18 June 2012
“But to Bernstein, Nielsen was a craggy individualist, a composer who found his own path into the tumultuous 20th century, whose symphonies were exciting and significant works. … Alan Gilbert has assumed the Nielsen mantle. On Thursday night he conducted the New York Philharmonic in a pulsing, vividly characterized account of the Third Symphony.”
—The New York Times on last week’s performances of Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva. The work will be included, along with his Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments, on the first release in The Nielsen Project on Dacapo records, available in September. Pre-order it now.