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Nielsen, Carl - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 - Norrington, Roger



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Among the early 20th century composers involved in the transition from romanticism to modernism, Carl Nielsen was particularly conspicuous for his originality which deviated from everything known and was perceived at the time as downright provocative. Today we see in Carl Nielsen’s six symphonies – all as strikingly different from one another – consistent genre contributions of unique and outstanding importance. Yet Nielsen’s international breakthrough only began in the 1950s and today his works are still far from being commonplace in our concert halls. The Symphony No. 4 was considered by the composer himself as one of his best works and it is until today one his most performed ones. The Symphony No. 2, also present on this album, and was inspired by paintings in a pub, showing grotesquely exaggerated depictions of the four human character archetypes. Listeners shouldn’t be surprised that there’s a lot more humor at play here than is apparent in most other works. The Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1945 and in the following seven decades became one of the most important musical ambassadors of Germany. World-renowned conductors, as well as some of the world’s greatest soloists, have been guests, including: Carlos Kleiber, Kurt Sanderling, Maria Callas, Yehudi Menuhin, Alfred Brendel, and Lang Lang. Sir Roger Norrington has worked at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and at the English National Opera, with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Concertgebouw Orchester as well as many renowned British and American orchestras.
Fakta
Artikelnummer SWR19120CD
Streckkod 0747313912087
Utgivningsdatum 2022-10-14
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag SWR Classic
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Dirigenter Norrington, Roger
Kompositörer Nielsen, Carl
Orkestrar Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
Disk: 1
Symphony No. 2 “the Four Temperaments”, Op. 16
1 I Allegro collerico
2 Ii Allegro comodo e flemmatico
3 Iii Andante malincolico
4 Iv Allegro sanguineo – Adagio molto – Tempo primo
5 I Allegro – Molto tranquillo – Tempo primo – attac
6 Ii Poco allegretto – attacca
7 Iii Poco adagio quasi andante – Con anima – attacc
8 Iv Allegro
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