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Alan Gilbert believes that every music lover should know Carl Nielsen (1865–1931). That is why he spearheaded The Nielsen Project, the multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Denmark’s beloved composer through performances by the New York Philharmonic, recorded on Denmark’s Dacapo label.

The Nielsen Project is now complete, with the release of the CD of the Violin, Flute, and Clarinet Concertos, available both as an individual CD and, along with the three symphonic CDs, as part of the complete box set — all released by Dacapo and distributed by Naxos. Find out why Alan Gilbert has said that the Philharmonic has just the right sound for the music of this romantic yet quirky composer.

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    The Box Set

    Released on June 9, 2015, the 150th anniversary of Nielsen’s birth, here is the complete record of The Nielsen Project, with all his symphonies and concertos.

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    The Fourth Recording

    Nielsen’s complete concertos: the Flute Concerto with Principal Flute Robert Langevin, the Clarinet Concerto with Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, and the Violin Concerto with Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider.

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    The Third Recording

    The third recording of The Nielsen Project, featuring Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, was released on February 10, 2015. Learn More

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    The Second Recording

    The Nielsen Project’s second recording is from the March 2014 performance of Symphonies No. 1 and No. 4, The Inextinguishable. The former had never been performed by the New York Philharmonic. Learn More

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    The First Recording

    The first release of The Nielsen Project, which was heralded by The New York Times as one of the Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012.

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    Championing Nielsen

    Alan Gilbert describes why he believes Nielsen's "traditional" but "quirky" music is so "powerful and captivating."

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