Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
September 2014


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Overtures/The Golden Horns
Having already recorded the two symphonies by Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann (1805-1900), Thomas Dausgaard and the Danish National RSO have turned their attention to some of his engaging shorter orchestral works, the connecting thread of which is the poet Adam Oehlenschlager. All four overtures were played as preludes to stage productions of his works (whether they were all composed as such is open to debate) as well as concert items, while The Golden Horns (1832) is a three-part melodrama designed to accompany a spoken recitation of a poem. One needs to be a Danish speaker to appreciate fully Bodil Udsen’s atmospheric declamation, though the text is provided with English and German translations. – Gramophone
  1. Yrsa, Op.78: Poco Andante-Allegro Risoluto, Non Troppo
  2. Axel Og Valborg, Op.57: Moderato Assai, Lugubre-Allegro Non Troppo
  3. Hakon Jarl, Op.40: Allegro Non Troppo-Poco Piu Moderato-Allegro Molto
  4. Correggio, Op.59: Moderato Non Troppo
  5. Guldhornene, Op.11: I. Moderato Con Passione/II. Moderato Con Brio/III. Allegro Non Troppo – Bodil Udsen