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The New York Philharmonic continues to play a leading cultural role in New York City, the United States, and the world. This season’s projects will connect the Philharmonic with up to 50 million music lovers through live concerts in New York City and on its worldwide tours; digital downloads; international broadcasts on television, radio, and online; and as a resource through its wide range of education programs. The Orchestra has commissioned and/or premiered works by leading composers from every era since its founding in 1842 — including Dvorák's New World Symphony, Copland’s Connotations, and John Adams’s Pulitzer Prize–winning On the Transmigration of Souls, dedicated to the victims of 9/11. Renowned around the globe, the Philharmonic has appeared in 432 cities in 63 countries — including the groundbreaking 1930 tour of Europe; the unprecedented 1959 tour to the USSR; the historic 2008 visit to Pyongyang, D.P.R.K., the first there by an American orchestra; and the Orchestra’s debut in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2009. The New York Philharmonic serves as a resource for its community and the world. It complements its annual free concerts across the city with a wide range of education programs — among them the famed, long-running Young People’s Concerts and Philharmonic Schools, an immersive classroom program that reaches thousands of New York City students. Committed to developing tomorrow’s leading orchestral musicians, the Philharmonic has partnered with cultural institutions at home and abroad to create projects that combine performance with intensive training by Philharmonic musicians. These include collaborations with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Conservatory of Music as well as Santa Barbara’s Music Academy of the West. The oldest American symphony orchestra and one of the oldest in the world, the New York Philharmonic has made almost 2,000 recordings since 1917, including several Grammy Award winners, and its self-produced download series continues in the 2014–15 season. Music Director Alan Gilbert began his tenure in September 2009, succeeding a distinguished line of 20th-century musical giants that includes Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, and Gustav Mahler.

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Live Dates

13/01/2015   New York press hails Nielsen milestone
New Yorks musikanmeldere var begejstrede ved koncertopførelsen af Carl Nielsens klarinetkoncert med Anthony McGill, som udkommer på CD til april.
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07/01/2015   Nielsen anniversary year begins in New York
This week, the international celebrations of Carl Nielsen's 150th anniversary year will begin in New York. The Danish national composer will be featured at no less than 5 music events in and around Lincoln Center, and Dacapo's new recording of Nielsen's 5th and 6th symphonies will be released on CD.
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26/09/2014   New York Philharmonic kicks off Nielsen anniversary year
New York Philharmonic varmer op til Nielsen-året med tre koncerter, CD-release og ny live-indspilning i Avery Fisher Hall
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11/06/2014   Per Nørgård awarded prestiguous New Yorker Prize
Danish composer Per Nørgård has been awarded the prestiguous Kravis Prize of USD 200.000 by the New York Philharmonic, which is at the same time commissioning a new orchestral work by the composer
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10/12/2013   Three GRAMMY nominations for Dacapo
Dacapo Records are in the run-up for the American Grammy with a whole three nominations!
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24/05/2013   A video presentation of Magnus Lindberg
Watch the New York Philharmonic's presentation video of their Composer-in-Residence 2009-12, Finnish Magnus Lindberg
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30/04/2013   New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert present new CD on Dacapo
A significant new recording by the New York Philharmonic and its Music Director Alan Gilbert will be released by Dacapo Records on 14 May
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05/10/2012   Happening in New York and Copenhagen around the Nielsen release
Se en oversigt over Nielsen-begivenhederne i og omkring Lincoln Center i uge 41
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25/09/2012   The Nielsen Project - Videos
New York Philharmonic's Music Director Alan Gilbert talks about "The Nielsen Project"
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11/09/2012   New York Philharmonic releases new Nielsen series on Dacapo
Dacapo Records has signed a contract with one of the world's most famous symphony orchestras, the New York Philharmonic!
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16/06/2011   Nielsen goes to New York
One of the world's leading symphony orchestras, the legendary New York Philharmonic, is to record all Carl Nielsen's symphonies and concertos for Dacapo Records.
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26/07/2016   Gramophone

CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn · Symfoni nr. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms
[..] "No less persuasive is the advocacy of Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, heard to advantage in sound of clarity and depth." [..]
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20/07/2016   Classical Nowhere

CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn · Symfoni nr. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms
"This recording has completely blown me away, done my head in, wiped me out [..] Endlessly turning and twisting, febrile at times, I’m amazed by ‘Odna Zhizn’. When it passes across into the tension and quiet of the final minutes, you have the fierce instinct that very powerful emotion is at work. Again, we seem to be looking out over great vistas, but not so much at complete destruction this time - there seems to be just the faintest fragile joy of a great love fighting still. Even in the quiet final minutes when despair seems like an undertow - there are sounds like twisted sirens in the background & the final notes are like a tinnitus ringing in our ears - there is survival."
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20/07/2016   Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn · Symfoni nr. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms
[..] "[These] works gives us a considerably revealing look at Rouse today, a true master of orchestration, a poetic magician of modernity, a most expressive and communicative crafter of sound brilliance. Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic capture all the brilliance with an ideal, soundfully exact and exciting set of performances." [..]
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16/05/2016   Infodad.com

CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn · Symfoni nr. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms
[..]"..very well played by the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert."
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01/01/2016   Diapason

CARL NIELSEN Koncerter
5/5 Stars

"Le concertato délicieux du violoniste et des bois est prodigieux d'imagination désinvolte, la technique si parfait qu'on n'entend que sa musique,"
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01/12/2015   BBC Music Magazine

CARL NIELSEN: Concertos
4/5 Stars

"... the quality of the New York Philharmonic's woodwind principals is evident throughout the disc."
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26/11/2015   The New York Times

Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos (Live)
"Mr. Gilbert balances the late-Romantic and searching contemporary elements of the symphonies in these spontaneous seeming yet organic performances."
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05/11/2015   American Record Guide

Nielsen: Concertos (Live)
"Znaider, Langevin, McGill, Gilbert, and the Philharmonic are in complete command of Nielsen’s scores, rendering each with sonic elegance, technical brilliance, and expressive insight."
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02/11/2015   Luister

CARL NIELSEN Symfonier og koncerter
"Kort en goed: zeker geen slechte set, maar alles iverziend missen ook deze opnames de overweldigende directheid en vanzelfsprekendheid van Blomstedt op Decca."
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01/11/2015   Audio

Carl Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos
"Für Alan Gilbert vermittelt Carl Nielsens Musik eine „universelle menschliche Erfahrung".Grund genug, dem dänischen Komponisten ein eigenes Projekt zu widmen. Nun krönt der Chefdirigent des New York Philharmonic seinen Nielsen-Zyklus mit einer Aufnahme der drei Konzerte des Komponisten, die 2012 und 2015 live aufgezeichnet wurden. Zusammen mit Nikolaj Znaider im Geigenkonzert (1911/12), Robert Langevin im Flötenkonzert (1926) und Anthony McGill im Klarinetten-konzert (1928) bringt Gilbert Nielsens Musik-sprache bei aller Liebe ausgesprochen differenziert zum Klingen — und weckt Neugier auf mehr."
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23/10/2015   Fanfare

Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos (Live)
"(...) to me Nielsen is as much about originality in orchestration and orchestral color as in originality of musical progression. Gilbert gets this, and brings out all of Nielsen’s wonderful colors.(...) As I say, these are certainly among Gilbert’s finest efforts on disc..."
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23/10/2015   Fanfare

Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos (Live)
"(...) performances are exceptionally well played and balanced, the composer’s scoring clarified to an unprecedented extent, especially in tutti (...)"
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23/10/2015   Fanfare

Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos (Live)
"…Robert Langevin’s fluent, gossamer playing and ecstatic reading are wonderful; Gilbert’s accompaniment hits the contrasting, bombastic tutti passages just right. This is the highlight of the concerto disc, even of the entire set"
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20/10/2015   Audiophile Audition

Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos (Live)
"Gilbert finally comes alive in this impressive set."
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20/10/2015   Klassieke Zaken

Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos (Live)
"‘Hij wilde dat de slagweker in het orkest geen stokjes maar takken gebruikte, regelrecht uit het bos gehaald. Zoiets zegt veel over deze fascinerende figuur die zulke unieke muziek schreef. Traditioneel in formele zin, maar hoogst origineel wat betreft expressie—voor mij een echte kanjer.’ Het was al heel lang een droom van dirigent Alan Gilbert om het symfonisch werk van Carl Nielsen eens intensief uit te pluizen. Wel, de afgelopen jaren hebben ze het in New York geweten: bij talloze gelegenheden werd een lans gebroken voor de zes symfonieen en drie soloconcerten van de Deen, met als gevolg geregeld een nieuwe cd. Nu de laatste verschijnt, worden ze allemaal samengevat in een handzaam doosje. Het integrale symfonische oeuvre door de New York Philharmonic—om door een ringetje te halen, een echte traktatie. Dat van die takken is niet zomaar een anekdote. Gilbert associeert veel muziek van Nielsen met natuurschildering, idylle, Deense folklore. Bij deze uitvoeringen—vooral in de langzame delen—duft hij de laatromantiek te laten herleven, ofschoon Nielsen soms ook nukkige eigentijdsheden niet schuwde. In de Vijfde symfonie (1922) laat hij bijvoorbeeld een kosmische oorlog plaatsvinden tussen licht en donker. Gilbert weet er een filmmuziekachtige spanning mee op te roepen die aan horror grenst"
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01/10/2015   Klassikezaken

Deense Folklore
"Gilbert weet er een filmmuziekachtige spanning mee op te roepen die aan horror grenst."
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14/09/2015   The Arts Desk

Nielsen: Concertos (Live)
"Nielsen’s Violin Concerto…gets an excellent performance from Nikolaj Znaider. Rarely has such an expansive piece felt so compact and finely-wrought, Znaider never letting Nielsen’s stream of ideas ramble. He’s handsomely supported by Alan Gilbert’s New York Philharmonic, the live recording well balanced."
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03/09/2015   Magasinet Klassisk

Carl Nielsen: Koncerter
4/6 Stars

”Violinisten vinder: Violinkoncerten blev til i slipstrømmen på 3. Symfoni og er præget af samme energi, store fortællestil og som noget helt særligt en spillemandsstil, som sangbare fraseringer og dynamiske finesser for at afdække lag på lag i denne koncert, der er mere end blot virtuoserier.”
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30/07/2015   MusicWeb International

Nielsen: Concertos
"...Znaider takes command and doesn’t let go. He varies his tone, as the music requires, from big and fruity to soft and silvery (...) The sound is terrific and one can hear all kinds of details in the orchestra that would otherwise go unnoticed. Dacapo’s production is fully in the luxury class. In every way this SACD is a winner and a fine conclusion to Alan Gilbert’s Nielsen cycle."
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28/07/2015   Examiner.com

Nielsen: Concertos
"Whether Nielsen is taking a retrospective or a prospective stance, Gilbert always seems to find the right approach to phrasing his thematic content, coloring it with just the right balance of instrumental resources, and managing the give-and-take between soloist and ensemble …this recent release is definitely an excellent way for the attentive listener to get to know the concertos."
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24/07/2015   Gramophone

Nielsen: Concertos
"Throughout this disc Alan Gilbert and the NYPO play on the kinship that exists between the symphonies that effectively gave the Flute and Clarinet Concertos breath. The latter is a substantial chip off the block that is the Fifth Symphony—and even has the clarinettist bring his old sparring partner, the side drum, with him. NYPO principal Anthony McGill revels effortlessly in its wild improvisatory nature and those elemental pyrotechnics."
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22/07/2015   SA-CD.net

