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KNUDÅGE RIISAGER  

(1897 - 1974)

Riisager studied political science, but at the same time took private lessons in music theory from Otto Malling and Peder Gram. When he had completed his law studies he went to Paris for further studies in music theory with Albert Roussel and others. The years in Paris were crucial to his activities as a composer. He cultivated a French-inspired treatment of instrumentation and timbre, and remained a devotee of "Gallic" clarity in music. Lightness and gaiety are characteristic of his smallest works, but his elegance and masterly treatment of the instruments function brilliantly even in the largest works. Best known are his ballet works 'Etudes', 'Slaraffenland', 'Qarrtsiluni', which were created in collaboration with the great Danish choreographer Harald Lander, and the ballet 'Tolv med Posten' in collaboration with Børge Ralov . Many of his children's songs are still on the lips of Danes. Riisager was a cultured, intellectual figure and a lively debater. The fact that he drew inspiration from Central European Modernism was of great importance to Danish music. Along with other contemporary Danish composers who had studied abroad he definitively broke with Romanticism as well as the epigonism of Carl Nielsen's disciples.

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Den danske sangskat (Treasure of Danish Songs), Vol. 8 - Bornesange (Children Songs) Naxos
8.557730
Choral - Secular
HENRIQUES: The Picture Book / NIELSEN: 6 Humoresque-Bagatelles / GLASS, L.: For Children Dacapo
8.224703
Instrumental
Music for Kids CD 2: Songs to Sing Naxos Educational
8.558015
Music Education
RIISAGER, K.: Benzin / Archaeopteryx / Til Apollon (Danish National Symphony, Hughes) Dacapo
6.220527
Ballet, Orchestral
RIISAGER, K.: Chamber Music Dacapo
8.224081
Chamber Music
RIISAGER, K.: Orchestral Music (Hardenberger, Helsingborg Symphony, Dausgaard) Dacapo
6.220584
Concerto, Orchestral
RIISAGER, K.: Symphonic Edition, Vol. 1 (Aarhus Symphony, Holten) - Symphony No. 1 / Danish Pictures Dacapo
8.226146
Orchestral
RIISAGER, K.: Symphonic Edition, Vol. 2 (Aarhus Symphony, Holten) - Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 / Concerto for Orchestra / Primavera Overture Dacapo
8.226147
Orchestral
RIISAGER, K.: Symphonic Edition, Vol. 3 (Aarhus Symphony, Holten) - Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 / Sinfonia Concertante / Summer Rhapsody Dacapo
8.226148
Orchestral
RIISAGER, K.: Violin Concerto, Op. 54 / Etudes (Rensburg, Aarhus Symphony, Delfs) Dacapo
8.226145
Ballet, Concerto
RIISAGER, K.: Violin Works (Hansen, Iwan, Bjorkoe) Dacapo
6.220594
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
RIISAGER: Piano Works Dacapo
8.226004
Instrumental
RIISAGER: Qarrtsiluni / Manerenen (Ballet Music) Dacapo
8.226022
Ballet, Orchestral
RIISAGER: Suites Op. 33 / Tolv med Posten / Darduse Dacapo
8.224082
Orchestral, Concerto
ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC (THE) (150 Years) (1867-2017) Dacapo
8.201202
Chamber Music, Orchestral
Role: Arranger 
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