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Carl Nielsen concerti -
recommended by
STEPHEN FRANCIS VASTA

'... an essential acquisition, and not just for Nielsen collectors.'

Carl Nielsen: Concertos - New York Philharmonic / Alan Gilbert. © 2015 Dacapo Records

Nielsen's woodwind concerti have been turning up from time to time since vinyl days, either together — comprising an acceptable 'short' LP program — or separately. For CD, the earlier Violin Concerto is a logical makeweight.

That score finds the young composer groping for his individual voice within the broad scale of the Romantic concerto. At the start, a single tutti chord serves as a call to attention for a violin cadenza, which runs nearly a minute before woodwind chords, at last, engage it in dialogue...

Copyright © 26 August 2015 Stephen Francis Vasta,
New York, USA

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CARL NIELSEN: CONCERTOS - NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC / GILBERT

CARL NIELSEN

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

ALAN GILBERT

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