Carl Nielsen: The Symphonies

Carl Nielsen: The Symphonies

DGG 4863481 (Deutsche Grammophon, CD, 3 discs)

FIRST RELEASE (28 April 2023)
Booklet pages: 18
℗ 2023 Danish National Symphony Orchestra
© 2023 Deutsche Grammophon
Main country of recording: Denmark
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Carl Nielsen: The Symphonies published on 21 April 2023

Fatma Said, soprano (Symphony No 3)
Palle Knudsen, baritone (Symphony No 3)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931):


Symphony No 1 in G minor, FS 16 (Op 7)

Symphony No 2, 'The Four Temperaments', FS 29 (Op 16)


Symphony No 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva', FS 60 (Op 27)

Symphony No 4, 'The Inextinguishable', FS 76 (Op 29)

Symphony No 5, FS 97 (Op 50)

Symphony No 6, 'Sinfonia semplice', FS 116

After six years of acclaimed live performances in Europe, the USA, and Asia, The Danish Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi now present their special take on Carl Nielsen's symphonies on record for the first time. The Danish National Symphony Orchestra is internationally acclaimed for its interpretations of Carl Nielsen's music, cultivated through generations of musicians ever since the composer himself conducted the orchestra in the 1920s and 30s.

Recorded in June 2022 (Symphonies Nos 1 and 6), February 2022 (Symphony No 2), November 2019 (Symphonies Nos 3 and 5) and January and February 2022 (Symphony No 4) in the Koncertsalen, DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark.