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Niels W. Gade: Piano Sonata op. 28; Aquarellen opp. 19 & 57 / Christina Bjoerkoe, piano

Album Summary

>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Sonata for piano in E minor, Op.28
>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Akvareller for piano, Op.19
>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Nye Akvareller for piano, Op.57
>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Andantino
>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Discarded Movement, for piano (formerly the 4th movement of Op. 28)
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

MusicWeb International, 11th December 2013
Bj°rk°e] gives an account that is both romantically impassioned (Sonata) and wonderfully sensitive (Akvareller), allowing Gade's mellisonant invention to speak through her fingers. With pretty good recorded sound, this is a recital to savour, one that will appeal to anyone who, regardless of critical tutting, likes their music 'old-fashioned'.

The Copenhagen-born pianist Christina Bjorkoe was awarded the Danish Music Prize for the best solo production of the year for her recording of piano music by Knudåge Riisager in 2005. She also earned critical acclaim for her 'always highly vibrant playing, intensive in design and expression' (klassik.com), on cpo's complete recording of Nielsen's piano works. Her new recording of piano compositions by Niels Gade matches these high standards.

Expedition Audio Recommended
Gade was not a pianist himself and this music does not present to the performer the technical challenges of Schumann's or Mendelssohn's keyboard works. Nevertheless, it is music of uncomplicated beauty that will be a wonderful discovery for anyone who enjoys exploring the Romantic piano literature. ... read more ...

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Bjorkoe, on the other hand, has a splendid recording and performs these pieces just as well. The sound is all you would want it to be, and the notes are both informative and interesting.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denm (06/25/2010-06/27/2010).



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Works Details

>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Sonata for piano in E minor, Op.28
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (06/25/2010-06/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Akvareller for piano, Op.19
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (06/25/2010-06/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852

>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Nye Akvareller for piano, Op.57
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (06/25/2010-06/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Andantino
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (06/25/2010-06/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Discarded Movement, for piano (formerly the 4th movement of Op. 28)
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (06/25/2010-06/27/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic