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A Fantastic Set

Nielsen's symphonies are yet another Scandinavian delight. They are tightly and powerfully constructed, much in the manner of Schumann's symphonies. Blomstedt does them justice. These are beautiful recordings. The orchestra's sound is rich and full. The faster, louder passages are attacked with precision and dexterity. The lighter, softer pastoral parts are contrasted marvellously well. There is not a single technical aspect of these recordings to diminish what the conductor and orchestra are trying to convey (unlike the LSO/Schmidt set). If you want to hear what Nielsen is all about, this is it.


Born: July 11, 1927 in Springfield, MA

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Herbert Thorson Blomstedt is a leading conductor, especially famed for his early twentieth century symphonic repertory. He was born in the United States of Swedish parents who moved back to Sweden in 1929. His mother was a pianist who gave him his first music lessons. He took general education courses at the University of Uppsala and music studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He went to Paris for conducting lessons with Igor Markevitch, inheriting something of that maestro's brisk,...
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Nielsen:The Symphonies Nos. 1-3, Herbert Blomstedt
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  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Aug 12, 1999

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