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Nielsen - Chamber Works for Violin & Piano

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1444 CD
Release date2006-11-20
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time68:48

The liner notes to this release have the title 'Chamber music as a formative process', alluding to the fact that the works included were all composed before Nielsen turned 25. Indeed, some of them were even written during his time as a member of the military band in the little town of Odense, before going to the Conservatory in Copenhagen and, later, becoming the renowned composer that we know today. It is therefore not surprising if the uncertainties of a young man at times shine through in these scores, as do the various influences he was exposed to in the process of becoming a composer. Mozart is there, and Beethoven, and Mendelssohn - and the infectious joy of a budding artist putting his musical ideas onto paper!

The foremost defender of these scores is Georgios Demertzis, who plays on every track on the disc; on his own, with the support of pianist Maria Asteriadou and in his role as first violinist of the New Hellenic Quartet. On a previously released companion disc (BIS-CD-1284) Demertzis plays Nielsen's mature works for violin with and without piano. His and Asteriadou's performances received high praise from the reviewers - the critic in The Strad called the disc 'highly stimulating' with the added description: ‘Come with me, Nielsen seems to say, and Demertzis follows with a will.’
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Nielsen, Carl
  Sonata No.1 in G major for violin and piano 10:25
01 I. Allegro 05:51 $ 1.23 USD
02 II. Andante grazioso – Minore – Majore 02:21 $ 0.49 USD
03 III. Scherzo 02:13 $ 0.47 USD
  Duetto No.1 in A major for two violins 09:12
04 I. Allegro 06:29 $ 1.36 USD
05 II. Andante 02:01 $ 0.42 USD
06 III. Rondo. Allegro vivace 00:42 $ 0.15 USD
07 Romance in D major for violin and piano 02:50 $ 0.60 USD
  Quartetto No.1 in D minor 14:20
08 I. Allegro vivace 05:23 $ 1.13 USD
09 II. Andante. Con sordini e sempre sotto voce 04:20 $ 0.91 USD
10 III. Scherzo. Allegro 02:04 $ 0.43 USD
11 IV. Finale. Allegro molto 02:33 $ 0.54 USD
  [Quartetto No.2 in F major] Four Quartet Movements 21:27
12 I. Allegro – Presto 05:52 $ 1.23 USD
13 II. Andante tranquillamente [tranquillo] 04:36 $ 0.97 USD
14 III. Menuetto. Allegro moderato 05:21 $ 1.12 USD
15 IV. Allegro molto 05:38 $ 1.18 USD
  Two Quartet Movements 05:36
16 I. Andante sostenuto 03:20 $ 0.70 USD
17 II. Scherzo 02:16 $ 0.48 USD
  Romance, Op.2, arranged for violin and piano by Hans Sitt
18 Romance, Op.2 for oboe and piano, arranged for violin and
piano by Hans Sitt
03:25 $ 0.72 USD
  Album total 68:48
ComposerNielsen, Carl
ViolinDemertzis, Georgios
PianoAsteriadou, Maria
New Hellenic Quartet

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