Nielsen: The Symphonies

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Nielsen: The Symphonies
Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi

[ Deutsche Grammophon / 3 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 12 May 2023

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Gramophone Awards 2023
Recording of the Year and Orchestral Winner

After six years of acclaimed live performances in Europe, the USA and Asia, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi have now committed their special take on Carl Nielsen's symphonies to disc for the first time. The 3-CD edition comprises all six of the Danish composer's symphonies.

"These performances, recorded in Copenhagen's Koncertsalen, are thrilling enough to turn you into a Nielsen addict (he has never quite had the attention he deserves), performed by the Danes and Luisi with zest, wit and restless freedom." - The Observer

" Symphony No. 5] The richness of the first movement is brought out with exceptional vividness, and Luisi's sure rhythmic pulse keeps the music animated without let-up. As in the Fourth Symphony, the eagerness of the playing comes through with immediacy...this release becomes one of the top Nielsen symphony recordings in the catalog." Fanfare (Symphonies 4 & 5)

"These are quite marvellous - and in the case of the Fourth Symphony, incendiary - performances." Gramophone

Gramophone Awards 2023
Recording of the Year and Orchestral Winner

Gramophone Award Finalist 2023 - Orchestral (Symphonies 4 & 5)


Disc 1
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 7 (FS16)
Symphony No. 2, Op. 16 (FS29) 'The Four temperaments'

Disc 2
Symphony No. 3, Op. 27 (FS60) 'Sinfonia espansiva'
Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (FS76) 'The Inextinguishable'

Disc 3
Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 (FS97)
Symphony No. 6, (FS116) 'Sinfonia semplice'