Thomas Jensen Legacy, Volume 16

Thomas Jensen Legacy, Volume 16

DACOCD 926 (Danacord Records, CD, 2 discs)

COMPILATION (7 July 2023)

Playing time: 75'54"/77'40" - TT 153'34"
Tracks: 10 + 14
Booklet pages: 12
℗ 2023 Danacord Records
© 2023 Danacord Records
Main country of recording: Denmark
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Thomas Jensen Legacy, Volume 16 published on 23 August 2023

Johan Bentson, flute
Niels Møller, tenor
Palle Kibsgaard, voice
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra
Thomas Jensen, conductor

Music by Jean Sibelius, Bedrich Smetana, Laurids Lauridsen, Erling Brene, Poul Schierbeck and Carl Nielsen

The Thomas Jensen Legacy is now at Vol 16. Broadcast performances of the Fifth and Sixth symphonies complete a Sibelius cycle within the Thomas Jensen collection on Danacord. Their dramatic sweep and control demonstrate the conductor's special affinity with this music, which he played under the composer's direction as a cellist. Jensen worked tirelessly for Danish composers throughout his career; this volume includes newly published performances of works by three composers, now almost unknown outside their home country, who emerged from the shadow cast by Carl Nielsen to write in a distinctively individual but still quintessentially Danish idiom.