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Carl Nielsen

Philharmonia Orchestra

Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Aladdin Suite

  • Type CD
  • Label Signum Classics
  • UPC 0635212047729
  • Catalog number SIGCD 477
  • Release date 10 March 2017
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About the album

After completing a quintet for wind instruments in 1922 that would become one of his most celebrated works, Carl Nielsen hit upon the ideas of writing a full orchestral concerto for each of the instruments included in that quintet. Nielsen certainly unlocked something in those five individual instruments that few composers had before him o rindeed would after. 'Now I think on the basis of instruments themselves...in a way I creep into them' he wrote around the time of the quintet; 'it can surely be said that instruments have a soul'. The two concertos of the planned five that did materialize - for flute and clarinet - certainly echo those sentiments. The Philharmonia Orchestra is one fo the world's great orchestras. Widely acknowledged for its pioneering approach to the role of an orchestra in the 21st century, the Philharmonia leads the field for the quality of its playing and its innovative work with residencies, music education, audience development and the use of new technology to reach a global audience.

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