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Nielsen: Choral Works / Danish National Choirs


Release Date: 03/11/2016 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226112   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael SchonwandtSusanne WendtPhillip Faber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal EnsembleDanish National Children's ChoirDanish National Junior Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album, performed by the Danish National Choirs, under the direction of Michael Schonwandt, Phillip Faber and Susanne Wendt, features 25 choral arrangements of the most popular pieces by Carl Nielsen (1865-1931). Featured among the 25 tracks are popular works such as "Den danske sang er en ung, blond pige" and "Solen er sa rod, mor", alongside lesser-known pieces such as his proposal for a new Danish national anthem. The Danish National Vocal Ensemble is made up of 18 full-time professional vocalists. Since their 2007 debut, the ensemble has tackled all styles of music, from Baroque, to Romantic, to modern. The ensemble was recently awarded the Diapason d’Or for a recent release.

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Performances throughout are excellent. The variety offered by the different types of choir is part of the pleasure of the music, but even within choirs of similar type, there is considerable variety.

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Works on This Recording

1.
A Fair and Lovely Land, CNW 351 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924 
2.
Homesickness, CNW 205 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924 
3.
School Songs (2): No. 1, Flower Pollen from Profusion, CNW 343 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929 
4.
Siskin Song, CNW 348 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906 
5.
Serenade, CNW 349 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907 
6.
I Take with a Smile My Burden, CNW 212 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924 
7.
Come, God's Angel, Silent Death, CNW 350 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907 
8.
School Songs (2): No. 2, It's Over for a Short Respite, CNW 344 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929 
9.
You Suffer Throughout an Age of Pain, CNW 357 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887 
10.
Evening, CNW 359 "The Woods Are Dimly Listening" by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
11.
The Daffodil, CNW 361 "Easter Bloom! A Potent Drink" by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910 
12.
Children's Song, CNW 301 "Come Today and Join the Chorus" by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Susanne Wendt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Children's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905 
13.
Springtime Hedge Is Green, CNW 268 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Susanne Wendt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Junior Choir
Period: 20th Century 
14.
Two Larks in Love Have Nested, CNW 262 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Susanne Wendt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Children's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924 
15.
Look! The Sun Is Red, Mum, CNW 263 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Susanne Wendt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Junior Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924 
16.
Song to Denmark, CNW 237 "There's a Fleet of Floating Islands" by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920 
17.
Cantata for the National Exhibition in Ĺrhus: Denmark, Ye Corn-Golden Daughter, CNW 342 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913 
18.
Cantata for the National Exhibition in Ĺrhus: Foaming High, the Waters Rushed, CNW 341 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913 
19.
Danish Patriotic Song, CNW 288 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906 
20.
To the Schnapps in "Bel Canto", CNW 360 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909 
21.
The Danish Song Is a Fair Young Maiden, CNW 271 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926/1927 
22.
Now Sun Arises in the East, CNW 186 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Phillip Faber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Girls Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914 
23.
In Peace, I Lay Me Down to Sleep, CNW 269 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Phillip Faber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Girls Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924 
24.
Homesickness, CNW 205 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Phillip Faber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Girls Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924 
25.
A Fair and Lovely Land, CNW 351 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Phillip Faber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Girls Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924 

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