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Carl Nielsen: The Symphonies & Concertos (Live)

Nikolaj Znaider, Robert Langevin, Anthony McGill, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert

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Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, CNW 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"  
1
I. Allegro espansivo
Carl Nielsen; Erin Morley; Joshua Hopkins; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
11:27
2
II. Andante pastorale
Carl Nielsen; Erin Morley; Joshua Hopkins; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
9:13
3
III. Allegretto un poco
Carl Nielsen; Erin Morley; Joshua Hopkins; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
6:36
4
IV. Finale. Allegro
Carl Nielsen; Erin Morley; Joshua Hopkins; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
10:03
Symphony No. 2, Op. 16, CNW 26 "The Four Temperaments"  
5
I. Allegro collerico
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
10:13
6
II. Allegro comodo e flemmatico
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
5:08
7
III. Andante malincolico
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
12:20
8
IV. Allegro sanguineo
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
7:28
Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, CNW 28 "The Inextinguishable"  
1
I. Allegro
Carl Nielsen; Markus Rhoten; Kyle Zerna; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
11:28
2
II. Poco allegretto
Carl Nielsen; Markus Rhoten; Kyle Zerna; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
5:16
3
III. Poco adagio quasi andante
Carl Nielsen; Markus Rhoten; Kyle Zerna; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
10:10
4
IV. Allegro
Carl Nielsen; Markus Rhoten; Kyle Zerna; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
9:01
Symphony No. 1, Op. 7, CNW 25  
5
I. Allegro orgoglioso
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
9:09
6
II. Andante
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
7:17
7
III. Allegro comodo
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
8:04
8
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
8:47
Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, CNW 29  
1
I. Tempo giusto -
Carl Nielsen; Mark Nuccio; Christopher S. Lamb; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
10:27
2
I. Adagio
Carl Nielsen; Mark Nuccio; Christopher S. Lamb; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
9:39
3
II. Allegro -
Carl Nielsen; Mark Nuccio; Christopher S. Lamb; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
6:07
4
II. Presto -
Carl Nielsen; Mark Nuccio; Christopher S. Lamb; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
3:04
5
II. Andante un poco tranquillo -
Carl Nielsen; Mark Nuccio; Christopher S. Lamb; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
4:43
6
II. Allegro. Tempo I
Carl Nielsen; Mark Nuccio; Christopher S. Lamb; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
2:58
Symphony No. 6, CNW 30 "Sinfonia semplice"  
7
I. Tempo giusto
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
13:21
8
II. Humoresque. Allegretto
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
4:21
9
III. Proposta seria. Adagio
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
6:10
10
IV. Theme and Variations. Allegro
Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
10:37
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, CNW 41  
1
I. Prelude. Largo - Allegro cavallerésco
Carl Nielsen; Nikolaj Znaider; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
18:43
2
IIa. Poco adagio -
Carl Nielsen; Nikolaj Znaider; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
6:19
3
IIb. Rondo. Allegretto scherzando
Carl Nielsen; Nikolaj Znaider; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
10:06
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, CNW 42  
4
I. Allegro moderato
Carl Nielsen; Robert Langevin; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
10:55
5
II. Allegro un poco
Carl Nielsen; Robert Langevin; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
7:21
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, CNW 43  
6
Allegretto un poco -
Carl Nielsen; Anthony McGill; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
8:08
7
Poco adagio -
Carl Nielsen; Anthony McGill; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
4:49
8
Allegro non troppo - Adagio - Allegro vivace
Carl Nielsen; Anthony McGill; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert
10:55
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    4:50:23
"This is fantastic. If you like your Nielsen big, bold and gutsy, then this is the cycle you need to own."
- ClassicsToday.com

"If I have it right, Gilbert is on something of a crusade. He seems enthralled by Nielsen's invigorating energy and equally so by his lyrical charm."
- Gramophone

"When these works were performed live, the New York press was uniformly positive. The DaCapo sound and engineering here is at its usual high mark. This recording sounds great ..."
- Audiophile Audition

This four-disc box set collects the acclaimed live recordings from music director Alan Gilbert's Nielsen Project, comprising the complete set of Carl Nielsen’s symphonies and concertos, performed by the New York Philharmonic. This body of work displays evidence of Nielsen's indomitable courage and infinite curiosity; qualities that helped him develop into one of the greatest symphonists of the 20th century and eventually Denmark’s national composer. The orchestra is joined by featured soloists violinist Nikolaj Znaider, flutist Robert Langevin and clarinetist Anthony McGill.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Dacapo SACD Studio Masters

Recorded at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City Symphony No. 2 on 27–29 January and 1 February 2011 Symphony No. 3 on 14–16 June 2012
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 on 12–15 March 2014
Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 on 1–3 October 2014
Violin & Flute Concertos on 10–13 October 2012
Clarinet Concerto 7–10 & 13 January 2015
Recording producers: Preben Iwan and Mats Engström
Sound engineers: Preben Iwan (Symphonies Nos. 1, 4, 5 & 6; Concertos), Mikkel Nymand (Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3)

Recorded in the DXD audio format (Digital eXtreme Definition) 352.8kHz / 32-bit (except Symphony No. 2 recorded in 96 kHz / 24bit)
Microphones main array: Decca Tree with outriggers: 5x DPA 4006TL
– surround microphones: 2x DPA 4015TL
Converters and preamps: DAD AX24 & AX32 – DAW system: Pyramix with Smart AV Tango controller Monitored on B&W 802 Diamond speakers
Previously released on 6.220623, 6.220624, 6.220625 and 6.220556

Liner notes: Jens Cornelius
English translation of the liner notes: James Manley
Proofreader: Svend Ravnkilde
Photo p. 9: Elis Högh-Jensen, c. 1920s; © The Royal Library, Department of Maps, Prints and photographs photos pp. 14–15, 17, 19, 20, 31, and 32–33: © Chris Lee
Graphic design: Denise Burt, Elevator Design
Publisher: The Carl Nielsen Edition – Edition Wilhelm Hansen AS

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