Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Hans Graf – Schubert: Complete Symphonies, Ouvertures (KON 32318/22)

1. Symfony No 1 D Major D.82: I Adagio. Allegro vivace (Franz Schubert)1. Symfony No 3 D Major D.300: I Adagio maestoso. Allegro con brio (Franz Schubert)1. Symfony No 5 B Flat Major D.485: I Allegro (Franz Schubert)1. Symfony No 8 B Minor D.759: I Allegro moderato (Franz Schubert)1. Symfony No 9 C Major D.944: […]

Kuno Kjærbye, Øssur Bæk, Berit Meland, Bjørn Ianke – Kjærbye: Chamber Works (KON 32317)

Composer Kuno Kjærbye (b. 1959) belongs to the younger generation of composers educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. His teachers include Ib Nørholm, among others. Kuno Kjærbye is also active as a violinist and his compositions are often inspired by the instrument’s natural traits. About this CD the composer comments: “ […]

Schola Cantorum Copenhagen, Schola Gregoriana Copenhagen, Bernhard Lewkovitch – Brumel, Deprez, de Victoria: Requiem (KON 32316)

Here’s a long-awaited CD issue of the legendary vocal groups founded and led by Bernhard Lewkovitch since the early 70s. Schola Cantorum and Schola Gregoriana were the first ever Danish professional ensemble specialising in Roman Catholic church’s musical tradition. Except for the Requiem of Antoine Brumel (previously unissued), the recording was originally released from EMI […]

The Copenhagen Trio, Søren Elbæk, Morten Mogensen, Troels Svane – Nørholm: Trios 1959 – 1979 – 1999 (KON 32315)

For more than a half century Ib Nørholm has undoubtedly been the leading figure of contemporary Danish music. To celebrate his 70 th birthday (on January 24, 2001) Kontrapunkt releases a world premier recording of Nørholm’s three trio works which makes an interesting study of a composer’s development. The Copenhagen Trio to whom the latest […]

Michael Cochrane – Quartet Music (SCCD 31513)

SCCD 31513 – Michael Cochrane Quartet – "Quartet Music"- Featuring Michael Cochrane (piano), Bob Malich (tenor saxophone), Calvin Hill (bass), and Jeff Hirshfield (drums). All 10 pieces comprising this program are particularly suited to treatment by this type of instrumentation. Malach has worked with a whole host of names including Miles Davis and Horace Silver. […]

Andy LaVerne, Rich Perry – Pianissimo (SCCD 31512)

SCCD 31512 – Andy LaVerne Quartet "Pianissmo" Featuring Andy LaVerne (piano), Rich Perry (tenor saxophone), Jay Anderson(bass), and Matt Wilson (drums). Andy LaVerne's association with SteepleChase dates back nearly a quarter of a century. He has been a prolific contributor to the catalogue. This marks his 16 th effort as a leader and he has […]

Dave Stryker – Changing Times (SCCD 31510)

SCCD 31510 Changing Times / Dave Stryker Quintet Recorded at the end of the millennium, Dave Stryker’s latest release (13 th on SteepleChase label) presents a collection of his intriguing original compositions with some different time signatures, perhaps inspired by the times that are changing. “… Changing Times reflects not only the growth of one […]