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Carl Nielsen

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Year of birth1865
Year of death1931
March 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance

Celebrating the Wind Music of Carl Nielsen

Cartoon of the première of Nielsen's Wind Quintet © P. Johannessen
An exploration of the wind music – concertos and chamber music – of Carl Nielsen.

A look at Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade

Paris masks
An exploration of Nielsen's Maskarade – rarely performed, but Denmark's national opera. 

Happy 150th Birthday, Carl Nielsen!

Carl Nielsen
Denmark’s favourite musical son, Carl Nielsen, celebrates his 150th birthday today. In this playlist, you'll find some of his greatest music in excellent performances.

Sibelius and Nielsen 150: Anniversary Composers

Finland snow
In 2015, we mark the 150th anniversaries of both Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen. This month, we are publishing articles about different aspects of their lives and their music.
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GlasgowComposer Roots: Nielsen’s Violin Concerto

Composer Roots: Nielsen’s Violin Concerto
Nielsen, Traditional
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Henning Kraggerud; Dénise Beck; Benjamin Appl; The Danish String Quartet

Santiago de CompostelaOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Adès, Walton, Nielsen
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Dima Slobodeniouk; Nicolas Alstaedt

MálagaWagner, Strauss, Nielsen

Wagner, Strauss, Nielsen
Wagner, Strauss R., Nielsen
Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga; Pablo González; Ramón Ortega Quero
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RTÉ NSO delivers enjoyable Nielsen, Ravel and Sibelius

Javier Perianes © Josep Molina
A charming rendition of Nielsen's Aladdin Suite and Ravel’s Piano Concerto made up the first half while Martín gave us a romantic rendition of Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony.
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Mexicans impress in Dublin

Jorge Federico Osorio © Todd Rosenberg
An enjoyable concert of Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Ravel's Piano concerto for the Left Hand and Nielsen's Symphony no. 5 by the Mexican duo Carlos Prieto and Jorge Osorio. 
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RSPO in blazing form at the Proms

Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
An eclectic programme from this Swedish orchestra which gave sharply defined performances in repertoire that, at first glance, had seemingly little in common.
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