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F. Henriques: Orchestral Works / Bellincampi, Åstrand, Et Al


Release Date: 08/01/2002 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8224173   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Fini Henriques
Performer:  Christina ÅstrandMax Artved
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Light, charming, unpretentious, and tuneful, Fini Henriques' (1867-1940) music recalls happier times and a more elegant, civilized era (which never really existed, but never mind). As a composer of "pops" favorites, he certainly deserves his high standing in Denmark, and this lovely disc should make him many friends elsewhere. Everything here is simply delightful, from the witty and not terribly demonic Devil's Dance for violin and orchestra, to the charming "Gallop" taken from his ballet The Little Mermaid. The Suite in F for oboe and orchestra ought to enter the repertoire of enterprising oboists everywhere, and the most substantial work here, the incidental music from Wayland Smith, shows the composer at his colorful and tuneful best. Read more Giordano Bellincampi leads the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and the two fine soloists in enthusiastic, loving performances and they're vividly recorded too. There's really nothing else to say: if you enjoy exploring the nooks and crannies of high quality "light" music, you'll find this a disc to treasure.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Romance for Violin and Strings in G major, Op. 12 by Fini Henriques
Performer:  Christina Åstrand (Violin)
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Denmark 
2.
Kleine bunte Reihe, Op. 20: no 5, Mosquito Dance by Fini Henriques
Performer:  Christina Åstrand (Violin)
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Denmark 
Notes: Arranged: Svend S. Schultz (1986) 
3.
Devil's Dance by Fini Henriques
Performer:  Christina Åstrand (Violin)
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1920; Denmark 
Notes: Arranged: Launy Grondal (1940) 
4.
Tata: Czardas I by Fini Henriques
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1932; Denmark 
5.
Wayland the Smith: Suite by Fini Henriques
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Denmark 
6.
Suite for Oboe and Strings in F major, Op. 13 by Fini Henriques
Performer:  Max Artved (Oboe)
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Denmark 
7.
The Little Mermaid: Air by Fini Henriques
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Denmark 
8.
The Little Mermaid: Dance of Joy by Fini Henriques
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Denmark 
9.
Tata: Czardas II by Fini Henriques
Conductor:  Giordano Bellincampi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1932; Denmark 

Featured Sound Samples

Romance for Violin and Strings
Devil's Dance
Suite for Oboe and Strings: II. Intermezzo
The Little Mermaid: Air

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