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Gade: Erlkonigs Tochter [Vinyl]

Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: DAC-LP003  
Composer:  Niels Gade
Performer:  Sophie JunkerIvonne FuchsJohannes Weisser
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Elverskud (The Elf-King’s Daughter) is a dramatic cantata from 1854, based on Danish medieval ballads. It became one of Niels W. Gade’s greatest successes, not only in his native Denmark, but throughout Europe, where Elverskud was performed several hundred times, often conducted by Gade himself. The work was written in the most fruitful and happy period of Gade’s life. This is reflected in the consummate work, in which, both textually and musically, Gade has struck a fine balance between national and more universal elements. Gade was especially admired in Germany, and on this album Elverskud is not only played on period instruments for the first time, but is also sung for the first time with the German text that brought the work Read more international fame. Perhaps this Danish national work isn’t so Danish after all? Read less

Works on This Recording

Elverskud, Op. 30 by Niels Gade
Performer:  Sophie Junker (Soprano), Ivonne Fuchs (Alto), Johannes Weisser (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Copenhagen, Denmark 

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