Its been almost 20 years ago since I first met the fantastic photographer Nikolaj Lund. Recently we filmed a new portrait on the Island of Bornholm. Check it out:
Heres a brand new interview for the Italian Magazine StrumentieMusica.com:
The first release of the year is out of the box!
Spectacular symphonic music, played on two classical accordions.
The Danish classical accordion duo MYTHOS with their unrivalled instruments offer their own impressive transcriptions of two iconic early-20th century orchestral portraits of heavenly objects, namely Nielsen’s Helios overture (1903) and Holst’s The Planets (1916).
First, the sun on its course from dawn to dusk, as we follow it from Earth on a daily basis, and then the seven planets out there in space, each with a marked character of its own as imagined by astrologers from times immemorial.
Riveting music, played with force and finesse. Lend an ear, and enjoy!
Svend Ravnkilde, 2020
Helios and The Planets is MYTHOS’ second album and the follow up on the release ‘Russian Orchestral Music’ with music by Stravinsky, Borodin, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky (Orchid Classics, 2013). The album surprised both listeners and critics and was awarded the BBC Music Magazine Chamber Choice and Best of 2013 by Graham Rickson from The Arts Desk, https://theartsdesk.com as well as a nomination for Album of the Year on Danish Classical Radio P2.
MYTHOS comprises Bjarke Mogensen and Rasmus Schjærff Kjøller. Both were born and raised on the Island of Bornholm from where the coverphoto is taken.
Sound Engineer and co-producer: Marc Casanovas (NorCat Lyd)
Cover photo: Lil Lacy Backside photo: Julie Wouvenaar Tovgaard
Text: Svend Ravnkilde
Accordion tuning by: Viktor Melnyk
Cover editing and layout: Ditte Bolt
The album was generously supported by
The Carl Nielsen and Anne-Marie Carl Nielsen Foundation
The Augustinus Foundation
For more information about MYTHOS:
It is with great sadness that we musicians are unable to share our music on stage the next couple of months but it gives room for some really exiting new projects coming up. I will keep you updated on my Facebookpage as well as my Instagram when I will be performing next time. Until then all the events in my calendar until June can be considered postponed untill further notice. Fortuneately some unexpected great news has arrived which I will share with you in the next post coming up next week. Until then you can get a quick follow up on some of the events I have been participating in in the early months of 2020.
At a grand live broadcasted radio show this week in Musikkens Hus, Aalborg Bjarke Mogensen received the DR P2 Listeners Prize 2019. Bjarke was also nominated Classical Release of the Year for his album ‘Bjarke Mogensen plays Domenico Scarlatti’. What a grand evening!
Thank you DR P2 Radio for the nomination, and to thanks to everyone who voted for this album!
2018 is about to reach an end but there is still important news to receive! My cd from january ‘Bjarke Mogensen Plays Domenico Scarlatti’ has been nominated Classical Release of the Year by Danish National Radio P2. You can even give me or the other nominees a vote for the Listeners Prize:
You can buy the album online at the this link:
Congratulations to Anders Koppel who today turns 71! Yesterday I had the privilige of premiering his 2nd Accordion Concerto at @Frederiksværk Musikfestival for a terrific audience with The Danish Youth Ensemble and conductor Morten Ryelund. The Concerto was generously supported by Oticon Fonden, Augustinus fonden & Statens Kunstfond. A huge thanks for the fundraising work to Lone Ricks. And a big thank you to Frederiksværk Musikfestival for hosting the performance of this great new piece.
Next two performances of the concerto in this coming week:
20/7 Sankt Nicolai Kirke, Bornholm
23/7 Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen
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