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    Right, I've been listening to the Nielsen SQ. Before this weekend I cant say I'd ever heard Nielsen's SQs and really didn't know what to expect but it's a positive joy! I've also listened to the F Minor quartet too and that's just as enjoyable. Firstly though, a word of warning - the 2...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    So it is the 150th anniversary of Sibelius' birth. Many people (in particular Morton Feldman) said that Sibelius is ahead of his time, in e.g. the musical form and his symphonic idiom as supposed to Mahler. I don't think I really understand these discourses, and so could someone elaborate what...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Now, I'm not going to ask you if I should give up or not. I am merely looking for a Nielsen lover's take on his symphonic cycle and other orchestral works. How do you understand and appreciate his music? I heard the later Violin Concerto and was very impressed. Helios Overture is great too...
  4. Orchestral Music
    A continuation of the Saturday Symphonies Tradition: Welcome to another weekend of symphonic listening! For your listening pleasure this weekend: Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931) Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonia Espansiva", Op. 27, FS 60 1. Allegro espansivo 2. Andante pastorale 3. Allegretto un poco 4...
  5. Composer Guestbooks
    Carl August Nielsen was a Danish violinist, conductor and composer. Born on 9th June 1865 and died on 3rd October 1931. His works are very well known in Denmark. Today, I heard his first symphony for the first time and it was impressive. He is admired for his symphonies. He also wrote concerti...
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