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Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« on: May 05, 2015, 09:52:56 AM »
Since the Ruedster has hacked the corresponding Nielsen thread . . . .

Sfærernes Musik
String Quartet № 4 « Sommerdage » (Summer Days)
Symphony № 4 « Løvfald » (Leaf-fall)
Symphony № 13 « Undertro » (Belief in Wonders)
Sinfonia interna

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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 10:18:52 AM »
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 10:25:23 AM »
I don't really know enough of Langgaard's music to vote but I really like Sfærernes Musik. Great stuff.
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 10:48:29 AM »
Couldn't resist that little jest, hope I didn't offend much (unlike Rued, I have no problem with Nielsen whatsoever).

Anyway, challenge accepted! I'm excluding the obvious #1, Sfærernes Musik, and the symphonies – believe it or not but I've yet to hear them.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/jNeQ6dWtHbQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/jNeQ6dWtHbQ</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/rr7Pvu_2ew4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/rr7Pvu_2ew4</a>

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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 11:16:01 AM »
Symphony No.1 "Pastorals of the Rocks"
Symphony No.2 "Awakening of Spring"
Symphony No.4 "Fall of a Leaf"
Interdikt "At the Grave of Christopher I in Ribe"
Fra Dybet (From the Deep)
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 11:16:44 AM »
Symphony 4
Symphony 6
Symphony 10
Music of the Spheres
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 11:34:39 AM »
Symphony No.1
Symphony No.4
String Quartet No.2
Fra Dybet
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 02:14:06 PM »
Symphony 14 "Morgenen"
Lenaustemninger, BVN 138
Symphony 9, "From Queen Dagmar's City"
String Quartet No. 2
Music of the Spheres

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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 02:56:57 PM »
Couldn't resist that little jest, hope I didn't offend much (unlike Rued, I have no problem with Nielsen whatsoever).

Anyway, challenge accepted! I'm excluding the obvious #1, Sfærernes Musik, and the symphonies – believe it or not but I've yet to hear them.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/jNeQ6dWtHbQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/jNeQ6dWtHbQ</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/rr7Pvu_2ew4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/rr7Pvu_2ew4</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/070m-wiX3sk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/070m-wiX3sk</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/XT3gxPGumO0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/XT3gxPGumO0</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/rhxz17zP1xM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/rhxz17zP1xM</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/F3H3OcbmS3U" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/F3H3OcbmS3U</a>

Well I thought the joke was hilarous.

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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2015, 07:54:48 PM »
Symphony 6

I was just listening to The Heaven-Rending tonight and it was absolutely incredible. Good choice here, Jeffrey. 8)
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2015, 07:39:35 AM »
I was just listening to The Heaven-Rending tonight and it was absolutely incredible. Good choice here, Jeffrey. 8)
Thanks John - it's a fine work. I have three recordings of it.  ::)
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2015, 06:22:01 AM »
Symphony No.1 "Pastorals of the Rocks"
Symphony No.2 "Awakening of Spring"
Symphony No.4 "Fall of a Leaf"
Interdikt "At the Grave of Christopher I in Ribe"
Fra Dybet (From the Deep)

Great choices, Sarge. Hard to believe Langgaard was 16 when he completed his first symphony and, if this weren't astonishing enough, it was premiered by the Berlin Philharmonic. 8)
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2015, 06:28:35 AM »
I don't really know enough of Langgaard's music to vote but I really like Sfærernes Musik. Great stuff.

I'm slowly getting more and more familiar with Langgaard's music that I think I can pick five favorites right now (in no particular order):

Sfærernes Musik
Symphony No. 6 "Det Himmelrivende"
Symphony No. 2 "Vårbrud"
Fra Dybet (From the Deep)
Sinfonia interna
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2015, 07:02:37 AM »
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2015, 07:35:41 AM »
Setting of the Psalm?

No, the Requiem prayer: Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat eis. And a bit of the Dies irae.

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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2015, 07:53:14 AM »
Thank you!
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2017, 01:29:34 PM »
My current list:

Symphony No. 6 Det Himmelrivende
Symphony No. 4 Løvfald
Symphony No. 10
The End of Time
Music of Spheres

I'd include the rapinoso String quartet No. 3, the broadly majestic Symphony No. 1 Klippepastoraler, Fra Dybet, and The Star in the East BVN 180.

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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 04:25:12 AM »
My new list:

Symphony 4: 'Fall of the Leaf'
Symphony 6: 'Heaven-rending'
The Music of the Spheres
Sinfonia Interna (has one of the most beautiful openings known to me)
Symphony 10

Caesar (SA) and I are pretty much in agreement.
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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 04:33:42 AM »
String Quartet 2
Vanvidsfantasi
Afgrundsmusik
Insektarium
Sfærenes Musik

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Re: Top Five Favorite Langgaard Works
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2017, 05:05:24 AM »
Sfærenes Musik
Sinfonia Interna
Symphony No. 4 Løvfald
Symphony No. 5 - First version
Symphony No. 6 Det Himmelrivende

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