Concerto for guitar & symphony orchestra "På Herrens Mark"
comissioned by Kaluga world of Guitar festival and performed May 29th 2018 with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sergei Tararin. At Kaluga Festival Hall - Kaluga/ Russia. The 45 min. guitar concerto contains 3 movements:
"På Herrens Mark" is a danish expression and can roughly be translated to "On the land of the Lord" meaning helpless but in the hands of god. The 3 movements "Romantic" "Mystic" & "Elevated" have different colours but there is a connection from the very first note to the very last.
For more than 30 years I have a.o been practising southindian rhythms "Konnakol" and that brings a unique flavour to "På Herrens Mark".
Here are videos from the performance in Russia:
"A completely different image from Henrik Andersen. This is one of the most famous fusion guitarists. In Kaluga, he performed something dawn, a thirsty flight, similar to the old legends alternating with a battle cry!
It sounded strong and large, like a single canvas, on which the imperturbable Andersen embroidered on the strings an intricate landscape.
How, passionate, impetuous and ardent is Denmark!
How much purity, power and love!
And in the end - a unique, slightly guilty smile Henrik" ..
(translated by Max Liapunov)
Thanks to DJBFA, KODAs kollektive båndmidler and the danish art council for making all of this possible.
Special thanks to those who supported my crowdfunding!!!
From rehearsal of "På Herrens Mark" and after party