Concerto Copenhagen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Gade: Erlkönigs Tochter (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 187 MB
Label: Dacapo | Tracks: 11 | Time: 42:29 min
Elverskud (The Elf-King's Daughter) is a dramatic cantata from 1854, based on Danish medieval ballads. It became one of Niels W. Gade's greatest successes,not only in his native Denmark, but throughout Europe, where Elverskud was performed several hundred times, often conducted by Gade himself. Gade was especially admired in Germany, and on this album Elverskudis not only played on period instruments for the first time, but is also sung for the first time with the German text that brought the work international fame.