SHIRLEY RATCLIFFE is entertained by dacapo
To the strains of the Danish Saxophone Quartet playing its own highly
individual repertoire, the record company dacapo celebrated its 10th
anniversary at The Royal Danish Embassy in London on 14 October.
Formed to provide a platform exclusively for Danish music, the company
has issued some 200 CDs to date, ranging from medieval to contemporary works
- taking in jazz and experimental music on the way.
While Danish artists form the backbone of its performers, new links have
been recently formed with the London Sinfonietta, the Bamburg Symphony Orchestra,
the Swedish Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, and violinist Rebecca Hirsch.
The company's releases are distributed worldwide in collaboration with
HNH International Ltd.
The event, hosted by its UK outlet Select Music and Video Distribution
Limited, provided the opportunity to launch the first volume of a fresh
series of Carl Nielsen's Symphonies based on a new Carl Nielsen Edition.
Due to a lack of authoritative printed copy, in 1994 a financial basis
was provided to publish a complete Nielsen edition consisting of 32 volumes
by the year 2008. Editorial work is under the auspices of the Music Department
of the Royal Library in Copenhagen, and will be published by them and Edition
Wilhelm Hansen. Hansen is responsible for subscriptions and distribution.
The first CD on dacapo 8.224126 contains the 2nd and 3rd Symphonies performed
by the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra under Michael Schønwandt,
with Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano) and Poul Elming (tenor).
Volumes 2 and 3 (Symphonies 4 and 5; and 1 and 6 respectively) will be
released in 2000.
A bi-lingual (Danish/English) comprehensive CD-Rom Carl Nielsen -
The Man and the Music (ISBN 87-986907-0-1) is available. All the information
can be searched; text files can be printed out and exported.
Copyright © Shirley Ratcliffe,
October 18th 1999
Christianshavns Torv 2, 3. DK-1410 København K.
Tel +45 32 96 06 02, Fax +45 32 96 26 02, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Carl Nielsen Edition, Music Department, The Royal Library, PO Box 2149,
DK-1016 København K. Tel: +45 33 47 47 47
Edition Wilhelm Hansen,
Bornholmsgade 1, DK-1266 København K.
Tel: +45 33 11 78 88
Danish Music Information Centre,
Granbrødretorv 16, DK-1154 København K.
Tel: +45 33 11 20 66 Fax: +45 33 32 20 16 email: email@example.com
Purchase the first CD in the dacapo Carl Nielsen symphonies
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