Kim Helweg, Ankerstjernemusic, Sct Marcus plads 12,2th,DK-1921 Frb C, Denmark, Phone: +45 3536 8863, Email: helweg@ankerstjernemusic.dk
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AMERICAN FANTASY


for 2 pianos and percussion
Opus 19 (1994)

1st performance: The Danish Radios Concert hall 12/2 1995. Safri Duo and Slovak Duo

    Cd: America Fantasy - a tribute to Leonard Bernstein   (1995)
    Performer: Safri and Slovak duo
    Publisher: CHANDOS CHAN 9398

    Cd: American Fantasy - Kim Helweg works for 2 pianos and percussion   (2006)
    Performer: Manuel Massone, Silvia Dabul, Angel Frette, Arturo Vergara
    Publisher: CD: FOCUS FPCD 2017

Duration (Movements): 22 min. 4 movements

Commissioned by: Safri Duo - Wilhelm Hansen.

Review
"....a riot of sticks and ivory: tunefull, catchy and with copious wallops from the bass drum..."
(Gramophone)

"...a raucous percussion fantasy...., which brought down the house."
(EDMONTON SUN, Canada)

"Helweg�s America Fantasy is just that - a four movement work of often staggering virtuosity."
(Classic CD)

"Das fast Geniale an der "America Fantasy" des dänischen Komponisten Kim Helweg ist, dass Bernsteins Struktur bzw. motivische Schemen vollkommen individuell zu einem lebendigen Ganzen zusammengefügt wurden."
(Nachrichten (At) 21st of July 2009.) Performance by Körber/Kim/Leonhard and Hofstätter