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Gade: Erlkonigs Tochter & 5 Gesange / Mortensen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Concerto Copenhagen


Release Date: 03/15/2019 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226035  
Composer:  Niels Gade
Performer:  Johannes WeisserIvonne FuchsSophie Junker
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto CopenhagenDanish National Vocal Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Elverskud (The Elf-King’s Daughter) is a dramatic cantata from 1854, based on Danish medieval ballads. It became one of Niels W. Gade’s greatest successes, not only in his native Denmark but throughout Europe, where Elverskud was performed several hundred times, often conducted by Gade himself. Gade was especially admired in Germany, and on this album, Elverskud is not only played on period instruments for the first time but is also sung for the first time with the German text that brought the work international fame. Here the cantata is put together with Gade’s breakthrough as an a capella composer, Funf Gesange from 1846, also in German. Perhaps this danish national composer isn’t so danish after all. These works are beautifully performed Read more by soloists Sophie Junker, Ivonne Fuchs, and Johannes Weisser, alongside the Danish National Vocal Ensemble. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Elverskud, Op. 30 by Niels Gade
Performer:  Johannes Weisser (Baritone), Ivonne Fuchs (Alto), Sophie Junker (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen,  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Copenhagen, Denmark 
2.
Songs (5), Op. 13 by Niels Gade
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Leipzig, Germany 

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