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Langgaard: In Tenebras Exteriores, Messis / Dreisig, Vor Frue Kantori

Release Date: 06/30/2009 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 6220528-29   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Rued Langgaard
Performer:  Flemming Dreisig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Haderslev Vor Frue Cantori
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Flemming Dreisig is the organist of Copenhagen Cathedral, and thus is enrolled in the “royal succession” of Danish organists. He has been a pioneer in performing Langgaard’s organ works, and made the first recording of Messis on the Ronna organ for Danacord in 1997-8. His new performance can be regarded as authoritative. Given the huge resources of the five-manual 1995 Marcussen organ of Copenhagen Cathedral and DaCapo’s technically excellent multichannel recording on SA-CD, this 2-disc set is another valuable item in the current reinstatement of Langgaard’s music.

There is no doubt that although
Read more Messis might be off-putting on account of its length and complexity, it really does grow on you. A fearsome challenge to organists, it is certainly an experience which organ-lovers should have, although I would not advise newcomers to Langgaard’s music to start with Messis, its seminal status notwithstanding. But clear some space in your diary and schedule a three night organ marathon at home; you could not have a better organ and organist to convert you.

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Works on This Recording

In ténebras exteriores, BVN 334 by Rued Langgaard
Performer:  Flemming Dreisig (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Haderslev Vor Frue Cantori
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Denmark 
Length: 18 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Messis, BVN 228 by Rued Langgaard
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1937; Denmark 
Length: 105 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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