In Performance, on Recordings, and over Time
Alan Gilbert believes that every music lover needs to know Carl Nielsen (1865–1931). That is why he has spearheaded The Nielsen Project, a multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Denmark’s beloved composer through performances by the New York Philharmonic, recorded on Denmark’s Dacapo label. Fall 2012 sees the release of the first of these CDs, (October 10–13) performances of the Flute and Violin Concertos, an Insights Series event featuring the Music Director and others behind The Nielsen Project, and two archival exhibitions presented at Avery Fisher Hall.
Alan Gilbert describes why he believes Nielsen's "traditional" but "quirky" music is so "powerful and captivating."
Nielsen may not be a household name to New Yorkers, but that is about to change.
A timeline of Carl Nielsen's life and works.
View Leonard Bernstein’s score of Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 from the New York Philharmonic's Digital Archives. Bernstein championed Nielsen’s works and won Denmark’s prestigious Sonning Award in 1965.
Music is Life, a multimedia installation, will be on view during the Nielsen concerts October 10–13, and "Inextinguishable" Nielsen will run September 19–October 27 in the Bruno Walter Gallery.