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Nielsen: Symphonies No 3 & 6 / Salonen, Swedish Rso


Release Date: 09/06/1991 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 46500   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the best of Salonen's Nielsen cycle, featuring performances of great thrust and unflagging energy, played with the necessary sharp rhythmic focus, and vividly recorded. The Sixth Symphony comes off especially successfully: Salonen's unsentimental approach does justice both to the "semplice" elements in the opening movements as well as to the grotesque humor of the finale, with the result that the music's tragic outbursts register all the more forcefully. And while there may be warmer versions of the Espansiva on disc (Bernstein, Schonwandt, or Blomstedt), few offer as much visceral excitement or textural clarity, particularly in the first and third movements. If you are looking for this coupling, then having this title Read more available "on demand" from Arkivmusic.com provides a very viable option.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Sinfonia espansiva" by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-1911; Denmark 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 
2.
Symphony no 6, FS 116 "Sinfonia semplice" by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; Denmark 
Venue:  Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden 

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