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Herman D. Koppel, Benjamin Koppel: Works For Cello & Piano

Koppel,Hd / Koppel,B. / Zeuthen / Malling
Release Date: 07/26/2011 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226088   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin KoppelHerman D. Koppel
Performer:  Morten ZeuthenAmalie Malling
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The first son of a Polish–Jewish immigrant, the Danish composer and pianist Herman Koppel (1908-98) was born in Copenhagen. He studied music there, and had encouragement from Carl Nielsen, whose piano music he performed. He spent time in Berlin and Paris and was active in chamber music with his brother Julius, a founder of the quartet that bore his name, and his violinist sister-in-law. During the German occupation Koppel took refuge in Sweden, returning home in 1945 to resume a distinguished and musically varied career.

When Herman Koppel began writing his cello works in the 1950s a brand new Danish cello repertoire was born. In Denmark and among modern cellists and scholars internationally, Koppel’s cello works are modern
Read more classics of Nordic music, full of power and beauty. For this CD release the cellist Morten Zeuthen has also asked Koppel's grandson, the jazz musician Benjamin Koppel, to write a new cello work. The result is an exploratory, demanding solo piece quite in the spirit of Herman Koppel.
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Works on This Recording

1. Professor Herman's Cellistic Imagaginarium by Benjamin Koppel
Performer:  Morten Zeuthen (Cello)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Denmark 
2. Ternio for Cello and Piano, Op. 53b by Herman D. Koppel
Performer:  Morten Zeuthen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; Denmark 
3. Suite for Cello, Op. 86 by Herman D. Koppel
Performer:  Morten Zeuthen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Denmark 
4. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 62 by Herman D. Koppel
Performer:  Morten Zeuthen (Cello), Amalie Malling (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Denmark 

Sound Samples

Ternio, Op. 53: I. Allegramente
Ternio, Op. 53: II. Tempo di passacaglia
Ternio, Op. 53: III. Allegro giocoso
Introduction, Theme with Variation and Epilogue, Op. 85: Introduction: Allegro
Introduction, Theme with Variation and Epilogue, Op. 85: Theme
Introduction, Theme with Variation and Epilogue, Op. 85: Variation 1
Introduction, Theme with Variation and Epilogue, Op. 85: Variation 2
Introduction, Theme with Variation and Epilogue, Op. 85: Variation 3
Introduction, Theme with Variation and Epilogue, Op. 85: Variation 4
Introduction, Theme with Variation and Epilogue, Op. 85: Variation 5
Introduction, Theme with Variation and Epilogue, Op. 85: Variation 6
Introduction, Theme with Variation and Epilogue, Op. 85: Epilogue
Cello Sonata, Op. 62: I. Allegro
Cello Sonata, Op. 62: II. Chaconne
Cello Sonata, Op. 62: III. Allegro con brio
Professor Herman's Cellistic Imaginarium

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