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Poul Ruders: Dream Catcher
Poul Ruders Edition, Vol. 16

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Bridge's Poul Ruders Edition, Vol. 16, features the world premiere recording of a major new Ruders concerto, the seven movement "Sound and Simplicity" (2018), performed by Danish accordion virtuoso Bjarke Mogensen and the Odense Symfoniorkester, led by Sebastian Lang-Lessing.  The album also includes Mogensen's transcription of Ruders's hypnotic "Dream Catcher" for solo accordion, and the re-issue of one of the Danish composer's masterpieces-  his Symphony No. 3, subtitled "Dream Catcher".  Ruders stands today among a handful of the world's leading composers, with operas staged in Munich, London, Copenhagen, New York, Santa Fe, and Boston, and symphonic scores commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.



"If you've yet to experience the music of Poul Ruders, this is as good a place to start as any. Yes it is ‘new’ music, and I won't deny that it's probably not to everyone's taste or within everyone's comfort zone, but I will say that on a deeper, emotional, expressive and almost visceral level, it speaks volumes when compared to some of the "superficial" noise that passes for music these days.” - Classical Music Sentinel

“These are extraordinarily original works and Bridge Records are doing us a wonderful service in gathering a complete Ruders collection. If you don’t know his music, even though the works are not typical in many ways this could be a good place to start, as they do display his rare genius and fantastical imagination.” - MusicWeb International

The Danish composer Poul Ruders has long written works that subtly blend ravishing sounds, abundant imagination — and intricate modernist technique. But, as he writes in the liner notes for this new recording of “Sound and Simplicity” (2018) for accordion and orchestra, four of the seven movements of this mysterious, volatile piece are “very simple”.  Perhaps most captivating is the sheer range of strange, delicate and piercing sounds the brilliant Bjarke Mogensen draws from the accordion; who needs synthesizers when you have this virtuoso in your ensemble? - Anthony Tommasini,  New York Times

“This is a very interesting CD and one that all Ruders fans should hear.” - The Art Music Lounge

"Ruders is one of today's most interesting and free-spirited composers; adventurous listeners unfamiliar with his music would do well to seek this out." - American Record Guide


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