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Abrahamsen: 10 Preludes & 7 Pieces / Ensemble MidtVest


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226091  
Composer:  Hans AbrahamsenErik SatieCarl Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is magic through transparency. The music of Hans Abrahamsen, dark yet alluringly innocent, exhibits a pure, strong naivete that opens up into a genuine magical world of both the bright and the sombre kind. Performing two of his early works - Six Pieces for horn trio and his first string quartet 10 Preludes - Ensemble MidtVest brings out Abrahamsen's characteristic clear, precise tone. The same clarity inhabits his arrangements of Erik Satie's Trois Gymnopedies and Carl Nielsen's Fantasy Pieces, exploring and evoking the original works in a new, unmistakably Abrahamsenesque way. It is magic through transparency. The music of Hans Abrahamsen, dark yet alluringly innocent, exhibits a pure, strong naivete that opens up into a genuine magical world of both the bright and the sombre kind. Performing two of his early works - Six Pieces for horn trio and his first string quartet 10 Preludes - Ensemble MidtVest brings out Abrahamsen's characteristic clear, precise tone. The same clarity inhabits his arrangements of Erik Satie's Trois Gymnopedies and Carl Nielsen's Fantasy Pieces, exploring and evoking the original works in a new, unmistakably Abrahamsenesque way. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pieces (6) for Violin, Horn and Piano by Hans Abrahamsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Denmark 
2.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
3.
Fantasy Pieces (2) for Oboe and Piano, FS 8/Op. 2 by Carl Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; Denmark 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 1 "Tenor Preludes" by Hans Abrahamsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MidtVest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; Denmark 

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