PROMS / Notices : Danish National Radio SO / Kitaenko - Royal Albert Hall / Radio 3
Tuesday 18 August 1992
However much the Danish musicians may have enjoyed putting the case for Gade, there was much more for them to chew on in Edison Denisov's adaptation of Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death - a spicy, atmospheric realisation, which showed each of the orchestral sections to advantage without drawing too much attention from the main business, the vocal line. And how could it, with such a presence as the great Danish bass Aage Haugland in command? The blend of seductiveness, chilling power and black humour was near-ideal.
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