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Carl Nielsen: Complete Chamber Works for Winds / Ens. MidtVest

Album Summary

>Nielsen, Carl : Tagen letter (The Fog Is Lifting), for flute & harp (Moderen)
>Nielsen, Carl : Serenata in vano for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Cello and Double Bass, FS 68
>Nielsen, Carl : Fantasistykker (Fantasy Pieces) (2), for oboe & piano, FS 8 (Op. 2)
>Nielsen, Carl : Carl Neilsen -The Fog is Lifting
>Nielsen, Carl : Fantasistykke (Fantasy Piece), for clarinet & piano in G minor, FS 3h
>Nielsen, Carl : Canto serioso, for horn (or cello) & piano, FS 132
>Nielsen, Carl : Quintet for Winds, Op. 43
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

  • The Danish ensemble MidtVest scored a success with its first cpo production.
  • On its new cpo CD the ensemble turns to Carl Nielsen's complete wind chamber works.
  • Catchy compositions presented entertainingly.
  • Overview of a substantial part of Nielsen's overall musical development.
  • This is the first time that they have been brought together in such completeness in recorded form.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Here we have the entire catalog of wind chamber music by Denmark's most famous composer, Carl Nielsen. The works span from Nielsen's coming of age in 19th Century romanticism. MidtVest plays with ample technique and expressive intent.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2013-01-07_2013-01-10&2013-).



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Works Details

>Nielsen, Carl : Tågen letter (The Fog Is Lifting), for flute & harp (Moderen)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble MidtVest
  • Notes: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2013-01-07_2013-01-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Nielsen, Carl : Serenata in vano for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Cello and Double Bass, FS 68
  • Ensemble: Ensemble MidtVest
  • Notes: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2013-01-07_2013-01-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Nielsen, Carl : Fantasistykker (Fantasy Pieces) (2), for oboe & piano, FS 8 (Op. 2)
  • Performers: Martin Hansen (Piano); Peter Kirstein (Oboe)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble MidtVest
  • Notes: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2013-01-07_2013-01-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Nielsen, Carl : Carl Neilsen -The Fog is Lifting :: Bornene leger
  • Ensemble: Ensemble MidtVest
  • Notes: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2013-01-07_2013-01-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Nielsen, Carl : Fantasistykke (Fantasy Piece), for clarinet & piano in G minor, FS 3h
  • Performers: Martin Hansen (Piano); Tommaso Lonquich (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble MidtVest
  • Notes: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2013-01-07_2013-01-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Nielsen, Carl : Carl Neilsen -The Fog is Lifting :: Tro og Håb spiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble MidtVest
  • Notes: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2013-01-07_2013-01-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Nielsen, Carl : Canto serioso, for horn (or cello) & piano, FS 132
  • Performers: Martin Hansen (Piano); Neil Page (French Horn)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble MidtVest
  • Notes: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2013-01-07_2013-01-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Nielsen, Carl : Quintet for Winds, Op. 43
  • Ensemble: Ensemble MidtVest
  • Notes: HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2013-01-07_2013-01-10&2013-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1922