Nielsen, Carl

April 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

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A weeklong look at the life and music of Carl Nielsen, who rose from humble beginnings to become Denmark’s greatest composer. We will hear Nielsen’s folk tunes, his first symphony, and Danny Kaye singing Wonderful Copenhagen!

Playlist

Episode 5

Nielsen: Five Pieces, Op. 3
4. Mignon
5. Alfedans
Leif Ove Andsnes, p.
Virgin 45129
2:15

Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57
1. Allegretto Un Poco
4. Allegro Vivace
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle; Sabine Meyer, cl.
EMI 94421
11:57

Nielsen: Symphony No. 6,Sinfonia semplice, I & II, III & IV
Royal Danish Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
RCA 60427
16:15, 16:09

Nielsen: The Fog is Lifting fr. The Mother
James Galway, fl.; Sioned Williams, hp.
RCA 21296
2:06

Nielsen: Bohmisk-danks folktune
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Blomstedt
EMI 65306
3:38

Episode 1

Carl Nielsen: Folketone (Andante) fr. Five Pieces, Op. 3 (excerpt)
Leif Ove Andsnes, p.
Virgin 45129
1:35

Danny Kaye: “Wonderful Copenhagen”
Hallmark 1313852
:41

Niels Gade: Symphony No. 1, I (excerpt)
Stockholm Sinfonietta/Neeme Järvi
BIS 339
:54

Nielsen: Fantasy Piece In G Minor
Søren Elbo, cl.; Jens Elvekjaer, p.
Dacapo 8.226064
4:02

Nielsen: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13, II
Carl Nielsen String Quartet
DG 431156
5:30

Nielsen: Petite Suite Pour Cordes
I. Praludium
II. Intermezzo
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown
Virgin 45224
8:59

Nielsen: Symphony No. 1
I. Allegro Orgoglioso
II. Andante
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
RCA 21296
:36, 18:18

Nielsen: Humoresque fr. Two Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2
Max Artved, ob.; Jens Elvekjaer, p.
Dacapo 8.226064
1:23

Nielsen: Prelude to Act II fr. Saul and David
Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
Da Capo 6.220518
5:08

Episode 2

Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 2,The Four Temperaments
I. Allegro Collerico
II. Andante comodo e flammatico
CSO/Morton Gould
RCA 29255
12:54

Nielsen: Helios Overture, Op. 17
CSO/Jean Martinon
RCA 29255
12:22

Nielsen: Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11, FS 22
I. Goddag! Goddag!
II. Snurretoppen
Leif Ove Andsnes, p.
Virgin 45129
1:31

Nielsen: Overture fr. Maskarade
Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
Da Capo 6.220518
4:20

Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Op. 33, FS 61, III & IV
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin; Arve Tellefsen, v.
Virgin 91111
16:41

Nielsen: Humoresque-Bagatelle #2, Op. 11, The Spinning Top (excerpt)
London Philharmonic Orchestra/James Judd; Michala Petri, recorder
RCA 67950
1:49

Episode 3

Sibelius: Symphony #5 In E-Flat, Op. 82, III (excerpt)
Chamber Orchestra Of Europe/Paavo Berglund
Finlandia 17278
:57

Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, Op. 27,Sinfonia espansiva
1. Allegro Espansivo
2. Andante Pastorale
Royal Danish Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
RCA 60427
:26, 19:24

Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29,The Inextinguishable, I, II (excerpt), III-IV
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis
Virgin 91210
12:25, 18:16

Episode 4

Carl Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43, III (excerpt), I & II, IV (excerpt)
Chamber Music Northwest
Delos 3136
2:01, 14:18, 4:06

Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, I & II
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
CBS 44708
33:13