Nielsen's Flute and Violin Concertos and Tchaikovsky's 'Little Russian'

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

The New York Philharmonic is in the midst of performing and recording all of Carl Nielsen's major orchestral works, including six symphonies and three concertos. The brainchild of music director Alan Gilbert, it includes this program featuring Neilsen's Flute Concerto, a two-movement piece and one of his most performed works, opens with soloist Robert Langevin.

Next up is Nielsen’s three-movement Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Nikolaj Znaider.

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian,” closes the program. Influenced by Ukrainian folk songs, the symphony in C minor is one of the composer's most famous and joyful compositions.

Program details:

Nielsen: Flute Concerto

Nielsen: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

Comments [2]

Leah from New York/Lexington KY

What were you playing at 9:55 pm on Thursday 8/1? I believe it was Gershwin, but don't think it was Concerto in F, because I know the opening. In any case, I was disappointed that you cut it off in the middle at 10 pm.

Aug. 02 2013 12:33 AM
Lee Lieberman from Fort Lee, NJ

Thank you Alan for playing the Nielsen--especially the unjustly neglected violin Concerto.

Aug. 01 2013 09:07 PM

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