Karl Aage Rasmussen

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Baroque Birds

The Italian composer Ottorino Respighi was a connaisseur of bird song as well as of baroque music. In 1928 he created a suite for orchestra build on movements by baroque composers imitating bird song. Under the headline “Baroque Birds” Concerto Copenhagen on the 4th of September at 8 PM presents a concert in the Garnisons Church, Copenhagen, featuring the fascination of birds in the baroque period. It will include the prima assoluta of the version I have made for the ensemble of Respighi's “Gli Uccelli” - The Birds.

Barokfugle

Den italienske komponist Ottorino Respighi var en stor ynder og kender af såvel fugle som barokmusik. I 1928 byggede han en orkestersuite på fugleimiterende satser fra baroktiden. Under fællestitlen “Barokfugle” præsenterer Concerto Copenhagen 4.9 kl 20 en koncert i Garnisonskirken med eksempler på baroktidens fascination af fuglesang, og her uropføres min version for ensemblet af Respighis “Gli Uccelli” - Fuglene.

Niels W. Gades ufuldendte klavertrio fra 1839 fuldført

Min fuldførelse af Nies W. Gades ufuldendte klavertrio fra 1839, planlagt som fire satser, men efterladt af Gade med kun en færdigkomponeret første sats og meget sparsomme skitser til en langsom sats og en scherzo, uropføres 2. september kl 15 i Sct Catarinæ kirke i Ribe som en del af årets Langgaard Festival. Uropførelsen varetages af de tre prominente musikere i Den Danske Klavertrio, Lars Bjørnkjær, Toke Møldrup og Katrine Gislinge.

Niels W. Gade's unfinished 1839 Piano trio completed

My completion of Niels W. Gade’s piano trio of 1839, left by Gade with only the first of four movements finished and very sparse sketches for a slow movement and a scherzo, will be world premiered on the 2nd of September at 3 PM in the Ribe St. Catarinae Church as part of the Langgaard Festival. Performers are the prominent musicians of the Danish Piano Trio, Lars Bjørnkjær, Toke Møldrup and Katrine Gislinge.

Søsterværker

På SUSÅ Festivalens åbningskoncert 1.9 spiller Athelas Sinfonietta min “Webs in a Stolen Dream”, og på afslutningskoncerten 3.9 opfører Aarhus Sinfonietta søsterværket “Twin Dream”. Stedet er Grønnegårds Kaserne i Næstved, og festivalen fylder i år 25.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sister Works

At the SUSÅ Festival opening concert 1.9 Athelas Sinfonietta will play my “Webs in a Stolen Dream”, and at the last festival concert on the 3.9 Aarhus Sinfonietta will perform the sister-work “Twin Dream”. The festival takes place at Grønnegaards Kaserne in Næstved, 90 kilometres southwest of Copenhagen and the festival celebrates 25 years of existence.

Northern Lights in Tivoli

ENSEMBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS 20 YEARS
KARL AAGE RASMUSSEN 70 YEARS

THE TIVOLI CONCERT HALL
9. JULY at 3 pm.



See program, ticket-information, about ensemble Northern Lights etc.

https://www.tivoli.dk/da/kultur+og+program/sommerklassisk/2017/ensemble+nordlys++20+aar

Three new works by  Karl Aage Rasmussen:

Le tombeau de père Igor (Stravinsky), first performance
Scherzino, Homage to Brahms (1916)
Carl’s Masks - after Carl Nielsens opera “Masquerade”, first performance