“I think in terms of the instruments themselves – I sort of creep into their souls,” said Carl Nielsen. His three solo concertos for violin, flute, and clarinet are highly characteristic and expressive works that show how Nielsen developed as a composer, increasingly distancing himself from the classical conventions. This recording by the New York Philharmonic and former Music Director Alan Gilbert concludes the acclaimed Nielsen Project with Nikolaj Znaider, Robert Langevin, and Anthony McGill as soloists in vivid live performances from then Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33
- I. Prelude: Largo – Allegro cavalleresco
- II. Poco adagio
- Rondo: Allegretto scherzando
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
- I. Allegro moderato
- II. Allegretto, un poco
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57
- Allegretto un poco
- Poco adagio
- Allegro non troppo – Adagio – Allegro vivace
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