Karl Aage Rasmussen

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.
My Follia-piece can be heard in a recording with Concerto Copenhagen conducted by Magnus Fryklund (go to 1.18.30).

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.
I en optagelse fra primo november 2015 kan værket høres her med Concerto Copenhagen under ledelse af Magnus Fryklund (gå til 1.18.30)

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

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


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


Jeg beklager at dette site gennem længere tid ikke er blevet opdateret.
Det vil der nu blive rådet bod på!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

St. Petersburg

By mid-October the Danish Cultural Institute in St. Petersburg hosted a conference on Carl Nielsen with many Russian researchers and musicians participating. I contributed a paper and possibly acted as "key-note" speaker. The travel included a lecture at the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory and a presentation in the city of Petrozavodsk, where the conservatory is known to be the northernmost in the world. I was happily accompanied by Finn Andersen, the committed and inventive head of the institute. His Russian wife, Elena, fluent in Danish, acted as my expert interpreter. With a week in the a spacy flat at Fontanka, belonging to the institute, the visit was truly memorable.