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Gade: Comala / Henry, Equilbey, Danish National Symphony


Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226125  
Composer:  Niels Gade
Performer:  Elenor WimanMarie-Adeline HenryMarkus EicheRachel Kelly
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Symphony OrchestraDanish National Concert Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1840s Leipzig the young Danish composer Niels W. Gade (1817-90) was welcomed with open arms, and became Mendelssohn’s successor with the Gewandhaus Orchestra. There, Gade himself conducted the first performance of his cantata Comala, which travelled as far afield as the USA and Russia. Comala is a lyrical-heroic legend based on James Macpherson’s famous Ossian poems about the warrior Fingal and his beloved Comala, here performed by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Choir and an inspired team of international soloists under the renowned French conductor Laurence Equilbey. While the dramatic work was one of Gade’s biggest successes, it has largely been forgotten over the last century. This first collaboration between Equilby and Read more the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Choir is a perfect revival. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Comala, Op. 12 by Niels Gade
Performer:  Elenor Wiman (Alto), Marie-Adeline Henry (Soprano), Markus Eiche (Baritone),
Rachel Kelly (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Symphony Orchestra,  Danish National Concert Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Leipzig, Germany 

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