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Carion - Nielsen's Footsteps. Wind quintets by Carl Nielsen, Kai Senstus, Jens Emborg & Svend Schultz

Album Summary

>Nielsen, Carl : Quintet for Winds, Op. 43
>Senstius, Kai Helmer : Woodwind Quintet, Op. 16
>Emborg, Jens Laursen : Woodwind Quintet, Op. 74
>Svend S. Schultz, Svend S : Une Amourette
>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
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Notes & Reviews:

The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Carl Nielsen, a Danish composer whose musical legacy remains of huge cultural importance both in Denmark and across the globe. This disc features Nielsen's Wind Quintet, alongside three world-premiere recordings of wind quintets written by composers who were influenced by Nielsen.

Carion has included a bonus DVD recording of the Nielsen Wind Quintet. Nielsen's Wind Quintet is one of his finest and most innovative pieces. Nielsen abandons the traditional structure of melody and accompaniment for a more balanced, experimental style, exploring the rich sonorities of wind instruments in different combinations.

These different groupings inspired the musicians of Carion to take an original approach when recording the piece. As with many of their live performances, the musicians played with the physical space suggested by the music, moving forward during a more prominent passage to create an intimate sound, stepping back when accompanying, or lining up in a row to form a sonorous chorale. The result is a fascinating and unique interpretation of this repertoire.

The three world-premiere recordings consist of the quirky yet lyrical Une amourette by Svend S. Schultz, whose centenary was celebrated in 2013; Jens Laursn Emborg's colourful and varied Wind Quintet, and the imaginative, enthralling Wind Quintet by Kai Senstius.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Christians Church, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014-01-29_2014-01-31&2014-).



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>Nielsen, Carl : Quintet for Winds, Op. 43
  • Ensemble: Carion
  • Notes: Christians Church, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014-01-29_2014-01-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1922

>Senstius, Kai Helmer : Woodwind Quintet, Op. 16
  • Ensemble: Carion
  • Notes: Christians Church, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014-01-29_2014-01-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Emborg, Jens Laursen : Woodwind Quintet, Op. 74
  • Ensemble: Carion
  • Notes: Christians Church, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014-01-29_2014-01-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Svend S. Schultz, Svend S : Une Amourette :: Petit serenade, for woodwind quintet
  • Ensemble: Carion
  • Notes: Christians Church, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014-01-29_2014-01-31&2014-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
  • Period Time: Modern