"Sibelius has had a kind of renaissance, and he's really accepted now," said Mr. Gilbert. "I think it's Nielsen's turn."
That's a quote from today's Wall Street Journal piece by Corinne Ramey on Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic's Nielsen Project, the multiyear exploration of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen.
The project is notable not only because the Philharmonic has put considerable institutional weight behind promoting a lesser-known composer, but because, at a time when orchestras are often thought to be increasingly stylistically similar, these recordings illustrate a uniquely New York approach. The series' next installment, an all-Nielsen program that includes the fifth and sixth symphonies, begins this Wednesday.
Read the whole article, which talks about how Gilbert got into Nielsen, and how he and the Philharmonic approach his music. Click here for more on the latest Nielsen recording. And join us Wednesday through Friday!