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Rasmussen: The Four Seasons After Vivaldi / Mortensen, Fryklund, Concerto Copenhagen


Release Date: 09/20/2019 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226220  
Composer:  Karl Aage RasmussenOttorino Respighi
Performer:  Fredrik FromPeter Spissky
Conductor:  Magnus FryklundLars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is Vivaldi for the 21st century. At its heart, the album is a conversation between past and present, between classical composition and new discoveries, between composers over time spans. Danish composer Karl Aage Rasmussen (b. 1947) has always been keen on exploring our experience of time and movement. Building bridges between cultures and traditions, he here sheds new light on original compositions by Vivaldi and Respighi, written during his period as composer-in- residence for Danish National Baroque Orchestra Concerto Copenhagen. Karl Aage Rasmussen graduated from the Aarhus Academy of Music in 1971, where he was appointed Professor in Composition in 1988. Many of his works use pre-existing material woven into a dense musical Read more montage. Words like ‘de-composing’ and ‘re-composing’ seem fit, and in later years, this interest has resulted in the arrangement and completion of music by Schumann and Schubert. Rasmussen was awarded the Carl Nielsen Prize in 1991 and the Wilhelm Hansen Composer Prize in 1997. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Four Seasons After Vivaldi by Karl Aage Rasmussen
Performer:  Fredrik From (Violin), Peter Spissky (Violin)
Conductor:  Magnus Fryklund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; Denmark 
2.
Follia, follia … by Karl Aage Rasmussen
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; Denmark 
3.
Gli uccelli "The Birds" by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Magnus Fryklund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Rome, Italy 

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