Lars Ulrik Mortensen

Lars Ulrik Moretensen - one of the new bright lights in the world of Baroque.

Music From The 2009 Schwetzingen Festival – May 31, 2009 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Lars Ulrik Moretensen – one of the new bright lights in the world of Baroque.

Schwetzingen Festival 2009 – Concerto de Copenhagen – Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Conductor – May 31, 2009 – Radio Nacional España –

Diving into music from the 2009 Schwetzingen Baroque Festival this week, featuring Concerto de Copenhagen led by Lars Ulrik Mortensen and works by Handel, Scheibe and Roman with Frank de Bruine, oboe soloist.

Starting with Handel’s Concerto Grosso, HWV 313 – followed by the Sinfonia Number 4 by Johann Adolphe Scheibe, followed by Johan Helmich Roman’s Concerto for Oboe d’Amore (with de Bruine, solo) – back over to Handel for his Concerto Grosso for Flute and Continuo HWV 314, and then back to Roman for his Suite of Golovin Festival Music and concluding with Handel’s Concerto Grosso HWV 316.

Lars Ulrik Mortensen (born 1955) is a Danish harpsichordist and conductor, mainly of Baroque solo music, chamber music and early music repertory. He was a professor in Munich in 1996–99 and has since then been artistic director of Concerto Copenhagen. He has a career as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North and South America and Japan. From 1988 to 1990 he was harpsichordist in London Baroque, and from 1990 to 1993 he was a member of Collegium Musicum 90. He appears regularly with singer Emma Kirkby, violinist John Holloway and cellist and gambist Jaap ter Linden. He has recorded for Archiv Produktion (3rd harpsichord in Bach’s 3- and 4-harpsichord concerti with The English Concert), harmonia mundi, Kontrapunkt and da capo and his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations won him a Diapason d’Or. He is the artistic director of Concerto Copenhagen, and appears regularly directing opera at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. He is also the artistic director of the European Union Baroque Orchestra since 2004.

Lars Ulrik Mortensen was professor of harpsichord and performance practice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich from 1996 to 1999. In 2007 he was awarded the Léonie Sonning Music Prize, Denmark’s premier music award.

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