Re-thinking Nielsen’s centennial symphony As Nielsen’s unusual and brilliant Third Symphony turns 100, it’s about time we respected his notes as we would Mahler’s

Andrew Mellor writes: 

I recently found myself vehemently disagreeing with a musician of considerable experience and distinction. Mats Engström, artistic administrator of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and a former member of the orchestra’s horn section, was talking of his admiration for Herbert Blomstedt’s famous San Francisco recording of Nielsen’s Third Symphony, the Sinfonia Espansiva.


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