Friedrich Kuhlau: Elf's Hill Suite and other works
Michael Ponti (piano), Ib Lanzky-Otto (horn), Frøydis Ree Wekre (horn)
Odense Symphony Orchestra, Othmar Maga
"Overture is probably Kuhlau's best-known work....Maga gets pleasing results....very good performances" (Penguin Guide 3 stars)
"Denmark was his country of adoption... Overture... fresh and engaging work which owes much to Mendelssohn....Concertino for two horns ....a "serious divertimento", as Antony Hodgson puts it in his excellent notes....Lanzky-Otto and Ree Wekre are first rate, while Michael Ponti is no less admirable in the Piano Concerto...Kuhlau's reverence for and friendship with Beethoven informed much of his music. His C major Piano Concerto is closely modelled on Beethoven's (try Michael Ponti's superb recording - if you can track it down)...The Odense orchestra play with much zest under Othmar Maga in The Elf's Hill Overture"
Kuhlau: Concertino For Two Horns
Kuhlau: Elverhøj (The Elf Hill): Suite
Kuhlau: Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 7