Luisi conducts Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 & Clarinet Concerto
Danish National SO
"Music is life," declared Carl Nielsen "– and like it, inextinguishable!" And as World War I raged across Europe, he channeled all that he saw and felt into a symphony that sets the force of life against the powers of destruction – and then fights through to rebirth and victory. With its battling timpani and tempestuous climaxes, the "Inextinguishable" Symphony is a high point of any Nielsen cycle, and Fabio Luisi's DNSO performance is no exception. The same epic struggle plays out on a more intimate scale in the Clarinet Concerto – Johnny Teyssier is the soloist here – while the miniature tone-poem Pan and Syrinx reveals another side of Nielsen: a vision of ancient Greece, painted in the luminous colours of a Northern dawn.
- Johnny Teyssier (Clarinet)
- Danish National Symphony Orchestra
- Fabio Luisi