Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Danish Orchestra
Contents Kuhlau: Everhoj (Elves’ Hill) Suite: Overture Lumbye: Drømmebilleder Lumbye: Salut for August Bournonville Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 ‘Unfinished’ I. Allegro moderato, II. Andante con moto Wagner: Tannhäuser: Overture Wagner: Rienzi Overture Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34, No. 2, Våren Gade, N: Efterklange af Ossian Hakan Børresen: Den kongelige gæst, Forspil Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’ Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Death & Funeral March, Trauermusik beim Tode Siegfrieds Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer: Overture Weber: Euryanthe Overture Weber: Der Freischütz Overture Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Death & Funeral March, Trauermusik beim Tode Siegfrieds (Rehearsal)
Frederik IX (King of Denmark) Conducts the Royal Danish Orchestra & Danish National Symphony Orchestra The Danish King Frederik IX’s preoccupation with music must be described as atypical, in fact, unique for a member of a royal house, since it is hardly possible to cite other examples of ruling monarchs whose favorite pastime was orchestral conducting. As a conductor Frederik IX, although self-taught, favored technically difficult challenges in the great symphonic repertoire, in particular music from Wagner’s operas, gave the King’s unusual musical activities a certain aura. This limited edition set celebrates two very unique King/orchestra relationship, namely King Frederik IX’s close affiliation with the Royal Danish Orchestra and Danish National Symphony Orchestra.