Nielsen: Concertos
"The violin concerto alone makes this disk an absolute must, with, as a bonus, getting the other two, expertly and convincingly played […] Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic play and sound, with the help of excellent engineering…gorgeous. Bravissimo!"
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13/07/2015   Allmusic.com

Nielsen: Concertos
"...exceptional performances by violinist Nikolaj Znaider, flutist Robert Langevin, and clarinetist Anthony McGill…"
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10/07/2015   Infodad.com

Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos
"The concertos are very well played by violinist Nikolaj Znaider and two first chairs of the New York Philharmonic, Robert Langevin and Anthony McGill. And the orchestra itself performs with excellent responsiveness and a very warm tone for conductor Alan Gilbert …the recordings of all symphonies deserve recognition for the very fine playing of the ensemble and the excellent sound with which the discs are endowed. And the concerto performances show how much Gilbert is capable of doing with Nielsen’s music when he really sets his mind to it and complements the orchestra’s performance with excellent interpretations by first-rate soloists."
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07/07/2015   American Record Guide

Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
"…outstanding playing and powerful interpretations. Everything rolls out smoothly, at a slightly slow tempo, with dignity and effortless execution. Textures are impeccably sculpted and blended."
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03/07/2015   Basler Zeitung

Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos
"Spielt doch mehr Nielsen, bitte!"
Ein dringlicher Hinweis auf den dänischen Komponisten Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
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01/07/2015   Allmusic.com

Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos (Live)
"Gilbert has made definitive statements of Nielsen’s most important orchestral works, preserved in the multichannel presentation that does them justice, both for their exquisite details and spacious sound. This set is sure to appeal to Nielsen buffs and audiophiles, and is recommended to any who missed the individual releases."
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30/06/2015   Classical CD Review

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier og koncerter
"Over the past months this site has praised the Alan Gibert/New York Philharmonic series of all of the symphonies of Carl Nielsen. Now all of these including the concertos have been issued in a boxed set, five disks for the price of four. These are all near-perfect performances recorded with utmost realism, highly recommended."
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18/06/2015   David's Review Corner

Carl Nielsen: Koncerter
"The sound is outstanding in its clarity, balance and impact. A remarkable conclusion to the orchestra’s Nielsen symphonic cycle."
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17/06/2015   Fanfare

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
"Gilbert has a fine sense of Nielsen’s quirky rhetoric: The dramatic effects of his colors; the dizzying disorientation of his superimposed conflicts; the misleading premonitions of things to come; the emotional point of Nielsen’s unexpected dissonances and harmonic lurches. Gilbert usually has a fine ear for balances, too. The orchestra plays magnificently, with exceptional solo work, and a terrifying unanimity where required; and…the aural experience is more satisfying than anything I’ve heard live at Avery Fisher. If you buy this recording, you surely won’t feel that you’ve wasted your money."
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17/06/2015   Kristeligt Dagblad

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier og koncerter
"Har man ikke Carl Nielsens symfonier i sin samling, er der god økonomi - og betydeligt kunstnerisk udbytte - i at anskaffe sig den komplette boks med i alt fire cd'er."
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17/06/2015   Fanfare

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
"The recorded sound is marvelous. The CD has terrific impact; the SACD is especially effective in quiet passages among the winds, and it pinpoints Nielsen’s subtly crisscrossing harmonies. I have no hesitation recommending this disc and all of Gilbert’s Nielsen."
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09/06/2015   Politiken

Carl Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos
4/6 Hjerter

"Gilbert har en effektiv, kraftfuldt fremadpegende måde at dirigere Nielsen på, der lukker musikken ind i det 21. århundrede."
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09/06/2015   Jyllands-Posten

Carl Nielsen: SYMFONI NR. 5 OG 6
5/6 Stars

"Pågående, bomstærk og alligevel trimmet. Newyorkernes rå kraft er et blæret fikspunkt, der slår benene væk under én."
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09/06/2015   Jyllands-Posten

CARL NIELSEN: KONCERTER
3/6 Stars

"Med luftig afspændthed og stram struktur holder Gilbert en perfekt orkesterbalance i de tre koncerter."
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01/05/2015   Magasinet Klassisk

