Danish Accordion WorksMARTIN LOHSE (b.1971): Passing, Menuetto, The Little Match Girl, SVEND AAQUIST (b.1948): Saga Night, BENT LORENTZEN (b.1935): Tears, JESPER KOCH (b.1967): Jabberwocky.
Catalogue Number: 08U070
Description: This unusual program takes us into the ‘fairy-tale world of the accordion’ in works by Danish composers that explore both the darkness and luminosity of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous stories. Poignant reflection and tragic depiction infuse Lohse’s Menuetto and The Little Match Girl (dedicated to the soloist here), while his post-minimalist Passing series forms adventurous mobiles of dancing light. From Koch’s quixotic Jabberwocky to Aaquist’s evocative Saga Night, this new repertoire for a relatively recent concert instrument is both dramatic and uplifting. Hanzhi Wang (accordion).