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Ludolf Nielsen

Symphony No. 1

Frank Cramer, conductor
South Jutland Symphony Orchestra

Ludolf Nielsen, composer

Ludolf Nielsen has a special talent for orchestral writing, and this record rediscovers two surprising works: the First Symphony, which was his first major work, and From the Mountains, a colourful and inventive symphonic suite. Ludolf Nielsen's works blended many ne ideoms of music from abroad with Nordic traditions. The rediscovery of his music sheds new light on the Danish music culture of the turn of the 19th Century.
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Symphony no. 1 in B minor op. 3 (1902-03)

I Andante Lento - Allegro energico

14:43 Play $2.80

II Andante mesto

12:32 Play $2.80

III Allegro pastorale

7:17 Play $2.10

IV Finale: Allegro con brio

9:02 Play $2.10
From the Mountains (Fra Bjærgene) op. 8 (1903-05)
Symphonic Suite for Orchestra

I The Castle Ruin

6:21 Play $2.10

II The Shepherd

5:30 Play $2.10

III The Mountain Chapel

7:25 Play $2.10

IV Folk Life in the Valley

8:31 Play $2.10
Total playing time  71 minutes

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Recorded at Frihedshallen, Idrætshøjskolen i Sønderborg, on 11-15 August 1997 and 6-7 May 1998

Recording producer: Lars Søgaard
Sound engineer: Clemens Johansen

Cover painting: Theodor Philipsen: "En vej i Dyrehaven" (1889)

Recording kindly sponsored by Familien Hede Nielsens Fond, Beckett Fonden and Den Danske Frimurerorden

This recording has been made in cooperation with Danmarks Radio

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224093

Barcode: 730099979320

Release month: October 1998

Period: Late Romantic


"This music is a delightful surprise ... Want List material" (Fanfare)

"This disc remains a fine introduction to this undeservedly obscure composer." (Classics Today)[Read full review]

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