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier og koncerter
"De mange pladeindspilninger, som netop er udkommet, eller som er på trapperne - især symfoni-indspilningerne med New York Filharmonikerne og Alan Gilbert (Dacapo), Stockholm Filharmonikerne og Sakari Oramo (BIS) og BBC Philharmonic og John Storgårds (Chandos) - burde alle bidrage til en øget interesse og en vilje til at lytte, udforske og sammenligne de forskellige indspilninger, og ikke kun af feinschmeckere, men også almindeligt interesserede klassisk musik-lyttere. Og hvis man skal tro pladeselskabsdirektørerne, så er det godt med den megen konkurrence. "Det er kun godt! Det er jo super spændende musik", siger Henrik Rørdam fra Dacapo, som spår, af Alan Gilberts indspilning af symfonierne kommer til at stå som et monument ikke blot over Nielsens musik, men også over Gilberts tid som chef for New York Filharmonikerne, når han forlader orkestret i 2017."
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13/04/2015   Enjoy the Music

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
5/5 Stars

"Nielsen’s symphonies require a great orchestra, superb engineering, and a deeply sympathetic conductor who both understands and loves the music. Here we have all three. The New York Philharmonic is a virtuoso ensemble that can handle the composer’s sometime impossible demands with grace and power. Dacapo’s recording team has given us the most spacious, detailed, and transparent sound these works have ever received. [...] Those who know this music will be startled by how much expressive detail they hear, especially at the big climaxes, where even the best recordings often come up short."
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06/04/2015   ClassicalCDReview.com

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
"Astounding orchestral virtuosity is heard throughout..."
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01/04/2015   Classica

CARL NIELSEN Symfonier 5 og 6
4/5 Stars

"Une verdeur qui grinçantes et incohérentes du mouvement final, superbement mises en lumière par la qualité de la prise de son."
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27/03/2015   Super Audio CT

Energisch und Straff
4/4 Stars

"Es ist dem Dirigenten offenkundig daran gelegen, das überschäumende Temperament der Musik sowie deren harmonisch zukunftsweisende Qualitäten in den Vordergrund zu stellen."
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23/03/2015   Audiophile Audition

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
4/5 Stars

"Intensely layered, the music achieves a weird density that dissolves into a waltz worthy of the Danse macabre."
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23/03/2015   Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
"Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic carry the day, with carefully impassioned readings of both symphonies that are surely to my mind definitive. It is a moving disk, something a Nielsenite will cherish and a newcomer will get the best possible way into the works. This is by all means a triumph!"
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20/03/2015   Cinemusical

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
4/4 Stars

"Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic make a fabulous and powerful case for [these works] in this new release."
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16/03/2015   MusicWeb International

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
"Gilbert’s Fifth and Sixth are a clear Record of Month, a stunning artistic and administrative achievement fully realizing the high expectations at the outset of this Danish-American collaboration."
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12/03/2015   Scene Magazine

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
"In his last two symphonies, composer Carl Nielsen shared his own vision of a battle between good and evil – so says conductor Alan Gilbert, whose compelling versions of Nielsen’s fifth and sixth symphonies are the subject of this recent release."
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09/03/2015   ClassicalCDReview.com

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
"Astounding orchestral virtuosity is heard throughout [...] the engineers have done a remarkable job in achieving a big, bright and solid orchestral sound."
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26/02/2015   Infodad.com

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
"The orchestra itself has not sounded this good since the Bernstein era: Gilbert clearly knows how to extract the maximum warmth, precision and sectional balance from an orchestra that has often been rather ragged and unruly under a variety of conductors."
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17/02/2015   SA-CD.net

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
4/5 Stars

"A most recommendable conclusion to a fine Nielsen Symphony cycle."
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16/02/2015   Gramophone

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 5 og 6
"In sum, this is a reliable and intermittently distinguished modern set of the Nielsen symphonies."
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14/02/2015   The Arts Desk

