Poul Ruders: Nightshade Trilogy
Ruders Edition: Vol. 12

$ 14.99

Nightshade Trilogy was composed by Poul Ruders over a span of 17 years- between 1986 and 2003. In the composer's words, it is “a collection of compositions that evoke for me an almost Gothic association with pale moonlight, tombstones crypts and the elusive shadows deep inside an ancient forest at the deep of night.”



50 minutes of Ruders is to my mind worth 100 of most of his peers, and handsomely repays repeated hearings. Excellent performances and recordings virtually go without saying, though they shouldn’t” - Gramophone

Despite the various ages of the recordings, the sound throughout is thoroughly consistent, with plenty of air around the various combinations of players and everything admirably clearly focused. Although the disc is rather short measure, it provides a thoroughly rewarding experience. It also affords a useful conspectus on the evolving style of the composer.” - MusicWeb International

If you’re looking for the perfect disc to give a friend for Halloween, this is it. All three works explore the dark side of music’s emotional terrain. The Odense Symphony Orchestra performs with intensity and the sound on this recording is superb. Those looking for something different will not be disappointed.” - Audiophile Audition


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Poul Ruders:

Nightshade for 10 instruments
Capricorn, Oliver Knussen, conductor

The Second Nightshade (A Symphonic Nocturne), for chamber orchestra
Odense Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann, conductor

Final Nightshade (An Adagio of the Night) for symphony orchestra
Odense Symphony Orchestra, Scott Yoo, conductor


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