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

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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”