Carl Nielsen Symfonier: 5 og 6
"Gilbert’s weighty, serious approach [on the Fifth Symphony] is effective. The extended static passages are unusually ominous, brass and percussion letting rip to deafening effect. The improvised side drum solo is terrifying. The first movement’s pale, exhausted close is wonderful, preceding a second movement where Gilbert’s well-chosen tempo allows his players to articulate the notes. The symphony’s dizzying ending rightly astonishes, Nielsen avoiding the expected peroration with an abrupt, ecstatic screeching of brakes. Sensational music, superbly played, and a fitting conclusion to an impressive new Nielsen cycle."
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20/01/2015   Classics Today 10/10

NY Phil Nielsen Cycle Concludes on a High Note
"If you like your Nielsen big, bold, and gutsy, then this is the cycle you need to own... This is fantastic."
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14/12/2014   Berlingske – ÅRETS BEDSTE 2014

Carl Nielsen: Symfonier 1 og 4
"Den runde lyd og internationale atmosfære klæder nu også musikken godt."
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03/12/2014   Orchestral Choice BBC Music Magazine

Fresh and daring Nielsen
5/5 Stars

"Gilbert interprets flexibly and sympathetically, and is again rewarded by wholehearted playing."
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02/12/2014   MusicWeb International

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
"There’s a good deal to admire in these performances and Dacapo’s superbly defined SACD sound is most impressive."
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14/11/2014   Klassisk

Symfonisk Supertanker Spiller Dansk
4/6 Stars

"Der er ingen berøringsangst i Gilberts tilgang til denne musik, og måske netop derfor lykkes det ham og New York Filharmonikerne af løfte Carl Nielsens Symfoni nr. 1 ud af en dansk kontekst og ind i en international liga."
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07/11/2014   SA-CD.net

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
4/5 Stars

“The playing of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra…shows that they are still one of the world’s great orchestras. Strings possess a glowing richness and warmth, woodwinds are characterful with every solo beautifully phrased, while the burnished lower brass and fabulous horn section thrill with every entry.”
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05/11/2014   The New York Times

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
"Rustic colors, folksy elements, advanced chromatic harmonic writing, mystical strangeness and spurts of wildness, all conveyed in Mr. Gilbert’s vivid readings."
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03/11/2014   Classical Music Sentinel

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
“As in their previous release […] conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic musicians once again deliver a walloping “live” account of these scores, with an even balance of power, detail, clarity, and above all a musical pulse and narrative that pulls you in from start to finish, all well captured by the Dacapo recording engineers.”
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29/10/2014   Audiophile Audition

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
"Fine reading of these important, somewhat rare masterpieces […] I have always loved nearly all the music of the dynamic and very unique Danish composer Carl Nielsen.”
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26/10/2014   Classical Source

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
“The New York Philharmonic is in top form, responding to its music director with playing at once committed, powerful and sensitive… An impressive and recommendable release.”
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23/10/2014   NPR Music

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
"With off-kilter rhythms and compact, often spiky melodies, they still sound extraordinarily fresh."
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13/10/2014   Allmusic.com

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
5/5 Stars

"The orchestra demonstrates its best playing throughout, with clear separation of colors and a wide dynamic range, so the super audio showcase is fully warranted."
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09/10/2014   Sinfini Music

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
4/5 Stars

"The New York Philharmonic’s playing is mostly magnificent, its horns especially impressive in third movements and its first clarinettist as subtle as can be very early on in both symphonies."
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29/09/2014   ClassicsToday.com

Gilbert’s Powerful Nielsen Cycle Continues
6/6 Stars

"The engineers have captured the impression of a live performance, caught on the wing, and the audience is mercifully quiet. This is a very impressive release."
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19/09/2014   Cinemusical

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
4/5 Stars

"The ensemble has managed to gain a real understanding of the style and aesthetic of this music under Gilbert’s leadership."
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19/09/2014   Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 4
"Alan Gilbert's Fourth is a triumph. There is strongly defined part writing that Gilbert realizes vividly, and a dramatic push on the edge of the ecstatic that this version captures beautifully."
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12/12/2013   Classics Today

