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Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Tasty Danishes (Piano Trio Edition)

...finally, there is the little ten-minute “Mountain Flowers” Piano Trio by Rued Langgaard (1893-1952). Langgaard-lovers – and if you get into Langgaard at all it is difficult not to become a card-carrying member) might say: ‘Woha! This Trio strikes my ears as familiar’ Yes, because it became the excellently-ambitious First Symphony’s second movement. It’s the part where he stops to smell the roses along his impetuous ascent of the symphonic mountaintop and gives a window in the calmer aspects of the beauty that the 15-year old (!) prodigy that would undergo so many musical transformations (and frustrations) yet, was capable of. The Danish Piano Trio / Den Danske Klavertrio (the ensemble, not the genre – made up of pianist Katrine Gislinge, violinist Lars Bjørnkjær and cellist Toke Møldrup) performs lovingly-beautifully on their inaugural recording – and just as importantly they perform repertoire that should be heard – and heard more often…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Tasty Danishes (Piano Trio Edition)

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Niels Gade, P.E.Lange-Müller, Rued Langgaard, Danish Romantic Piano Trios,
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