Nielsen - Symphonies Nos 2 & 3
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Label: LSO Live
Cat No: LSO0722
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 11th February 2013
WorksSymphony no.2, op.16 'The Four Temperaments'
Symphony no.3, op.27 'Sinfonia espansiva'
ArtistsLondon Symphony Orchestra
Nielsen's Second symphony was inspired by a naÔve but vivid painting representing the four temperaments of the human personality. Adopting these defining characters for each of the symphony's movements Nielsen realised a sonic depiction of emotion.
His Third symphony, the most openly Danish of his symphonies, portrays spaciousness, power and vitality and is considered his greatest international achievement.
"The LSO displayed a strong sense of movement throughout, coaxed along by Sir Colin with an even and steady hand. The Allegro collerico first movement was spirited, even violent at points Ö The final movement, Allegro sanguineo, was a tour de force of the brass section, blasting away in wild abandon, totally cowing the strings." - ***** Bachtrack (Symphony No.2)
"Davis unleashed the opening allegro with an irresistible swing, fabulously played by the LSO, but he was sufficiently inside Nielsenís symphonic imagination not to allow the more ruminative inner movements to be overwhelmed. Itís amazing to think that Davis has only recently come to the composer." - The Guardian (Symphony No.3)
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