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The Tivoli Youth Guard: Dedicated

The world famous Danish Tivoli Garden is proud to have its own marching band, the Tivoli Youth Band and they are here presented with a brilliant new recording of the music we all associate with Tivoli. A stunning recording and a release full of colour, sparkle and inside information. Just the right thing that will bring a smile to your face!

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DACOCD 776 [DDD]

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DACOCD 786 [DDD]
The Golden Age
Copenhagen Piano Duo

The Dane Niels W. Gade wrote poetic and original music for four hands and this is the first ever complete recording of his piano music featuring the Copenhagen Piano Duo. Also on their new release is music by Schumann and the great Schubert Fantasy. Music from The Golden Age played with deep understanding and musicality.


Elisabeth Nielsen plays Beethoven, Nielsen and Schumann

The second release featuring the talented Danish pianist Elisabeth Nielsen here in repertoire she also performed at her debut concert to great critical acclaim. Extensive booklet with full illustrations.

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DACOCD 785 [DDD]

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DACOCD 789 [DDD]
Rarities of Piano Music at
»Schloss vor Husum«, vol. 29
from the 2016 Festival

The annual piano festival featuring rare repertoire started 30 years ago and the latest CD features a large selection of the works performed, all played by the leading pianists of today. All the previous years are available!


Anthology of American Piano Music, Vol. 2
Music of the Night - American Nocturnes

The second release in the American Piano Music series with pianist Cecile Licad features Music of the Night. Many of the works are here performed for the first time in a modern digital recording and the whole concept is a portrait of the fascinating world of piano music worth discovering.

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DACOCD 783-84 [DDD]

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DACOCD 781-782 [ADD] Mono
The Great Danish Pianist Victor Schiøler, Vol. 2

The second volume of recordings featuring the only Danish pianist with international acclaim, Victor Schiøler, here with the legendary recording of the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto; the most sold classical recording in Denmark ever, used in the commercial for a razor blade! Included are the fine performance of the Schubert Trio and not least the Kreutzer Sonata with Emil Telmányi. Not to be missed!


A SR Tribute to Erling Blöndal Bengtsson
The Swedish Radio Recordings 1957-1980

The highly acclaimed series of never before published recordings with the cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson this time takes precious jewels from the Swedish Radio Archive including many first performances and first releases on CD. Undoubtedly the most comprehensive portrait of this great Danish cellist.

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DACOCD 778 [DDD]

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DACOCD 773 [DDD]
A Tribute to J.S. Bach
Kristian Krogsøe, Organ

Undoubtedly the finest young organist in Denmark, Kristian Krogsøe, cathedral organist and master of music at the Aarhus Principal Church here performs music by and inspired by J. S. Bach at one of the largest organs in Denmark. The luxurious production with large booklet is a follow up on the internationally acclaimed Krogsøe recording of the complete organ music by Duruflé on DACOCD 726.


Schubert: »Winterreise«
Johan Reuter
, bass-baritone
Copenhagen String Quartet

Danish world famous baritone Johan Reuter is here singing Schubert "Winterreise" in a sensational version accompanied by string quartet. Cellist of The Copenhagen String Quartet, Richard Krug, arranged the piano part and text and music never sounded better together. With his intelligent approach and deep sense of musicality Johan Reuter is probably releasing the best Winterreise ever caught in the studio.

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DACOCD 759 [DDD]

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DACOCD 775 [DDD]
Georges Bizet
Symphony in C Major; Carmen Suite No. 1; L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1 2

This is the first recording featuring the new chief conductor of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Marc Soustrot, in French music by Bizet. It is a winning combination of an orchestra famous for its brilliant Delius recording and an idiomatic French conductor. These works by Bizet can hardly be bettered. And with sound to match, this is truly "magnifique"!


Rarities of Piano Music at
»Schloss vor Husum«, vol. 28
from the 2015 Festival

Yet another sensational piano release from the German Husum Festival of Rarities featuring some of the leading pianists of today performing many rare works for solo piano.
Not only for the piano lovers, but for all lovers of romantic piano music. Note: All the previous releases are still available.

