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Carl Nielsen

Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6

Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Michael Schønwandt, conductor

Carl Nielsen, composer

Carl August Nielsen (1865-1931), Danish composer. Prolific in almost all genres: two operas, six symphonies, three solo concertos, chamber music, piano and organ music, a large number of songs as well as occasional music. In his very personal musical idiom he dissociated himself strongly from Late Romanticm, and his early works were inspired by Brahms' classicism, while later adopted features from European modernism. As the most important Danish composer of the first third of the twentieth century, Nielsen exerted a crucial influence on the Danish composers of the next generation.

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Symphony No. 1 FS 16 Op. 7 (1889-94)

I Allegro orgoglioso

9:21 Play $2.10

II Andante

6:56 Play $2.10

III Allegro comodo - Andante sostenuto - Tempo I

8:01 Play $2.10

IV Finale: Allegro con fuoco

8:49 Play $2.10
Symphony No. 6 "Sinfonia semplice" FS 116 (1924-25)

I Tempo giusto

14:17 Play $2.80

II Humoresque - Allegretto

4:20 Play $1.40

III Proposta seria - Adagio

5:07 Play $2.10

IV Theme and Variations

10:50 Play $2.80
Total playing time  68 minutes

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Indspillet i Danmarks Radios Koncertsal d. 27.-28. marts 2000 (nr. 1), 29. marts, 10. april, 20. juni og 31. juli 2000 (nr. 6)

Producer: Claus Due
Tekniker: Jørn Jacobsen
Udgiver: Edition Wilhelm Hansen A/S
Coverbillede: Spring: (Jean Schweitzer / Dreamstime.com)

Nodematereiale til denne udgivelse er udlånt af Carl Nielsen Udgaven.

Denne CD er blevet til i samarbejde med Danmarks Radio.

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224169

Barcode: 730099986922

Release month: January 2001

Period: Early 20th Century

Digital booklet (pdf) available for download customers



"It's all captured in excellent, atmospheric sound that provides clarity, a warm sense of space, and a richly upholstered bottom. Marvelous" 10/10 (Classics Today) [Read full review]

"This is the most powerful and convincing account of the Sixth to have appeared in recent years, and it benefits from wide-ranging and vividly defined recording" ***** (BBC Music Magazine) [Read full review]

"This all-Danish disc is a first class release which any Nielsen fan should not be without. Both the playing and the recording are of high standard and to cap the package off there are excellent booklet notes with useful essays on both works. Well done to all concerned!" ***** (Classical Music on the Web) [Read full review]

"Die Aufnahme darf, wie shon die vorangehenden des Zyklus, Referenzcharakter für sich beanspruchen" Interpretation und Klang ***** (Fono Forum)

"Så er der sat punktum for for Radiosymfoniorkestrets og Schønwandts cd-serie med de reviderede partiturer af Carl Nielsens symfonier. Den lovede fra starten mere end almindeligt godt, og den har holdt, hvad den lovede mesterværk i mesterlig indspilning" (Politiken)

"Der er skabt ny standard for tolkningen af Carl Nielsens symfonier" (Berlingske Tidende)

"These days, when orchestral standards throughout Scandinavia are so high, the prospect of listening to a Danish orchestra playing music by the pre-eminent Danish composer of the 20th century is an enticing one, and this disc lives up to its promise" (The Sunday Times)

"Michael Schønwandt legt jetzt mit dem Danish National Symphony Orchestra seine Deutung der "Complete Symphonies" Nielsens vor und avanciert damit zum ganz heißen Anwärter auf den Zyklus des Jahres" (Das Leipziger Stadtmagasin)

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