VAGN HOLMBOE (1909-1996): Chamber Concertos Nos. 1-13, Sinfonias I-IV, Kairos.
Catalogue Number: 05T062
Format: CD reissue
Description: The spirit of folk culture played an important role in Holmboe’s music. This collection comprises all of Holmboe’s 13 short chamber concertos (1939-56) and his four sinfonias (1957-62) in the acclaimed recordings by the Danish National Chamber Orchestra with former chief conductor Hannu Koivula (some of which are old enough to predate our stewardship of RI!). The neoclassical concertos for one or more soloists reveal Holmboe’s rustic, down-to-earth style that can be described as Danish or Nordic, as well as his inspiration from eastern European folk music. 6 CDs. Danish National Chamber Orchestra; Hannu Koivula. Original 1996-98 and 2004 releases.