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Carl Nielsen: The Masterworks, Vol. 2 - Chamber And Instrumental Music

Nielsen / Danish String Quartet / Koppel
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8206003   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Herman D. Koppel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio OndineDanish String Quartet
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the first complete collection of Carl Nielsen’s masterly chamber works available on CD. Music in which the Danish national composer, with his spontaneous and imaginative works, presents himself as a renewer of the classical tradition. Here all the string quartets, violin sonatas and wind works appear in new, definitive recordings by top young Danish musicians. The piano works are played in unique fashion by Herman D. Koppel, who as a young man was priviliged to play them all to the composer himself.

This is an important release, containing magnificent performances of some major works.

– ClassicsToday.com


"The chamber music of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen, composed in the
Read more late 19th and early 20th century, has been enjoying a renaissance recently. The superb Danish String Quartet offers passionate, elegantly rendered interpretations of its compatriot’s lyrical, characterful quartets. The six-disc set also features the genial Piano Trio in G, as well as works for wind; piano and violin sonatas; and pieces for solo violin and solo piano." – Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano and Strings in G major, FS 3 by Carl Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Ondine
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1883; Denmark 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, FS 64/Op. 35 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Denmark 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, FS 20/Op. 9 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; Denmark 
4.
Serenata in vano for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Cello and Double Bass, FS 68 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Denmark 
5.
Quintet for Winds, Op. 43 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Denmark 
6.
Quintet for Strings in G major, FS 5 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; Denmark 
7.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in F major, FS 36/Op. 44 by Carl Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Denmark 
8.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in E flat major, FS 23/Op. 14 by Carl Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1898; Denmark 
9.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in F minor, FS 11/Op. 5 by Carl Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; Denmark 
10.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor, FS 4/Op. 13 by Carl Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Denmark 
11.
Prelude e presto, FS 128/Op 52 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1928; Denmark 
12.
Prelude and Theme with Variations, FS 104/Op. 48 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Denmark 
13.
Mother, Op. 41: The fog is lifting by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Denmark 
14.
Mother, Op. 41: Children are Playing by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Denmark 
15.
Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano in G minor, FS 3h by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1885; Denmark 
16.
Canto serioso for Horn and Piano, FS 132 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Denmark 
17.
Mother, Op. 41: Faith and Hope Are Playing by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Denmark 
18.
Symphonic Suite for Piano, FS 19/Op. 8 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Denmark 
19.
Theme and Variations for Piano, FS 81/Op. 40 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Denmark 
20.
Suite for Piano, FS 91/Op. 45 "Luciferian" by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919-1920; Denmark 
21.
Pieces (5) for Piano, FS 10/Op. 3 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; Denmark 
22.
Pieces (3) for Piano, FS 131/Op. 59 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Denmark 
23.
Piano music for young and old, Book 2, FS 148/Op. 53 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Herman D. Koppel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
24.
Piano music for young and old, Book 1, FS 148/Op. 53 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Herman D. Koppel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
25.
Humoresque-Bagatelles (6), FS 22/Op. 11 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894-1897; Denmark 
26.
Chaconne for Piano, FS 79/Op. 32 by Carl Nielsen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Denmark 

Sound Samples

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13, FS 4: I. Allegro energico
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13, FS 4: II. Andante amoroso
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13, FS 4: III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13, FS 4: IV. Finale: Allegro (inquieto)
String Quartet in F major, Op. 44, FS 36: I. Allegro non tanto e comodo
String Quartet in F major, Op. 44, FS 36: II. Adagio con sentimento religioso
String Quartet in F major, Op. 44, FS 36: III. Allegretto moderato ed innocente
String Quartet in F major, Op. 44, FS 36: IV. Finale: Molto adagio - Allegro non tanto, ma molto scherzoso
String Quintet in G major, FS 5: I. Allegro pastorale
String Quintet in G major, FS 5: II. Adagio
String Quintet in G major, FS 5: III. Allegretto scherzando
String Quintet in G major, FS 5: IV. Allegro molto
String Quartet in F minor, Op. 5, FS 11: I. Allegro non troppo ma energico
String Quartet in F minor, Op. 5, FS 11: II. Un poco adagio
String Quartet in F minor, Op. 5, FS 11: III. Allegretto scherzando
String Quartet in F minor, Op. 5, FS 11: IV. Finale: Allegro appassionato - Allegro molto
String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 14, FS 23: I. Allegro con brio
String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 14, FS 23: II. Andante sostenuto
String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 14, FS 23: III. Allegretto pastorale. Presto. Allegretto pastorale
String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 14, FS 23: IV. Finale: Allegro coraggioso - Allegro molto

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