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
Artistic Quality: 10. Sound Quality: 10. "Magnus Lindberg is unquestionably one of our very greatest living composers, and he can be heard here at the top of his form.", "If you care at all about the best contemporary music, you will be delighted to own this remarkable disc."
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01/11/2013   Diapason

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
4/5 Stars

"Deux pièces orchestrales rutilantes et très énergetiques ainsi qu'un concerto d'une éclatante virtuosité."
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01/11/2013   Classica

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
3/4 Stars

"Le New York Philharmonic, dirigé par Alan Gilbert, séduira l'auditeur."
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02/10/2013   Audiophile Audition

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
5/5 Stars

"The performances are brilliant throughout—Bronfman is a wonder of stamina and control—and the live recordings are both bright and sumptuous."
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01/10/2013   The Juilliard Journal Online

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"Listeners will continue to marvel at Lindberg’s orchestration skills, whose penchant for lushness and detail are reminiscent of Ravel."
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02/09/2013   Gramophone

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"Alan Gilbert secures an impressively unanimous response from the New York Philharmonic ... Lindberg compositional idiom has never sounded so overtly 'listener friendly' as here"
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01/09/2013   International Record Review

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"If you enjoy being dazzled, hop aboard."
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01/09/2013   The WholeNote

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"These are excellent performances from all the musicians and conductor."
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13/07/2013   MusicWeb International

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"An exciting CD, brilliantly performed and recorded."
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01/07/2013   Classical Net

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"Excellent CD."
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01/07/2013   Enjoy the Music

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"If you don’t know these works, these thrilling, gorgeous-sounding performances will provide the perfect introduction. Those already addicted to Nielsen will also find much to enjoy here. Gilbert’s freshness and vitality will make you fall in love with these works all over again."
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18/06/2013   BBC Music Magazine

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/5 Stars

"An immensely promising start to what could well prove a landmark cycle"
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13/06/2013   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"[Lindberg] er lidt af en musikalsk badutspringer, der ikke behøver at gå den lige vej for at gøre indtryk."
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11/06/2013   Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"Everybody comes out a winner. Composer, artists, producers-engineers and listeners.", "You do not want to miss this."
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05/06/2013   Cinemusical

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
4/4 Stars

"These are three rather interesting works."
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01/06/2013   ClassicalCDReview.com

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"All of this music is played spectacularly by the NYP, and the audio is terrific.", "Don't miss this exciting recording!"
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01/06/2013   OPUS

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
4/6 Stars

"New York Philharmonic spelar den här typen av musik perfekt."
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27/05/2013   WQXR (New York) - Q2 Music Album of the Week

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"Each piece showcases the lush harmonies and brilliant, sharp-edged timbres of Lindberg's richly expressive recent style.", "A potent and exhilarating addition to the repertoire".
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23/05/2013   Ritmo

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"Sonido espectacular, especialmente transparente, gracias a los ingenieros de Dacapo, y al formato SACD. Más que recomendable."
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01/05/2013   David's Review Corner

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
"The sound is quite spectacular."
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04/03/2013   Fanfare

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"A mightily impressive recording."
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01/03/2013   Diapason

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/5 Stars

"Toute l'oeuvre semble fluide, ailée, malgré son écriture capricieuse."
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28/01/2013   MusicWeb International

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"This is a disc to have and to hold from this day forth."
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28/01/2013   American Record Guide

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"I would not be without this newcomer from New York."
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08/01/2013   Minnesota Public Radio

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"There's something about his music — the lushness of the sound, the expansive quality that I think is appropriate for the music, the precision, frankly, that's required." (Alan Gilbert)
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01/12/2012   Berlingske Tidende

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
Berlingske - Årets Bedste 2012. "Forbløffende god indføling med fynboens kringlede melodier."
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22/11/2012   Aarhus Stiftstidende

