The idea of building great music from modest or fragmentary means has characterized the work of Nordic composers for generations. In Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen’s music, that idea finds a particularly exquisite and absolutely contemporary expression. In Toccata the music glances towards a filmic chase-down, whereas Nielsen in Ophelia Dances claims to ‘hear the dancing’ of that fragile character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The album concludes with Nielsen’s single-movement symphony, Symphony No. 3, which sets in motion a cumulative journey upwards from low to high: a symphonic Tower of Babel, reaching for the heavens.
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Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen, Jesper Koch, Lars Hegaard, Ib Nørholm, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Five Danish Piano Trios
Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen
Dance and Detours
Ib Nørholm, Bent Lorentzen, Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen, Eblis Álvarez, Søren Nils Eichberg
John Frandsen, Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen, Peter Bruun, Karsten Fundal, Jens Hørsving, Ivar Frounberg
... to arrive where we started ...
Wayne Siegel, Karsten Fundal, Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen, Pierre Dørge