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Nielsen: Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto & Aladdin Suite / Coles, van de Wiel, Jarvi, Philharmonia


Release Date: 03/03/2017 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 477  
Composer:  Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Samuel ColesMark van de Wiel
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After completing a quintet for wind instruments in 1922 that would become one of his most celebrated works, Carl Nielsen hit upon the ideas of writing a full orchestral concerto for each of the instruments included in that quintet. Nielsen certainly unlocked something in those five individual instruments that few composers had before him o rindeed would after. "Now I think on the basis of instruments themselves...in a way I creep into them" he wrote around the time of the quintet; "it can surely be said that instruments have a soul". The two concertos of the planned five that did materialize - for flute and clarinet - certainly echo those sentiments. The Philharmonia Orchestra is one fo the world's great orchestras. Read more Widely acknowledged for its pioneering approach to the role of an orchestra in the 21st century, the Philharmonia leads the field for the quality of its playing and its innovative work with residencies, music education, audience development and the use of new technology to reach a global audience.

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REVIEW:

Paavo Järvi presides over a splendidly stylish and invigorating Nielsen anthology featuring the Philharmonia at the top of its game throughout. Both concerto performances deserve the widest plaudits. First-rate annotations and production values add to the attractions of a thoroughly recommendable release.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute, FS 119 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Samuel Coles (Flute)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Denmark 
2.
Concerto for Clarinet, FS 129/Op. 57 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Mark van de Wiel (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Denmark 
3.
Aladdin, Op. 34: Suite by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Denmark 

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