•While Danish Romantic violin concertos aren’t exactly ten a penny, these three important examples of the genre firmly establish that the great Romantic violin concerto certainly had a place in Danish music.
•These three rarely-performed works are presented on this release by one of Denmark’s absolutely finest soloists, Christina Åstrand, here in good Finnish company with the Tampere Philharmonic and its chief conductor John Storgårds.
NIELS W. GADE (1817-1890) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, op. 56 (1880); PETER ERASMUS LANGE-MÜLLER (1850-1926) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in C major, op. 69 (1902); RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, BVN 82 (1943-44) Piano solo: Ville Hautala
Christina Åstrand Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra John Storgårds