OLE SCHMIDT (1928-2010): Symphonic Fantasy and Allegro for Accordion and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 20, ANDERS KOPPEL (b.1947): Concerto Piccolo for Accordion and String, MARTIN LOHSE (b.1971): In Liquid... for Accordion and Orchestra, PER NØRGÅRD (b.1932): Recall for Accordion and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 05N078
Description: It might come as a surprise to find Per Nørgård producing the most immediately accessible work on this disc - a ten-minute triptych from 1968 inspired by pseudo-Balkan folkisms and popular music of the period. Koppel's (2009) is also grounded in popular music - jazz and tango in this case with a film-score quality often evident. Lohse was inspired by Pärtish minimalism to produce a mix of neo-Romanticism and a dreamy, new-agey type vibe (2008). The elder statesman Schmidt (1958) offers the most conservative credentials - Stravinsky and Bartók - in his work which is likely the first modern accordion concerto. Bjarke Mogensen (accordion), Danish National Chamber Orchestra; Rolf Gupta.