Vagn Holmboe: Sinfonias I-IV (includes bonus CD - Vagn Holmboe: Chairos)

Vagn Holmboe: Sinfonias I-IV (includes bonus CD - Vagn Holmboe: Chairos)

by Hannu Koivula
     
 

Not everyone will enjoy listening to Vagn Holmboe's "Sinfonias I-IV" (aka the "String Symphonies," aka Chairos). For some, perhaps even many, people, Holmboe's "Sinfonias" will sound dour and dreary when not despondent and depressing. For some, perhaps even most, people, Holmboe's "Sinfonias" will sound dimmer and darker then Bart�k's "MusicSee more details below

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Not everyone will enjoy listening to Vagn Holmboe's "Sinfonias I-IV" (aka the "String Symphonies," aka Chairos). For some, perhaps even many, people, Holmboe's "Sinfonias" will sound dour and dreary when not despondent and depressing. For some, perhaps even most, people, Holmboe's "Sinfonias" will sound dimmer and darker then Bart�k's "Music for strings, percussion and celesta," if not quite as desolate and despairing as Pettersson's "Concertos for strings." But for those people for whom auster and severe modernism is as mother's milk, Holmboe's "Sinfonias" will be purest pleasure and an absolute joy. Holmboe was a master of musical development and his "Sinfonias" are as cogent and compelling as the best music written in the middle years of the twentieth century. But beyond that, Holmboe was a master at expressing himself in music and for all the darkness and despair of his "Sinfonias," the clarity and lucidity of his technique makes every subtlety and nuance of his thought and feelings come through. Although there are currently no other performances of the "Sinfonias" available for comparison, this 1997 recording of the works with Hannu Koivula conducting the Danish Radio Sinfonietta is completely convincing and Dacapo's sound is sharp, round, full, and warm.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2004
Label:
Marco Polo
UPC:
0636943601723
catalogNumber:
8226017-18
Rank:
214466

Tracks

  1. Sinfonia I, for strings, Op. 73A  - Vagn Holmboe  - Hannu Koivula  -  Danish Radio Sinfonietta  - Denise Burt
  2. Sinfonia II, for strings, Op. 73B  - Vagn Holmboe  - Hannu Koivula  -  Danish Radio Sinfonietta  - Denise Burt
  3. Sinfonia III, for strings, Op. 73C  - Vagn Holmboe  - Hannu Koivula  -  Danish Radio Sinfonietta  - Denise Burt
  4. Sinfonia IV, for strings, Op. 73D  - Vagn Holmboe  - Søren Elbak  - Troels Svane Hermansen  - Hannu Koivula  -  Danish Radio Sinfonietta  - Denise Burt
  5. Kairos, for string orchestra, Op.73  - Vagn Holmboe  - Søren Elbak  - Troels Svane Hermansen  - Hannu Koivula  -  Danish Radio Sinfonietta  - Denise Burt

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