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Carl Nielsen

November 2018
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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. 

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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ClaygateOxshott & Cobham Music Society - Patrons' Concert - Wind Ensemble

Oxshott & Cobham Music Society - Patrons' Concert - Wind Ensemble
Barber, Danzi, Debussy, Britten, Nielsen
Magnard Ensemble

GothenburgEmotional Torrents

Schumann, Eliasson, Nielsen
Gothenburg Symphony; Daniel Blendulf; Janine Jansen

NorrköpingVictorious Guitar Concerto

© Jules Lawrence Laura Snowden, guitar.
Beethoven, Streich, Nielsen
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Christian Kluxen; Laura Snowden
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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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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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