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Danish composer Carl Nielsen wrote six exuberant symphonies.
Royal Danish Library
June 9, 2015 To mark the sesquicentennial of the Danish composer's birth, music critic Michael Steinberg introduces Nielsen's exuberant music, confirming his stature as one of the truly great symphonists.
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A 1931 portrait of Danish composer Carl Nielsen by Sigurd Swane. Nielsen's symphonies are still undervalued.
Alfredo Dagli Orti/The Art Arc
October 23, 2014 From tiny Denmark comes a big symphonic sound. Three recent albums offer a glimpse of the Nordic sound, from the undervalued Carl Nielsen, the experimental Per Nørgård and the accessible Poul Ruders.
March 29, 2013 Carl Nielsen could have used a little more luck after he composed stunningly original music for a theatrical version of the Aladdin story. The director cut and jumbled the score. But in the end, the Danish composer rescued his music by turning it into a popular suite.
Conductor Colin Davis concludes his cycle of Carl Nielsen's symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra.
February 20, 2013 Turn your ears toward three albums now tickling ours: clever Nielsen, glowing Finland and one battered electric guitar.
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June 11, 2008 This week, From the Top comes from the Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Colorado, where teenagers spending their summer at the Aspen Music Festival and School offer up inspired performances. Among the gifted young musicians are an oboist from China, a pianist from Ukraine, and a double bassist who plays both classical music and jazz. This show originally aired December 5, 2007
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May 22, 2008 Their music might be vastly different, but when folk-rocker Josh Ritter and classical violinist Hilary Hahn share a concert stage, surprising connections develop between the two performers and their audience.
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