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Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Aladdin Suite

Philharmonia Orchestra

Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Aladdin Suite

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Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212047729
Catnr: SIGCD 477
Release date: 10 March 2017
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Signum Classics
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0635212047729
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SIGCD 477
Release date
10 March 2017

"Here we have truly gripping performances of Nielsen’s Flute and Clarinet Concertos, with magnificent sound textures from the soloists as well as from the orchestra. The program ends with the Aladdin Suite from the dramatic, coloured incidental music in a dynamically vivid performance under the expert baton of Paavo Järvi."

Pizzicato, 05-5-2017
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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.
Drie typische vurige werken van Carl Nielsen
In dit deel uit de Nielsenserie van het Philharmonia Orchestra voert het orkest onder leiding van zijn gastdirigent Paavo Järvi drie typische vurige werken van de Deense componist uit: het Fluitconcert, het Klarinetconcert en de Aladdin Suite.

Na het componeren van zijn Blaaskwintet in 1922 kwam Nielsen op het idee om een concert voor elk van de instrumenten uit het kwartet te schrijven. Hij had zeker iets in deze instrumenten losgemaakt dat geen enkele componist voor of na hem zou kunnen doen. Ten tijde van het kwintet schreef Nielsen “Het kan met zekerheid gezegd worden dat instrumenten een ziel hebben.” De twee van de vijf geplande concerten die hij realiseerde – het Fluitconcert en het Klarinetconcert – geven zeker weerklank aan deze gevoelens.

De muziek van de Aladdin Suite is dan wel geen wezenlijk voorbeeld van Nielsens progressieve en individuele stijl, maar het is ongetwijfeld aantrekkelijk en ook sporadisch onthullend. In 1903 bezocht Nielsen Constantinopel en zag hij de dansende derwisjen. Zijn pogingen om de essentie van het oosten opnieuw te vangen in de suite doen zeker denken aan deze gedenkwaardige reis, maar zijn meer geïnspireerd dan authentiek.

De solopartijen worden gespeeld door twee van de belangrijkste orkestleden: fluitist Samuel Coles en klarinettist Mark van de Wiel.

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Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia was founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, and has worked with a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music. Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali took up the baton as Principal Conductor in September 2021. The sixth person to hold the title, he is known for his expressive, balletic conducting style and irrepressible energy. Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arturo Toscanini, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen are just a few of the great artists to be associated with the Philharmonia, and the Orchestra has premiered works by Richard Strauss, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Errollyn Wallen, Kaija Saariaho and many others. Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, in the heart of London, has been the Philharmonia’s home since 1995. The Orchestra also has residencies at venues and festivals across England, each embracing a Learning & Engagement programme that empowers people to engage...
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The Philharmonia was founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, and has worked with a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music. Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali took up the baton as Principal Conductor in September 2021. The sixth person to hold the title, he is known for his expressive, balletic conducting style and irrepressible energy.
Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arturo Toscanini, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen are just a few of the great artists to be associated with the Philharmonia, and the Orchestra has premiered works by Richard Strauss, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Errollyn Wallen, Kaija Saariaho and many others.
Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, in the heart of London, has been the Philharmonia’s home since 1995.
The Orchestra also has residencies at venues and festivals across England, each embracing a Learning & Engagement programme that empowers people to engage with, and participate in, orchestral music.
The Philharmonia’s international reputation is built in part on its extraordinary 76-year recording legacy, which in the last ten years has been built on by pioneering work with digital technology. The Orchestra’s installations and VR experiences have introduced hundreds of thousands of people to the symphony orchestra. The Philharmonia has won four Royal Philharmonic Society awards for its digital projects and audience engagement work.
The Philharmonia is the go-to orchestra for many film and videogame composers in the UK and Hollywood, and its music-making has been experienced by millions of cinema-goers and gamers. It has recorded around 150 soundtracks, with film credits stretching back to 1947.

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Paavo Järvi (conductor)

Paavo Järvi is currently Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Commencing from the 2019/20 season Paavo Järvi will be Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, while he concluded his highly successful tenure as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris in summer 2016. In addition to his permanent positions, Järvi is in much demand as a guest conductor, appearing regularly with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin and Staatskapelle Dresden.  Paavo Järvi is a dedicated supporter of Estonian composers and Artistic Adviser to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Each season concludes with a week of performances and master-classes at the Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia, which...
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Paavo Järvi is currently Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Commencing from the 2019/20 season Paavo Järvi will be Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, while he concluded his highly successful tenure as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris in summer 2016.
In addition to his permanent positions, Järvi is in much demand as a guest conductor, appearing regularly with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin and Staatskapelle Dresden. Paavo Järvi is a dedicated supporter of Estonian composers and Artistic Adviser to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Each season concludes with a week of performances and master-classes at the Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia, which he founded in 2011. As a festival celebrating the orchestra at its heart, Paavo Järvi created a new ensemble which has become the uncontested highlight of the summer season: the Estonian Festival Orchestra, which he takes to Europe’s major capital cities for a tour that coincides with the 100th Anniversary of Estonian Independence in January 2018.

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Carl Nielsen

Carl Nielsen was a Danish musician, conductor and violinist, widely recognized as his country's most prominent composer. Brought up by poor but musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age. He initially played in a military band before attending the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen from 1884 until December 1886. He premiered his Op. 1, Suite for Strings, in 1888, at the age of 23. The following year, Nielsen began a 16-year stint as a second violinist in the prestigious Royal Danish Orchestra under the conductor Johan Svendsen. In 1916, he took a post teaching at the Royal Academy and continued to work there until his death. Although his symphonies, concertos...
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Carl Nielsen was a Danish musician, conductor and violinist, widely recognized as his country's most prominent composer.
Brought up by poor but musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age. He initially played in a military band before attending the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen from 1884 until December 1886. He premiered his Op. 1, Suite for Strings, in 1888, at the age of 23. The following year, Nielsen began a 16-year stint as a second violinist in the prestigious Royal Danish Orchestra under the conductor Johan Svendsen. In 1916, he took a post teaching at the Royal Academy and continued to work there until his death.
Although his symphonies, concertos and choral music are now internationally acclaimed, Nielsen's career and personal life were marked by many difficulties, often reflected in his music. The works he composed between 1897 and 1904 are sometimes ascribed to his "psychological" period, resulting mainly from a turbulent marriage with the sculptor Anne Marie Brodersen. Nielsen is especially noted for his six symphonies, his Wind Quintet and his concertos for violin, flute and clarinet. In Denmark, his opera Maskarade and many of his songs have become an integral part of the national heritage. His early music was inspired by composers such as Brahms and Grieg, but he soon developed his own style, first experimenting with progressive tonality and later diverging even more radically from the standards of composition still common at the time. Nielsen's sixth and final symphony, Sinfonia semplice, was written in 1924–25. He died from a heart attack six years later, and is buried in Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen.

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Here we have truly gripping performances of Nielsen’s Flute and Clarinet Concertos, with magnificent sound textures from the soloists as well as from the orchestra. The program ends with the Aladdin Suite from the dramatic, coloured incidental music in a dynamically vivid performance under the expert baton of Paavo Järvi.
Pizzicato, 05-5-2017

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