Nielsen: Symphonies Nos 4 & 5

The dynamic London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Colin Davis gives an interpretation of two of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s most frequently heard symphonies. Despite giving titles to the majority of his symphonies, the composer was often vague about what influenced each work. Nevertheless he was a master symphonist and his music is mesmerising, combining propulsive energy with lyrical invention.

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'[Davis's] 4th is thrilling … his strings are excellent, as is the rest of the orchestra … Davis is able to balance the moments of ferocity with the moments of peace' (American Record Guide)
'The great British maestro brings the expansiveness and rigour of his celebrated Sibelius to two of the Danish composer’s most frequently heard symphonies' (The Sunday Times)
'The LSO is on top form throughout in one of the more successful Barbican recordings—the all-important timpani parts are ideally incisive' (Hi-Fi News)