Mogens Christensen  (1955-)
Last updated: 28.01.20
As gleaned from New Music of the Nordic Countries (by John White, Jean Christensen, Kimmo Korhonen), Mogens Christensen is a Danish composer who studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Ib Nørholm.
Christensen has also studied with Per Nørgârd, Karl Aage Rasmussen, Poul Ruders and Hans Abrahamsen at the Academy in Århus.
Of recorder interest is his A Fancyer's Delight , a concerto for recorders played by one soloist and a mixed ensemble. It uses tunes from a book (1717) of melodies that were taught to domestic birds, together with quotes from music of other composers who have referred to birds ( William Byrd, Antonio Vivaldi, Respighi, and, of course, Igor Stravinsky and Messiaen).
It is a capstone work in a series of compositions for recorders.

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Recorder Music CDs:
cd15.gif Helle Kristensen Christensen: Vocal and Chamber Music Vol. 1 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Helle Kristensen Christensen: Works for Recorder/Helle Kristensen, et al flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Helle Kristensen Danish Music played by the Euterpe Ensemble flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Helle Kristensen Nocturnal Birds: Music for Recorder flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Helle Kristensen Odriozola & Kristensen Play Christensen & Odriozola flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Helle Kristensen Christensen: Vocal and Chamber Music Vol. 2 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Helle Kristensen Christensen: Vocal and Chamber Music Vol. 3
cd15.gif Helle Kristensen Werke für Blockflöte Vol. 1/Helle Kristensen flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
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youtube15.jpg Nordic Summer Scherzo 15:20 Michala Petri