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On the Path to H.C. Andersen / Wang


Release Date: 08/10/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573904  
Composer:  Martin LohseJesper KochBent LorentzenSvend Aaquist
Performer:  Hanzhi Wang
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this unique programme Hanzhi Wang takes us into the ‘fairy-tale world of the accordion’ in works by Danish composers that explore both the darkness and luminosity of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous stories. Poignant reflection and tragic depiction infuse Martin Lohse’s ‘Menuetto’ and ‘The Little Match Girl’ (dedicated to Hanzhi Wang), while his post-minimalist ‘Passing’ series forms adventurous mobiles of dancing light. From Jesper Koch’s quixotic ‘Jabberwocky’ to Svend Aaquist’s evocative ‘Saga Night,’ this new repertoire for a relatively recent concert instrument is both dramatic and uplifting. Up and coming artist Hanzhi Wang is the accordion’s perfect ambassador. Praised for her engaging stage presence and performances that are Read more technically and musically brilliant, her career has already taken her around the globe with performances in Europe and Asia. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Menuetto by Martin Lohse
Performer:  Hanzhi Wang (Accordion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Denmark 
2.
Passing by Martin Lohse
Performer:  Hanzhi Wang (Accordion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Denmark 
3.
The Little Match Girl by Martin Lohse
Performer:  Hanzhi Wang (Accordion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Denmark 
4.
Jabberwocky by Jesper Koch
Performer:  Hanzhi Wang (Accordion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Denmark 
5.
Tears by Bent Lorentzen
Performer:  Hanzhi Wang (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Denmark 
6.
Saga Night by Svend Aaquist
Performer:  Hanzhi Wang (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; Denmark 

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