Klassik am Park - Le Quintette de Cuivres Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
- Leon NiTrombone
- Adam RixerTrompete
- Niels VindTrompete
- Mark OlsenHorn
- Csaba SzalayTuba
« In Denmark I was born... »
Music from the Courts of King Christian IV.
Thorvald Hansen (1847-1915), Brass Quintet
Axel Jørgensen (1881-1947), Brass Quintet
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), 5 preludes
Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996), Messing Quintet no 1
During the reign of the Danish king, Christian IV (circa 1588), musical life was flourishing in Copenhagen. The king himself took a keen interest in music and invited leading composers and musicians to work in close affiliation to the court. As a result, the Royal Danish Orchestra was created. It is the world’s oldest surviving orchestra, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and is, even today, still regarded as one of Scandinavia’s elite performing ensembles.
The music featured in this programme, all derives from the traditions that King Christian IV established in the 16th century. It opens with pieces that were composed and actually played in his court and follows a track through the romantic period and into modern times with compositions that were composed by musicians affiliated with the orchestra that Christian IV started. The Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg Brass Quintet is proud to present for the first time in Luxembourg this great and historic repertoire from Denmark.
The OPL Brass Quintet is made up of five soloists from the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Between them, they have performed as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Their membership consists of Adam Rixer(Hungary) and Niels Vind(Denmark) on Trumpet, Mark Olsen(USA) on French Horn, Leon Ni(USA) on the Trombone, and Csaba Szalay(Hungary) on the Tuba.