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DACOCD 779 [DDD]

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DACOCD 774 [DDD]
Anthology of American Piano Music, Vol. 1
Cecile Licad
, Piano

This is a major piano release! After world famous pianist Cecile Licad played the Ornstein Sonata on DACOCD 739 Danacord decided to record a series of American piano music and the first result is here with four important sonatas. This is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable collections to be released this year.


Rued Langgaard
18 songs

Førsteindspilninger af sange af den gådefulde danske senromantiske komponist, Rued Langgaard, sunget af den førende danske tenor, Jens Krogsgaard. Udgivelsens teksthæfte indeholder de fulde tekster og oversættelser og er en vigtig tilføjelse til den voksende Langgaard-diskografi.

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DACOCD 771 [DDD]

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DACOCD 763-768 [ADD]
Endre Wolf in Sweden
Studio private recordings 1944-1978

The Hungarian/Swedish violinist Endre Wolf was a legend in his time. His rare recordings are here collected for the first time, mostly from live concerts and expertly transferred. A comprehensive booklet is included in this second volume devoted to a violinist belonging in the very top of musicians.


Emil Gryesten
Franz Liszt: Sonata - Piano Works

Young Danish pianist Emil Gryesten got tremendous fine reviews for his debut CD with music by Schubert. Here he is tackling the towering Sonata plus a selection of the magical piano works by Liszt. This piano playing in a very high level in a fine and clear recording.

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DACOCD 772 [DDD]

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DACOCD 770 [ADD]
Erling Blöndal Bengtsson
Danish First Performances
Live Concert Recordings 1976-1991

The Danish Master cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson gave numerous first performances of works for cello and orchestra in Denmark and his performances became benchmarks for the understanding and interpretation of these works ever since. Here are three of the composers he loved the most for the first time ever released on 2 CD for the price of 1.


Carl Nielsen on Record:
Vintage and other historical recordings

The largest ever box set of Carl Nielsen recordings! All in new digital transfers done by Andrew Walter of Abbey Road Studios and Claus Byrith of Asinus Studios. With a large new booklet written by Lyndon Jenkins.

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DACOCD 801-830 [ADD]

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DACOCD 769 [DDD]
Emil Gryesten
Franz Schubert
Sonata in C minor, D958 - Six moments musicaux, D780

Young Danish pianist Emil Gryesten is already an established name in Scandinavia having studied in both Copenhagen and Helsinki. At the age of only 15 he won the Steinway Piano Competition and after that performed extensively. This is his first eagerly awaited recording for Danacord in piano music by Schubert. A true poet at the piano.


Christine Pryn, Violin
»Signature«

Young Danish violinist Christine Pryn is undoubtedly the foremost performer of contemporary music and her new CD with works for solo violin justly confirms her reputation. Here are some of the most challenging works for violin ending with the famous Bach Chaconne. A music tour de force nobody should miss!

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DACOCD 762 [DDD]

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DACOCD 749 [DDD]
Rarities of Piano Music at
»Schloss vor Husum«, vol. 27
from the 2014 Festival

Another year, another Rarities of Piano Music CD release, this time from the 28th year since the beginning. As always there are truly brilliant performances of rare piano music played by some of the leading pianists from around the world. All previous years are available and are should be in all piano lovers collection.


Scandinavian Classics, Vol. 5
Various soloists, orchestras and conductors

This final volume in the Scandinavian Classics series, Volume 5, is a release to the memory of Lyndon Jenkins who planned and produced the first four volumes. We have selected his most beloved recordings and they are all issued here in new transfers, many, like the Hamerik Symphony, on CD for the first time.

