The Launy Grøndahl Legacy, Vol. 4
Format: COMPACT DISC
Guldbaek, Ruth; Bondo, Niels Juul; Edlers, Ellen Margrethe; Norby, Einar; Steffensen, Ingeborg; Grøndahl, Launy; Danish Radio Choir; Wiedemann, Poul; Jacobsen, Marius; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Byrding, Holger; Leicht, Georg; Thygesen, Thyge
The first (almost) complete recording of Nielsen's comic masterpiece, plus a previously unreleased fairy-tale rarity, under the inspirational baton of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra's founder-conductor. Launy Grøndahl knew both Carl Nielsen and Knud Jeppesen personally: he conducted their music with unrivalled sympathy and passion. His 1954 recording of Maskarade is full of native wit and simple joys, while Aesop's fable of The Eagle and the Beetle is dramatized as a typically Danish morality-tale of revenge on the high and mighty. Volume 5 is in preparation for a 2021 release and will have Grøndahl conducting 4 Danish symphonies and two orchestral suites.