Hymnus amoris, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, FS 21 (Op. 12). 1. Amor mihi vitam donat. 2. Amor est dolor meus. 3. Amor est pax mea. Ulf Schirmer. Little Suite, for string orchestra in A minor, FS 6 (Op. 1). 4. No. 1, Prelude. 5. 2, Intermezzo.
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor, Primary Artist.
Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76, also known as "The Inextinguishable" (Danish: Det Uudslukkelige), was completed by Danish composer Carl Nielsen in 1916. Composed against the backdrop of the First World War, this symphony is among the most dramatic that Nielsen wrote, featuring a "battle" between two sets of timpani.
The 4th Symphony "The Inextinguishable" and 5th, are his most played Symphonies and express triumph over conflict, probably composed in response to the First World War. His 6th Symphony "Sinfonia semplice", sounds quite bizarre at first but, like all his Symphonies, are very rewarding to listen to. They are played here with great power and strength by Herbert Blomstedt and his San Francisco Symphony. The set contains Symphonies 4, 5, and 6, plus the "Little Suite" and "Hymnus Amoris" all brilliantly performed by Herbert Blomstedt and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra between 1988 and 1996. Providing consistently good sound quality, I'd say that this CD set is the best for Nielsen novices, along with the other set containing the earlier symphonies.
Nielsen: Symphonies 4-6 (classical music album) - Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (classicalarchives. CD 1 of 2. Carl Nielsen Composer. Symphony N. ('The Inextinguishable'), FS76, O. 9 Work. Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra Orchestra, Ulf Schirmer Conductor, Herbert Blomstedt Conductor. relude: Andante con moto.
Little Suite For Strings, FS 6. 2-5. I. Praeludium. Recordings: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, November 1987 (Symphonies 4 & 5); September 1988 (Symphony 6); Radio Studio, Copenhagen, August 1995 (Suite, Hymnus Amoris). Cover: "The cliffs of Moen, Denmark" (1852) by Peter Christian Skovgaard 16 page booklet in English, French and Germany, including sung text Printed in Germany.
Carl August Nielsen was born on the Danish island of Funen on 9 June 1865, the seventh of 12 children. In 1888, the 23-year-old enjoyed his first success with his Little Suite for strings, Op. During the following year, Nielsen became a violinist at the Royal Danish Orchestra, a post he was to hold for some 16 years. For example, the Fourth Symphony (‘The Inextinguishable’) begins in D minor, a key associated with violence and chaos, which gradually yields to the key of E major, whose appearance is always attended by music of radiant splendour.
Album · 1974 · 18 Songs. Symphony No. 2, '(The) Four Temperaments' FS29 (Op. 16): Allegro comodo e flemmatico. Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Herbert Blomstedt. 7. 16): Andante malincolico. 8. 16): Allegro sanguineo. 4, '(The) inextinguishable' FS76 (Op. 29): Allegro. 4-6, Little Suite, Hymnus Amoris. Nielsen:The Symphonies Nos. 1-3. 1999.
Nielsen's cantata Hymnus amoris for soloists, chorus and orchestra was first performed at Copenhagen's Musikforeningen (The Music Society) on 27 April 1897. It was inspired by Titian's painting Miracle of the Jealous Husband which Nielsen had seen on his honeymoon in Italy in 1891. Nielsen's earliest work composed specifically for orchestra was the immediately successful Suite for Strings (1888), which evoked Scandinavian Romanticism as expressed by Grieg and Svendsen. The work marked an important milestone in Nielsen's career as it was not only his first real success but it was also the first of his pieces he conducted himself when it was.