Holmboe: Chamber Concertos & Sinfonias / Koivula, Danish National Chamber Orchestra
Review excerpts of select, previously released volumes contained in this set:
Holmboe: Sinfonias 1-4
The Danish Radio Sinfonietta under Hannu Koivula plays with the sort of commitment that we should expect from compatriots of the composer, with crisp ensemble, excellent tuning, and phrasing that gives direction to the composer's long, airy, sinewy textures. The music also is beautifully recorded, warmly and naturally.
Holmboe: Complete Chamber Concertos Vol 4
This final volume in dacapo’s four-disc survey of the complete Holmboe chamber concertos completes a musical odyssey of the highest value. The music is characteristically mature Holmboe: energetic, tuneful, neo-classical in cast, and shot through with his characteristically spicy harmonic idiom in which Nordic, Eastern European, and modal elements all blend to form a flexible, expressive, sophisticated musical language as attractive as it is inspired. The performances are uniformly superb, as has been the case with this entire series. If you haven’t sampled thus far, you’ve missed something wonderful.
Catalog Number: 8206004
Composer: Vagn Holmboe
Conductor: Hannu Koivula
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Performer: Anne Oland, Eva Ostergaard, Jacques Mauger, Max Artved, Mikkel Futtrup, Niels Thomsen, Niels Ullner, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Staffan Borseman, Tim Frederiksen