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Requiem (2010)

John Frandsen has achieved a modern milestone...

Frandsen has marshalled his large choral and orchestral forces with a resolute mastery, clearly relishing the vivid imagery and word-painting opportunities...

This eloquent statement deserves the widest circulation.

Malcolm Riley

Gramophone, Nov. 2014

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John Frandsen

John Frandsen clearly is a talented composer with an enjoyable personal idiom. The orchestral music here is strongly gestural (the recurring use of chimes in the first movement of the symphony, for example), but with an equal fund of long, lyrical lines that often sound quite ravishing. (...) The First Symphony is particularly successful both as a whole and in its parts.

(David Hurwitz, www.classicstoday.com


Odense Symfoni Orkester

Christian Eggen, dirigent

... Andre gode oplevelser var John Frandsens melodiske og vellykkede Variations on a Falling Star, der overraskende afslører sig som variationer over den fra Disneys juleshow så kendte melodi "Når du ser et stjerneskud". Herligt, at komponister som Frandsen tør den slags - når resultatet vel at mærke som her bliver god, høreværdig, interessant musik.

(Thomas Michelsen, Information)

Fine, nye salmer. (...) John Frandsen viser i melodierne til Versebog om det Gudommelige noget af den spændvidde, man kan finde i hans produktion. Det lykkes ham at komme ind under teksterne og give dem luft. Han trækker på traditionen, men uden, overordnet set, at give køb på sit avancerede tonesprog.

(Jakob Brønnum, Århus Stiftstidende)

Kammerkoret Convivium

John Frandsen, dirigent

Ensemble 2000

Morten Ryelund, dirigent

Lux aeterna

Sine Bundgaard, sopran

DR Symfoniorkestret

DR Koncertkoret

Dirigent: Henrik Vagn Christensen