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DACOCD 757-758 [ADD]

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DACOCD 761 [DDD]
Elisabeth Nielsen
plays Bach, Schumann and Prokofiev

A sensational piano talent from Denmark! Young Prize winner Elisabeth Nielsen with her debut CD. Towering performances eagerly critically awaited. A truly remarkable pianist absolutely not to be missed!


Carlo Gesualdo
Madrigals
Musica Ficta / Bo Holten

The new CD with Musica Ficta under Bo Holten from a live concert Nov. 18 in Bari, Italy, got the following praise: »As I told you, I've heard lots of groups sing Gesualdo, many of them very, very good. But I would rank yours right at the top. It was absolutely splendid, and for that you have my eternal thanks«. (Glenn Watkins, leading Gesualdo scholar).

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DACOCD 760 [DDD]

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DACOCD 754 [DDD]
Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 9
with reconstructed Finale

A sensational first recording of the completed last movement of the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in the version of Nors S. Josephson. The British conductor John Gibbons is leading the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in a truly spectacular performance produced and recorded by Lennart Dehn and Stephan Flock. A Bruckner release of major importance!


Olivier Messiaen
Chamber Music
Ensemble Nordlys

»Quartet for the end of time« is one of the most moving and deeply felt compositions, written under horrible circumstances in 1941 by the young Olivier Messiaen. Here it is masterly recorded in the original version by the Ensemble Nordlys (Northern Light) together with two pieces for violin and piano. A truly remarkable new release!

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DACOCD 756 [DDD]

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DACOCD 755 [DDD]
Nordic Winter
Christmas Songs

A charming and very original selection of Christmas songs and music inspired by the Nordic Winter. All sung by famous soprano Gitta-Maria Sjöberg and with new arrangements by composer Matti Borg. Not to be enjoyed only for the short Christmas season, but for all the long cosy Winter evenings.


Russian Piano Music
Nina Kavtaradze

As the booklet notes says: Great composers in small portions. Here is an excellent chance to hear shorter works by the four leading Russian piano composers played masterly by Nina Kavtaradze. A piano release of rare beauty and with a strong interest to all those in love with Russian piano music.

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DACOCD 753 [DDD]

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DACOCD 752 [DDD]
Concert Clemens

After the great success with the Duruflé release the Concert Clemens Choir from Aarhus is heard here in intimate settings of songs by both Early and Modern day composers. As usual the standard is very high and the recording and presentation is first class, naturally with full texts and translations.


A Gramophone Tribute to
Erling Blöndal Bengtsson
Complete HMV Solo Recordings 1950-1961

For the first time on CD the complete HMV solo recordings featuring the Danish cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson. The original recordings were all collectors items and the transfers, all done by Claus Byrith, are from his own collection.

This 2 CD set was approved by the cellist just before he died and compiled by his widow, Merete Blöndal Bengtsson

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DACOCD 738 [ADD]

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DACOCD 751 [DDD]
Songs and Duets by
Henrik Frederik Rung
Erik Bekker Hansen
, Tenor

Father and son Rung were the Romantic Lied composers par excellence in Denmark and this new release, a follow up to the previous release DACOCD 705 with Danish tenor Erik Bekker Hansen, is a natural continuation of our series with Harmonious Families, featuring father and son composers Gade, Hartmann, Langgaard, Hamerik and Helsted. Full English translation of all the songs.


Rarities of Piano Music at
»Schloss vor Husum«, vol. 25
from the 2013 Festival

The Annual Rarities of Piano Music from the North German city Husum is undoubtedly the most successful music festival devoted to the lesser-known music for piano. Again leading pianists are represented on the CD featuring live performances of works not generally available. All the years from 1987 are available on CD.

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DACOCD 739 [DDD]

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DACOCD 747 [DDD]
Beethoven
Diabelli Variations
Christina Bjørkøe

A truly personal and idiomatic performance of the gigantic Diabelli Variations played by the Danish pianist Christina Bjørkøe, already world famous for her recordings of music by Danish composers Nielsen and Gade for the German record company cpo. Listen to her beautifully recorded and very stunning Beethoven.


