Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Bodil Udsen, recitation
September 1998

Hartmann: Overtures
About the Album – DACAPO With an extensive oeuvre covering all genres of the period in both vocal and instrumental music, J.P.E. Hartmann remained active as a composer throughput his long life and was a central figure in Danish Romanticism. There was something distinctive Danish about his music, and it was also in constant development, from late Vienna Classicism to the beginnings of Modernism.

J.P.E. Hartmann

Yrsa op. 78 (1881)
1. Poco andante – Allegro risoluto, non troppo 7:21

Axel og Valborg op. 57 (1857)
2. Moderato assai, lugubre – Allegro non troppo 14:35

Hakon Jarl op 40 (1844)
3. Allegro non troppo – Poco più moderato – Allegro molto 9:19

Correggio op. 59 (1858)
4. Moderato non troppo 13:49

Guldhornene (The Golden Horns) op. 11 (1832)
5. I Moderato con passione – II Moderato con brio – III Allegro non troppo 11:21


“A distinctly Danish style clearly emerges in Hartmann’s work, especially evident in Hakon Jarl and the late (1881) overture to Yrsa” – Classics Today

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