Bo Holten


Born: 1948   Country: Denmark  
Danish conductor and composer Bo Holten first established his reputation as a conductor of early music choral groups starting with the group Ars Nova in 1979. He also conducts symphony orchestras, particularly in Denmark and Sweden; Holten has led choral groups outside of Scandinavia, most notably the BBC Singers. In 1996 Holten decided to break with Ars Nova and founded a new vocal ensemble, Musica Ficta. In addition to being renowned as an Read more early music specialist, Holten is an advocate of new music, presenting more than 175 premieres of new works. In his own work, Holten's music likewise builds a bridge between old and new. Holten has arranged Carl Nielsen's organ composition Commotio for orchestra, which was very well received in Denmark. His opera Gesualdo, which blends Don Carlo Gesualdo's idiom into his own and is scored for Baroque period ensemble, was a controversial hit when it opened in 2003. Holten's opera Operation Orfeo is the most frequently staged Danish opera in history, achieving nearly 100 performances throughout Europe. Read less
Browse 1-11 of 11 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Song / Elisabeth Holte, Uranienborg Vokalensemble [Blu-ray Audio+Hybrid SACD]
    Label: Two-l   Catalog: 96 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen,  Geirr Tveitt,  Hakon Berge,  Sven-Erik Bäck  ... 
    Conductor:  Elisabeth Holte
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Uranienborg Vocal Ensemble
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  • 2.
    Bo Holten: Venus' Wheel / Flemish Radio Choir
    Label: Dacapo   Catalog: 8226062 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bo Holten,  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Luc Tooten,  Johan Reuter
    Conductor:  Bo Holten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flemish Radio Choir
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  • 3.
    Dreams & Landscapes / Holten, Jensen, Copenhagen Girls Choir
    Label: Proprius Music   Catalog: 2063 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bo Holten,  Jens Erik Raasted,  Maj-Britt Kramer,  Uffe Englund  ... 
    Conductor:  Bo Holten,  Claus Vestergaard Jensen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Girls Choir
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    Ourania / The Esoterics
    Label: Terpsichore   Catalog: 1009 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Donald M. Skirvin,  Bo Holten,  Eric Banks  ... 
    Conductor:  Eric Banks
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Esoterics
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    The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell
    Label: Gramola   Catalog: 98913 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bo Holten,  Johannes Brahms,  Anton Bruckner,  Arnold Schoenberg  ... 
    Performer:  Florian Ehrlinger,  Theresa Dlouhy,  Katrin Kriegl,  Barbara Achammer  ... 
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    Hymn To The Sun - Danish Works For Choir
    Label: Dacapo   Catalog: 8226051 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Bruun,  Vagn Holmboe,  Bo Holten,  Jorgen Jersild  ... 
    Conductor:  Sřren Kinch Hansen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Vocal Ensemble
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    Holten: Visit Of The Royal Physician / Reuter, Henning-Jensen, Jansson, Rdo
    Label: Dacapo   Catalog: 2110408 Release Date: 05/25/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bo Holten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Danish Orchestra
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  • 8.
    Fredensborg Fantasier - Works By Wagner, Byrd, Adson, Locke, Handel, Mozart, Tch
    Label: Membran / Scandinavian Classics   Catalog: 220583 Release Date: 04/26/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  William Byrd,  Michael Praetorius,  John Adson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Danish Brass
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    Holten: The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell / Holten, Bbc Singers
    Label: Dacapo   Catalog: 8224214 Release Date: 02/17/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bo Holten
    Performer:  Micaela Haslam,  Catherine Bott
    Conductor:  Bo Holten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Singers
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  • 10.
    Norwegian Soloists' Choir - 'hear'
    Label: Simax   Catalog: 1134 Release Date: 01/01/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Knut Nystedt,  Bo Holten,  Arnold Schoenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Grete Pedersen Helgerřd
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
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  • 11.
    New Music For Choir / Bo Holten, Ars Nova
    Label: Kontrapunkt   Catalog: 32016 Release Date: 09/16/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sven-David Sandström,  Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgree,  Poul Ruders,  Bo Holten  ... 
    Performer:  Eva Hess Thaysen,  Claus K Hansen,  Bo Holten
    Conductor:  Bo Holten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble,  Rilke Ensemble
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