DACOCD 915 (Danacord, CD, 3 discs)
COMPILATION (3 December 2021)
Playing time: 76'28"/70'59" - TT 147'27"
Tracks: 8 + 12
Booklet pages: 12
℗ 2021 Danacord Records
© 2021 Danacord Records
Main country of recording: Denmark
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Thomas Jensen Legacy Volume 5 published on 7 February 2022
All-new remasterings of live and previously unissued recordings: a Mendelssohn concert from 1962 demonstrates Thomas Jensen's undimmed power to galvanize an orchestra towards the end of his life. From his very last concert, given a fortnight before his death in 1963, works by Handel and Mozart find him (and pianist Annie Fischer) on fluent, sparkling form. Novelettes by ‘the Danish Mendelssohn’ Niels W. Gade make a neat coupling, and the set closes with the Dvorák overture which launched the DRSO on the international scene. Another landmark album in the wider appreciationof a conductor whose legacy has been too narrowly restricted to the music of his homeland.