About Fini Henriques (1867-1940) was not only a well-loved violinist and popular composer, he was a cultural phenomenon. With unpretentious charm and great humanity he became the favourite musician of the Danes. His works radiate humour and a wealth of ideas. The music flowed easily from his pen, and he enjoyed unique success with orchestral music, especially the ballet Den lille havfrue (The Little Mermaid) and the theatre music for Vølund Smed (Wayland Smith).
Reviews FANFARE - THE WANT LIST 2002
Giordano Bellincampi leads the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and the two fine soloists in enthusiastic, loving performances and they're vividly recorded too. There's really nothing else to say: if you enjoy exploring the nooks and crannies of high quality "light" music, you'll find this a disc to treasure." (ClassicsToday)
"High-quality light music. The performances appear to be first-rate ... this anthology is highly recommended" (International Record Review)
Credits Recorded in the Helsingborg Concert Hall on 4-8 September 2000 and 30-31 May 2001
Recording producers: Preben Iwan - and Maibritt Sune Andersen Sound engineers: Preben Iwan and Hans Nielsen, Focus Recording Editing engineers: Preben Iwan and Maibritt Sune Andersen
Romance in G major op. 12 (1893) for violin and orchestra 1. Andante Myggedans op. 20 no. 5 (1899) for violin and orchestra 2. Allegro Orchestral arrangement: Svend S. Schultz (1986) Djævledans (1920) for violin and orchestra 3. Presto Orchestral arrangement: Launy Grøndahl (1940) Czardas from Tata (1931) 4. Czardas 1 5. Czardas 2 Vølund Smed, Suite (1896) 6. Livsdrømmen 7. Alfedans 8. Vølunds klage 9. Forspil Suite in F major op. 13 (1894) for oboe and strings 10. Prelude 11. Intermezzo 12. Finale: Lento - Allegro 13. Air (1915) 14. Livsglædens Dans from Den lille Havfrue (1909)