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Liam Cagney
Gramophone, January 2017

GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, P.: Mirror II / Symfoni, Antifoni / Incontri (BBC Symphony, Dausgaard) 8.226120
GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: String Quartets Nos. 10-11 / Green / No Ground Green / New Ground Green (Kronos Quartet, Theatre of Voices, Hillier) 8.226153
GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, P: Traffic/Repriser/Rerepriser/Three Songs to Texts by Politiken/Og (Bod, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Nordin, Valade) 8.226126

On the surface it seems familiar. Sure, there’s the repetition of brief tonal cells; musical quotations (familiar figures from Stravinsky, Sibelius, Mozart); modality; dashes of Nordic colour; quirky instrumentation; simple metre; Stravinskian objectivity; and, overhanging it all, a wry air by which Gudmundsen-Holmgreen makes clear he doesn’t take himself too seriously. But for me there’s something else going on here: at its best his music uses those features only to pass through them into a more mysterious, anonymous zone. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Bruce Reader
The Classical Reviewer, October 2016

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen was a distinctive voice. These performances from Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Symphony Orchestra could not be bettered. The recordings are all tip top…

This is a stunning new release from Dacapo. © 2016 The Classical Reviewer Read complete review




Rebecca Franks
BBC Music Magazine, October 2016

Stravinsky and Sibelius echo through Mirror II while Antiphony happily ricochets between ideas and sounds. Incontri rounds off a vibrant recording made in the composer’s presence. © 2016 BBC Music Magazine





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