Nielsen: Lær mig nattens stjerne

When I first came to Denmark one of my greatest pleasures was learning about Carl Nielsen’s music. Nielsen (1865-1931) is undoubtedly the Danish composer who had the deepest influence on 20th century Danish musical life. Mention his name here and people immediately think of his symphonies, concertos and chamber music to say nothing of his…

Stockholms Gosskör: Vi är blommor

Stockholms Gosskör (Stockholms Boys Choir) singing Georg Riedel’s setting of Barbro Lindgren’s poem "Vi är blommor" ("We are flowers"). The recording is from their Spring 2010 concert. Lyrics below the video. Enjoy :-) markfromireland   Lyrics

‪La tragique histoire du petit René

The children of La Maîtrise de la Cathédrale de Cambrai conducted by Yannick Lemaire recount for us little René’s tragic story as told by Jean Nohain (Jean Marie Le Grand) and set to music by Francois Poulenc. The recording is from the Gala Concert presented by the Northern Branch of the Choral Federations “Pueris Cantores”…

Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650) – Requiem

Manuel Cardoso was born in Fronteira, in southern Portugal, in 1566 and died in 1650. A Carmelite friar who had studied liturgical and choir  music at the Colégio dos Moços do Coro under Manuel Mendes and Cosme Delgado. Together with With Duarte Lobo and John IV of Portugal  he’s considered to represent the "golden age"…