The Danish-German composer Søren Nils Eichberg (b. 1973) is the first composer in residence in the history of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. This album presents the premiere recordings of his Symphony No. 1, the large-scale doomsday vision “Stürzten wir uns ins Feuer” (2006), and of his Symphony No. 2 “Before Heaven, before Earth” (2010), that was first performed by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and concludes an explosive phase of creativity in the young composer.
"...This is music that comes easily off the page and demands little in terms of interpretation. What it does require is concentration and a degree of virtuosity, and the panache and precision in these performances is not to be taken for granted. Eichberg himself is just rising 40 and is surely one to watch."
David Fanning - Gramophone magazine - October 2013
"... This is in many ways a remarkable disc... The recording is spectacular. The performances by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Poppen, as far as one can tell, are ferociously good..."
William Hedley - International Record Review - July/August 2013