A WQXR-FM (105.9; NYC) Best Classical Recording of 2019!
International Classical Music Awards 2020 Winner - Recording of the Year
Principal Conductor Ádám Fischer has been affiliated with the Danish Chamber Orchestra since 1997. He remains a strong initiator of the orchestra’s work and concert activities both in Denmark and internationally. Together with him, the orchestra has developed a refined and energetic style of playing. Danish Chamber Orchestra insists on focusing on the social significance of music and is deeply committed to talent development, commucation and the development of new concert forms. The orchestra has a tradition of bridging between different musical genres andRead more traditions and collaborates equally enthusiastically and professionally with artists in classical music as well as popular music, film music and shows. Danish Chamber Orchestra is dedicated to being an orchestra for everyone.
With this gripping Beethoven cycle, Fischer has become the first conductor to record the complete symphonies of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. This is no garden variety act of completionism—he drives his Copenhagen-based band with a fierce meticulousness that rivals Karajan, Kleiber, and other greats.
– WQXR-FM 105.9, NYC (Zev Kane)
The opening of the Seventh Symphony has never sounded so cleverly orchestrated, and Beethoven’s wittily humorous eloquence has never been on such continuous display. Tempo choices can and will surprise, like the slow opening of the Ninth Symphony’s second movement, but a few auditions place such decisions in perspective. The Danish Chamber Orchestra’s excellent playing ensures a set in which relationships, between orchestral groups, between sections of movements, and between symphonies, are thoughtfully and provocatively delineated. These renditions showcase Beethoven’s revolutionary side in a way few other sets even come close to managing.