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Carl Nielsen

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Year of birth1865
Year of death1931
NationalityDenmark
PeriodRomantic
Wind Quintet by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
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SchweinfurtKorngold's Dance in the Old Style

© Marco Borggreve
Korngold, Nielsen, Tchaikovsky
Bamberg Symphony; John Storgårds; Baiba Skride

BambergKorngold's Dance in the Old Style

© Marco Borggreve
Korngold, Nielsen, Tchaikovsky
Bamberg Symphony; John Storgårds; Baiba Skride

CopenhagenLuisi & Eine Alpensinfonie

Nielsen, Mendelssohn, Strauss R.
Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Fabio Luisi; Isabelle Faust
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Colour and dynamism in abundance from the LPO and John Storgårds

London Philharmonic Orchestra play Van Gogh Blue © London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds and the London Philharmonic Orchestra couple Julian Anderson’s evocative Van Gogh Blue with an exhilarating Beethoven’s Seventh, while Simone Lamsma is dynamic and expansive in Nielsen.
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Northern Lights: Atlanta Symphony explores rare repertoire

Thomas Søndergård conducts the Atlanta Symphony © Jeff Roffman
In a bold move, guest conductor Thomas Søndergård conducts three Atlanta premieres by late-Romantic Scandinavian composers.
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja's stunning return to Seattle

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony © Carlin Ma

PatKop gives a life-or-death account of Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Thomas Dausgaard on a programme framed by Scandinavian colours.

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