Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
November 2001


Hamerik: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
About the Album – DACAPO During his lifetime Asger Hamerik (1843-1923) was the best known Danish composer after Niels W. Gade outside Denmark. He studied in Copenhagen with Gade and J.P.E. Hartmann, in Berlin with Hans von Bülow and finally In 1864-69 with Hector Berlioz. In the years 1871-98 he worked in the USA as director of the conservatory of the Peabody Institu

Asger Hamerik

Symphony No. 5 in G minor, op. 36 “Symphonie sérieuse” (1889-91)
1. I. Largo – Allegro con fuoco 12:36
2. II. Adagio non troppo 9:23
3. III. Scherzo allegro vivace 4:55
4. IV. Grave – Allegro 9:12

Symphony No. 6 in G major, op. 38 “Symphonie spirituelle” (1897)
5. I. Allegro moderato 9:39
6. II. Allegro molto vivace 5:01
7. III. Andante sostenuto 10:56
8. IV. Allegro con spirito 6:29



“Musikken er i glimrende hænder hos Thomas Dausgaard og Helsingborg Symfoniorkester, ligesom optagelserne er af eksemplarisk kvalitet.” – Berlingske Tidende

“Most certainly deserves a place in your CD collection.” – Classics Today 10/10 Review

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