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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. 
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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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MadridEstreno de Lindberg con Pacho Flores y Ximo Vicedo

Estreno de Lindberg con Pacho Flores y Ximo Vicedo
Bernstein, Lindberg, Nielsen
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Christian Lindberg; Pacho Flores; Ximo Vicedo

ValenciaOrquesta de Valencia

Orquesta de Valencia
Khachaturian, Nielsen
Orquesta de Valencia; Ari Rasilainen; Nemanja Radulović

SheffieldThe Hallé perform Brahms' Haydn Variations

The Hallé perform Brahms' Haydn Variations
Brahms, Mozart, Nielsen
The Hallé; Johannes Debus; Pavel Kolesnikov
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Diamonds in the snow: Rattle, Hannigan and the LSO

Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO kick off the New Year by showcasing a contemporary vocal masterpiece (with Barbara Hannigan as soloist) together with two symphonies by Nordic composers.
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Different temperaments: the BBC SSO play Sibelius and Nielsen

Viktoria Mullova © Henry Fair
Viktoria Mullova is dazzling in Sibelius' Violin Concerto but the audience of Sage Gateshead fail to make their mark when asked to sing along to Finlandia
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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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