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Compositions and arrangements by Lars Hannibal

In releasing an album entirely of his own music, Guitarist, Lutenist and composer Lars Hannibal reflected upon an extraordinary – and somewhat unorthodox musical career. While studying classical guitar and lute with the great masters of the art, Hannibal lived a rich double life playing in a variety of bands and creative ensembles in artistic foment of ‘60s and ‘70s Counter Cultural Århus. It was during this time that Hannibal began finding his own creative voice, exploring the exciting intersections between Baroque and Classical form, the direct earnest expression of Danish folk music, the ear-pleasing appeal of popular song and the expressive possibilities of modal jazz.
Hannibal has also found great joy in arranging music for the different ensembles he’s performed with, resulting in hundreds of arrangements for various instrumental combinations with guitar. Finally, as one of the most active musicians in Denmark, Hannibal has been a champion of living composer, including many of Denmark’s finest, including Jørgen Jersild, Palle Mikkelborg, Herman D. Koppel, Thomas Koppel and Vagn Holmboe.
When assembling this program, it was only natural that Hannibal would draw on both his original works and his arrangements of Danish song. As a special treat, Hannibal, ever the mutli-faceted musician, the Neo-Classic composer, the pop songsmith, the faithful arranger of Danish folk song also takes pride in being Hannibal the Poppa, with his daughters, Agnete and Amalie and his life-long musical companion, his former wife Michala Petri joining him on his musical journey!

Reviews

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January 11, 2021

Artisan Music Reviews " is an organic quality to the music, honest, rustic, yet sophisticated in execution".

R J Lannan,

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December 29, 2020

Textura, Canada "BLUE impresses as a joy from start to finish".

Peter Borough,

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November 15, 2020

Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review (US) I could easily scarf up an entire album of the songs with Amalie P. and quartet

Grego Edward Applegate

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November 15, 2020

Songlines (UK) Danish folk through the prism of classical music. Songlines (UK)

James Robinson, Songlines

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November 10, 2020

Music Web International (UK)This musically delightful recording is an experience well beyond just what the ear gathers.

Zane Turner, Music Web International

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October 31, 2020

Birmingham Evening Post & Midlands Classical Music

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October 18, 2020

Kristeligt Dagblad (DK) ”Blue” i sin grundtone en meget dansk udgivelse, der givetvis vil bringe glæde i mange hjem".

Peter Dürrfelt

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October 10, 2020

The Cambridge Critique (UK) "Blue’ is brilliant"

Anne Carvey

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October 4, 2020

Pizzicato LU" Es ist ein meist sehr ruhiges, abendliches Programm zum Entspannen, von den vier Künstlern auf dem erwartet hohen Niveau dargeboten".

Remy Frank

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October 2, 2020

Fanfare (US) 5 stars: A lovely release in every respect.

Robert Schulslaper

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October 1, 2020

Fanfare US 5 stars: This is beautiful, often haunting music, fabulously recorded, and fully worthy of investigation.

Colin Clarke

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September 30, 2020

Fanfare (US) 5 stars: One of Denmark's most musical families breathes a collective sigh of relief

Raymond Tuttle