Madsen: Nachtmusik - Gudmundsen-holmgreen: For Vio
Format: COMPACT DISC
Åstrand, Christina; Duo Åstrand/Salo; Collon, Nicholas; Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Bancroft, Ryan
This new release features concertante works from one of Denmark’s most iconic composers and one of its freshest new voices. Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen was the great maverick of contemporary Nordic music until his death in 2016. For Violin and Orchestra ventures into the jungle in classic Gudmundsen-Holmgreen style, leading us to consider our place in a world full of noises. Allan Gravgaard Madsen’s double concerto Nachtmusik takes the opposite route, blossoming outwards from the microscopic examination of a single note. Danish National Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Christina Astrand brings both works to life, joined by her duo partner Per Salo in Nachtmusik written for them.