Music of Poul Ruders, Vol. 5
BRIDGE 9237


$ 14.99

Poul Ruders has composed some of the most exhilarating music of our time. This is the latest in Bridge's series of discs devoted to the music of the Danish master, and is the widest ranging in scope thus far. The five works heard here span a twenty year period of Ruders's work, and include three orchestral pieces, the stunning neo-classic duo, Cembal d'Amore, for harpsichord and piano, and a luminous solo harp piece. Whether composing an effervescent concert opener like the recent Light Overture, or writing about the darkest recesses of the human mind, as in The Second Nightshade, Ruders composes music that communicates directly and powerfully with the listener.

 

This program makes the perfect introduction to Poul Ruder’s music, containing as it does orchestral and chamber music of wide-ranging character. The performances are all terrific, and very well recorded given the different forces and venues involved. Without question Ruders is a major voice in contemporary music, and Bridge deserves enthusiastic praise for its ongoing and dedicated promotion of his work.” - ClassicsToday.com


This fifth volume of Bridge’s continuing Ruders series is, I believe, the one to start with. If you have never heard of any of his music the different works recorded here perfectly signpost the composer’s musical progress as well as illustrating the variety of his output. This is a beautifully produced release.” - MusicWeb International

 

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Poul Ruders

Light Overture (2006)
Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Justin Brown, conductor

Cembal d'Amore, First Book (1986)
Stephen Gosling, piano, Steven Beck, harpsichord

Credo (1996)
Odense Symphony Orchestra, Justin Brown, conductor

Air with Changes on a Danish Folk Song (1993)
June Han, harp

The Second Nightshade (1991)
Odense Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann, conductor

BRIDGE 9237

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