Karl Aage Rasmussen

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New book: Johannes Brahms

Friday 28. April Gyldendal will publish my latest book, a monograph on the composer Johannes Brahms. Brahms's music was described by a newspaper as a "Reproach to the Haste of a Superficial Generation". But if anybody is assuming that the generation referred to is his own, it may be comforting to know that it was written shortly after Brahms' death in 1897.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ny bog: Johannes Brahms

Fredag den 28. april udkommer min bog om den uudgrundelige Johannes Brahms på Gyldendal. Titlen “En sørgmodig drøm om idyl” forsøger at indkredse en side af de endeløse modsætninger der karakteriserede den ene af de tre “store B’er”. En avis beskrev hans musik som “et værn mod en overfladisk generations hastværk” . Men føler nogen sig ramt, kan de trøste sig med at det var kort efter hans død i slutningen af 1800-tallet.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Follia, follia ...

Mr. Paul Gabler from Holland has included “Follia, follia…” - a tribute to this ancielt melody which I composed for Concerto Copenhagen in the autumn of last year - in his impressive website about this melodi and its appearance in old and new works from all over the world.
folia@chello.nl
My Follia-piece can be heard in a recording with Concerto Copenhagen conducted by Magnus Fryklund (go to 1.18.30).
http://www.dr.dk/p2/p2-koncerten/p2-koncerten-2015-12-09/

Follia, follia ...

Hollænderen Paul Gabler har sat “Follia, follia …”, et hyldestværk til den ældgamle melodi som jeg i efteråret 20115 komponerede til Concerto Copenhagen, på sit imponerende site om melodiens optræden i hundredvis af kompositioner fra hele verden.
folia@chello.nl
I en optagelse fra primo november 2015 kan værket høres her med Concerto Copenhagen under ledelse af Magnus Fryklund (gå til 1.18.30)
http://www.dr.dk/p2/p2-koncerten/p2-koncerten-2015-12-09/

Six first performances in two days

This coming weekend (11.-12.6) Concerto Copenhagen will present no less than six new Rasmussen-works. A concerto for baroque oboe written for the Italian virtuoso Alfredo Bernardini, a playful "update" or new "staging" of Vivaldi's evergreen "The Four Seasons" (with Fredrik From and Peter Spissky as soloists) and a kind of subterranean "Holberg-suite".
CoCo is celebrating 25 years of existence with festival concerts in the Garnison Church and in Tivoli ... see the full program for Friday through Sunday here
https://concertocopenhagen.box.com/s/g05ejy4mtcxbm0pk82vam808tsmann51

Seks uropførelser på to dage

Den kommende lørdag og søndag (11-12.6) førsteopfører Concerto Copenhagen ikke mindre end seks Rasmussen-nyheder. En koncert for barok-obo komponeret til Alfredo Bernardini, en ny "iscenesættelse" af Vivaldis "De fire årstider" og en slags suite til Holberg.
CoCo fejrer 25-års jubilæum med fire koncerter i Tivoli og i Garnisons kirke. Se programhæfte på
https://concertocopenhagen.box.com/s/g05ejy4mtcxbm0pk82vam808tsmann51

Regret

Regrettably this site has not been updated for quite some time. From now on I promise to turn over a new leaf!