Record Labels Archives: Dacapo

Dacapo’s Riisager Edition Concludes Brilliantly

This third and, sadly, last entry in Dacapo's Riisager Symphonic Edition contains some of the best music so far, smashingly perfor...

Magnificent Magnus Lindberg On Dacapo

When was the last time a composer in residence at a major orchestra produced three first-rate pieces? Here is your answer. Magnus ...

Big Boxes: Fischer’s Mozart Complete Symphonies

There is some controversy about just how many symphonies Mozart wrote, and what qualifies for inclusion in the series, but this se...

Mozart Symphonies Vol. 10 from Fischer, Still HIP

Adam Fischer and his Danish National Chamber Orchestra use modern instruments, but they play in period style. This means little to...

Riisager Volume 2: Neoclassical Energy and Tart Lyricism

The five works presented in this second volume of the Riisager "Symphonic Edition" reflect the composer's neoclassical leanings: s...

Two and a Half Glorious World Premiere Holmboe Concertos

Let's not mince words. This is a great disc. The "half" concerto refers to the very early (1929) Concerto for Orchestra, a single ...

Dacapo’s Smoking New Nielsen Cycle

The New York Philharmonic is a powerhouse orchestra, Nielsen is a powerhouse symphonist, and Alan Gilbert revels in the music's en...

Holmboe’s Lean and Mean Chamber Symphonies

Vagn Holmboe's three chamber symphonies span the latter half of his career, from 1951 to 1970. They are wonderful works: sophistic...

Høffding, A Danish Institution, As in a Building

Finn Høffding's music, though composed earlier (at least the works on this disc) reminds me of 1950s institutional architecture: ...

Langgaard String Quartets Vol. 1

These are remarkable works. Rued Langgaard was, as we now know, basically nuts. He composed nine string quartets, more or less, be...