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Nielsen: Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Etc / Salonen


Release Date: 01/25/1994 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 53276   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Håkan RosengrenPer FlemströmAndréas ThorsPer Hoyer,   ... 
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony OrchestraSwedish Radio ChorusStockholm Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nielsen's wind concertos combine virtuoso display with tender lyricism in a uniquely imaginative style, and are the highlights of this disc, brilliantly played.

During the Twenties Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) planned a series of concertos for the members of the Danish Wind Quintet. He completed only the two featured on the Salonen recording, which show the most thorough understanding of the solo instruments. They combine virtuoso display with tender lyricism, in a uniquely imaginative style, and are the highlights of this disc, brilliantly played.

The lyric-humoresque Springtime on Funen (1921) could hardly be more different; this is Nielsen at his most charming, developing with tender affection the folk
Read more imagery of his native environment. But though the performance is skilfully managed, the solo singing is not always distinguished enough to achieve a fully poetic expression.

-- Terry Barfoot, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Clarinet, FS 129/Op. 57 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Håkan Rosengren (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Denmark 
2.
Concerto for Flute, FS 119 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Per Flemström (Flute)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Denmark 
3.
Saul and David, FS 25: Act 2 - Prelude by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1898-1901; Denmark 
4.
An imaginary trip to the Faeroe Islands, FS 123 by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Denmark 
5.
Springtime in Funen, FS 96/Op. 42 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Andréas Thors (Boy Soprano), Per Hoyer (Baritone), Kjell Magnus Sandve (Tenor),
Linnéa Ekdahl (Soprano), Asa Bäverstam (Soprano)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Swedish Radio Chorus,  Stockholm Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Denmark 
Language: Dutch 

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