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Nielsen: Complete Piano Works / Christina Bjorkoe

Album Summary

>Nielsen, Carl : Pieces (5) for Piano, FS 10/Op. 3
>Nielsen, Carl : Symfonisk Suite (Symphonic Suite), for piano, FS 19 (Op. 8)
>Nielsen, Carl : Humoresque-Bagatelles (6), FS 22/Op. 11
>Nielsen, Carl : Fest-praeludium 'Ved Aarhundredskiftet' (Festive Prelude "At the Turn of the Century"), for piano, F
>Nielsen, Carl : Drommen om "Glade Jul" (Dream of a "Merry Christmas"), for piano, FS 34
>Nielsen, Carl : Chaconne for Piano, FS 79/Op. 32
>Nielsen, Carl : Tema med variationer (Theme with Variations), for piano, FS 81 (Op. 40)
>Nielsen, Carl : Suite for Piano, FS 91/Op. 45 "Luciferian"
>Nielsen, Carl : Pieces (3) for Piano, FS 131/Op. 59
>Nielsen, Carl : Klavermusik for sma og store (Piano Music for Young and Old), 24 pieces for piano (2 vols.), FS 148
>Nielsen, Carl : Klaverstykke (Piece for piano), in C major, FS 159
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Notes & Reviews:

Carl Nielsen, Denmark's most famous composer, is known mainly for his six symphonies. It is a little-known fact, however, that Nielsen also occupied himself intensively with the piano, even though the violin was his first instrument. He wrote his piano compositions, like his symphonies, over many years, and their stylistic breadth practically equals that of these orchestral works.

Gramophone Magazine
Throughout, Bjørkøe impresses with her beautifully phrased and idiomatic interpretations and I warmed to her way with the music right from the start of the early Op 3 set. Where necessary she plays with real power, as in the celebrated Chaconne and especially the Luciferish Suite, Op 45...



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Works Details

>Nielsen, Carl : Pieces (5) for Piano, FS 10/Op. 3
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Nielsen, Carl : Symfonisk Suite (Symphonic Suite), for piano, FS 19 (Op. 8)
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Nielsen, Carl : Humoresque-Bagatelles (6), FS 22/Op. 11
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894-1897

>Nielsen, Carl : Fest-praeludium 'Ved Aarhundredskiftet' (Festive Prelude "At the Turn of the Century"), for piano, F
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Nielsen, Carl : Drommen om "Glade Jul" (Dream of a "Merry Christmas"), for piano, FS 34
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1905

>Nielsen, Carl : Chaconne for Piano, FS 79/Op. 32
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Nielsen, Carl : Tema med variationer (Theme with Variations), for piano, FS 81 (Op. 40)
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Nielsen, Carl : Suite for Piano, FS 91/Op. 45 "Luciferian"
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919-1920

>Nielsen, Carl : Pieces (3) for Piano, FS 131/Op. 59
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1927-1928

>Nielsen, Carl : Klavermusik for små og store (Piano Music for Young and Old), 24 pieces for piano (2 vols.), FS 148
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1929-1930

>Nielsen, Carl : Klaverstykke (Piece for piano), in C major, FS 159
  • Performer: Christina Bjorkoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond), Copenhagen, Denmark (07/02/2007-07/03/2007)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1931