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Re: Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
« Reply #680 on: October 10, 2020, 05:30:19 PM »
Labels right now have to space out their releases, because COVID is preventing them from making new recordings. So, this new Holmboe SQ recording is finished and can go out to the reviewers already, but Dacapo feels January would be the best month to release it. (And ordinarily review copies are sent out 1.5–3 months in advance of release anyway.)

The last part I didn't know. But the original release date for this was some months ago, so I knew it was coming eventually.
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Re: Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
« Reply #681 on: October 11, 2020, 05:48:46 AM »
And of course I personally find the music pretty fascinating but that's just me!

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Re: Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
« Reply #683 on: October 24, 2020, 06:18:43 PM »
I'm in the process of trying to make a proper database out of the mess of material on my blog.

The last full Da Capo album before the upcoming string quartets release was in 2013.  The last BIS recording was in 2009. This is rather disappointing.

There was a real steady stream of activity from both companies from 1992, but that stream has rather dried up.
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Re: Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
« Reply #684 on: November 21, 2020, 09:30:16 PM »
I found this interview with Holmboe in what seems like a TV program, and someone playing one of his piano works:

<a href="https://youtube.com/v/WYWRhUGPYe4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://youtube.com/v/WYWRhUGPYe4</a>
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Re: Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
« Reply #685 on: November 22, 2020, 12:53:42 AM »
I found this interview with Holmboe in what seems like a TV program, and someone playing one of his piano works:

<a href="https://youtube.com/v/WYWRhUGPYe4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://youtube.com/v/WYWRhUGPYe4</a>

Cool! Although he's mostly talking too fast for my tired brain and my lack of recent Danish practice. The other TV footage I've seen he's older and slower.  ;D

The Romanian Suite is on this album:



Also, I see the Youtube upload is by Jens Cornelius. He's written many of the Da Capo liner notes.
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Re: Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
« Reply #686 on: November 22, 2020, 01:09:01 AM »
Nice video clip, and interesting. Tells a lot about the man and his personality, the reflective, bookish intellect, and apparently a happy, equal marriage. So he learned Romanian too ...
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