Carl Nielsen

The Young Danish String Quartet - Carl Nielsen: String Quartets Vol.1 (2007) [Studio Master 24-96]

The Young Danish String Quartet - Carl Nielsen: String Quartets Vol.1 (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:42 minutes | 1,67 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Dacapo Records DK | Digital Booklet

Carl Nielsen took Danish music into the 20th century, and his chamber music has a prominent position in the international repertoire. In spite of this Carl Nielsen only composed a limited number of chamber works for strings. This CD features two of his string quartets (in G minor and G major) and the only string quintet (in G major) he ever composed. All three works played a central role in Carl Nielsen's musical career, since they were major successes for the debuting composer and contributed to his initial breakthrough.
The Young Danish String Quartet - Carl Nielsen: String Quartets Vol.2 (2008) [Studio Master 24-96]

The Young Danish String Quartet - Carl Nielsen: String Quartets Vol.2 (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:59 minutes | 1,37 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Dacapo Records DK | Digital Booklet

Here is the second volume of The Young Danish String Quartet's highly acclaimed miniseries of Carl Nielsen's string quartets. The first volume in The Young Danish String Quartet's mini-series of Carl Nielsen's quartets was selected as Editor's Choice in Gramophone last summer, and a number of prestigious magazines and newspapers from all over the world agreed: This interpretation of Nielsen's string quartets sheds brilliant new light on Denmark's national composer.
Carl Nielsen - String Quartets Vol. 2 (Oslo String Quartet)

Carl Nielsen - String Quartets Vol. 2 (Oslo String Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 335 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2000

Although Finland's extraordinary Jean Sibelius may be foremost among Nordic composers, his contemporary, Carl Nielsen – best known for six highly original symphonies and simple popular songs – holds an honored place as Denmark's foremost post-Romantic musical ambassador, and has found considerable acclaim amongst musicians and audiences alike. A painter by profession, Nielsen's father spent as much or more energy on his secondary activities as a violinist, and it was in this way that young Carl received his first musical instruction. At 14 Carl auditioned for a position with a military wind ensemble at Odense (he was hired as a bugler, despite his lack of formal training on the instrument). During a visit to Copenhagen ……….
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Carl Nielsen - Complete Piano Music Vol. 2 (Peter Seivewright)

Carl Nielsen - Complete Piano Music Vol. 2 (Peter Seivewright)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 221 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 1998

Although Finland's extraordinary Jean Sibelius may be foremost among Nordic composers, his contemporary, Carl Nielsen – best known for six highly original symphonies and simple popular songs – holds an honored place as Denmark's foremost post-Romantic musical ambassador, and has found considerable acclaim amongst musicians and audiences alike. A painter by profession, Nielsen's father spent as much or more energy on his secondary activities as a violinist, and it was in this way that young Carl received his first musical instruction. At 14 Carl auditioned for a position with a military wind ensemble at Odense (he was hired as a bugler, despite his lack of formal training on the instrument). During a visit to Copenhagen ……….
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Carl Nielsen - Complete Symphonies (Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra - Theodore Kuchar)

Carl Nielsen - Complete Symphonies (Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra - Theodore Kuchar)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 3 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 1.03 Gb
Label: Brilliant - Date: 2005

Although Finland's extraordinary Jean Sibelius may be foremost among Nordic composers, his contemporary, Carl Nielsen – best known for six highly original symphonies and simple popular songs – holds an honored place as Denmark's foremost post-Romantic musical ambassador, and has found considerable acclaim amongst musicians and audiences alike. A painter by profession, Nielsen's father spent as much or more energy on his secondary activities as a violinist, and it was in this way that young Carl received his first musical instruction. At 14 Carl auditioned for a position with a military wind ensemble at Odense (he was hired as a bugler, despite his lack of formal training on the instrument). During a visit to Copenhagen ……….
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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.
Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen: Violin Concertos (1988)

Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen - Violin Concertos (1988)
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra; Swedish RSO; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS | # MK 44548 | Time: 01:09:17

This sensational disc has served as a reference edition for both concertos since it was first issued back in the late 1980s. The Sibelius concerto is distinguished by the tension between Lin’s passionate and virtuosic account of the solo part and Salonen’s remarkable precision at the head of the orchestra. Listen, for example, to the remarkable rhythmic clarity at the opening of the finale, and to the way this serves to “float” Lin’s daredevil pyrotechnics up above. It’s just marvellous. The same holds true of the Nielsen–there is no finer account of this neglected concerto. It’s a rarity because in the finale Nielsen subordinates flash and dazzle to the work’s overall emotional arc, progressing from anger to contentment. That doesn’t mean the music isn’t excellent, or that Lin and Salonen’s performances aren’t gripping from first note to last. They tear into the opening movement with apt ferocity and find the necessary emotional resolution in the work’s amiable conclusion. The detailed, well-balanced sound ideally suits the interpretations. Essential.
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.

Kalevi Aho, Carl Nielsen - Clarinet Concertos (repost)  

Posted by tapaz9 at Aug. 17, 2014
Kalevi Aho, Carl Nielsen - Clarinet Concertos (repost)

Kalevi Aho, Carl Nielsen - Clarinet Concertos (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 318 Mb
Label:BIS - Date:2007

Fearsomely talented Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst continues his conquest of the major concerto repertoire for his instrument with this recording of Carl Nielsen's 1928 Clarinet Concerto, paired with a new concerto by Finland's Kalevi Aho. The Nielsen concerto is a dense work in which the clarinet and the orchestra spend a lot of time going their separate ways, with the path of the clarinet being very twisted indeed. Difficult arabesques on the clarinet are interrupted without warning by heraldic blasts from the orchestral horns. The concerto was greeted by early reviewers as ……
James Manheim @ AllMusic.com