This recording marks the beginning of a new series devoted to previously unrecorded chamber works by the Danish composer Vagn Holmboe (1909-96). The music was written from the 1950s to the 1980s and ranges wide, all the way from the playful to the serious. Holmboe’s inexhaustible wealth of ideas and his mixture of lightness and ingenuity run through all the works. As does his ’metamorphosis’ technique, which makes the music breathe and grow like the Nordic landscape of which Holmboe felt himself to be a part.
"... Holmboe’s many virtues are compellingly presented in this new release. The 11 young soloists of the Danish MidtVest Ensemble- a string quartet, a wind quintet and a pianist - are uniformly excellent. This promises to be an edition treasure."
Ronald E Grames - Fanfare - May/June 2012
Carlhåkan Larsén - OPUS - 15 September 2011
Jens Povlsen - Klassisk - 1 October 2011