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Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS

Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD321
UPC: 855317003219
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  1. 01 – Carl August Nielsen – Kvintet op. 43 – I. Allegro ben moderato
  2. 02 – Carl August Nielsen – Kvintet – II. Menuet
  3. 03 – Carl August Nielsen – Kvintet – III. Præludium. Adagio – Tema con variazioni
  4. 04 – Kai Helmer Senstius – Kvintet op. 16 – I. Andante con moto
  5. 05 – Kai Helmer Senstius – Kvintet op. 16 – II. Andante con moto – Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro
  6. 06 – Kai Helmer Senstius – Kvintet op. 16 – III. Allegro comodo
  7. 07 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – I. Marciale. Con moto scherzando
  8. 08 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – II. Fughetta malinconica. Poco adagio
  9. 09 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – III. Danza. Poco allegretto – vivace – poco allegretto
  10. 10 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – IV. Intermezzo. Poco adagio espressivo
  11. 11 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – V. Finale. Allegro molto
  12. 12 – Svend Simon Schultz – Une Amourette Petit serenade pour quintette a vent – I. Marzia. Allegretto
  13. 13 – Svend Simon Schultz – Une Amourette Petit serenade pour quintette a vent – II. Romance. Andante lusingando
  14. 14 – Svend Simon Schultz – Une Amourette Petit serenade pour quintette a vent – III. Rondo. Presto

CARION – NIELSEN’S FOOTSTEPS

WIND QUINTETS Carl Nielsen | Kai Senstius | Jens Emborg | Svend Schultz

The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Carl Nielsen, a Danish composer whose musical legacy remains of huge cultural importance both in Denmark and across the globe. This disc features Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, alongside three world-premiere recordings of wind quintets written by composers who were influenced by Nielsen. The artists, Carion, have included a bonus DVD recording of the Nielsen Wind Quintet.

Nielsen’s Wind Quintet is one of his finest and most innovative pieces. Nielsen abandons the traditional structure of melody and accompaniment for a more balanced, experimental style, exploring the rich sonorities of wind instruments in different combinations.

These different groupings inspired the musicians of Carion to take an original approach when recording the piece. As with many of their live performances, the musicians played with the physical space suggested by the music, moving forward during a more prominent passage to create an intimate sound, stepping back when accompanying, or lining up in a row to form a sonorous chorale. The result is a fascinating and unique interpretation of this repertoire.

The three world-premiere recordings consist of the quirky yet lyrical Une amourette by Svend S. Schultz, whose centenary was celebrated in 2013; Jens Laursøn Emborg’s colourful and varied Wind Quintet, and the imaginative, enthralling Wind Quintet by Kai Senstius.

Booklet in English, French and German.
Program notes by Philip Borg-Wheeler.

Reviews

“If everyone approached an anniversary year like Carion and Odradek have here, our listening would be infinitely richer.”
Gramophone - Andrew Mellor / March 2016

“Performance: FIVE STARS
The players, all secure in technique and beautiful in tone, combine with immaculate attack, balance and tuning, as well as a sense of shared purpose.”
BBC Music Magazine - Anthony Burton / March 2016

“Carl Nielsen’s Wind Quintet… receives a definitive performance on this disc, from the Danish-Latvian group Carion… All marvellous – the best wind quintet disc in years.”
The Arts Desk - Graham Rickson / 16 January 2016

“Best of 2015: Including three world premiere recordings, this album from Carion is the perfect celebration of their Danish compatriot composer Carl Nielsen’s 150th birthday year.”
Apple Music Classical / 23 December 2015

“… exemplary for the convincing musical approach of the ensemble, an approach that runs like a thread through the program and makes it a musical delicacy…By tracing Nielsen’s footsteps, the ensemble itself leaves great imprints.”
Klassik.com - Tobias W. Pfleger / 15 February 2016

01 – Carl August Nielsen – Kvintet op. 43 – I. Allegro ben moderato // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  1. 01 – Carl August Nielsen – Kvintet op. 43 – I. Allegro ben moderato // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  2. 02 – Carl August Nielsen – Kvintet – II. Menuet // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  3. 03 – Carl August Nielsen – Kvintet – III. Præludium. Adagio – Tema con variazioni // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  4. 04 – Kai Helmer Senstius – Kvintet op. 16 – I. Andante con moto // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  5. 05 – Kai Helmer Senstius – Kvintet op. 16 – II. Andante con moto – Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  6. 06 – Kai Helmer Senstius – Kvintet op. 16 – III. Allegro comodo // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  7. 07 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – I. Marciale. Con moto scherzando // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  8. 08 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – II. Fughetta malinconica. Poco adagio // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  9. 09 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – III. Danza. Poco allegretto – vivace – poco allegretto // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  10. 10 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – IV. Intermezzo. Poco adagio espressivo // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  11. 11 – Jens Laurson Emborg – Quintetto op. 74 – V. Finale. Allegro molto // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  12. 12 – Svend Simon Schultz – Une Amourette Petit serenade pour quintette a vent – I. Marzia. Allegretto // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  13. 13 – Svend Simon Schultz – Une Amourette Petit serenade pour quintette a vent – II. Romance. Andante lusingando // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS
  14. 14 – Svend Simon Schultz – Une Amourette Petit serenade pour quintette a vent – III. Rondo. Presto // Carion - NIELSEN'S FOOTSTEPS