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February 2020

Sunleif Rasmussen
CD/8.226133 – Andalag – Solo and Ensemble Works
Aldubáran, Jákup Lützen
Sunleif Rasmussen is the undisputed pioneer of Faroese classical music, and this album features some of the Faroe Islands’ most talented performers, the new music ensemble Aldubáran and violist Jákup Lützen. Recorded in Tórshavn, the music they present here pivots on Rasmussen’s deft harboring of momentum and energy, his gift for transformative textures, and his closeness to the unique musical traditions and landscapes of the Islands themselves – one of the most beautiful, distinctive and nature-rich archipelagos on earth.

March 2020

Bent Sørensen
CD/8.226095 – Concertos
Martin Fröst, Leif Ove Andsnes, Det Norske Kammerorkester, DR SymfoniOrkestret, Thomas Søndergård
Bent Sørensen’s (b. 1958) distinctive music thrives on the intangible, from atmospheres and feelings to memories and dreams. This recording unites three recent concertos from the Grawemeyer Award-winning composer performed by distinguished Nordic soloists, beginning with a second piano concerto played by its dedicatee and inspiration, Leif Ove Andsnes. Sørensen’s clarinet concerto for Martin Fröst is inspired by the scents of Spanish poetry, while his trumpet concerto for Tine Thing Helseth feeds on his constant obsession with the beauty and vulnerability of Venice. Each concerto is highly evocative and filled with Sørensen’s etched beauty.
Birgitte Alsted, Simon Christensen, Fuzzy, Eva Noer Kondrup, Ib Nørholm, Morten Olsen, Kasper Rofelt, Martin Stauning, Line Tjørnhøj, Nicolai Worsaae
Digital only/8.226614 – EDUCATE·S – Pieces for Violin
Cæcilie Balling
This recording was made to accompaniment the Educate·S educational sheet music series of newly written composition music for children and young people, published by the Danish music publisher Edition·S. In the Educate·S series, there are pieces for piano as well as pieces for violin, cello, guitar, accordion, and percussion respectively.

April 2020

Ylva Lund Bergner, Jeppe Just Christensen, John Frandsen, Rune Glerup, Lars Hegaard, Jexper Holmen, Mette Nielsen, Finn Savery, Li-Ying Wu, Rachel Yatzkan
Digital only/8.226615 – EDUCATE·S – Pieces for Guitar
Jonas Egholm
This recording was made to accompaniment the Educate·S educational sheet music series of newly written composition music for children and young people, published by the Danish music publisher Edition·S. In the Educate·S series, there are pieces for guitar as well as pieces for violin, cello, piano, accordion, and percussion respectively.
Artwork in progress
Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner
CD/8.204001 – Frederik IX Conducts
King Frederik IX, DR SymfoniOrkestret, Royal Danish Orchestra
Vagn Holmboe
CD/8.226212 – String Quartets Vol. 1
Nightingale String Quartet
The award-winning Nightingale String Quartet begins a new exploration of one of the great unsung quartet cycles of the last century, that of Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996). The Danish composer’s quartets are captivating, bold works composed with spirit, poise and craft that can truly stand comparison with the greatest cycles of the twentieth century. Their variegated textures, exploratory tonality and rhythmic verve are realized with skill and beauty on this striking first instalment. 

May 2020

Dietrich Buxtehude, Nicolaus Bruhns, Christian Geist
SACD/6.220651 – Baroque Bass Cantatas
Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen