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Mon 06 Mar, 2017:
Nielsen: The Organ Works

This stimulating survey of Carl Nielsen’s organ music, consists of the late-written 29 Little Preludes (1929) – interspersed in four groups –...

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Fri 24 Jun, 2016:
Nielsen: The Complete Symphonies

As a belated reminder of last year’s sesquicentennial anniversary of Nielsen’s birth, this complete symphony survey also serves as a reminder of...

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Tue 29 Dec, 2015:
Larsson: Symphony No 2, Op 17; Variations for Orchestra, Op 50; Barococo: Suite for Orchestra, Op 64

Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-86) wrote his Symphony No 2 in 1937. The twin peaks of Scandinavian music – Nielsen and (especially)...

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Thu 29 Oct, 2015:
Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Op 33; Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47; Two Serenades, Op 69

Nielsen's classically influenced 1911 Violin Concerto may be of interest here, and it is certainly worth getting to know. Nielsen did not entirely...

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Mon 27 Jul, 2015:
Atterberg: Symphonies – No 1 in B minor, Op 3; No 5 in D minor, Op 42 (Sinfonia funebre)

How listeners respond to this disc will be determined partly by their knowledge or ignorance of musical history, and by their attitude to musical...

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Wed 22 Jul, 2015:
Nielsen: The Complete Symphonies

Superbly recorded in the BBC Philharmonic's Salford home between October 2012 and February 2015, this new Nielsen symphony cycle (released to coincide...

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Tue 07 Jul, 2015:
Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Op 33; Flute Concerto; Clarinet Concerto, Op 57

Nikolaj Znaider’s second recording of the Nielsen Violin Concerto (his first, under Lawrence Foster, was for EMI) is an out-and-out winner, subtler...

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Wed 20 May, 2015:
Sibelius: Symphonies – No 2 in D major, Op 43; No 7 in C major, Op 105

Composers' reputations come and go, like fashions; it's a pity that some listeners can thus be deprived. Sibelius's 150th anniversary this year (along...

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Thu 14 May, 2015:
Nielsen: Piano Music

Hats off to Somm for at long last restoring to the catalogue this superb Nielsen collection (first issued on two Decca Ace of Diamonds LPs in 1975)...

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Tue 03 Mar, 2015:
Nielsen: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7; No 3 in D major, Op 27 (Sinfonia espansiva)

Sir Adrian Boult once said that the finest praise a conductor could conceive is not ‘what a fine performance!’ but ‘I thought I knew and loved...

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Thu 20 Nov, 2014:
Nielsen: Symphonies – No 1 in G minor, Op 7; No 4 in E major, Op 29 (The Inextinguishable)

Even from the beginning these all-too-extinguishable flames struggle to break free of damp brushwood, the Fourth’s opening muted in defiance of...

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Wed 11 Sep, 2013:
Matthew Taylor: Symphony No 2, Op 10; Viola Concerto (Humoreskes), Op 41

Begun in 1991 and twice revised (in 1997 and 2008), the Second of Matthew Taylor's three symphonies to date proves a strikingly powerful and enviably...

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Mon 05 Aug, 2013:
Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Op 33; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35

A criminally unsung masterpiece if ever there was one, Nielsen's marvellous Violin Concerto speaks with such a healthy and magically fresh musical...

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