WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Borresen: Symphony No 1, Serenade, Etc / Ole Schmidt, Et Al


Release Date: 05/11/1999 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 999578   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  A. E. Håkon Borresen
Performer:  Han Xiao-MingStephan Böhnlein
Conductor:  Ole Schmidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

Low Stock: Currently 3 or fewer in stock. Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
Fanfare (1-2/00, pp.212-213) - "...Borrensen's Symphony No. 1 is a finely crafted piece....The two other pieces...are more overtly folkish than the symphony....Recommended to all aficionados of Scandinavian music, and especially to those who have yet to discover its still out-of-the mainstream glories."
REVIEWS:
Fanfare (1-2/00, pp.212-213) - "...Borrensen's Symphony No. 1 is a finely crafted piece....The two other pieces...are more overtly folkish than the symphony....Recommended to all aficionados of Scandinavian music, and especially to those who have yet to discover its still out-of-the mainstream glories." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 3 by A. E. Håkon Borresen
Conductor:  Ole Schmidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Denmark 
2.
Serenade for Horn, Strings and Timpani by A. E. Håkon Borresen
Performer:  Han Xiao-Ming (French Horn), Stephan Böhnlein (Timpani)
Conductor:  Ole Schmidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Denmark 
3.
Nordic Folk Tunes (3) by A. E. Håkon Borresen
Conductor:  Ole Schmidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Denmark 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Magnificent- A Real Discovery! March 3, 2013 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "The Danish composer Hakon Borreson was only 25 years old when his first symphony was premiered in 1901, and after hearing this superb recording, one can only imagine the sensation that it must have created. Full of energy and power, coupled with great melody and thematic maturity, the symphony is a remarkable first effort by an emerging composer. On this recording, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Saarbrucken (yet another excellent regional German orchestra) provides a passionate and compelling performance, certain to please all fans of late Romantic era music. Two other compositions from late in Borreson's career (1940's) accompany the symphony, the very solid Serenade for Horn, Strings,and Timpani, and the breathtakingly beautiful Nordic Folk Tunes for String Orchestra. This is great musical material, wonderfully performed, in every respect a pleasurable listening experience. CPO's high quality audio engineering on this recording further enhances the disk's appeal. Strongly recommended." Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In