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Nielsen, Nielsen, Nielsen!

Author: EuroArts Music International

A unique festival with Fabio Luisi, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Bomsori Kim, and many more.

  • Carl Nielsen, Fabio Luisi | Copyright: © DR

    Carl Nielsen, Fabio Luisi © DR

At six concerts spread out over two weeks, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra with its chief conductor Fabio Luisi, perform all of Carl Nielsen’s important choral and orchestral works, beginning with his striking debut symphony and much-loved choral work Springtime in Funen.

In Symphony No. 2, Nielsen displays his grasp of the human mind, full of humour and keen observations. Symphony No. 3 marked Nielsen’s real breakthrough. The dramatic side of Nielsen explodes in his 4th Symphony, ‘The Inextinguishable’, where a duel between two tympanists underlines the struggle between light and dark. In Symphony No. 5, the composer soars to cosmic heights when creating a completely new type of symphony about the human will to live and our demons. The Korean star violinist Bomsori Kim has taken over his unique violin concerto and made it her own. Carl Nielsen’s last symphony, No. 6, is humorous, down-to-earth and head-strong music which, with its many surprises, was to become a musical will full of good spirits and astonishment.

Also available: Carl Nielsen – Between heaven and earth
A new 53' documentary by Magdalena Zięba-Schwind, produced by EuroArts Music

Genre Orchestral Music
Recording date 20-29 April 2023
Recording location DR Concert Hall, Copenhagen
Duration 6* approx. 75'
Video format HD
Production Company DR
TV Director Kasper Lange
Distribution TV EuroArts Music
English title of music work Nielsen: Helios Overture, Springtime in Funen, Symphony No. 1 with Clara Cecilie Thomsen, soprano; Jacob Skov Andersen, tenor; Jens Sondergaard, baritone
English title of music work Nielsen: A Fantasy Journey to the Faroe Islands, Hymnus Amoris, Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments with DR Concert Choir, DR Junior Choir, Liv Redpath soprano, Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor
English title of music work Nielsen: Prelude to Saul and David, II act, Flute Concerto, Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva with Ulla Miilmann, flute; Liv Redpath, Johan Reuter, soloists
English title of music work Nielsen: Pan and Syrinx, Clarinet Concerto, Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable with Johnny Teyssier, clarinet
English title of music work Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 5 with Bomsori Kim, violin
English title of music work Nielsen: Aladdin Suite, Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice
Orchestra / Band Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Fabio Luisi

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