Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard – Langgaard: The Symphonies (2009) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Rued Langgaard – The Symphonies – Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (2009) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 06:59:45 minutes | 8,16 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Dacapo-Records.dk | Booklet, Front Cover | © Dacapo Records
Recorded: Danish Radio Concert Hall, August 1998 – June 2008

With his symphonies the Danish composer Rued Langgaard offered 16 vastly different versions of what a symphony can be. His captivating, complex genius made room for all conceivable idioms and a wealth of styles ranging from the grandiosely Late Romantic to the purest Absurdism. This box is the first collected recording of Langgaard’s 16 symphonies based on the critical edition of the scores; recordings which demonstrate, with spectacular sound quality, Langgaards masterly grasp of the orchestra and his ecstatic view of art: “Mr. Dausgaard’s keen advocacy elicits polished, persuasive accounts that live up to Langgaard’s motto: ‘Long Live Beauty’”, wrote The New York Times.

Langgaard was out of his mind. Was he a crazy genius, or just plain crazy? It’s hard to say. His 16 symphonies range in length from one hour (No. 1) to slightly more than six minutes (No. 11). There’s a concertante work for solo piano, chorus, and orchestra (No. 3), music of Straussian refulgence (No. 6 “The Heaven-Rending”), some quirky faux Mendelssohn (Nos. 8 and 9), and lots of nature poetry (Nos. 2, 4, 5, 15, and 16). Most of the works have fanciful titles, ranging from No. 10 “Yon Hall of Thunder” to the religious mysticism of “Belief in Wonders” (No. 13), to No. 14’s individual movements, such as “Dads rush to the office” and “Radio-Caruso and forced energy”.
God only knows what all of it means, but one thing is certain: it’s all tremendously entertaining and never dull. The individual discs in this set have all been issued previously, most of them welcomed here enthusiastically. Thomas Dausgaard and his team deliver uniformly excellent performances captured in first-rate SACD stereo sonics. The packaging in this boxed set is really classy, with slip-cases that unfold when the top is opened, and a neatly printed booklet with informative notes and translations of the sung texts that stores in its own compartment. It’s great to see a national label working so hard and so successfully to preserve its cultural heritage and disseminate it abroad. This project both deserves and will reward your support. –David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

Tracklist:

Rued Langgaard (1893-1952)
The Symphonies

CD 1
Symphony no. 1 “Klippepastoraler” (“Mountain Pastorals”) BVN 32
1 I Brændinger og Solglimt (Surf and Glimpses of Sun). Maestoso 21:26
2 II Fjeldblomster (Mountain Flowers). Lento 10:38
3 III Sagn (Legend). Lento misterioso 5:39
4 IV Opad Fjeldet (Mountain Ascent). Marcato 5:18
5 V Livsmod (Courage). Maestoso allargando – Entusiactico maestoso 17:28

CD 2
Symphony No. 2 Awakening of Spring, BVN 53 Original version (1912-14)
1 Allegro con anima – Lento – Con moto – Tempo primo – Maestoso festivo alla marcia 16:54
2 Lento religioso quasi adagio 11:09
3 Molto con moto (with soprano solo) 9:32
Symphony No. 3 The Flush of Youth – La melodia, BVN 96 (1915-16, rev. 1925-33)
For piano solo, orchestra and choir
4 Poco animato festivo – Lento (Cadence) – Animato festivo (Tempo primo) 11:43
5 Grave mastoso – Lento misterioso 6:08
6 Allegro ma non troppo – Più lento – Vivace 10:13

CD 3
Symphony No. 4 “Løvfald”, BVN 124 (1916, rev. 1920)
1 I Fortvivlet skovbrus (Despairing forest murmur): Allegro – 2:49
2 II Solstrejf (Glimpses of sun): Quasi allegretto – 2:27
3 III Allargando espansivo – 1:38
4 IV Torden (Thunder): Allegro 1:17
5 V Più lento – 1:25
6 VI Allegretto pastorale – 0:50
7 VII Høstligt! (Autumnal!): Allegro con moto – 1:30
8 VIII Træt (Tired): Poco adagio – 2:39
9 IX Fortvivlelse (Despair): Allegro appassionato – 2:12
10 X Tranquillo – 2:58
11 XI Comodo sempre – 1:31
12 XII Søndag-morgen-klokkerne (Sunday morning bells): Sostenuto pesante – 0:55
13 XIII Forbi! (Over!): Più con moto 1:20
Symphony No. 5 (Version I), BVN 191 (1917-18/1926)
14 I Lento misterioso (Introduzione) – Allegro fiero – 5:35
15 II Lento – 3:39
16 III Allegro fiero – 1:58
17 IVLento misterioso 3:10
Symphony No. 5 (Version II) “Steppenatur” (“Sommersagnsdrama”), BVN 216 (1917-18/1920/1931)
18 I “Sonate”: Lento misterioso – Fiero pesante preciso – 4:25
19 II Florido – 4:20
20 III Pesante – 4:09
21 IV Coda: “Sonate” con variazioni: Fiero pesante – 2:44
22 V Andante 3:35

