (Friedrich Kuhlau) UPC/EAN: 716043229727 … Continue reading

Toke Lund Christiansen, William Bennett, Elisabeth Westenholz – Kuhlau: Duos Opus 102, Trio Opus 119 (KON 32282)

1. Duo Op. 102 No. 1: Allegro assai (Friedrich Kuhlau)2. Duo Op. 102 No. 1: Andante cantabile (Friedrich Kuhlau)3. Duo Op. 102 No. 1: Rondo. Allegretto (Friedrich Kuhlau)4. Duo Op. 102 No. 2: Adagio. Allegro assai con moto fuoco (Friedrich Kuhlau)5. Duo Op. 102 No. 2: Tempo di polacca (Friedrich Kuhlau)6. Duo Op. 102 No. 3: Allegro vivace (Friedrich Kuhlau)7. Duo Op. 102 No. 3: Adagio melancolico (Friedrich Kuhlau)8. Duo Op. 102 No. 3: Rondo. Allegretto vivace (Friedrich Kuhlau)9. Trio Op. 119: Allegro moderato (Friedrich Kuhlau)10. Trio Op. 119: Adagio patetico (Friedrich Kuhlau)11. Trio Op. 119: Rondo. Allegro (Friedrich Kuhlau) UPC/EAN: 716043228225 … 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

Toke Lund Christiansen, Elisabeth Westenholz – Kuhlau: Variations & Divertimenti, Volume 1 (KON 32237)

32237 Variations and Divertimenti / Kuhlau TOKE LUND CHRISTIANSEN flute ELISABETH WESTENHOLZ piano Recorded February 1996 FRIEDRICH KUHLAU (1786-1832) 1VARIATIONS Op. 63, Euryanthe 13:13 Introduction, theme and variations on “Unter blühenden Mandelbäumen” Romance from the opera “Euryanthe” by C. M. von Weber 2DIVERTISEMENT Op. 68 No. 4, E flat major 6:34 3DIVERTISEMENT Op. 68 No. 6, C sharp minor 8:28 4VARIATIONS Op. 104, Durandarte and Belerma 7:36 Theme and variations on a Scottich folksong 5VARIATIONS B major Op. 94, Pour les filles 11:44 Theme and “variations concertantes” on “Air” from the opera “Le Colporteur” by Onslow 6VARIATIONS Op. 105, The last rose of summer 10:03 Theme and variations on “Air”, … Continue reading

Toke Lund Christiansen, Annika Frederikson, Per Jacobsen, Per Jensen, Morten Mogensen, Bjørn Carl Nielsen, Tine Rehling, Per Salo, Anne Søe Hansen, Majken Bjerno, Niels Thomsen, Niels Ullner, Piotr Zelazny, Zwi Camelli, Ketil Christensen, Michael Dabelstein – Roussel: Complete Chamber Music With Flute (KON 32218/19)

32218 ALBERT ROUSSEL: Complete Chamber Music With Flute TOKE LUND CHRISTIANSEN flute BJØRN CARL NIELSEN oboe , NIELS THOMSEN clarinet , PER JACOBSEN French horn , ASGER SVENDSEN bassoon , KETIL CHRISTENSEN trumpet , PER SALO piano , ANNE SØE HANSEN violin , ZWI CARMELLI, PIOTR ZELAZNY viola (Disc 1 track 9-11) , NIELS ULLNER cello , MICHAEL DABELSTEEN double bass TINE REHLING harp , PER JENSEN percussion , MAJKEN BJERNO soprano , MORTEN MOGENSEN piano (Disc 2, track 12 ) Recorded 1994-95 DISC 1 [47:04] DIVERTISSEMENT Op. 6 6:51 TRIO Op. 40 [14:31] JOUEURS DE FLUTE Op. 27 [9:34] SERENADE Op. 30 [15:49] DISC 2 [46:17] LE MARCHAND DE … Continue reading