Neilsen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6 ("Sinfonia semplice") - National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; Adrian Leaper (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 1 in G minor, FS 16 (Op. 7)
  2. Symphony No. 6 ("Sinfonia semplice"), FS 116
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Carl Nielsen's First and Sixth symphonies are frequently paired, though they are extremely different works. The Symphony No. 1 (1892) is an optimistic work of great skill and youthful vigor, written when Nielsen was still relatively unknown. While this solidly Romantic symphony clearly shows a Brahmsian influence, especially in the first movement, the music's muscular confidence and plaintive, flatted-seventh lyricism are unmistakably Nielsen's. The Symphony No. 6, nicknamed "Sinfonia semplice" by the composer with some ...

Neilsen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6 ("Sinfonia semplice") 1995, Naxos

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