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Nielsen: Complete Piano Works / Christina Bjorkoe

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> Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan) - I. Allegretto un pochettino
> Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan) - II. Poco moderato
> Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan) - III. Molto adagio e patetico
> Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan) - IV. Allegretto innocente
> Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan) - V. Allegretto vivo
> Suite, Op. 45, FS 91, "Den Luciferiske" (The Luciferan) - VI. Allegro non troppo ma vigoroso
> 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 59, FS 131 - No. 1. Impromptu
> 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 59, FS 131 - No. 2. Molto adagio
> 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 59, FS 131 - No. 3. Allegro non troppo
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 1. Allegretto
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 2. Allegretto
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 3a. Allegro scherzoso
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 3b. Grazioso
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 4. Andantino
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 5. Allegro giocoso
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 6. Poco lamentoso
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 7. Marziale
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 8. Cantabile
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 9. Allegretto civettuolo
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 10. Lugubre
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 11. Andantino poco tiepido
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 1, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 12. Adagio dramatico
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 13. Andantino carino
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 14. Capriccioso
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 15. Adagio espressivo
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 16. Alla contadino
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 17. Largo con fantasia
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 18. Preludio
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 19. Alla Bach
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 20. Con sentimento
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 21. Marcia di goffo
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 22. Allegretto pastorale
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 23. Etude: Allegro
> Kavermusik for Smaa og Store (Piano Music for Young and Old), Vol. 2, Op. 53, FS 148 - No. 24. Molto adagio - Allegretto commodo
> Piece in C major, FS 159 - Klaverstykke, FS 159

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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>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