“Fini Henriques: Works For Violin And Piano”
|Fini Valdemar Henriques||
Ballerina, Op. 51,
Canzonetta, Op. 27,
Erotikon, Op. 56,
Hexedansen (Witches’ Dance),
Kleine bunte Reihe, Op. 20,
Mazurka for Violin and Piano, Op. 35,
Nordisk dans (Nordic Dance),
Novelletter, Op. 26 (Novelettes),
Religioso, Op. 34,
Romance, Op. 43,
Romance, Op. 50, Sensommer (Late Summer),
Christina Bjørkøe (Piano), Johannes Søe Hansen (Violin).
During the last two decades of the 19th century, the generation of Danish composers born in the 1860s started to make an impact. Among them was Fini Henriques, who also had a veritable soloist career as a violin virtuoso and became one of best-known Danes of his age, appealing to virtually everyone, both high and low. Fini Henriques’ production comprised stage music, piano and chamber music, and in addition, a large number of songs. Johannes Søe Hansen and Christina Bjørkøe explore here his shorter pieces for violin and piano, both individual pieces and those in the collections Kleine bunte Reihe and Novelletter (Novelettes). Short pieces with a sharp characterization – works with charm, warm-heartedness and gravity.