Carl Nielsen: The Mother

Carl Nielsen: The Mother

6.220648 (Dacapo Records, SACD)

NEW RELEASE (10 July 2020)

Playing time: 71'27"
Tracks: 26
Booklet pages: 40
© 2020 Dacapo Records
Main country of recording: DK
Country of manufacture: DE
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Carl Nielsen: The Mother published on 22 August 2020

Listen: Nielsen: Saga Dream (The Mother) (track 2, 5:06-6:02)

Adam Riis, tenor (the Scald)
Palle Knudsen, baritone (the Fool)
Rune Most, flute
Lovisa Wennesz, harp
Eugen Tichindeleanu, violin (concertmaster)
Jovana Vukušić, violin
Rafaell Altino, viola
Anna Dorothea Wolff, cello
Ole Bartholin Kiilerich, piano
Rikke Lender, voice
Malene Nordtop, voice
Christine Nonbo Andersen, soprano
Rasmus Gravers Nielsen, tenor
Steffen Bruun, bass
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Philharmonic Choir (prepared by Morten Heide)
Odense Symphony Orchestra
Adreas Delfs, conductor

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931):

The Mother, Op 41 - A Play in a Prologue and Seven Scenes by Helge Rode

1 March

Scene One
2 Saga Dream
3 Roselil and Her Mother
4 The Mist is Rising
5 Melodrama
6 Faith and Hope Are Playing

Scene Two
7 Wild the Storm on Blackened Waters

Scene Three
8 Gramophone Waltz
9 Like Golden Amber is My Girl
10 A Mother at the Feast Was Told
11 When the Eagle Would Fly to Rule
12 Thistle Crop Looks Promising

Scene Four
13 Prelude
14 My Heart Was Truly Bitter
15 Life Is Lower, Life Is Slower
16 The Children Are Playing

Scene Five
17 Fragments of the National Anthems of the Belligerents
18 This Fair and Lovely Land
19 Grown Together, Sundered Nation

Scene Six
20 Minuet
21 Testament, as He Was Dying
22 Fanfare Music
23 Minuet

Scene Seven
24 Prelude
25 Echo Song
26 There's a Fleet of Floating Islands

First recording

Recorded 27 January - 1 February 2020 at Carl Nielsen Salen, Odense Koncerthus, Odense, Denmark