Stunningly recorded...this work cries out for SACD room to breathe
Rued Langgaard (1893-1952) was an odd, lonely figure in Danish music. The three works on this SACD are among his most effective and visionary orchestral works. They are apocalyptic works with a religious message, and each involves a musical contrast between a chaotic, doomed world and a celestial world of beauty and light. The Music of the Spheres
, with its evocative, striking timbres, is Langgaard’s most original and forward-pointing work, and a major work of Scandinavian music.
This release has gained top review with international concensus from ClassicsToday USA & France.
Preben Iwan, TimbreMusic has produced in the new Jean Nouvelle designed DR Concerthall in Copenhagen.
…’ stunningly recorded …
BBC Music Magazine: 2 x 5 stars! ‘…..this work cries out for SACD room to breathe, engineers capturing the quietest, highest frequencies as compellingly as the thundering sets of Timpani and the ultimate great blaze..’