Thomas Dausgaard

Biography

Born: July 4, 1963; Copenhagen, Denmark  
Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, while developing a broad repertory that has taken in music from most periods, is associated with the works of composers from his native Denmark, as well as those from elsewhere in Scandinavia, in particular Sweden. Indeed, he has devoted most of his recording activity to works by composers from Denmark and Sweden -- mostly contemporary ones -- and has held important conducting posts in both countries. Read more Dausgaard's concert programs and discography are replete with names like Bent Sřrensen, Johan Svendsen, Dag Wirén, August Enna, but particularly Rued Langgaard, Per Nřrgĺrd, and Asger Hamerik. In fact, Dausgaard has recorded highly praised extensive multi-disc sets devoted to the orchestral works of the latter three composers. For all his devotion to Scandinavian music, though, Dausgaard has also received lavish critical praise for his series for the Simax label of the complete orchestral works of Beethoven. He has amassed a sizeable discography within a mere decade or so, his recordings appearing on a variety of labels, including Da Capo, BIS, Chandos, and Virgin Classics.

Thomas Dausgaard was born on July 4, 1963, in Copenhagen. He studied music there at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and later at the Royal College of Music, London. After holding minor posts and freelancing as a conductor in Scandinavia in his early career, Dausgaard received his first major appointment in 1997, that of principal conductor of the Örebro-based Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

In 2001 he debuted at the Proms in London with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and went on to conduct many orchestras in the U.K., including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony orchestra.

Also in 2001, Dausgaard added a second prestigious post when he accepted the appointment as principal guest conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. He served in that capacity until 2004 when he was elevated to that ensemble's principal conductor. Dausgaard's first major recording was made with the DNSO, the 1998 Bach to the Future, a Chandos disc containing the title work by Nřrgĺrd and various pieces by other composers.

Dausgaard has regularly toured the major cities of Europe with both his ensembles and has guest-conducted some of the leading American orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Among Dausgaard's newer recordings is the 2007 BIS CD of Dvorák's Symphonies No. 6 and No. 9, with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Read less
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Biography

Born: July 4, 1963; Copenhagen, Denmark  
Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, while developing a broad repertory that has taken in music from most periods, is associated with the works of composers from his native Denmark, as well as those from elsewhere in Scandinavia, in particular Sweden. Indeed, he has devoted most of his recording activity to works by composers from Denmark and Sweden -- mostly contemporary ones -- and has held important conducting posts in both countries. Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
II. Allegretto
III. Menuetto: Vivace
IV. Presto vivace
I. Adagio molto - Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto: Allegro molto
IV. Allegro vivace
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo: Presto
IV. Allegro moderato
No. 1. Der Engel (The Angel)
No. 2. Stehe still (Stand Still)
No. 3. Im Treibhaus (In the Hothouse)
No. 4. Schmerzen (Pain)
5 Gedichte fur eine Frauenstimme, "Wesendonck Lieder": No. 5. Traume (Dreams) (version for voice and orchestra)
I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
IV. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo ma con brio
I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro con gracia
III. Allegro molto vivace
IV. Finale: Adagio lamentoso
Two Pieces, Op.77: Cantique: Laetare anima mea
Two Pieces, Op.77: Devotion: Ab imo pectore
I. Ziemlich schnell
II. Andante: Feierlich, etwas bewegt
III. Scherzo: Schnell
IV. Finale: Mehr schnell
I. Allegro
II. Andantino semplice
III. Rondo vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
I. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
IV. Allegro vivace
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major opus 77: Allegro non troppo
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major opus 77: Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major opus 77: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
Concerto for Violin no.2 in D minor opus 11 'A la hongroise' (1): Allegro un poco maestoso
Concerto for Violin no.2 in D minor opus 11 'A la hongroise' (1): Romanze: Andante
Concerto for Violin no.2 in D minor opus 11 'A la hongroise' (1): Finale alla Zingara: Allegro con spirito
I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
II. Larghetto -
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
I. Overture: Andante con moto - Allegro
II. Scherzo: Vivo
III. Finale: Allegro molto vivace
I. Allegro non tanto
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo: Presto
IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito
I. Adagio - Allegro molto
II. Largo
III. Molto vivace
IV. Allegro con fuoco
I. Allegro con anima - Lento - Con moto - Tempo primo - Maestoso festivo alla marcia
II. Lento religioso quasi adagio
III. Molto con moto (with soprano solo)
I. Poco animato festivo - Lento (Cadenza) - Animato festivo (Tempo primo) -
II. Grave maestoso - Lento misterioso -
III. Allegro ma non troppo - Piu lento - Vivace
I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
III. Adagio espressivo
IV. Allegro molto vivace
I. Andante con moto - Allegro di molto
II. Romanza: Andante
III. Scherzo: Presto
IV. Largo - Finale: Allegro vivace
I. Indledningsfanfare (Introductory fanfare)
II. Upaagtede morgenstjerner (Unnoticed morning stars)
III. Marmorkirken ringer (The Marble Church rings)
IV. De traette star op til livet (The tired get up for life)
V. Radio-Caruso og tvangsenergi (Radio-Caruso and forced energy)
VI. 'Farmaend' farer til kontoret ('Dads' rush to the office)
VII. Sol og břgeskov (Sun and beech forest)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47: II. Adagio di molto
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47: III. Allegro ma non tanto
Two Pieces, Op.77: Cantique: Laetare anima mea
Two Pieces, Op.77: Devotion: Ab imo pectore
Two Humoresques Op. 87: No. 1 in D minor
Two Humoresques Op. 87: No. 2 in D major
Four Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra, Op.89: No. 1 in G Minor for strings
Four Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra, Op.89: No. 2 in G Minor for strings
Four Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra, Op.89: No. 3 in E Flat Major
Four Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra, Op.89: No. 4 in G Minor
I. Allegro fuocoso
II. Scherzo: Adagio - Allegro assai - Adagio
III. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro risoluto
II. Adagio -
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio
IV. Finale: Allegro vivace - Piu mosso - Animato
I. Molto allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto scherzando
IV. Finale: Maestoso - Allegro assai con fuoco
I. Allegro
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Intermezzo: Allegro giusto
IV. Finale: Andante - Allegro con fuoco
I. Sehr massig bewegt
II. Sehr bewegt, rauschend
III. Sehr gedehnt, mit schmerzvollem Ausdruck
I. Sehr lebhaft -
II. Ballade: Sehr gemessen [poco adagio], doch nicht schleppend -
III. Sehr lebhaft
I. Gold Mine -
II. All the Gold this Mountain has -
III. Gold Rush