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DANISH NATIONAL SYMPHONY CHOIR
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DN 0683
BEETHOVEN, L. van
Symphony No. 9, "Choral" / Leonore Overture No. 3 (Danish National Radio Smphony, Malko) (Malko's 25th Jubilee Concert, 1955)
DN 0571
KOPPEL, H.D.
Composer and Pianist, Vol. 6
DN 0560
LANGGAARD, R.
Symphonies Nos. 4, 6, 10 and 14 / Music of the Spheres
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BIOGRAPHY

The Danish National Choir/DR was founded in 1932, its main function to participate in the concerts and oratorio performances of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR. It consists of seventy-four professional singers, eighteen of whom are employed full-time forming the Danish National Vocal Ensemble/DR (known until 2007 as the Danish National Chamber Choir/DR). The Danish National Choir performs with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra chiefly in symphonic choral works, notably in the Orchestra’s regular Thursday Concerts and on CD. Mogens Wöldike dominated the Choir from its founding right up until the 1970s, while the composer Svend S. Schultz served as chorus master from 1945 to 1983. In recent decades the post of Principal Conductor has been held by the English choir director John Alldis (1972–77) and by Per Enevold (1985–88) and the Swedish conductor Stefan Parkman (1989–2002), among others. Stephen Layton was appointed as Principal Guest Conductor in 1999 and in 2007 the young Swedish choral conductor Fredrik Malmberg was appointed Permanent Conductor. The Choir has recorded more than forty CDs for Chandos

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ANNI 0030
Milestones
30 Years of Chandos

Chandos has plenty to celebrate as it reaches its thirtieth anniversary. A bumper box includes some landmarks in the firm’s histo...
CHAN 10008
Norgard
Choral Works

'The Danish National Radio Choir's performance is most compelling, captured in superb sound.'...
CHAN 10071
Brahms
Choral Works, Vol. 1 - Ein Deutsches Requiem

'It is gorgeously recorded and captured in that sumptuous sound that Chandos has become famous for. The Danis...
CHAN 10106
Gubaidulina
Canticle of the Sun/ Homage à Marina Tsvetayeva

'In musical terms Gubaidulina's mystic hymn to the creation is an out-of-body experience. Based on p...
CHAN 10165
Brahms
Choral Works, Vol. 2

'Albrecht's performance with the Danish Choir and Orchestra may be less polished than Sinopoli's DG version, but it is markedly warme...
CHAN 10215
Brahms
Choral Works, Vol. 3

'And in the deeply pessimistic 1882 Song of the Fates, for six-part mixed chorus and large orchestra, Albrecht's urgent direction, th...
CHAN 10320
Holten
Wisdom and Folly and other Choral Works

…a most rewarding and beautifully engineered recital overall...
CHAN 10416
Berlioz
Le C arnaval romain/ Helene/ Lelio

…perhaps the finest of the lot, with playing that sparkles, and conducting from Thomas Dausgaard that captures both t...