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Adolf Jensen (1837-1879): Orchestral Works / Philharmonie Baden-Baden; Pavel Baleff

Album Summary

>Jensen, Adolf : Wedding Music, for piano, 4-hands, Op. 45
>Jensen, Adolf : On the Road to Emmaus, sacred piece for orchestra, Op. 27
>Jensen, Adolf : The Heiress of Montfort Opera in 2 acts
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

To be respected by Franz Liszt as a composer was praise enough, praise by a Titans that was almost a knighthood. And this was bestowed upon Adolf Jensen, who came from Königsberg and amongst other things was active as a composer in Baden-Baden. Under its chief conductor Pavel Baleff, the fabulous Philharmonie Baden Baden portrays him on their new Genuin CD. The Hochzeitsmusik, the Gang nach Emmaus, the Erbin von Montfort: he who immerses himself in the passionate sounds will certainly be immediately hooked on someone who has almost been forgotten. Top scores for audacity, spirit of discovery and the high level of musicality of this world premiere recording!

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
All of this music is pleasant and well crafted. The Wedding Music is attractive; it was written in Graz for two pianos, for a Berlin banker's wedding. The excellent orchestration is by Reinhold Becker (1842-1924). Becker's instrumentation is so good that you cannot imagine it was not by Jensen himself (especially after hearing the other pieces here). On the Road to Emmaus is a scene every Christian knows from the gospel of Luke. It has great possibilities: a conversation with an unknown stranger who gradually reveals himself to be Jesus. Gregorian elements and chorales are blended into it. The opera excerpts are instrumental: the overture, the introduction to Act II, and an entertaining ballet. In fact, it is the ballet that I think Steven Haller would like best. It is bright and lively. It also has melodies that may very well stick in your mind.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Weinbrennersaal, Baden-Baden (07/01/2014-07/03/2014).



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>Jensen, Adolf : Wedding Music, for piano, 4-hands, Op. 45
  • Conductor: Pavel Baleff
  • Ensemble: Philharmonie Baden-Badená
  • Notes: Weinbrennersaal, Baden-Baden (07/01/2014-07/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Jensen, Adolf : On the Road to Emmaus, sacred piece for orchestra, Op. 27
  • Conductor: Pavel Baleff
  • Notes: Weinbrennersaal, Baden-Baden (07/01/2014-07/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862

>Jensen, Adolf : The Heiress of Montfort Opera in 2 acts :: Overture
  • Conductor: Pavel Baleff
  • Notes: Weinbrennersaal, Baden-Baden (07/01/2014-07/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858-1865

>Jensen, Adolf : The Heiress of Montfort Opera in 2 acts :: Act II
  • Conductor: Pavel Baleff
  • Notes: Weinbrennersaal, Baden-Baden (07/01/2014-07/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858-1865

>Jensen, Adolf : The Heiress of Montfort Opera in 2 acts :: Act II
  • Conductor: Pavel Baleff
  • Notes: Weinbrennersaal, Baden-Baden (07/01/2014-07/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858-1865