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CD: Rued Langgaard – Piano Works Vol. 2

Berit Johansen Tange, piano

Released on Dacapo Records, 2011

Image: Found photograph and vector gradation

 

With works with titles as different as Summer Holiday in Blekinge and Music of the Abyss, this album of Rued Langaard’s solo-piano works spans a lot of thematic ground. Langgaard, known as Denmarks’ “ecstatic outsider” was a genius of Late Romanticism. But his version of the Late Romantic idiom was extreme and highly original.