Jens Bang-Rasmussen Makes New York Recital Debut 4/11

Renowned Danish guitarist Jens Bang-Rasmussen will make his New York recital debut on Tuesday evening, April 11 at Weill Recital Hall. This wide-ranging program traces a Nordic historical thread, from Renaissance composer John Dowland-who, though English by birth, served at the court Christian IV of Denmark-to the world premiere of Suite for Guitar by Danish composer Kim Helweg, written specially for this event.

A pair of 19th-century Romantic Nordic works by Henrik Rung and Søffren Degen will bridge this chronological gap, while Spain's unrivaled influence on the development of the classical guitar repertory will be on display in music by Fernando Sor, Heitor Villa Lobos and Enrique Granados. Finally, the program will include the New York Premiere of Ballata by Minnesota-based composer Justin Henry Rubin.

Jens Bang-Rasmussen has performed on six continents and appeared in major cities and concert halls around the world, including a command performance for Queen Margret II of Denmark at her 72nd birthday celebration in 2012. A preeminent interpreter of early Romantic Nordic music, Bang-Rasmussen studied classical guitar the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and with David Starobin at SUNY Purchase.


DOWLAND Melancolly Galliard

DOWLAND Queen Elizabeth's Galliard

GIULIANI Sonate Op. 15

HELWEG Suite for Guitar World Premiere

SOR Three Studies

RUNG Polonaise Op. 1, No. 2


RUBIN Ballata New York Premiere

VILLA LOBOS Prelude 1 and 3

GRANADOS Spanish Dance No. 5

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