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Carl Nielsen – The Historic Recordings

Carl Nielsen – The Historic Recordings


      Carl Nielsen - First Recordings - Introduced by Victria Samek



Brought together for the first time, the first commercial recordings of Nielsen’s works featuring the clarinet. This historic recording gives a fascinating insight into playing from the 30s and 40s and will be coveted by those interested in Nielsen’s masterpieces and historic performances.

  • The Clarinet Concerto played by Louis Cahuzac
  • The Wind Quintet played by the Royal Chapel Wind Quintet
  • The delightful Serenato in Vano
  • Both chamber works feature the playing of clarinettist Aage Oxenvad

‘…Serenata in Vano whose first (1937) recording made by friends of the composer (including Oxenvad) has been reissued in the Clarinet Classics release – a document worth cherishing. The same reissue gives us the Wind Quintet in its own first recording (1936), again by Nielsen’s friends, four of them original members of the group the composer wrote the work for. An invaluable document of spare precise, yet highly personal playing.’

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Running Time: 57 mins.

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Weight 0.234 g
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CD + full download (flac & mp3), Full download (flac & mp3), Download 1 Nielsen: Concerto, op.57, Download 2 Nielsen: Serenata in Vano, Download 3 Nielsen: Wind Quintet, op.43 – 1.Allegro ben moderato, Download 4 Nielsen: Wind Quintet, op.43 – 2.Menuet, Download 5 Nielsen: Wind Quintet, op.43 – 3.Adagio – Tema con variazioni – Andantino festiva