Langgaard - Piano Works Vol.4 | Dacapo 6220662

Langgaard - Piano Works Vol.4


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Label: Dacapo

Cat No: 6220662

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 7th October 2022



Listening to Rued Langgaard’s works for solo piano is like reading an open book. All through his life, Langgaard had a close relationship with the piano and composed well over 50 works for the instrument, in which his development as a composer, and as a person, can be traced step by step. In this fourth volume of piano works by the deeply original Danish composer, Berit Johansen Tange captures the fierce inner life of Langgaard, his charm and incomparable twists in colour and mood that are all part of Langgaard’s both delicate and visionary expression.

Berit Johansen Tange is a true Langgaard expert, having recorded several world premieres of his solo piano works and three albums with his works for violin and piano.

The piano works capture the mysterious forces forces, poetic gracefulness and absurd hysteria that are all part of Langgaard’s both dark and wondrous expression.

These piano works are aberrations from a sensitive soul who restored the nineteenth century’s Romanticism on the twentieth century’s ground.

Langgaard’s two sets of Flower Vignettes are respectively the first and last great work he composed for the piano. The early set were composed shortly after he had his Symphony no.1 performed by the Berlin Philharmonic with great success.

The first three volumes in this series received great praise in the Danish and international press, including top reviews in BBC Music Magazine and Piano News.

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