- Performer:Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra
- Title:Carl Nielsen: Symphonies Nos 1 & 6
- Date of release:February 1, 2012
- Recording location:Barbican, London
- Size FLAC version1839 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1427 megabytes
- Size WMA version1956 megabytes
- Formats:MOD XM DTS FLAC MPC VOX
Following his 2011 release of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4, "The Inextinguishable," and the Symphony No. 5, Colin Davis presents another pair from the cycle in live performances, the Symphony No. 1 and the Symphony No. 6, "Sinfonia Semplice. Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra give vigorous and unsentimental readings that sound terrific in the SACD format, and the ensemble's incisive attacks give the music a strong profile.
Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra recorded Carl Nielsen's six symphonies at London's Barbican between 2009 and 2011, and released them in pairs on the orchestra's audiophile label, LSO Live. This trimline box set presents those hybrid SACDs, along with a Blu-Ray audio disc of all six performances together, a true convenience for collectors who have the appropriate equipment. Yet however one hears these symphonies, the recordings offer exceptional clarity and depth, and all the details of these complicated works are perfectly audible.
Despite giving titles to the majority of his symphonies, Danish composer Carl Nielsen was often vague about what influenced each work. Nevertheless he was a master symphonist and his music is mesmerising, combining propulsive energy with lyrical invention.
Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 1-6, an album by Carl Nielsen, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis on this site. Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 7, FS 16: III. Allegro comodo. 4. 7, FS 16: IV. Finale - Allegro con fuoco.
Tracklist: Disc 1 (01:06:29).
Composer Carl Nielsen. Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Colin Davis. Producer James Mallinson. Venue Barbican Centre, London. Nielsen: Symphonies Nos 1 and 6 – London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis. This is the second release in Sir Colin Davis’s acclaimed Nielsen cycle. Nielsen’s First Symphony draws inspiration from Brahms and Dvorák but also contains hints of the progressive tonality for which he soon became celebrated. Though written thirty years apart, the two works feature folk inflections, tonal ambiguity, and Nielsen’s distinctive anti-romantic.
London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), London Festival Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari, Robert Ashley, Various Composers, London Festival OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral". London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Josef Krips, London Symphony Orchestra & Josef Krips. 1960 Transferred from the Original Everest Records Master Tapes. Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 1-9. London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Josef Krips. Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6. London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Yondani Butt, London Symphony OrchestraYondani Butt.
Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 7, FS 16 Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments, Op. 16, FS 29 Symphony No. 3 Sinfonia Espansiva, Op. 27, FS 60 Symphony No. 4 The Inextinguishable, Op. 29, FS 76 Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97 Symphony No. 6 Sinfonia semplice, FS 116. London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis.
CreditsColin Davis - Conductor, Primary Artist
Claire Delamarche - Liner Note Translation
Neil Hutchinson - Balance Engineer, Editing
Stephen Johnson - Liner Notes
London Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra, Primary Artist
James Mallinson - Producer
Carl Nielsen - Composer
Jonathan Stokes - Balance Engineer, Editing
Alberto Venzago - Photography
|Symphony No. 1|
|1||Andante orgoglioso Carl Nielsen||Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra||9:09|
|2||Andante Carl Nielsen||Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra||7:23|
|3||Allegro comodo - Andante sostenuto - Tempo 1 Carl Nielsen||Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra||7:59|
|4||Finale. Allegro con fuoco Carl Nielsen||Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra||8:47|
|Symphony No. 6 'Sinfonia semplice'|
|5||Tempo giusto Carl Nielsen||Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra||12:44|
|6||Humoreske: Allegretto Carl Nielsen||Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra||5:17|
|7||Proposta seria: Adagio Carl Nielsen||Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra||5:38|
|8||Tema con variazioni: Allegro Carl Nielsen||Colin Davis / London Symphony Orchestra||11:10|