Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week Bill explores the music and life of Danish composer Carl Nielsen. 

Bill welcomes us to a weeklong look at the life and music of Carl Nielsen, who rose from humble beginnings to one of Denmark’s most prominent composers. A remarkably original and appealing composer, he wrote in every genre – chamber music, concerti, operas, piano music, and composed six symphonies. We will hear Nielsen’s orchestration of Danish folk tunes, his popular woodwind quintet, and Danny Kaye singing “Wonderful Copenhagen!”

PLAYLIST Monday 4/12/21

0:00:00 1:35
Nielsen, Carl Five Pieces, Op. 3
“Folketone”
Andante (excerpt)
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Klaverstykker – Piano Pieces
Virgin 45129

0:02:18 :41
Loesser, Frank
“Wonderful Copenhagen”
Danny Kaye with Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and Chorus
Wonderful Copenhagen / Anywhere I Wander
Hallmark 1313852

0:03:13 :54
Gade, Niels
Symphony No. 1, I (excerpt)
Stockholm Sinfonietta/Neeme Järvi
The Complete Symphonies, Volume 2 – No.1 In C Minor, No.8 In B Minor
BIS 339

0:04:16 4:02
Nielsen, Carl Fantasy Piece in G Minor
Søren Elbo, clarinet; Jens Elvekjaer, piano
NIELSEN: Chamber Music, Vol. 1
Dacapo 8.226064

0:09:34 5:30
Nielsen, Carl String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13, II
Carl Nielsen String Quartet
Nielsen: 4 String Quartets, String Quintet
DG 431156

0:16:00 8:59
Nielsen, Carl Petite Suite Pour Cordes
I. Prealudium
II. Intermezzo
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Iona Brown
Grieg: Holberg Suite; Nielsen: Music For Strings
Virgin 45224

0:27:02 :36
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 1; I. Allegro Orgoglioso
II. Andante (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
Symphony No 1 annd No 4 “Inextinguishable”
RCA 21296

0:28:26 18:18
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No.1,
I. Allegro Orgoglioso
II. Andante
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
Symphony No 1 & No 4 “Inextinguishable”
RCA 21296

0:47:33 1:23
Nielsen, Carl Two Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2;
Humoresque
Max Artved, oboe; Jens Elvekjaer, piano
NIELSEN: Chamber Music, Vol. 1
Dacapo 8.226064

0:51:05 5:08
Nielsen, Carl Saul and David: Prelude to Act II
Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
Carl Nielsen Orchestral Music
Da Capo 6.220518

0:57:04 1:21
Nielsen, Carl Five Pieces, Op. 3
“Folketone”
II. Hunmoresque
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Klaverstykker – Piano Pieces
Virgin 45129

PLAYLIST Tuesday 4/13/21

0:02:28 12:54
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments
I. Allegro Collerico
II. Andante comodo e flammatico
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Morton Gould
Symphony No. 2 / Clarinet Concerto
RCA 29255

0:17:54 12:22
Nielsen, Carl Helios Overture, Op. 17
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Jean Martinon
Symphony No. 2 / Clarinet Concerto
RCA 29255

0:30:55 1:31
Nielsen, Carl Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op. 11, FS 22
I. Goddag! Goddag!
II. Snurretoppen
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Klaverstykker – Piano Pieces
Virgin 45129

0:32:55 4:20
Nielsen, Carl Maskarade: Overture Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
Carl Nielsen Orchestral Music
Da Capo 6.220518

39:41 16:41
Nielsen, Carl Violin Concerto, Op. 33, FS 61, III & IV
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin; Arve Tellefsen, violin
Nielsen: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 4
Virgin 91111

0:56:40 1:49
Nielsen, Carl Humoresque-Bagatelle #2, Op. 11, The Spinning Top (excerpt)
London Philharmonic Orchestra/James Judd; Michala Petri, recorder Nielsen: Symphony No. 2, Op. 16 (“The Four Temperaments”); Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
RCA 67950

PLAYLIST Wednesday 4/14/21

0:00:00 :57
Sibelius, Jean Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat, Op. 82, III (excerpt)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Paavo Berglund
Sibelius: Symphonies 5 & 7
Finlandia 17278

0:02:13 :26
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, Sinfonia espansiva
1. Allegro Espansivo (excerpt)
Royal Danish Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 6
RCA 60427

0:03:21 19:24
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, Sinfonia espansiva
1. Allegro Espansivo
2. Andante Pastorale
Royal Danish Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 6
RCA 60427

0:24:47 12:25
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, The Inextinguishable, I, II (excerpt)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis
Symphony No 4 ‘The inextinguishable’, Op 29
Virgin 91210

0:38:10 18:16
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, The Inextinguishable, III, IV
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis
Symphony No 4 ‘The inextinguishable’, Op 29
Virgin 91210

0:56:53 1:34
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, Sinfonia espansiva
2. Andante Pastorale (excerpt)
Royal Danish Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 6
RCA 60427

PLAYLIST Thursday 4/15/21

0:00:00 2:01
Nielsen, Carl Wind Quintet, Op. 43, III (excerpt)
Chamber Music Northwest
Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43 (FS 100)
Delos 3136

0:02:11 14:18
Nielsen, Carl Wind Quintet, Op. 43, I and II
Chamber Music Northwest
Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43 (FS 100)
Delos 3136

0:19:23 33:13
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, I & II
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonia Espansiva” / Symphony No. 5
CBS 44708

0:54:30 3:55
Nielsen, Carl Wind Quintet, Op. 43 IV (excerpt)
Chamber Music Northwest
Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43 (FS 100)
Delos 3136

PLAYLIST Friday 4/16/21

0:00:42 2:15
Nielsen, Carl Five Pieces Op. 3,
4. Mignon
5. Alfedans
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Klaverstykker – Piano Pieces
Virgin 45129

0:03:48 11:57
Nielsen, Carl Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57
1. Allegretto Un Poco
4. Allegro Vivace
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Simon Rattle; Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Nielsen – Clarinet and Flute Concertos – Wind Quintet
EMI 94421

0:16:56 16:15
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, I. II
Royal Danish Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
Mendelssohn: String Symphonies
RCA 60427

0:35:43 16:09
Nielsen, Carl Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, III and IV
Royal Danish Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
Mendelssohn: String Symphonies
RCA 60427

0:52:37 2:05
Nielsen, Carl The Mother, “The Fog is Lifting”
James Galway, flute; Sioned Williams, harpsichord
Symphony No 1 & No 4 “Inextinguishable”
RCA 21296

0:54:52 3:38
Nielsen, Carl
Bohmisk-danks folktune (excerpt)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Blomstedt
Matrix 14 – Nielsen: Symphonies No 1 & 2
EMI 65306