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GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, P.: Plateaux / For Piano (Pohjonen, Danish National Symphony, Spanjaard)

GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, P.: Plateaux / For Piano (Pohjonen, Danish National Symphony, Spanjaard)

Composer(s):Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Pelle
Artist(s) Spanjaard, Ed, Conductor • Danish National Symphony OrchestraPohjonen, Juho, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category InstrumentalOrchestral
Catalogue 6.220533
Label Dacapo
Quality   320kbps
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Review By David Denton,Naxos,January 2009

Born in Denmark in 1932, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen has never slavishly joined current trends, and as a result has not received the recognition of today’s fashionable composers. Speaking out early in his career against the Danish musical conservatism that he felt could not sustain his creativity, he has plowed a lone furrow. How far he has now travelled comes in Plateaux pour piano et orchestra from 2005,a nine movement concerto score whose mood is set by the name appended to each movement. Many are short and are little more than a brief interlude, and throughout you feel an inquiring mind intent on experimenting with tonal colours and a childlike joy teasing the listener in his juxtapositions. For Piano goes back to 1992, and while the three



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