Nielsen: Symphonies Nos 1 & 6

Nielsen’s Symphony No 1 draws inspiration from Brahms and Dvořák but also contains hints of the progressive tonality for which he was later celebrated. His enigmatic final symphony, entitled 'Sinfonia semplice' (Simple Symphony), suggesting a work of 'entirely idyllic character', turns out to be anything but this. Though written 30 years apart, both works feature folk-inflections, tonal ambiguity, and Nielsen’s distinctive anti-Romantic style.

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'Davis and the LSO triumph in this recording … in this gripping performance, it [Symphony No 6] emerges as one of the twentieth century’s most beguilingly original works' (The Sunday Times)
'This second CD lives up to the high standard set by its predecessor' (Financial Times)