Works Discography

Poul Ruders (1949-)

Poul Ruders (b.  1949) is one of the era’s most highly regarded composers for both the  opera stage and the symphonic concert hall. His operas have been staged  in Copenhagen, New York City, London, Toronto and Munich, and his  orchestral music has been commissioned by orchestras including the  Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and the BBC Symphony  Orchestra.

Ruders  lives a spartan life in the countryside of Denmark. The isolation has  afforded him the opportunity to produce a deep and highly varied catalog  which includes five operas, 45 symphonic works and concertos, and  dozens of solo and chamber pieces. In July of 2019, Poul Ruders will  celebrate his 70th birthday with the world premiere of his newest  opera, The Thirteenth Child,  staged by the Santa Fe Opera.  In conjunction with the premiere, Bridge  Records will release a studio recording of the two act ‘fairytale’  opera. Also on tap in 2019/2020/2021 are new productions by The Boston  Lyric Opera, the San Francisco Opera and the Royal Danish Opera  (Copenhagen) of Ruders's best known opera,The Handmaid's Tale, after the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood.  

The  music of Poul Ruders has been well-documented by the record labels  DaCapo (Denmark) and Bridge (USA), and is published by Edition Wilhelm  Hansen, Copenhagen.

facebook twitter email print


Bravourstudien (L’Homme Armé Variations) for solo cello (1976)


Per Nørgård

Paul Ruders

Works for Solo Cello

Wilhemina Smith, cello

ODE 1381-2

Released 01/2021

more info & buy

Hommage à Sibelius


Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Sergiu Comissiona

ODE 767-2


Released 08/1991

more info & buy

back to top
Extended search
We noticed you are searching for more than one word. Would you like to

search for each word separately,
eg.: Paul, Hindersmith, Symphonie

search for a term,
eg.: "Paul Hindersmith"

redefine your search.
Use quotations for a term and single words, eg.: "Paul Hindersmith" Symphonie