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Knudage Riisager (1897-1974): Violin Works / Johannes Soe Hansen, violin; Anne Soe Iwan, violin; Christina Bjorkoe, piano

Album Summary

>Riisager, Knudåge : Bricconata (Prank), for violin & piano
>Riisager, Knudåge : Aquarelle, for violin & piano in E major
>Riisager, Knudåge : Palavas, for violin & piano
>Riisager, Knudåge : Romance for violin & piano in C major
>Riisager, Knudåge : Minuet for violin & piano
>Riisager, Knudåge : Sovesang (Lullaby), for violin & piano
>Riisager, Knudåge : Sonata for violin & piano no 2, Op. 5
>Riisager, Knudåge : Sonata for 2 violins, Op. 55b
>Riisager, Knudåge : Concertino for 5 violins & piano, Op. 28a
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Notes & Reviews:

The Danish composer Knudåge Riisager (1897-1974) was a violin player and composed for the instrument throughout his career. This collection demonstrates the composer's fascinating musical development, featuring student works from 1920s Paris and 1930s Leipzig as well as mature compositions. "For my money, Riisager is Denmark's finest composer after Nielsen." 10/10 Classics Today

Expedition Audio Recommended
A champion of the rich musical heritage of Denmark, the Dacapo label frequently surprises music lovers with unheard-of treasures. This time they do so with the chamber music for violin and piano of Knudåge Riisager. This is an enjoyable and varied hour of music performed by violinist Johannes Søe Hansen, Concertmaster of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra... ... read more ...

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
Gallic charm and neoclassic clarity were his goals. His music is bright and brilliant - clean-lined in texture, diatonic. It's typically vivacious, flamboyant, whimsical, spiky and tart, or sweetly romantic. Riisager wrote quite a bit - symphonies, tone-poems, overtures, quartets, sonatas, over a dozen ballets, and much more - a fair portion of it by now recorded.



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Works Details

>Knudåge Riisager (1897 - 1974) : Bricconata (Prank), for violin & piano
  • Performers: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano); Johannes Hansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Knudåge Riisager (1897 - 1974) : Aquarelle, for violin & piano in E major
  • Performers: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano); Johannes Hansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Knudåge Riisager (1897 - 1974) : Palavas, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano); Johannes Hansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Knudåge Riisager (1897 - 1974) : Romance for violin & piano in C major
  • Performers: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano); Johannes Hansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914

>Knudåge Riisager (1897 - 1974) : Minuet for violin & piano
  • Performers: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano); Johannes Hansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916

>Knudåge Riisager (1897 - 1974) : Sovesang (Lullaby), for violin & piano
  • Performers: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano); Johannes Hansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Knudåge Riisager (1897 - 1974) : Sonata for violin & piano no 2, Op. 5
  • Performers: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano); Johannes Hansen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1924

>Knudåge Riisager (1897 - 1974) : Sonata for 2 violins, Op. 55b
  • Performers: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano); Johannes Hansen (Violin); Anne Iwan (Violin)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Knudåge Riisager (1897 - 1974) : Concertino for 5 violins & piano, Op. 28a
  • Performers: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano); Johannes Hansen (Violin); Anne Iwan (Violin); Christian Ellegaard (Violin); Inkeri Vanska (Violin); Inger Hoj (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933