Cover Nielsen: Complete Symphonies

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Album-Release:
2015

HRA-Release:
03.01.2019

Label: Chandos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & John Storgårds

Composer: Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

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  • Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931): Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 7, FS 16:
  • 1Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 7, FS 16: I. Allegro orgoglioso09:35
  • 2Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 7, FS 16: II. Andante06:28
  • 3Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 7, FS 16: III. Allegro comodo08:00
  • 4Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 7, FS 16: IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco09:01
  • Symphony No. 2, Op. 16, FS 29 "The 4 Temperaments":
  • 5Symphony No. 2, Op. 16, FS 29 "The 4 Temperaments": I. Allegro collerico09:47
  • 6Symphony No. 2, Op. 16, FS 29 "The 4 Temperaments": II. Allegro comodo e flemmatico04:12
  • 7Symphony No. 2, Op. 16, FS 29 "The 4 Temperaments": III. Andante malincolico11:56
  • 8Symphony No. 2, Op. 16, FS 29 "The 4 Temperaments": IV. Allegro sanguineo06:58
  • Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60 "Sinfonia espansiva":
  • 9Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60 "Sinfonia espansiva": I. Allegro espansivo12:31
  • 10Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60 "Sinfonia espansiva": II. Andante pastorale09:05
  • 11Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60 "Sinfonia espansiva": III. Allegretto un poco06:31
  • 12Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60 "Sinfonia espansiva": IV. Finale. Allegro09:34
  • Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76 "The Inextinguishable":
  • 13Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76 "The Inextinguishable": I. Allegro -11:31
  • 14Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76 "The Inextinguishable": II. Poco allegretto -04:27
  • 15Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76 "The Inextinguishable": III. Poco adagio quasi andante -10:27
  • 16Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76 "The Inextinguishable": IV. Allegro08:42
  • Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97:
  • 17Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97: Ia. Tempo giusto -10:11
  • 18Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97: Ib. Adagio -09:29
  • 19Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97: IIa. Allegro -06:14
  • 20Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97: IIb. Presto -03:04
  • 21Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97: IIc. Andante un poco tranquillo -03:57
  • 22Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97: IId. Allegro02:55
  • Symphony No. 6, FS 116 "Sinfonia semplice":
  • 23Symphony No. 6, FS 116 "Sinfonia semplice": I. Tempo giusto13:45
  • 24Symphony No. 6, FS 116 "Sinfonia semplice": II. Humoreske04:07
  • 25Symphony No. 6, FS 116 "Sinfonia semplice": III. Proposta seria06:22
  • 26Symphony No. 6, FS 116 "Sinfonia semplice": IV. Tema con variazioni10:49
  • Total Runtime03:29:38

Info for Nielsen: Complete Symphonies



John Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic here present a complete set of Nielsen’s symphonies, following on from the successful release a year ago of Sibelius’ complete symphonies. The two sets together celebrate the 150th anniversary this year of the birth of both composers. Several concerts devoted to Nielsen’s symphonies, played by the same forces, coincide with this release: on BBC 3 in February, at the Nielsen and Sibelius festival in Stockholm in April, during a week of celebrations at the Bridgewater Hall in June, etc.

Among the most performed works by Nielsen, these symphonies also reflect the composer’s musical emancipation from his early influences of folk music, Bach, Mozart, and even Brahms, Schumann, and Grieg, and his experimentation with progressive tonality and, later, radical departures from traditional compositional styles.

‘Carl Nielsen looked life straight in the face, and he never blinked: how many composers put their own heart attack into music? But no matter how startling, how vivid, or how outright eccentric Nielsen’s Sixth Symphony gets, it’s never depressing: this is music of life, not death. Everyone needs to hear it, and there’s no better guide than our principal guest conductor John Storgårds’ BBC PO concert programme.’ BBC Philharmonic programme notes

“… a masterly reading of the Fifth … The BBC Philharmonic players respond to their principal guest conductor superbly: the woodwind with well-characterised phrasing, notably clarinettist John Bradbury in the fifth; the strings with perfect discipline in Nielsen’s challenging outbursts. The Chandos recording maintains clear internal balance throughout … “ (Anthony Burton, BBC Music Magazine)

"...Throughout this Nielsen cycle the excellent woodwind section is a match for the finest and much the same goes for the brilliantly played brass. As for the gloriously full-bodied unified strings they are becoming a force to be reckoned with on the world stage. From start to finish Storgårds, with steely assurance, reliable pulse, and bold determination, demonstrates his particular affinity for these immediate and dramatic scores. In constantly impressive performances this captivating Nielsen set is a triumph for conductor and orchestra." (Michael Cookson, MusicWeb-International)

Gillian Keith, soprano
Mark Stone, baritone
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgards, conductor

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