CD 4
Symphony no. 6 “Det himmelrivende” (The Heaven-Rending) BVN 165 (1919-20, rev. 1928-30)
1 Thema (Versione I) 3:15
2 Thema (Versione II) 1:47
3 3 Var. I (Introduzione) 1:44
4 4 Var. II (Fuga) 2:18
5 5 Var. III (Toccata) 2:29
6 6 Var. IV (Sonata) 6:22
7 7 Var. V (Coda) 3:47
Symphony No. 7 (version 1926), BVN 188 (1925-26)
8 I Maestoso fiero 2:35
9 II Allegro moderato maestoso 6:45
10 III Scherzoso grazioso 3:04
11 IV Fastoso allegro 3:59
Symphony No. 8 “Minder ved Amalienborg”, BVN 193 (1926-28, rev. 1929-34)
For chorus with tenor solo and orchestra
12 I Maestoso pomposo 4:32
13 II Molto vivace 3:59
14 III Molto elegiaco – Allegro maestoso serioso 4:14
15 IV Finale: Moderato sostenuto – Allegro moderato festivo 6:01

CD 5
Symphony No. 9 “From Queen Dagmar’s City”, BVN 282 (1942)
1 I Queen Dagmar sails to Ribe. Molto allegro 8:35
2 II The Dance at Riberhus. Grandezza 3:27
3 III Ribe Cathedral. Lento 3:30
4 IV Finale. The turbulent life of the past. Molto allegro 5:50
5 Symphony No. 10 “Yon Hall of Thunder”, BVN 298 (1944-45) 25:53
6 Symphony No. 11 “Ixion”, BVN 303 (1944-45) 6:19

CD 6
Symphony No. 12 “Hélsingeborg”, BVN 318 (1946)
1 Furiously! – Distinguished! – Increasingly agitated – Wildly –
Like triviel last trumps! – Hectically nervous! – Andante lento – Lento misterioso –
Poco allegro marcato – Allegro – Furiously! – Amok! A composer explodes 7:06
Symphony No. 13 “Belief in Wonders”, BVN 319 (1946-47)
2 I Fairly fast 2:19
3 II Andante 8:02
4 III A little faster 3:09
5 IV Slow – Rather fast) 4:10
6 V Same tempo (wildly) 3:59
7 VI Elegant! 2:14
8 VII Faster 3:47
Symphony No. 14 “The Morning”, BVN 336 (1947-48/1951)
Suite for chorus and orchestra
9 I Introductory fanfare 2:11
10 II Unnoticed morning stars 7:17
11 III The Marble Church rings 5:20
12 IV The tired get up for life 5:23
13 V Radio-Caruso and forced energy 5:55
14 VI ‘Dads’ rush to the office) 1:41
15 VII Sun and beech forest 1:08

CD 7
1 Drapa (On the Death of Edvard Grieg) , BVN 20 (1907, rev. 1909-13) 5:26
2 Sphinx , BVN 37 (1909-10, rev. 1913) 6:46
3 Hvidbjerg-Drapa , BVN 343 (1948) 3:05
4 Danmarks Radio (Radio Denmark) , BVN 351 (1948) 1:18
5 Res absùrda!? , BVN 354 (1948) 5:35
Symphony no. 15 “Søstormen” (“The Sea Storm”), BVN 375 (1937/1949)
For bass baritone solo, male chorus and orchestra
6 I Bevæget (Moving) 5:42
7 II Scherzo 1:10
8 III Adagio funebre 5:14
9 VI Finale. Allegro molto agitato 5:32
Symphony no. 16 “Syndflod af Sol” (“Sun Deluge”), BVN 417 (1950-51)
10 I Allegro – 4:14
11 II Scherzo 1:27
12 III Straffedans (Punishment Dance) 6:45
13 IV Elegi (Elegy) 6:30
14 V Finale 2:53

Personel:
Danish National Concert Choir
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

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