Symphonies 1 and 4
“Ruthless but innocent – like a child playing with dynamite.” Thus wrote the Danish press at the first performance of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 1 in 1894. This acclaimed recording cycle by the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert shows Denmark’s national composer as one of the wildest and most dynamic composers of early modernism. On this CD, Nielsen’s impressive symphonic debut work is combined with the epoch-making Fourth Symphony, “The Inextinguishable,” written in the midst of the First World War and during a stormy period in the composer’s private life.
“A thrilling demonstration of a sensibility balanced between Romantic and Modernist … An occasion to celebrate for Nielsen lovers everywhere.” The New York TimesCarl NielsenSymphony No. 4, Op. 29 "The Inextinguishable"
1 I. Allegro 11:28 2 II. Poco allegretto 5:16 3 III. Poco adagio quasi andante 10:10 4 IV. Allegro 9:06Carl NielsenSymphony No. 1, Op. 7 5 I. Allegro orgoglioso 9:09 6 II. Andante 7:17 7 III. Allegro comodo 8:04 8 IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco 8:47
Niels W. Gade, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, A.P. Berggreen, Carl Nielsen, Phillip Faber
Stille som sne (Quiet as snow) – a nordic Christmas
Otto Malling, Ludolf Nielsen, P.E. Lange-Müller, August Enna, Carl Nielsen, Louis Glass, Niels W. Gade, Johan Svendsen
The Mother, Op. 41 – A Play in a Prologue and Seven Scenes
J.P.E. Hartmann, Carl Nielsen, Thomas Laub, Thorvald Aagaard, Poul Schierbeck, Peter Heise, Bo Holten, Oluf Ring, Harald Balslev, Bo Gunge, Marianne Søgaard, Ernst A. Kiørboe, N.K. Madsen-Stensgaard, Haakon Elmer, Henrik Rung, Emil Hornemann
Songs from the Borderland
Nanna, Gunnar Nyborg-Jensen, Henning Hansen, Benny E. Andersen, Sebastian, Jan Rørdam, Poul Schierbeck, Thorbjørn Egner, Carl Nielsen, Knud Vad Thomsen, Mogens Jermiin Nissen, Vagn Skovlund
The Children’s Treasury of Song