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Lange-müller: Renaissance, Etc / Schonwandt, Et Al


Release Date: 11/14/2000 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8224109   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Michael KristensenGuido Päevatalu
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio ChoirDanish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller's musical reputation rests on his large number of songs, many of which have become popular favorites in his native Denmark. The two suites on offer here reveal a composer with a genuine gift for attractive melody, as might be expected of a fine song composer, as well as an idiomatic feeling for orchestration. "In the Alhambra's" quasi-exotic charms might seem a trifle pale today, but "charm" is what the music really has, and in no small measure. The concluding nocturnal "In the Garden of Lindaraja" achieves real distinction, particularly given its comparatively early date of composition (1876). Lange-Müller's suite of incidental music from the play Renaissance contains several attractively performed songs that Read more offer plenty of evidence of the composer's skill in this particular area. It may be damning with faint praise to call this music merely "pretty", but that's what it is. Affectionate interpretations and fine sound put the icing on a sweet, nicely decorated little cake. [1/17/2001]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Renaissance, Op. 59 by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Michael Kristensen (Tenor), Guido Päevatalu (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Choir,  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Denmark 
2.
I Alhambra, Op. 3 by Peter E. Lange-Müller
Performer:  Guido Päevatalu (Baritone), Michael Kristensen (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Choir,  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Denmark 

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