Knudage Riisager: Symphonic Edition, Vol. 1 / Holten, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Knudåge Riisager (1897-1974) studied composition in Paris in the 1920s and became a pioneer of the sparkling Neo-Classicist style in Danish music. This world premiere recording of Riisager’s complete cycle of symphonies opens with the virtuosic Symphony No. 1 from 1925. Also featured are four lively and humorous orchestral pieces, presented here as originally intended by the composer as a series of "Danish Pictures": Fastelavn (Carnival), Comoedie (Comedy), Klods Hans (Jack the Dullard) and Overture to Erasmus Montanus.
Catalog Number: 8226146
Composer: Knudage Riisager
Conductor: Bo Holten
Orchestra/Ensemble: Aarhus Symphony Orchestra