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Ophelia Dances


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The idea of building great music from modest or fragmentary means has characterized the work of Nordic composers for generations. In Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen’s music, that idea finds a particularly exquisite and absolutely contemporary expression. In Toccata the music glances towards a filmic chase-down, whereas Nielsen in Ophelia Dances claims to ‘hear the dancing’ of that fragile character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The album concludes with Nielsen’s single-movement symphony, Symphony No. 3, which sets in motion a cumulative journey upwards from low to high: a symphonic Tower of Babel, reaching for the heavens. All of the works on this release are world premiere recordings, and the album is being released to mark Svend Hvidfelt Nielsen’s 60th birthday. Nielsen is also a gifted church organist, and on this album he plays the organ solo part in the Toccata.
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Item number 8226581
Barcode 636943658123
Release date 1/4/2019
Category Orchestral
Label DACAPO CLASSICAL
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Mogensen, Bjarke
Disc: 1
Toccata00:22:00
1 Toccata 00:19:13 Nielsen, Svend Hvidtfelt Rasilainen, Ari Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Ophelia Dances00:22:00
2 Ophelia Dances 00:22:10 Christensen, Henrik Vagn Aarhus Symphony Orchestra Mogensen, Bjarke
Symphony No. 3, "Watching Life"00:20:00
3 Symphony No. 3 "Watching Life" 00:23:31 Christensen, Henrik Vagn Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
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