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Ruen Langgaard: Works for Piano, Vol. 2

> Smaa Sommerminder (Remembrances of Summer), BVN 254 - No. 1. Engang (One Day): Allegretto leggiero
> Smaa Sommerminder (Remembrances of Summer), BVN 254 - No. 2. Allegretto
> Smaa Sommerminder (Remembrances of Summer), BVN 254 - No. 3. —
> Smaa Sommerminder (Remembrances of Summer), BVN 254 - No. 4. Sang (Song): Tranquillo
> Afgrundsmusik (Music of the Abyss), BVN 169 - I. Inflessibile mostruoso (Inflexible, monstrous) - Solenne misterioso (Solemn, mysterious) - Ignominioso e lusingando (Shameful and Tempting)
> Afgrundsmusik (Music of the Abyss), BVN 169 - II. Frenetico, quasi rondo - Piu animato frenetico - Agitatio con irritazione sempre - Piu frenetico - Piu tranquillo lusingando - Capriccio grazioso - Sempre frenetico
> Albumslad I, BVN 3 - Albumslad I, BVN 3
> Paa en Kirkegaard ved Nat (In a Churchyard at Night), BVN 22 - Paa en Kirkegaard ved Nat (In a Churchyard at Night), BVN 22
> Adorazione, BVN 223 - Adorazione, BVN 223
> Piano Piece in E major, BVN 426 - Piano Piece in E major, BVN 426
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 1. Paa Rejse (Travelling) -
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 2. Mode (Meeting)
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 3. Sondag paa Kirkebakken (By the Village Church on a Sunday): Agitated
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 4. Kobjaelder i Granskoven (Cowbells in the Pinewood): Piu lento - (Tempo I) - Piu lento - Piu con moto - A tempo I
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 5. Kafferep og Resignation (Kafferep and Resignation): Presto - Lento
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 6. Svensk (Swedish): Lively
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 7. Aeterblomster (Sweet Peas): Piu con moto
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 8. Paa Tur (On Tour): Piu con moto - A tempo
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 9. Afsked (Farewell): Appassionata - Con moto - Appassionata
> Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer holidays in Blekinge), BVN 123 - No. 10. Aften med Dans (Evening with Dancing): Allegretto tranquillo

Album Summary

>Langgaard, Rued : Smaa Sommerminder (Rememberances of Summer), for piano, BVN 254
>Langgaard, Rued : Afgrundsmusik, for piano, BVN 169
>Langgaard, Rued : Albumsblad (Album Leaf), for piano, BVN 3
>Langgaard, Rued : Paa en Kirkegaard ved Nat (In a Churchyard at Night), for piano, BVN 22
>Langgaard, Rued : Adorazione, for piano, BVN 223
>Langgaard, Rued : Piece for piano in E major, BVN 426
>Langgaard, Rued : Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer Holiday in Blekinge), for piano, BVN 123
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Rued Langgaard (1893-1952) was a dreamer by nature. This solo piano album presents his wondrous world through a handful of significant world premiere recordings, representing a cross-section through Langgaard's life as a composer, from the childhood piece Album Leaf to his last piano work, Piano Piece, E major (1951). Alongside key works like Adorazione and Music of the Abyss, this album also presents the first complete recording of the cycle Summer Holiday in Blekinge.

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Pianist Berit Johansen Tange has become a more confident and dynamically empowered Langgaard interpreter since her 2005 release devoted to the composer's piano music, and seems more temperamentally attuned to the keyboard writing's high quirk quotient and ear-catching inventiveness. The surround-sound option offers a fuller-bodied ambience in comparison with the conventional two-channel playback's relatively dry, close-up sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Royal Danish Academy of Music (08/16/2010-08/19/2010).



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>Langgaard, Rued : Smaa Sommerminder (Rememberances of Summer), for piano, BVN 254
  • Performer: Berit Tange (Piano)
  • Notes: Royal Danish Academy of Music (08/16/2010-08/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Langgaard, Rued : Afgrundsmusik, for piano, BVN 169
  • Performer: Berit Tange (Piano)
  • Notes: Royal Danish Academy of Music (08/16/2010-08/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Langgaard, Rued : Albumsblad (Album Leaf), for piano, BVN 3
  • Performer: Berit Tange (Piano)
  • Notes: Royal Danish Academy of Music (08/16/2010-08/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904

>Langgaard, Rued : Paa en Kirkegaard ved Nat (In a Churchyard at Night), for piano, BVN 22
  • Performer: Berit Tange (Piano)
  • Notes: Royal Danish Academy of Music (08/16/2010-08/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Langgaard, Rued : Adorazione, for piano, BVN 223
  • Performer: Berit Tange (Piano)
  • Notes: Royal Danish Academy of Music (08/16/2010-08/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Langgaard, Rued : Piece for piano in E major, BVN 426
  • Performer: Berit Tange (Piano)
  • Notes: Royal Danish Academy of Music (08/16/2010-08/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Langgaard, Rued : Sommerferie i Blekinge (Summer Holiday in Blekinge), for piano, BVN 123
  • Performer: Berit Tange (Piano)
  • Notes: Royal Danish Academy of Music (08/16/2010-08/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916