RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952): Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1 - Violin Sonata, BVN 41 - unfinished (World Premiere Recording), Violin Sonata No. 4 “Parce nobis, Jesu!”, BVN 36, Short Violin Sonata, BVN 372, Écrasez l’infâme, BVN 385.
Catalogue Number: 11T006
Description: The first of three volumes in this new series brings one early work from 1909-11 which is in the tradition of Schumann and Gade (as many of Langgaard’s youthful compositions are) and three from 1949 where there is often a sardonic quality to the still-Romantic language but where there are also wild, almost schizophrenic “what the heck was that?” moments that keep the listener on his toes. In other words, exactly what you expect from Langgaard. Gunvor Sihm (violin), Berit Johansen Tange (piano).