Felix Mendelssohn
Complete Works for Piano Orchestra
Oleg Marshev

For the first time ever the complete works for piano and orchestra by Mendelssohn played by one pianist, Oleg Marshev. He is accompanied by Anne Mette Stæhr in the works for two pianos and Rumen Lukanov in the concerto for violin and piano. 3 amazing CD´s plus an extra free bonus CD. All with the South Denmark Philharmonic under David Porcelijn. A monumental new release!

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DACOCD 734-736 [DDD]

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DACOCD 701-702 [DDD]
Chopin
Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra
Oleg Marshev

A sensational new release from Oleg Marshev of the complete works for piano and orchestra by Chopin. Oleg Marshev is giving a stunning performance. Masterly supported by the enthusiastic South Denmark Philharmonic under the experienced conductor David Porcelijn.
A release not to be missed!


Beyond The Eastern Wind
Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, Peteris Vasks, Alfred Schnittke, Jan Janca, Jerry Dadap

The young and enthusiastic choir from Jutland, Collegium Vocale, discovers the contemporary music of the Eastern part of Europe. A truly magic performance captured in splendid sound is a hallmark of this fascinating choral experience.

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Matti Borg
Songs

Danish composer Matti Borg wrote two sets of songs which are among the most romantic and tender compositions to come from anywhere in Scandinavia. They are sung by the famous soprano Gitta-Maria Sjöberg and will surely be rated amongst the finest contemporary Lieder. Booklet with full texts and English synopsis.


Tonya Lemoh
Harmonies du Soir

Brahms
Liszt
Granados

After her critically acclaimed recording of the piano music by Joseph Marx young Danish pianist Tonya Lemoh has selected piano works inspired by the more tranquil mood. Here are some of the most stunning piano playing we have released from any pianist for a very long time.

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DACOCD 743 [DDD]

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DACOCD 746 [DDD]
Souvenirs - Piano Four Hands
Satie - Brahms - Granados - Barber
Tonya Lemoh and Cathrine Penderup
, Pianos

Our first four hand release featuring two of the most popular Danish pianists in brilliant works by four outstanding composers. Played with their usual zest and rhythmic drive this is a CD to cherish and a beautiful example of the possibilities of the piano as instrument.


Cathrine Penderup
Piano Works
Emil Hartmann

The first ever complete recording of the solo piano music by the late-romantic Danish composer Emil Hartmann masterly performed by Cathrine Penderup. Her first three CDs for Danacord got excellent reviews and this new 2-CD set is bound to be a must sought after release for all lovers of romantic piano music.

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DACOCD 744-745 [DDD]

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A Tribute to
Erling Blöndal-Bengtsson
Vol. 3

Three works new to the discography of the Danish master cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson all first releases from the archives of the Icelandic Radio. In the Mendelssohn the pianist is long time friend Anker Blyme who also partnered Blöndal Bengtsson in the critically acclaimed Beethoven sonatas. A follow up to the most sought after earlier Icelandic releases and not to be missed.

Ketil Christensen
Trumpet Concertos
Haydn - Hummel - Neruda

The leading Danish Trumpet Player Ketil Christensen is here heard in three of the most famous concertos, each played in the original key and masterly supported by the young Latvian orchestra. The Haydn and Hummel being often recorded, however the Neruda is at present a rarity in the concert hall. Do not miss this fine CD!

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DACOCD 742 [DDD]

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DACOCD 741 [DDD]
Katrine Gislinge
Robert Schumann
Per Nørgård

Danish pianist Katrine Gislinge was the first Danish pianist ever to record for Deutsche Grammophone and she is undoubtedly one of the leading pianists of her generation. Her new Danacord CD features the Schumann "Kreisleriana" with piano works by Per Nørgård, "Unfolding" being dedicated to Katrine Gislinge. The booklet has a long interview with Per Nørgård and shows painting by renown painter Maja Lisa Engelhardt. A unique CD in every possible way.

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