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Hans Abrahamsen: Walden Wald / De Leeuw, Calefax Reed Quintet, Asko Schonberg Ensemble

Abrahamsen / Asko Schonberg Ensemble
Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Winter & Winter   Catalog #: 910203   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hans Abrahamsen
Conductor:  Reinbert De Leeuw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Calefax Reed QuintetAsko Schönberg Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...the rising horn call and the other instruments' response with which the earlier work begins; two simple patterns refracted through the textures without ever quite losing their identity, yet generating moments of near-Wagnerian breadth and opulence. It's an extraordinarily potent piece, whose elusive character is perfectly captured by Reinbert de Leeuw and Asko|Schönberg..." - Andrew Clements, The Guardian "...the rising horn call and the other instruments' response with which the earlier work begins; two simple patterns refracted through the textures without ever quite losing their identity, yet generating moments of near-Wagnerian breadth and opulence. It's an extraordinarily potent piece, whose elusive character is perfectly captured by Reinbert de Leeuw and Asko|Schönberg..." - Andrew Clements, The Guardian Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Walden by Hans Abrahamsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Calefax Reed Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Denmark 
2.
Wald by Hans Abrahamsen
Conductor:  Reinbert De Leeuw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Asko Schönberg Ensemble
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2009; Denmark 

Sound Samples

Bei Anbruch
Wind Quintet No. 2, "Walden": I. Moderato fluente - Allegro
Wind Quintet No. 2, "Walden": II. Alla marcia
Wind Quintet No. 2, "Walden": III. Andante - piu mosso ma calmo
Wind Quintet No. 2, "Walden": IV. Allegretto grazioso
In Den Waldern
Wald
Zur Nacht

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