Nielsen: Concertos (Live)
05 November 2015
American Record Guide
As expected, the performances are highly professional. Znaider
, and the Philharmonic
are in complete command of Nielsen
’s scores, rendering each with sonic elegance, technical brilliance, and expressive insight.
Znaider is magnificent in the Violin Concerto
, pouring his soul into every note and phrase, and he crafts an enthralling double identity as a world class virtuoso and down-to-earth folk fiddler. Not to be outdone, Langevin plays the Flute Concerto
with great conviction and color, leading the narrative with perfect pretentiousness and engaging the orchestra with authentic yearning. Gilbert and the Philharmonic adapt well to each side of Nielsen’s persona, digging into the Violin Concerto with romantic spirit and shaping the Flute Concerto with neo-classical charm and wit.