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Symphonic Edition Vol 1

Knudage Riisager Audio CD
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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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listen  1. Erasmus Montanus, Op. 1, "Danish Pictures No. 1"Aarhus Symphony Orchestra10:21Album Only
listen  2. Klods Hans (Jack the Dullard), Op. 18, "Danish Pictures No. 2"Aarhus Symphony Orchestra 9:45Album Only
listen  3. Symphony No. 1, Op. 8: I. Allegro ritmico e con brioAarhus Symphony Orchestra 8:50Album Only
listen  4. Symphony No. 1, Op. 8: II. Andante recitativoAarhus Symphony Orchestra 6:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Symphony No. 1, Op. 8: III. Allegro focosoAarhus Symphony Orchestra 9:58Album Only
listen  6. Comoedie, Op. 21, "Danish Pictures No. 4"Aarhus Symphony Orchestra 9:46Album Only
listen  7. Fastelavn (Carnival), Op. 20, "Danish Pictures No. 3"Aarhus Symphony Orchestra 9:21Album Only


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dacapo
  • ASIN: B005H6SEWS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,298 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Riisager Symphonic Edition vol. 1 November 20, 2011
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The Estonian-born Danish composer Knudage Riisager (1897-1974) was a pioneer of the Neo-Classicist style in his native country, yet he is probably unkown to most concert-goers outside Denmark. His music seems virtually never to be programmed in England or the USA, but perhaps concerts in the Scandinavian and Baltic countries feature his works. For those interested in exploring beyond the neoclassical world of Busoni, Francaix, Hindemith, Prokofiev, Satie, and Stravinsky, this CD music offers an opportunity to sample some of Riisager's early works; all were composed between 1918 and 1930. His First Symphony (1925) is described as virtuosic, and his "Four Danish Pictures," published as four separate works, each with its own opus number, are both lively and humorous. This CD is billed as "The Symphonic Edition, Volume 1," implies that further volumes will follow. Conductor Bo Holten coaxes sympathetic, detailed playing from the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra members, and the recorded sound is excellent.
Recommended for adventurous neoclassical-period lovers! For those wishing to sample the music of Riisager before buying this CD, examples of a few of his compositions are available on the Internet.
Ted Wilks
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