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New release
in March:

A European Tribute to Erling Blöndal Bengtsson

(2 CD for the price of 1)

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Danacord continues its tribute to the Danish cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson with previously unpublished recordings from the archives of the BBC and German radio. There is cello music dedicated to Bengtsson’s mentor Piatigorsky and chamber music by Mozart and Offenbach with fellow friends and colleagues. His stylishness, distinctive timbre and subtle colours, as well as his trademark impeccable intonation, may be enjoyed in full.

New release
in February:

The Great Danish Pianist Victor Schiøler, Vol. 4

(2 CD for the price of 1)

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He was undoubtedly the greatest Danish pianist ever. His fame was legendary and he made some of the most impressive recordings for the Danish HMV and TONO label together with a giving concerts all over the world. His recorded legacy is among the most fascinating and we are proud to give you the 4th volume with never before published live recordings of Palmgren and Schubert.

New release
in February:

Moritz Moszkowski - Piano Works

Etsuko Hirose, Piano

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The great pianist Paderewski said: “After Chopin, Moszkowski best understands how to write for the piano, and his writing embraces the whole gamut of piano technique.” Presented here on this album, Etsuko Hirose showcases the wide range of the piano music by an extraordinary composer who was a star in his lifetime, but now in need of a romantic revival.

New release
in January:

Anthology of American Piano Music, Vol. 4

Cecile Licad, Piano

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The Anthology of American Piano Music is designed to show the stylistic breadth, high musical quality and great originality of the best American piano works. While the preceding three volumes presented works for solo piano by multiple composers related to one theme (Vol. 1, "American First Sonatas"; Vol. 2, "Music of the Night - American Nocturnes"; Vol. 3, "American Landscapes"), Vol. 4 is dedicated to one composer, presenting the complete works for piano and orchestra by George Gershwin. Vol. 5, a theme CD focusing on "American Dances", is currently in preparation.

New release
in January:

Ignaz Friedman - Complete recordings 1923-1941

(6 CD for the price of 3)

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The first-ever complete LP collection of Ignaz Friedman’s recordings has been much sought after by collectors and admired by critics since its original LP release in 1985. Newly remastered for its first CD release, this set celebrates the artistry of a uniquely gifted musician. The ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, Chopin mazurkas and Songs without Words of Mendelssohn are classics of the gramophone, which now speak to a new generation of listeners more clearly than ever before.

New release
in December:

Jenö Hubay and his pupil Emil Telmányi

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Danish violinist Emil Telmányi, son-in-law of composer Carl Nielsen, was one of the famous pupils of the Hungarian Jenö Hubay, himself close friend to Liszt and the leading violinist of his day. He only recorded a small handful of recordings and they are here collected in new transfers. Telmányi was the leading violinist in Denmark and some of his rarest recordings are here presented for the first time in new digital transfers, some feauring Ferenc Fricsay and pianist Gerald Moore.

New release
in December:

Kim Sjøgren plays violin works by
Paganini and Carl Nielsen

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Kim Sjøgren was the youngest ever concert master of The Royal Danish Orchestra with only 22 years of age. He recorded a few LP releases for Danacord before he moved to the major labels. These rare early LP’s are here presented for the first time on CD in new digital transfers. This is also the chance to listen to the young guitarist Lars Hannibal and the sadly now deceased pianist Anne Øland who was a specialist in the music of Carl Nielsen. A release to treasure and one for all lovers of music for the violin.

New release
in November:

Playground - Rikke Sandberg
Works by Herman D. Koppel

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A brand new recording of the 3rd Piano Concerto ny Danish composer Herman D. Koppel performed by leading Danish female pianist Rikke Sandberg. The South Jutland Orchestra is her chosen partner and the conductor the brilliant Bo Holten, himself a fine composer. The CD has also solo piano music by Koppel including the first recording of works by the composer´s grandson Benjamin Koppel, - fascinating works for Alto Saxophone and piano. One of the major new releases for 2020!

New release
in November:

Niels Viggo Bentzon plays Bentzon, Scriabin a.o.

