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Abrahamsen: Works for Wind Quintet / Ensemble MidtVest

Abrahamsen,H. / Ensemble Midtvest
Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226090  
Composer:  Hans AbrahamsenRobert SchumannMaurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nordic composer Hans Abrahamsen (b. 1952) has recently come into the public eye for winning the Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, and then the Grawemeyer Award in 2016. Two of his earliest works are featured on this recording: Landskaber, composed in 1972, and Walden, composed in 1978. Along with these original works, this programme includes two arrangements by Abrahamsen, of Schumann’s Kinderszenen, and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin. Nordic composer Hans Abrahamsen (b. 1952) has recently come into the public eye for winning the Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, and then the Grawemeyer Award in 2016. Two of his earliest works are featured on this recording: Landskaber, composed in 1972, and Walden, composed in 1978. Along with these original works, this programme includes two arrangements by Abrahamsen, of Schumann’s Kinderszenen, and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Landskaber (Landscapes) for Woodwind Quintet by Hans Abrahamsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Denmark 
2.
Walden by Hans Abrahamsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Denmark 
3.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Notes: Arranged for woodwind quintet by Hans Abrahamsen. (2005) 
4.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
Notes: Arranged for woodwind quintet by Hans Abrahamsen. (1989) Based on Ravel's orchestral version. (1919) 

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