The Art Of Emil Reesen As Conductor

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Royal Danish Orchestra; Berliner Philharmoniker; Brems, Else; Tworek, Wandy; Reesen, Emil; Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra; Byrding, Holger

Danish conductor Emil Reesen — The composer and conductor Emil Reesen (1887-1964) was the remarkable Jack-of-all-trades of Danish music who mastered all genres and styles – the only thing that mattered to him was that the quality of the music was good. His career began in the world of the theatre, where he played the piano in music theatres in Copenhagen and as time went on also began to conduct, arrange and compose music for various operettas and revues. And he was really good at this. During the years around the First World War Reesen came to the conclusion that he was the best conductor in town despite not having studied at the conservatoire. The decisive thing was his considerable innate talent.

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