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
6/6 Stars

"New York’erne er forrygende velspillende og klangligt medrivende."
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14/11/2012   Sydsvenskan

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/5 Stars

"New Yorks filharmoniker hittar alla de rätta temperamenten.", "Medryckande!"
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03/11/2012   SPIEGEL online

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"Strömt mit üppiger Klangfülle, spült über Grenzen klassischer Harmonik hinweg und kitzelt die Hörer mit vielfarbiger Instrumentierung."
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01/11/2012   OPUS

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/6 Stars

"Gilbert lyckas som få att både förmedla en internationell Nielsen och bevara danskheten."
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23/10/2012   allmusic.com

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
4/5 Stars

"With Dacapo's typically clear sound, this is a fine addition to symphonic libraries"
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20/10/2012   Berlingske Tidende

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
6/6 Stars

"Mødet mellem amerikanernes ældste orkester og danskernes største komponist er en stjernestund fra ende til anden."
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19/10/2012   Weekendavisen

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"New York Philharmonics indspilninger af Carl Nielsens symfonier og koncerter er en åbenbaring."
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14/10/2012   Jyllands-Posten

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/6 Stars

"Suveræne newyorkere får Nielsen til at stråle".
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12/10/2012   MusicWeb International

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
RECORDING OF THE MONTH - "It’s one of the finest CDs ever produced … period."
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11/10/2012   Audiophile Audition

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"These symphonies are two of the greatest that the twentieth century has to offer.", "Gilbert’s performance is magnificent."
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10/10/2012   Politiken

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/6 Hjerter

"Der er så meget knald på Alan Gilberts amerikanske Nielsenprojekt, at man sidder med håret blæst helt tilbage (...) spillet er muskuløst og rent ud sagt pissehamrende flot".
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10/10/2012   Cinemusical

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
4/4 Stars

"The relaxed atmosphere of these performances brings an almost innate joy in the music making that result in fabulous performances."
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10/10/2012   Kristeligt Dagblad

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
6/6 Stars

"Mageløst nærværende Carl Nielsen"
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10/10/2012   Information

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"Alan Gilberts Nielsen-odysse har lagt fra land med ikke så lidt selvbevidsthed, erobringslyst og friske øjne. Det bliver selvsagt spændende at følge den videre færd".
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30/09/2012   Classicstoday.com

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
Artistic Quality: 10 - Sound Quality: 10 - "The New York Philharmonic is a powerhouse orchestra, Nielsen is a powerhouse symphonist, and Alan Gilbert revels in the music’s energy and dynamism."
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25/09/2012   Crescenta Valley Weekly

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"A remarkable recording sonically and interpretively – and a magnificent testament to the talents of Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic."
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25/09/2012   BBC Music Review

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"These are rich and hugely enjoyable performances."
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Photo: Chris Lee

Discography

Odna Zhizn · Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms
Odna Zhizn · Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms
Christopher Rouse

CD 8.226110 (2016)

Concertos
Concertos
Carl Nielsen

SACD 6.220556 (2015)

The Symphonies & Concertos
The Symphonies & Concertos
Carl Nielsen

SACD 6.200003 (2015)

Symphonies 5 and 6
Symphonies 5 and 6
Carl Nielsen

SACD 6.220625 (2015)

Symphonies 1 and 4
Symphonies 1 and 4
Carl Nielsen

SACD 6.220624 (2014)

The New York Philharmonic plays “The Inextinguishable” and Nielsen’s First Symphony with irresistible dynamism and energy

EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo
Magnus Lindberg

CD 8.226076 (2013)

The New York Philharmonic with chief conductor Alan Gilbert in three new works by Magnus Lindberg, one of the Nordic composers with the most infectious delight in music

Symphonies 2 and 3
Symphonies 2 and 3
Carl Nielsen

SACD 6.220623 (2012)

An explosive beginning to the New York Philharmonic’s sensational new series of all Carl Nielsen’s symphonies and solo concertos!


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