Presto Music Podcast,
Episode 21: A Great Dane - Andrew Mellor on Carl Nielsen
The fascinating life and music of Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) is the topic of this week's show, and we are delighted to welcome back Andrew Mellor to the Presto Music Podcast to take us through his humble childhood on the island of Funen through to international acclaim as one of the most modernistic symphonic composers of his generation. Andrew has established himself as something of a British cultural attaché to Scandinavia since moving to Copenhagen in 2015; he's well known for his contributions to BBC Radio 3's Record Review and Gramophone Magazine, and is currently finishing his first book about Nordic identity in music.
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The Nielsen music selections in this episode...
Nina Pavlovski (soprano), Stig Andersen (tenor), Per Høyer (baritone), Per Salo (organ), Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC
Blaž Šparovec (clarinet), Odense Symphony Orchestra, Anna Skryleva
Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC