John Frandsen: Recordings on Danacord

John Frandsen (1918-96) studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He conducted the Danish National Symphony Orchestra from 1945 to 1946 and was principal conductor at the Royal Danish Opera from 1946 to 1980. After his successful debut with the first Danish performance of Peter Grimes he developed a special preference for operas by Mozart, Wagner and Britten. From 1980 to 1984, John Frandsen was attached to the Danish Broadcasting Corporation as conductor and musical advisor. In 1985, he returned to the Royal Danish Theatre, now a guest conductor. As teacher and director of the Danish Opera Academy from 1950 to 1980, he exerted great influence on generations of Danish singers. He was a leading interpreter of the works of Carl Nielsen, for which he was awarded the Carl Nielsen Prize in 1981. He also performed as guest conductor in Scandinavia and the USA, and recorded a number of gramophone records, especially with Danish music.

Carl Nielsen - Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57 - DACOCD 722-723
Rued Langgaard - Symphonies nos. 4 and 6 - DACOCD 560
Rued Langgaard - The Music of the Spheres - DACOCD 560
Herman D. Koppel - Three Psalms for tenor solo, mixed choir, boys' choir and orchestra, Opus 48 - DACOCD 567-568
Herman D. Koppel - Requiem for solo voices, chorus and orchestra, opus 78 - DACOCD 571-572
J.P.E. Hartmann: Overture to Hakon Jarl - DACOCD 757-758