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Undoubtedly the greatest and most prolific Danish composer of the last century was Niels Viggo Bentzon who had a strong and individual composing style, but was also considered one of the finest pianists in Denmark. Here are some of his early and rare recordings released on CD for the first time including his last LP sessions with items never published before. Not only does this 2 CD set give us Niels Viggo Bentzon as pianist and solo piano composer, but two essential chamber works are also included.

New release
in November:

Franz Schubert: Winterreise - Mathias Hedegaard

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Few Danish tenors are as popular as young Mathias Hedegaard. He has sung in all the leading venues and is much in demand from all opera houses around the world. His heart is into the intime Lieder singning and here is his truly wonderful version of the Franz Schubert song cycle Winterreise. The relase, which comes with full texts and translations, is supported by the fine Danish accompanist Tove Lønskov and the recording done in the athmospheric church of Garnisons in Copenhagen. A real event!

New release
in November:

Helge Rosvænge: Danish popular songs 1929-1932

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One of the very few Danish tenors known all over the world for his beautiful voice and strong stage presence here let his hear down and sings popular Danish songs in the “crooner” style done with charm and utter joy. Helge Rosvænge was the leading tenor not only in Germany but sang in many countries even into old age he performed at Carnegie Hall, New York. These utterly rare recodings are here collected for the first time and newly transferred using the best possible digital noise reducing system.

New release
in November:

New Nordic Piano Music played by Elisabeth Klein

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Elisabeth Klein was an icon in the world of contemporary music. She worked with all the leading composers and did an amazing job for the young and coming composers, not least from the Scandinavian countries. Danacord had the luck to release a selection of her finest recordings on LP and it is now out in new digital transfers on CD. Here is a chance to listen to an extraordinary female pianist who interpreted the often most dense and difficult piano pieces with ease and with elegance. Not to be missed!

New release
in November:

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson: The Danish Radio Recordings, Vol. 3

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For this last volume of recordings emanating from Danish Radio, Erling Blöndal Bengtsson plays six cello concertos, all by Danish composers, exhibiting a wide range of styles, from romantic to modern. Conductors include Thomas Jensen and Oliver Knussen. Also included is Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, conducted by the legendary Pierre Monteux. Once again, Bengtsson’s open-mindedness, versatility, impeccable technique and sterling musicianship are presented as part of an infallible showcase.

New release
in November:

Music for Strings by J.P.E. Hartmann

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A truly rare original Long Playing release is here out for the first time on CD. The highly musical family of the violinist Emil Telmányi are performing music by two composers close to them and which they have championed all their life. The Nielsen Quintet, a rarely heard early work by the young composer, is here receiving its first CD release together with a selection of the romantic J.P.E. Hartmann works for strings. One critic called the LP "one of the most important additions to Danish music".

New release
in October:

Rachmaninov and Prokofiev - Cello Sonatas

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The two leading Danish musicians, cellist Gert von Bülow and pianist Merete Westergaard are here together performing the only Cello Sonatas by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. The original was one of the first Danacord Long Playing releases and received overwhelming fine acclaim from many critics. Here is the chance to hear this rare LP again newly transferred from the original master tapes to modern CD. Even with strong competition this CD will stand out as one of the finest versions.

New release
in October:

Anton Rubinstein - Chamber Music

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First recordings of the two sonatas for cello and piano and of the last trio for violin, cello and piano by the Russian romantic composer Anton Rubinstein. Performed by three fine musicians often playing together and giving a fully convincing performance of these rare works. On the re-issue of the original LP a bonus CD is included with the first release of the original master tape of the last Rubinstein trio, a large scale work showing deep understanding of the chamber music combination from this big Russian.

New release
in September:

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson
The Danish Radio Recordings, Vol. 2

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More recordings from the archive of the Danish Radio featuring the cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson in repertoire he never commercially recorded. Among the highlights are a newly found live recording of the Bloch Schelomo. Yet again an amazing contribution to the discography of Erling Blöndal Bengtsson.

New release
in September:

Pål Eide
Pictures

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A truly sensational recording of piano music performed on Grieg´s own piano at the Troldhaugen Museum in Bergen, Norway. Pianist Pål Eide has selected music especially for this instrument and he is one of very few pianists who were invited to record on this rare instrument. A truly unique release!

 
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