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Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, "The Inextinguishable" - Symphony No. 1

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Gilbert

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Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, “The Inextinguishable”  
1
I. Allegro
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert
11:28
2
II. Poco allegretto
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert
5:16
3
III. Poco adagio quasi andante
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert
10:10
4
IV. Allegro
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert
9:01
Symphony No. 1, Op. 7  
5
I. Allegro orgoglioso
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert
9:09
6
II. Andante
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert
7:17
7
III. Allegro comodo
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert
8:04
8
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert
8:47
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:12
“If there is any composer that Alan Gilbert conducts to perfection, it is Carl Nielsen.”
- The New Yorker

"Orchestral Choice ... the players respond collectively and as individuals. Handovers between string sections are at daringly quiet dynamic levels and are almost imperceptible. The woodwind combine to produce a fresh, well blended sonority."
- BBC Music Magazine

This is the second volume of the acclaimed Nielsen Project undertaken by conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012. Gilbert sheds new light on Nielsen's uniquely Nordic symphonic sound and showcases Denmark’s national composer as one of the wildest and most dynamic composers of early modernism. On this 2014 album, Nielsen’s impressive symphonic debut work is combined with the epoch-making Fourth Symphony, written in the midst of the First World War and during a stormy period in the composer’s private life.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Dacapo SACD Studio Masters

Recorded at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, 12-15 March 2014
Recording producers: Preben Iwan and Mats Engström
Sound engineer: Preben Iwan
Recorded in the DXD audio format (Digital eXtreme Definition) 352.8kHz / 24 bit
Live monitoring on MK Sound speakers
Microphones main array: Decca Tree with outriggers: 5x DPA 4006TL
Converters & Preamps: DAD AX24 – DAW system: Pyramix with Smart AV Tango controller
Mastering monitored on B&W 802 Diamond speakers
Liner notes: Jens Cornelius
English translation of the liner notes: James Manley
Proofreader: Svend Ravnkilde
Photos pp 9 and 12-13: © Chris Lee
Photo p 21: Carl Nielsen (1890); The Royal Library, Department of Maps, Prints and Photographs
Graphic design: Denise Burt, Elevator Design
Publisher: The Carl Nielsen Edition – Edition Wilhelm Hansen AS

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