Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orhestra – Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 6 (2012) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orhestra – Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 6 (2012)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 68:11 minutes | Digital Booklet | 4,07 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,22 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Pure DSD Recording

Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra recorded Carl Nielsen’s six symphonies at London’s Barbican between 2009 and 2011, and released them in pairs on the orchestra’s audiophile label, LSO Live. This trimline box set presents those hybrid SACDs, along with a Blu-Ray audio disc of all six performances together, a true convenience for collectors who have the appropriate equipment. Yet however one hears these symphonies, the recordings offer exceptional clarity and depth, and all the details of these complicated works are perfectly audible. Nielsen’s music is noted for its powerful drive, dramatic conflicts, and idiosyncratic use of folk-inspired melodies, and more than any other genre he touched, the symphonies give a clear sense of his progress as a composer. Davis’ readings are coherent and reliable, striking a balance between Nielsen’s natural lyricism and his aggressive rhythms, and while these rigorous, unsentimental interpretations may strike some listeners as a bit cool, they are far from clinical. This is an important cycle that Davis’ many admirers will want to own.


01. Symphony No 1: I. Allegro orgoglioso
02. Symphony No 1: II. Andante
03. Symphony No 1: III. Allegro comodo
04. Symphony No 1: IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco
05. Symphony No 6: I. Tempo giusto
06. Symphony No 6: II. Humoreske: Allegretto
07. Symphony No 6: III. Proposta seria: Adagio
08. Symphony No 6: IV. Tema con variazioni: Allegro

Produced by James Mallinson
Symphony No 1 recorded in October 2011, Barbican, London
Symphony No 6 recorded in May & June 2011, Barbican London



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