RUED LANGGAARD (1893-1952): Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 3 - Violin Sonatas No. 2 “The Great Master Cometh”, BVN 167 and No, 3, BVN 312, Aubade (Morgenständchen), BVN 23, Night Watchman’s Song, BVN 10* * - First Recording.
Catalogue Number: 03W011
Description: Third and final installment of this Langgaard cycle includes two sonatas from 1920-21 and 1945-49 respectively – highly accomplished works with strong individual features – and two single-movement pieces composed by Langgaard the precocious teenager: the charming Aubade of 1907, written on a summer holiday with his parents, and the dark-colored Night Watchman’s Song (1906). The Second Sonata is associated chronologically with his Symphony No. 6, the piano work Music of the Abyss and the opera Antichrist which are influenced by the Theosophy movement and apocalyptical ideas. At the other end of the spectrum is the Third Sonata, conservatively late Romantic, retrospective in tone and optimistic in mood. Gunvor Sihm (violin), Berit Johansen Tange (piano).