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Nielsen: Complete Symphonies ()

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Recorded with the BBC Philharmonic between 2012 and 2015, John Storgårds' box set of the six symphonies of Carl Nielsen follows his 2014 Sibelius cycle on the same label, and he maintains the same high standards of interpretation and performance that made the previous set worthwhile. Storgårds conducts Nielsen's symphonies with an emphasis on their intellectual rigor, muscular counterpoint, and rugged orchestration, so for the most part he eschews lushness and rich tone colors and opts instead for lean textures and crisp ...

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  1. Symphony No. 1 in G minor, FS 16 (Op. 7)
  2. Symphony No. 2 ("De fire temperamenter"), FS 29 (Op. 16)
  3. Symphony No. 3 ("Sinfonia espansiva"), FS 60 (Op. 27)
  4. Symphony No. 4 ("Det uudslukkelige"; "Inextinguishable"), FS 76 (Op. 29)
  5. Symphony No. 5, FS 97 (Op. 50)
  6. Symphony No. 6 ("Sinfonia semplice"), FS 116
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Nielsen: Complete Symphonies
2015, Chandos

UPC: 095115185926

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