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Gade, N.: Comala (Dramatic Poem for Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra); Soloists/Equilbey/DanNa CnC&O [Dacapo]
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It's been a while since Danish composer Niels Gade (1817-1890) has appeared in these pages (see 18 April 2011), but you'll find it was well worth the wait with this new Dacapo release featuring his secular cantata, Comala. By way of reminder, he was a good friend of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), and even succeeded him as conductor of the famed Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Consequently, there are reminders of Felix throughout the work.
What's more, like his Hebrides Overture (aka Fingal's Cave, 1829-32) and Scottish Symphony (No. 3, 1842), Gade's piece was inspired by Scottish writer James Macpherson's... Continue
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