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Nielsen: Complete Piano Works / Christina Bjorkoe

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  1. Nielsen, C. — 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 3, FS 10 : No. 1. Folketone: Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Nielsen, C. — 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 3, FS 10 : No. 2. Humoreske: Allegretto Giocoso $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Nielsen, C. — 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 3, FS 10 : No. 3. Arabeske: Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Nielsen, C. — 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 3, FS 10 : No. 4. Mignon: Moderato Grazioso $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Nielsen, C. — 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 3, FS 10 : No. 5. Alfedans: Tempo Di Valse $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Nielsen, C. — Symphonic Suite, Op. 8, FS 19: I. Intonation: Maestoso $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Nielsen, C. — Symphonic Suite, Op. 8, FS 19: II. Quasi Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Nielsen, C. — Symphonic Suite, Op. 8, FS 19: III. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Nielsen, C. — Symphonic Suite, Op. 8, FS 19: IV. Finale: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Nielsen, C. — 6 Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11, FS 22 : No. 1. Goddag! Goddag! (Good Day, Good Day) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Nielsen, C. — 6 Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11, FS 22 : No. 2. Snurretoppen (The Top) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Nielsen, C. — 6 Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11, FS 22 : No. 3. en Lille Langsom Vals (A Little Slow Waltz) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Nielsen, C. — 6 Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11, FS 22 : No. 4. Spraellemanden (Jumping Jack) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Nielsen, C. — 6 Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11, FS 22 : No. 5. Dukkemarch (Doll March) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Nielsen, C. — 6 Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11, FS 22 : No. 6. Spillevaerket (Musical Box) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Nielsen, C. — Fest-praeludium (Festival Prelude), FS 24, "Ved Aarhundredskiftet" (Turn of the Century) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Nielsen, C. — Drommen Om Glade Jul (The Dream of Silent Night), FS 34 $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Nielsen, C. — Chaconne, Op. 32, FS 79
  19. Nielsen, C. — Tema Med Variationer (Theme With Variations), Op. 40, FS 81
  20. Nielsen, C. — Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan): I. Allegretto un Pochettino $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Nielsen, C. — Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan): II. Poco Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Nielsen, C. — Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan): III. Molto Adagio e Patetico $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Nielsen, C. — Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan): IV. Allegretto Innocente $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Nielsen, C. — Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan): V. Allegretto Vivo $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Nielsen, C. — Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan): VI. Allegro Non Troppo Ma Vigoroso $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Nielsen, C. — 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 59, FS 131 : No. 1. Impromptu $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Nielsen, C. — 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 59, FS 131 : No. 2. Molto Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Nielsen, C. — 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 59, FS 131 : No. 3. Allegro Non Troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 1. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 2. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 3a. Allegro Scherzoso $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 3b. Grazioso $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 4. Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 5. Allegro Giocoso $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 6. Poco Lamentoso $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 7. Marziale $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 8. Cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 9. Allegretto Civettuolo $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 10. Lugubre $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 11. Andantino Poco Tiepido $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 12. Adagio Dramatico $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 13. Andantino Carino $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 14. Capriccioso $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 15. Adagio Espressivo $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 16. Alla Contadino $0.99 on iTunes
  46. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 17. Largo Con Fantasia $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 18. Preludio $0.99 on iTunes
  48. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 19. Alla Bach $0.99 on iTunes
  49. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 20. Con Sentimento $0.99 on iTunes
  50. Nielsen, C. — Kavermusik for Smaa Og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148: No. 21. Marcia Di Goffo $0.99 on iTunes

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
Performer Composer

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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>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