Alan Gilbert Conducts Nielsen and Tchaikovsky

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, with principal flutist Robert Langevin as soloist; and Violin Concerto, featuring Nikolaj Znaider; as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian."

Program details:

Nielsen: Flute Concerto

Nielsen: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian"

Comments [1]

Les from Miami, Florida

Alan Gilbert's programming and recording the Nielsen symphonies has been a brilliant success in my book; and here's a chance to hear two outstanding concertos in a deft program with Tchaikovsky's delightful Second Symphony, a favorite of Stravinsky, though certainly not soul-bearing and heaven-storming. I've always thought the second movement "Andantino marziale, quasi moderato" from sketches for "Undine" manages to sound happy and melancholy at the same time! Nielsen cannily scored the Flute Concerto so that the solo instrument wouldn't be drowned out with oboes, clarinets, bassoons and horns in pairs, a solo trombone, timpani and strings.

Apr. 10 2014 10:20 AM

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