Carl Nielsen

Royal Stockholm PO, Sakari Oramo - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)

Carl Nielsen - Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2048 SACD | Time: 01:12:28

The second installment in Sakari Oramo's superb hybrid SACD cycle of the symphonies of Carl Nielsen on BIS presents the Symphony No. 1 in G minor and the Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva," two ruggedly independent works that reflect the composer's late Romantic style yet point to the modernism to come. While the Symphony No. 1 was influenced by Brahms and offers a rich harmonic language, propulsive rhythms, and a fairly homogenous orchestral palette, the Symphony No. 3 is striking for its reliance on unfolding counterpoint and long-breathed lines, and most notable for the use of wordless parts for soprano and baritone voices in the pastoral slow movement. These performances by Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra are exceptional for their stunning power and spacious feeling, though the crisp details and focused sound quality will be the biggest draw for audiophiles.

Carl Nielsen - Symphonies & Concertos (2015) [TR24][SM][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 9, 2017
Carl Nielsen - Symphonies & Concertos (2015) [TR24][SM][OF]

Carl Nielsen - Symphonies & Concertos (2015)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/88.2kHz ~ 4,76 Gb | Digital Booklet | 04:50:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Symphony | © 2015 Dacapo Records

Raised in the Danish countryside as the son of a poor folk musician, Carl Nielsen possessed indomitable courage and infinite curiosity: qualities that helped him develop into one of the greatest symphonists of the 20th century and eventually Denmark’s national composer. This box set collects the acclaimed live recording series of Nielsen’s complete symphonies and concertos by the New York Philhamonic, Music Director Alan Gilbert, and soloists Nikolaj Znaider, Robert Langevin, and Anthony McGill.
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.
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
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: 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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: 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: The Danish Symphonist (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at April 24, 2013
Carl Nielsen: The Danish Symphonist (2012)

Carl Nielsen: The Danish Symphonist (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 10 CDs | Full Covers | 2.42 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Membran / Scandinavian Classics | Catalog Number: 233378

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) is Denmark's most famous composer. He studied with Niels Wilhelm Gade at Copenhagen Conservatory and went on study trips to Germany, Austria, Italy and France. Nielsen was court music director in Copenhagen and taught at the Royal Danish Conservatory. His works display strong counterpoint and polytonality as well as traditional melody shapes.

Carl Nielsen - Complete Piano Music (Martin Roscoe)  

Posted by tapaz9 at Jan. 6, 2013
Carl Nielsen - Complete Piano Music (Martin Roscoe)

Carl Nielsen - Complete Piano Music (Martin Roscoe)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Covers | 406 Mb
Label: Hyperion - Date: 2008

Nielsen’s piano works are among the most original and characteristic in the repertoire. There is no mistaking his idiosyncratic musical voice, his sense of joy of discovery and invention, and spirit of imagination and adventure. Nielsen’s complete piano music encompasses the full diversity and range of his creative output. Though he never aspired to brilliance as a performer, Nielsen’s piano works are nevertheless marked by his intimate knowledge of the instrument …..

Carl Nielsen - String Quartets Vol. 2 (Oslo String Quartet)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at April 18, 2012
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)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at April 16, 2012
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 ……….
From Allmusic