RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952): Piano Works, Vol. 3 - As a Thief in the Night, BVN 211a*, Insektarium, BVN 134, Shadow Life, BVN 307, In the Flickering Autumn Lamplight, BVN 206, Le Béguinage, BVN 369, Chiesa madre, BVN 367*, Sponsa Christe tædium vitæ, BVN 297*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 05S007
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Apocalyptic and paradisiac visions of good and evil (where hatred of the Catholic Church and need for it produce two “little sonatas” which express it side-by-side) meet aphoristic miniatures of nine small, mainly malignant insects. Langgaard’s rousing graphic imagery is on full display in this third volume: mysterious forces, poetic gracefulness, obsession and absurd hysteria are all part of Langgaard's both dark and wondrous expression. Berit Johansen Tange (piano).