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GEN 15347 7.4.2015
18.90 €

Adolf Jensen (1837–1879)  
Wedding Music / Hochzeitsmusik
For piano four hands, Op. 45 (1873, pub. 1873) Arranged for orchestra by Reinhold Becker
Adolf Jensen (1837–1879)  
On the Road to Emmaus / Der Gang nach Emmaus (“Geistliches Tonstück”)
Sacred Piece for Large Orchestra, Op. 27 (1862, pub. 1865), based on the Gospel according to Luke 24
Adolf Jensen (1837–1879)  
The Heiress of Montfort / Die Erbin von Montfort
Opera in 2 acts (1858–1865, original version lost, not in print)

Adolf Jensen

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To be respected by Franz Liszt as a composer was praise enough, to be praised by him was almost a knighthood. And this was bestowed upon Adolf Jensen, who came from Königsberg and amongst other things was active as a composer in Baden-Baden. Under its chief conductor Pavel Baleff, the fabulous Philharmonie Baden Baden portrays him on their new GENUIN CD. The Wedding Music, On the Road to Emmaus, the Heiress of Montfort: he who immerses himself in the passionate sounds will certainly be immediately hooked on someone who has almost been forgotten. Top scores for audacity, spirit of discovery and the high level of musicality of this world premiere recording!

Music Web International
"All of the music here is given world premiere recordings from conductor Pavel Baleff and his Philharmonie Baden-Baden. (...) rich and dynamic sound"
Review on Music Web International by Nick Barnard

American Record Guide
"All of this music is pleasant and well crafted"
Review on the American Record Guide by Donald R Vroon, 7/6/2015

Classical Lost and Found
"Sensitive performances by the Baden-Baden Philharmonic under their principle conductor Pavel Baleff make a strong case for these Jensen gems. Romantic orchestral music enthusiasts will definitely want to consider getting this disc."
Review on the classical music blog Classical Lost and Found by Bob McQuiston

"...extremely able orchestra perform every note as though it were a recently exhumed treasure, while the Genuin recorded sound is warm and embracing."
Review on the magazine Fanfare by Jim Svejda, 16 October, 2015