Nielsen - Symphonies 1 & 2 | Seattle Symphony Media SSM1024

Nielsen - Symphonies 1 & 2


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Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Cat No: SSM1024

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 17th July 2020



Seattle Symphony Orchestra


Thomas Dausgaard


Nielsen, Carl

Symphony no.1 in G minor, op.7
Symphony no.2, op.16 'The Four Temperaments'


Seattle Symphony Orchestra


Thomas Dausgaard


Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony bring you electric and superbly played performances of Nielsenís early symphonies. Dausgaard has championed the music of his countryman throughout his career, and this album features the Danish composerís ecstatic First Symphony and the strong-willed Second Symphony. The live concert recordings capture the vitality and energy shared by the orchestra and their new Music Director, all in the spectacular acoustics of Benaroya Hall.


Nielsenís early symphonies arenít just well-kept secrets; they are essential listening for anyone serious about understanding the composerís place in 20th-century music. ... Speed requires confidence, and you can feel the Seattle Symphonyís building with this further exploration of what remains an alien aesthetic to so many orchestras. ... [Dausgaardís] performance of The Four Temperaments is the real winner here.  Andrew Mellor (Recording of the Month)
Gramophone November 2020
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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