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Rued Immanuel Langgaard: Symphonies 15-16 (Da Capo Audio CD)

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Danish National Symphony Orchestra,
Danish National Vocal Ensemble,
Danish National Choir, Thomas Dausgaard


Rued Langgaard (1893-1952) was an odd, lonely figure in Danish music. His 16 symphonies make up a thought-provoking, original contribution to the history of the symphony.

The last two symphonies are both brief, but are musically very different. In No. 15 we find modernist features, while No. 16 can be called a personal testament in the spirit of Romanticism.

The CD concludes with a couple of early orchestral pieces and three world premiere recordings of late works.

This is the final disc in Dacapo’s successful and highly acclaimed series of Langgaard’s symphonies recorded by Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard

“Thomas Dausgaard is working his way through an authoritative new Langgaard cycle with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Choir ... Mr. Dausgaard’s keen advocacy elicits polished, persuasive accounts that live up to Langgaard’s motto: “Long Live Beauty”.”
The New York Times

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Symphony no. 15 “Søstormen”, BVN 375 (1937/1949) For bass baritone solo, male chorus and orchestra
Symphony no. 16 “Syndflod af Sol”, BVN 417 (1950-51)
Drapa (On the Death of Edvard Grieg), BVN 20 (1907, rev. 1909-13)
Sphinx, BVN 37 (1909-10, rev. 1913) Tone painting
Hvidbjerg-Drapa, BVN 343 (1948) * For mixed chorus, organ and orchestra
Danmarks Radio, BVN 351 (1948) *Fanfares for orchestra; Res absùrda!?, BVN 354 (1948)* for mixed chorus and orchestra
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