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Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

Throughout her extraordinary career, Michala Petri has embraced the entirety of the recorder's repertoire, from the Baroque to the 21st century. Yet, her great mission has been to bring her simple instrument into the modern concert hall as a solo instrument in front of the symphony orchestra. Danish and Faroese Recorder Concertos is the latest installment in Michala's ongoing "Concerto Project", (previous releases include Chinese Recorder Concertos (6.220603), English Recorder Concertos (6.220606) and the Grammy-nominated Movements (6.220531), presenting new works especially composed for her, from an international roster of some of the greatest contemporary composers. For this latest installment, she turns her attention to the works of her native Denmark.

For most of the 20th century, Danish music was somewhat isolated from the innovations happening on the continent, but beginning in the 1960s, young composers began to experiment and explore, and in the following decades, created their own distinctively modern Danish style. The three works featured here provide just a sample of the rich and colorful diversity of Danish and Faroese contemporary music; from the late Thomas Koppel's tender, tonally-centered Moonchild's Dream, to Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, the dean of Danish composers, and his darkly humorous Chacun Son Son, to the vigorous and atmospheric 20-minute bird-cadenza for recorder and orchestra, Territorial Songs, by the internationally acclaimed Faroese composer Sunleif Rasmussen.


Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

November 30, 2019

Endnotes (UK)"OUR label has opened up completely new musical vistas – confirming the company as one of the most daring recording organisations in Europe today"

Stuart Millson

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

January 9, 2016

Das Orchester (Germany) -"Mit ihrer atemberaubenden Virtuosität beflügelt die Dänin die Fantasie zeitgenössischer Komponisten."

Lutz Lesle

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

November 18, 2015

CD Spotlight, Australia "Remarkable Playing .. '... Michala Petri is a champion of this instrument.'

Geoff Pearce,

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

November 14, 2015

Recorder Magazine (UK) - Highly recommended

John Turner

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

November 14, 2015

Klassisk (Denmark) 5 stjerner, Alle blokfløjtens afkroge - Albummet er en demonstration af Michala Petri`s mesterskab, men også af dansk/færøsk musiks næsten bizart mangfoldige frugtbarhed

Jens Cornelius

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

October 25, 2015

Seismograf (Denmark -Magazine for contemporary Music)

Sune Anderberg

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

October 6, 2015

Pizzicato (Luxemburg) Zeitgenössische Blockflöten-Konzerte

Remy Franck

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

September 30, 2015

Gramophone (UK)

Richard Whitehouse

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

September 23, 2015

Klassik Heute (Germany) 10/10/10 "Michala Petris Aufnahmeserie mit zeitgenössischen Konzerten für Blockflöte und Orchester gehört zu den wichtigsten und ambitioniertesten Projekten in der Geschichte des Instruments"

Heinz Braun

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

September 15, 2015

Hufvudstadsbladet, Helsinke, Finland - Komplext och jovialt för blockflöjt

Mats Liljeroos

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

September 1, 2015

Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark) Nutidige blokfløjtekoncerter (4 stars)

Peter Dürrfeld

Danish & Faroese Recorder Concertos

August 31, 2015

Fanfare (US) , 2.Review -" Petri is an honest, fabulously talented musician who is doing as much for her instrument, if not more, than any recorder virtuoso has ever done".

Raymond Tuttle,

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