Rued Immanuel Langgaard: Symphonies No2 and 3 (Da Capo Audio CD)

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Symphonies No2 and 3 (Da Capo Audio CD)

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Symphonies No. 2 and 3
Inger Dam-Jensen, soprano
Per Salo, piano

Rued Langgaard, composer

Danish National Symphony Orchestra / DR
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

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 two symphonies on this CD radiate youthful freshness, courage and the infectious joy of music-making. The very young Langgaard was not afraid to refer directly to ideals like Beethoven, Wagner and Richard Strauss, but his distinctively irrational features were not to be denied either. Symphony No. 2 with soprano solo is presented here for the first time in the long original version. Symphony no. 3 is a true Classical-Romantic piano concerto - with a choral section.

Thomas Dausgaard is working his way through an authoritative new Langgaard cycle with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Choir ... Inger Dam-Jensen sings radiantly in the first work; Per Salo is the capable pianist in the second ... Mr. Dausgaard’s keen advocacy elicits polished, persuasive accounts that live up to Langgaard’s motto: “Long Live Beauty”.
(New York Times - Read full review)

Superb performances from the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and first-rate SACD sound.

The opulence and enthusiasm of Langgaard's scoring comes across perfectly in Dacapo's SACD sound.
(International Record Review)

Dausgaard nimmt diese Musik ohne Blick auf ihre Entstehungsdaten ganz wie ist, als wundervolle romantische Musik, und bietet sie in aller Natürlichkeit als solche dar
(* * * * Fono Forum)

Thomas Dausgaard und sein Orchester lassen diese attraktiven Werke mit einem Maximum an Transparenz, Dynamik und Spielfreude erklingen. Der Klang ist fantastisch. Wer nordische Musik mag, der wird bei dieser dänischen Produktion hundertprozentig auf seine Kosten kommen.

Udførelsen er som ventet i højeste topklasse ... Alt spilles, så man føler sig overbevist om her at stå over for musik af allerhøjeste klasse. Mesterværker.
(High Fidelity)

Dausgaard dirigerer med temperamentsfuldt schwung, og Salo har beslutsom råstyrke og pondus i sin krævende solo.

Vid det här laget har vi lärt oss att Langgaard gör det oväntade och oftast med utsökt smak. Ännu en viktig utgåva i Thomas Dausgaards serie. Väldigt bra ljud.
(Svenska Dagbladet)

The performances are absolutely committed, and will win you over to the Langgaard cause. The recorded sound on the CD and SACD stereo tracks are excellent and project a wide, but detailed soundstage.
(Classical Lost and Found)

Thomas Dausgaard og det velspillende DR Radiosymfoniorkestret fortsætter med Rued Langgaards symfonier, som de spiller på en dejligt naturlig måde.
(* * * * Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten)

En fantastisk inspelning av en mycket hörvärd symfoni.
(Musik och Ljudteknik)

Recorded in the Danish Radio Concert Hall on 6-9 June 2006 (Symphony No. 2) and 12-14 June 2006 (Symphony No. 3)

Recording producer: Preben Iwan
Balancing engineer: Jan Oldrup
Editing: Preben Iwan
Mastering: Preben Iwan and Jan Oldrup
Choir master: Fredrik Malmberg
Artistic director and general manager, DNSO & Choirs / DR: Per Erik Veng

Graphic design: Elevator Design
Publisher: Edition Samfundet

Dacapo Records acknowledges, with gratitude, the financial support of Langgaard Fonden

This SACD has been recorded in cooperation with the Danish Broadcasting Cooperation DR

Contents and Reviews


Symphony No. 2 Awakening of Spring, BVN 53 Original version (1912-14)* 1. Allegro con anima - Lento - Con moto - Tempo primo - Maestoso festivo alla marcia 2. Lento religioso quasi adagio 3. Molto con moto (with soprano solo) Sopran: Inger Dam-Jensen Symphony No. 3 The Flush of Youth - La melodia, BVN 96 (1915-16, rev. 1925-33) 4. Poco animato festivo 5. Lento (Cadence) 6. Animato festivo (Tempo primo) 7. Grave mastoso 8. Lento misterioso 9. Allegro ma non troppo 10. Più lento - Vivace Piano: Per Salo