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Title: NIELS W. GADE Comala for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, Op. 12.
Post by: dhibbard on March 01, 2018, 03:52:13 pm
NIELS W. GADE (1817-1890): Comala for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, Op. 12.


Catalogue Number: 03T006

Label: Dacapo

Reference: 8.226125

Format: CD

Price: $16.98


     


Description: This “Dramatic Poem” from 1845-46 with a German text based on Macpherson’s Ossian poems (Comala was Ossian’s beloved) was possibly Gade’s most-performed work. Mendelssohn was tepid but Schumann thought it was fantastic and conducted it a few times himself. Performed at Gade’s memorial service, it wsa revived for his 200th anniversary in this live recording from February last year. The only previous recording seems to be the 1994 Kontrapunkt. A fine example of early German Romanticism. German-English texts. Marie-Adeline Henry (soprano), Rachel Kelly (mezzo), Elenor Wiman (alto), Markus Eiche (baritone), Danish National Concert Choir, Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Laurence Equilbey.


Title: Re: NIELS W. GADE Comala for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, Op. 12.
Post by: cjvinthechair on March 09, 2018, 06:56:08 pm
The earlier recording is on YT - lovely music !  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioaIQ2bf67U


Title: Re: NIELS W. GADE Comala for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, Op. 12.
Post by: dhibbard on March 10, 2018, 03:20:26 pm
The earlier recording is on YT - lovely music !  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioaIQ2bf67U
Anne Margrethe Dahl – Sopran
Elisabeth Halling – Mezzosopran
Hitomi Katagiri – Mezzosopran
Johannes Mannov – Bariton

Canzone Choir
Sønderjylland’s Symphony Orchestra
Frans Rasmussen, 1993