Nielsen Symphony

Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra, BBC NSO - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.5; Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.7 (2016)

Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.5; Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.7 (2016)
Hallé Orchestra; BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra; Sir John Barbirolli, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:58:19
Genre: Classical | Label: The Barbirolli Society | # SJB 1084-85

The Barbirolli Societys latest release is a 2-CD set of the complete concert given in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester on 20 October 1960, with the combined forces of the Hallé and BBC Northern Symphony Orchestras. The concert consisted of Nielsens Symphony No.5 and Mahlers Symphony No.7. Michael Kennedy, writing in 2000, stated: Performances of the (Mahler) Seventh were much rarer then than they are today, and Mahlerian scholars and enthusiasts flocked to Manchester for the event, among them Deryck Cooke who was profoundly impressed by Sir Johns ability to make the works structure cohere. This was an especially significant comment coming from Cooke, who harboured many doubts about the symphony and confessed to finding it most problematical.
The Kondrashin Recordings - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6; Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 (1993)

The Kondrashin Recordings - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6; Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 (1993)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 276 MB | hotfile, fileserve
Classical | Label: Philips | Time: 57:45

Nielsen's Fifth is a superb performance, not only by the glittering and oscillating sound of this prodigious ensample, but the febrile approach given by Kondrashin. This performance was dated in 1981 and we may really realize with admirable clarity the color, phrasing and display of virtuosistic elegance of this majestic Orchestra, in these live recordings.
Baiba Skride - Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto, 2 Serenades; Carl Nielsen: Violin Concerto (2015)

Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto, 2 Serenades; Carl Nielsen - Violin Concerto (2015) 2CD
Baiba Skride, violin; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 346 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C 896 152 A | Time: 01:26:32

Born into a musical Latvian family violinist Baiba Skride won First Prize at the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition, held annually in Belgium. Ms. Skride’s natural approach to her music making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras. Following her debut at the BBC Proms with the Oslo Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko playing the Szymanowski Concerto No. 1, The Times noted, ‘Latvian violinist Baiba Skride sailed over the orchestra with long lines of melody, silver and sweet.’ She was immediately re-invited, and at the 2014 Proms played the Stravinsky Concerto with the BBC Symphony and Ed Gardner. Baiba Skride debut recording with Orfeo of the Szymanowski Concertos and Myths was nominated for the 2015 BBC Music Magazine Awards in the Concerto section. For her Orfeo CD follow up she has recorded two Scandinavian violin concertos truly exciting, fresh and innovative – Jean Sibelius’s well-loved concerto and Carl Nielsen’s unjustly neglected companion work – with the Tampere Philharmonic and conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
Anne Margrethe Dahl, Niels Jorgen Riis, Michael Schonwandt - Carl Nielsen: Maskarade (2015)

Anne Margrethe Dahl, Niels Jorgen Riis, Michael Schonwandt - Carl Nielsen: Maskarade (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | 336 MB
Label: Dacapo | Catalog Number: 6220641 | Rls.date: 1st June 2015

Carl Nielsen's vivid comedy opera Maskarade has enjoyed a natural status as Denmark's national opera ever since its first performance at the Royal Danish Opera in 1906. On this recording, Nielsen expert Michael Schønwandt leads a sparkling cast of today’s finest Nielsen singers and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra through the delightful yet stirring comedy plot. Recorded in the ideal acoustic of DR Koncerthuset, this is the 21st century’s first studio recording of Nielsen’s much-loved opera, appropriately released to celebrate the Danish composer’s 150th anniversary.

