The Complete Symphonies

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dc.contributor.other Vagn Holmboe es
dc.contributor.other Owain Arwel Hughes es
dc.contributor.other Aarhus Symphony Orchestra es
dc.coverage.spatial Denmark - Copenhagen es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-27T16:31:10Z
dc.date.available 1996
dc.date.available 2013-05-27T16:31:10Z
dc.date.copyright 1996
dc.date.issued 2013-05-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3007
dc.description.abstract Few Scandinavian composers other than Sibelius and Nielsen have succeeded in claiming international attention. Holmboe was an exception and is becoming widely recognized as the most important Danish composer since Nielsen. His 13 symphonies (1935 - 1982), 20 string quartets (1949 - 1975) and other compositions, including three operas, Requiem for Nietzsche (1964), 13 chamber concertos and Epilogue (1962), are increasingly shown to be significant contributions to twentieth century music. Holmboe's musical development was cosmopolitan. He studied in Denmark, with Toch in Berlin and in Romania, where he came into contact with Balkan folk music and heard the works of Béla Bartók whose style he assimilated. On returning to his homeland he continued to work as a composer and critic and was professor at the Royal Danish Conservatory from 1950 - 1965 where he became immersed in Medieval church music. Holmboe's approach, with its free use of melodic and diatonic patterns was, however, basically neo-Classical, though more austere and inward-looking than either Nielsen or Sibelius, whose influence is less evident than that of Stravinsky and Bartók. The First Symphony (1935) is a work of chamber proportions, while the third and fourth (a choral work), respectively subtitled "Sinfonia rustica" and "Sinfonia sacra," are precursors of a later, darker style in which the idea of "metamorphosis"—themes that evolve through subtle tonic and thematic relationships—is reminiscent of Hindemith, and at times, even Wagner. International attention came when his Fifth Symphony was performed at the International Society for Contemporary Music Festival in Copenhagen in 1947, after which Holmboe received commissions in various parts of Europe. The seventh and ninth symphonies are the most intense of Holmboe's orchestral output, and the Fourth Quartet the most intimate of his chamber works. In some sense, Holmboe is more "main-line" than his Scandinavian contemporaries are. After his marriage in 1931 to the pianist Meta Graf, he traveled to her homeland, Romania, to collect folk tunes, and later to the Faeroe Islands on a similar quest though, except in the Rustic Symphony, folk elements are not prominent in Holmboe's major works. It remains for Holmboe to receive the consistent programming and advocacy that brought Sibelius to prominence in the '50s, and Nielsen in the '60s. © Roy Brewer, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD 6-- Symphony No. 11 Op. 144/M.304 (1980) ; I. Allegro non troppo (Più allegro, Alla breve, Pesante), II. Tempo giusto (Presto, L’istesso tempo), III. Andante (Più mosso, A tempo)-- Symphony No. 12 Op. 175/M.338 (1988) ; I. Allegro con forza, II. Andante sereno, III Adagio (Allegro con brio)-- Symphony No. 13 Op. 192/M.362 (1994) ; I Allegro assai (Con moto, A tempo), II Allegro moderato (Animato, Calmo, Tempo I), III. Allegro con brio (Calmo, Più mosso, Tempo I)-- es
dc.format.extent 63:05min es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (63 min.,05 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.m Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 37283330 es
dc.subject.lcsh Symphonies es
dc.title The Complete Symphonies es
dc.title.alternative Symphony No. 11 - Symphony No. 12 - Symphony No. 13 es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.identifier.classification 7318598438468 es
dc.subject.cdu Holm.01 es


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