Carl Nielsen

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Carl Nielsen was born as Carl August Nielsen.

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Legal name: Carl August Nielsen


Carl August Nielsen (Danish: [kʰɑːl ˈnelsn̩]; 9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) is widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer, and is also remembered as a skilled conductor and a violinist. Brought up by poor but musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age. While it was some time before his works were fully appreciated, even in his home country, Nielsen has now firmly entered the international repertoire. Especially in Europe and the United States, his music is ever more frequently performed, with interest growing in other countries too. Carl Nielsen is especially admired for his six symphonies, his Wind Quintet and his concertos for violin, flute and clarinet. In Denmark, his opera Maskarade and a considerable number of his songs have become an integral part of the national heritage. While his early music was inspired by composers such as Brahms and Grieg, he soon started to develop his own style, first experimenting with progressive tonality and later diverging even more radically from the standards of composition still common at the time. For many years, he appeared on the Danish hundred-kroner banknote.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Symphony No. 5 (Scottish National Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Alexander Gibson) Carl Nielsen 1
1980 Scandinavian Music Grieg, Sibelius, Nielsen, Dag Wirén; The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner 2
1984 Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 Semplice (Royal Danish Orchestra feat. conductor: Paavo Berglund) Carl Nielsen 1
1984 Symphony No. 4 "The Inextinguishable" Nielsen; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1986 Sibelius / Grieg / Nielsen Sibelius, Grieg, Nielsen; Nanna Hansen 1
1988 Flute Concertos Nielsen, Reinecke, Busoni; Aurèle Nicolet, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur 1
1988 Symphonies 4 & 5 Nielsen; San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt 1
1988 Symphonies Nos.3 Op.27 "Sinfonia Espansiva" and 4 Op.29 "The Inextinguishable" (Royal Danish Orchestra feat. conductor: Paavo Berglund) Carl Nielsen 1
1988 Violin Concertos Sibelius, Nielsen; Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
1989 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra / Symphony No. 4 "The Inextinguishable" (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Yehudi Menuhin, violin: Arve Tellefsen) Carl Nielsen 1
1989 Symphonies 1 & 6 Nielsen; San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt 1
1989 Symphonies Nos.1 and 2 Carl Nielsen; Royal Danish Orchestra, Paavo Berglund 1
1989 Symphony No. 2 "Four Temperaments" / Pan & Syrinx Op. 49 / Alladin Suite (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen) Carl Nielsen 1
1990 Symphony no. 5 / Masquerade: Overture, Prelude, Dance Nielsen; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1990 Symphonies 2 & 3 Nielsen; San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt 1
1990 The Complete Concertos Nielsen; Kim Sjøgren, Niels Thomsen, Toke Lund Christiansen, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schønwandt 1
1991 Maskarade Overture / Peer Gynt Suites 1, 2 / Aladdin Suite (San Francisco Symphony feat. conductor: Herbert Blomstedt) Edvard Grieg / Carl Nielsen 1
1992 BBC Music, Volume 1, Number 3: Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 2 "The Four Temperaments", Op. 16 (BBC Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Andrew Davis) / Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat, Op. 82 (BBC Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Matthias Bamert) Nielsen / Sibelius 1
1992 Symphonies Nos. 4 "The Inextinguishable" and 5 Nielsen; National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Adrian Leaper 1
1993 Aladdin, Op. 34 (The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Choir feat. conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky) Carl Nielsen 2
1993 Violin Concerto / Flute Concerto / Clarinet Concerto Carl Nielsen; Dong Suk-Kang, Patrick Gallois, Olle Schill, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung 1
1993 Symphony no. 4 "Inextinguishable" / Symphony no. 6 "Sinfonia semplice" Carl Nielsen; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1994 Symphonies: No. 1, op 7 / No. 4, op 29 “The Inextinguishable” Nielsen; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky 1
1995 Violin Sonatas Janáček, Debussy, Ravel, Nielsen; Christian Tetzlaff, Leif Ove Andsnes 1
1996 Concertos for violin (Maxim Vengerov violin, Chicago Symphony feat. Daniel Barenboim, conductor) Sibelius, Nielsen 1
1996 Aladdin Suite / Helios / Pan & Syrinx / Saga-Dream / Maskarade Nielsen; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1996 Piano Pieces Carl Nielsen; Leif Ove Andsnes 2
1999 Music for Oboe, Oboe d'Amore, Cor Anglais and Piano Schumann, Daelli, Nielsen, Cossart, Yvon, Koechlin; Albrecht Mayer, Markus Becker 1
1999 Carl Nielsen (Det Jyske Ensemble) Carl Nielsen 1
1999 Symphonies Nos. 2 "The Four Temperaments", 3 "Sinfonia espansiva" (Danish National Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Michael Schønwandt) Carl Nielsen 1
2000 Violin Concerto / Clarinet Concerto / Flute Concerto Nielsen; Jonathan Carney, Kevin Banks, Gareth Davies, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kees Bakels 1
2000 Symphonies Nos. 1, 6 (Danish National Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Michael Schønwandt) Carl Nielsen 2
2002 Nielsen: Symphony no. 1 / Sibelius: Symphony no. 7 Carl Nielsen, Jean Sibelius; Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Okko Kamu 1
2004 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 Igor Stravinsky, Carl Nielsen; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi 1
2005 Aladdin Suite (South Jutland Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Niklas Willén) Carl Nielsen; South Jutland Symphony Orchestra, Niklas Willén 1
2005 Sange Carl Nielsen, Marie Carmen Koppel, Mads Bærentzen; Peter Vuust 1
2005 Symphonies (complete) Nielsen; Janáčkova Philharmonic Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar 1
2005 Violin Concerto / Aladdin Suite / Romance for Violin op. 2 Carl Nielsen; Malcolm Stewart, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Douglas Bostock 1
2006 Intimate Voices Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen; Emerson String Quartet 1
2006 BBC Music, Volume 14, Number 11: Sibelius: Symphony no. 1 / Nielsen: Symphony no. 1 Sibelius, Nielsen; BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Joseph Swensen, Ulster Orchestra, János Fürst 1
2007 Orchestral Music (Danish National Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Thomas Dausgaard) Carl Nielsen 1
2007 Clarinet Concertos Nielsen, Aho; Martin Fröst, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä 1
2007 String Quartets, Volume 1 Carl Nielsen; The Young Danish String Quartet 1
2007 Clarinet & Flute Concertos / Wind Quintet Nielsen; Sabine Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 1
2008 String Quartets, Volume 2 Carl Nielsen; The Young Danish String Quartet 1
2010 Liebermann Flute Concerto and Works by Hüe, Poulenc and Nielsen Lowell Liebermann, Georges Hüe, Francis Poulenc, Carl Nielsen; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Paul Daniel, Katherine Bryan 1
2011 Bruckner / Sibelius / Nielsen Bruckner, Sibelius, Nielsen; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel 2
2012 Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky, Nielsen; Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Vilde Frang 1
2012 Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 Carl Nielsen; New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert 1
2013 BBC Music, Volume 21, Number 11: Nielsen: Symphony no. 5 / Sibelius: Symphony no. 5 Carl Nielsen, Jean Sibelius; BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Søndergård 1

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