Oramo - Nielsen: Symphonies No 4 & 5 (2014)  

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 22, 2015
Oramo - Nielsen: Symphonies No 4 & 5 (2014)

Oramo - Nielsen: Symphonies No 4 & 5 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 289 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 2028

In 1962, when Leonard Bernstein chose to record Carl Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony, this provided the composer with a wider international breakthrough some thirty years after his death. The work has since been hailed as one of the greatest symphonies of the twentieth century, but at its first performances during the early 1920’s audiences were less enthusiastic, finding it puzzling and difficult to understand.
Carl Nielsen - Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Aladdin Suite, Maskarade, Etc. (1996)

Carl Nielsen - Aladdin Suite, Maskarade, Etc.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 319 MB | Full Artwork: 78 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 447 757-2 GH | Country/Year: Germany 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"Much more than just an entertaining offshoot of the same team’s deeply-felt Nielsen Symphonies cycle, this disc highlights Nielsen’s wide-ranging sense of curiosity. (…) Järvi’s ineffable sense of atmosphere goes hand in glove with the Gothenburg Symphony Hall recording (outstanding as always) in dreamscapes and sea-pictures, while the extrovert, human worlds of Maskarade and Aladdin are deliciously pointed." ~BBC Music Magazine
Anton Bruckner - Symphonie Nr.5 (BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jascha Horenstein) - 2000

Anton Bruckner - Symphonie Nr.5 (BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jascha Horenstein)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 415 MB
Label: BBC Legends | Catalog Number: BBCL 4033-2 | TT: 74'44''

My admiration for Horenstein’s tireless championship of Bruckner and Mahler in Britain has always been tempered by what I actually hear on the recordings that have been preserved, whether live or in the studio. While his dedication is never in question, Horenstein had a serious interpretive weakness that manifests itself in virtually everything he did: an inability or refusal to make necessary tempo adjustments, particularly in sonata form first movements and finales. This habit, combined with a certain nervousness that sometimes gives an unwelcome sense of haste to slow passages, mars much of what would otherwise be a major achievement, from the first movement of Mahler’s Third and the “Abschied” finale of Das Lied von der Erde, to the second movement of Nielsen’s Fifth.
Levitation - Eotvos, Nielsen, Sallinen - Christoffer Sundqvist (2012)

Levitation - Eotvos, Nielsen, Sallinen - Christoffer Sundqvist (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba | Catalog Number: 314

Here’s a strange and interesting CD if I’ve ever heard one. It begins with Peter Eötvös’s contemporary piece Levitation, written for two clarinets, accordion, and strings. But don’t break out your polka records for a comparison; this music is more of the style normally described as “contemporary ambient,” with brief shards of musical motifs drifting, interacting, and creating a mood rather than a work with a form that one can grasp. Ironically, I find it much more palatable than some of the contemporary music I’ve reviewed recently, such as Maxwell Davies’s Symphony No. 1 or the piano music of Judith Lang Zaimont. The first section depicts a hurricane scene in which phone boxes and traffic signs float on the violent winds, yet the music is not as violent as the description suggests. Its fragmentary nature, and reliance on a small group of instruments, results in an atonal yet somehow fascinating musical environment.
Nielsen, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos - Frang, Jensen, Danish Radio Symphony (2012)

Nielsen, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos - Frang, Jensen, Danish Radio Symphony (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Emi Classics | Catalog Number: 602570

In her third release for EMI Classics the energetic young Norwegian violinist continues the idea of Nordic and Russian concerto pairings established with Sibelius and Prokofiev Concertos on her first album. Here the famous romance of Tchaikovsky’s well-loved violin concerto and Scandinavian poise and unique colouring of Nielsen’s concerto are presented in a rare coupling together on disc.

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 & Suite from Hamlet  

Posted by sirvent21 at Dec. 26, 2010
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 & Suite from Hamlet

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (LSO, Previn) & Suite from Hamlet (RTBF Orchestra, Serebrier)
classical | EAC-FLAC (single tracks) + LOG + covers | 335 MB | 2003 | RCA | Rapidshare

I believe this was Previn's first recording with the London Symphony, back in 1965. This period yielded a bumper crop of fine recordings with this team, including Nielsen's First Symphony, Scheherazade, and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. This is as fine a Shostakovich Fifth as I have ever heard. […]