Thomas Jensen Legacy, Volume 15

Thomas Jensen Legacy, Volume 15

DACOCD 925 (Danacord Records, CD, 2 discs)

FIRST RELEASE (2 June 2023)

Playing time: 63'06"/76'20" - TT 139'26"
Tracks: 29 + 39
Booklet pages: 25
℗ 2023 Danacord Records
© 2023 Danacord Records
Main country of recording: Denmark
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Thomas Jensen Legacy, Volume 15 published on 10 August 2023

Tudlik Johansen, actor
Christen Møller, actor
Elith Pio, actor
Frans Andersson, bass
Niels Møller, tenor
Ruth Guldbæk, soprano
Otte Svendsen, tenor
Odd Wolstad, bass
Mogens Wedel, bass
Christen Blanke, tenor
Inge Frey, mezzo
Christine Philipsen, soprano
Danish Radio Choir
Svend S Schultz, chorusmaster
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Jensen, conductor


Helge Bonnén (1896-1983):

1-13 Spoon River Anthology

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931):

Saul & David - opera in four acts

14-29 Act I

CD 2

1-16 Act II
17-29 Act III
30-39 Act IV

An all Danish cast brings native authority to this account of Nielsen's first opera in a broadcast recording from 1960. The substantial bonus is new to the Thomas Jensen discography: a first-ever release for Spoon River Anthology, Helge Bonnén's Danish settings of American poetry that reflects on the vicissitudes of life and death in a poor and rural community.

Recorded live on 23 May 1960 in Studio 1, Danish Radio, Copenhagen, Denmark.