Thomas Dausgaard (Conductor) - Kunzen: Holger Danske
Kunzen: Holger Danske
Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen (Composer), Thomas Dausgaard (Conductor), The Danish National Radio Symphony (Orchestra), Inga Nielsen (Performer), Henriette Bonde-Hansen (Performer), Gert Henning-Jensen (Performer), Inger Dam-Jensen (Performer), Marianne Rorholm (Performer), Johannes Mannov (Performer), Johan Reuter/Guido Paevatalu (Performer) Format: Audio CD
The Danish National Radio Symphony
Two CD set in original cardboard case with booklet
Good Condition - Slight wrinkle on first page of booklet with hand written date and signature.
Like a "lost" opera by Mozart, this piece of musical genious has been virtually "forgotten" by the mainstream opera public for almost 200 yeears! (Due mainly to the so-called "Holger-feud")
The libretto was written by Danish "National Poet" Jens Baggesen, and was heavily inspired by Wieland's "Oberon", but Baggesen choose Danish national icon Holger Danske as the opera's protagonist instead, and that started a feud, because some "nationalistically inclined" people in the "cultural elite" thought it was "blasphemous" and in "bad taste" to make a national icon the main character in a basically middle-eastern storyline with German origins!
With this superb CD release, "Holger Danske" will in all likelihood get the credit it so rightfully deserve..
Thomas Dausgaard, rising international star, directs the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir superbly, and get the most out of Kunzen's fantastic music. The cast of singers are equally good; especially international star Inga Nielsen as Oberon, Gert Henning-Jensen as Holger Danske and Johannes Mannow.
"Holger Danske" deservedly won a Danish Grammy..
|1-6||No 10 - No 12||3:07|
|1-7||No 13 - No 16||4:17|
|1-9||No 18 - No 21||2:39|
|1-10||No 22 - No 24||4:42|
|1-11||No 25 & No 26||2:23|
|1-12||No 27- No 30||5:23|
|1-16||No 34 - No 36||5:44|
|2-2||No 38 - No 40||3:13|
|2-3||No 39 & No 40||3:24|
|2-5||No 42 - No 44||5:27|
|2-6||No 45 - No 48||1:20|
|2-10||No 52 & No 53||3:57|
|2-15||No 58 & No 59||2:28|
|2-19||No 63 & No 64||2:37|
|2-21||No 66 - No 68||7:39|
|2-23||No 70 - No 72||3:26|
- Performer: Inga Nielsen, Henriette Bonde-Hansen, Gert Henning-Jensen, Inger Dam-Jensen, Marianne Rorholm, et al.
- Orchestra: The Danish National Radio Symphony
- Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
- Composer: Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen
- Audio CD (January 15, 1997)
- SPARS Code: DDD
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: Alliance
- ASIN: B000004677