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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!

  • Michala Petri has performed more than 4000 concerts in the worlds leading festivals and Concert Halls,and has broken down the boundaries of her instrument, the recorder.. Since youth she has followed her wish for musical expansion in various ways, through commissioning more than 150 new works, - including more than 30 recorder concertos, through dialogue with other musical cultures and through developing new playing techniques.

    Recorder

    Michala Petri

  • Lars Hannibal began playing the guitar at the age of 15 as many others of his generation. Some years later, a recording by Andrès Segovia, playing the Gavotte from Bach`s E-Major Partita, impressed him so much, that he decided to start playing the Classical guitar.

    Guitar

    Lars Hannibal

  • Agnete Hannibal Petri (b. 1994) is the oldest daughter of
Lars Hannibal and Michala Petri.

    Cello

    Agnete Hannibal Petri

  • Amalie Hannibal Petri (b. 1996) has worked in different artistic fields throughout her life.

    Vocal

    Amalie Hannibal Petri

Reviews

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

R J Lannan,

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

Peter Borough,

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

James Robinson, Songlines

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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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Birmingham Evening Post & Midlands Classical Music

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

Anne Carvey

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

Robert Schulslaper

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

Colin Clarke

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

Raymond Tuttle

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