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Knudåge Riisager: Benzin Op 17, Til Apollon, Lysets Gud, etc / Owain Arwel Hughes, Danish NSO

Album Summary

>Riisager, Knudåge : Benzin, ballet in 1 act, Op. 17
>Riisager, Knudåge : Til Apollon, Lysets Gud
>Riisager, Knudåge : Til Apollon, lysets gud (To Apollo, God of Light), for orchestra
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"'Benzin' is a joke,” said the Danish composer Knudage Riisager (1897-1974) of the work he created for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1928 along with his friend, the popular cartoonist known as "Storm P". But it turned out to be a dubious joke, and the ballet was taken off the bill after just three performances. Maybe the stage design was too unorthodox, or the plot too thin. Or maybe Riisager's music was quite simply too beautiful to be funny. With this world premiere recording of the music, at any rate, it is clear that the composer's unique talent for colourful, intelligent orchestration evokes the magic of 20th-century orchestral music at its very best.



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>Knudåge Riisager (Composer) (1897 - 1974) : Benzin, ballet in 1 act, Op. 17
  • Conductor: Owain Hughes
  • Ensemble: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (05/01/2007-05/02/2007)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 08/06/1928

>Knudåge Riisager (Composer) (1897 - 1974) : Til Apollon, Lysets Gud
  • Conductor: Owain Hughes
  • Ensemble: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (05/01/2007-05/02/2007)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 09/05/1949

>Knudåge Riisager (Composer) (1897 - 1974) : Til Apollon, lysets gud (To Apollo, God of Light), for orchestra
  • Conductor: Owain Hughes
  • Ensemble: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (05/01/2007-05/02/2007)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972