Nielson: Symphonies 1-4 / Herbert Blomstedt; Simon Rattle

Audio Samples

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 7
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 2 in B minor, Op. 16 "The Four Temperaments"
>Nielsen, Carl : Bohmisk-dansk folketone, FS 130
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"

Album Summary

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 7
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 2 in B minor, Op. 16 "The Four Temperaments"
>Nielsen, Carl : Bohmisk-dansk folketone, FS 130
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), the greatest composer to come out of Denmark, was an accomplished symphonist. He produced six very fine symphonies with which his name is most closely associated and of which the first four are included in this set. These symphonies date from the years 1891 to 1914 and so follow the development of the composer from a young man at the beginning of his career to a mature, established composer. Nielsen played in the second violins of the orchestra at the successful première of the First Symphony; by the time he gave the first performance of the Fourth Symphony he was its renowned and well-respected composer and conductor.



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Works Details

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 7
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Danmarks Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen (08/22/1974-08/25/1974)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1891-1892

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 2 in B minor, Op. 16 "The Four Temperaments"
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Danmarks Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen (08/22/1974-08/25/1974)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Nielsen, Carl : Bohmisk-dansk folketone, FS 130
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Notes: Danmarks Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen (02/10/1975-02/14/1975)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Notes: Danmarks Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen (09/07/1973-09/10/1973)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1910-1911

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick (09/13/1984-09/14/1984)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1914-1916