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Nielsen: Concertos; Hindemith / Bernstein, New York Philharmonic


Release Date: 12/29/2009 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 47599   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Carl NielsenPaul Hindemith
Performer:  Julius BakerStanley DruckerIsaac Stern
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Hindemith concerto, while not exactly revealing itself as an unregarded masterpiece, gets just the right degree of tempered bombast and pastoralism - suggesting that here is a piece ripe for reassessment."

-- BBC Music Magazine reviewing Sony 64507

"These two concertos are the product of Nielsen's last years: the Clarinet Concerto, surely one of his strangest and most powerful utterances, was written in 1929, only two years before his death, and the Flute Concerto comes from 1927. They are two of the most masterly concertos for their respective instruments (Nielsen whose understanding of the wind was second to none had planned a concerto for each of the wind family) and Robert Simpson
Read more rightly calls the Flute Concerto "the richest and most original" written for the instrument...Stanley Drucker gives an intelligent account of his demanding part...Julius Baker is the excellent soloist in the Flute Concerto which he plays with great virtuosity."

-- Gramophone Reviewing original LP, CBS 72639
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Flute, FS 119 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Julius Baker (Flute)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Denmark 
2. Concerto for Clarinet, FS 129/Op. 57 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Stanley Drucker (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Denmark 
3. Concerto for Violin by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Switzerland 

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