“…The disquieting world of Carl Nielsen’s Fifth symphony where several battles are being fought on a number of fronts. The most severe clash in this striking Scandinavian symphony is the moment when the side drum tries to overturn the traditional balance of power in the good old symphony orchestra. Hello and welcome live at the Concertgebouw for an exciting concert, I’m Hans Haffmans.
Apart from Beethoven’s fifth piano concerto, with the young Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar as soloist, the program is dominated by Scandinavian masters: Nielsen, Sibelius and first of all Edvard Grieg… [RNW-host Hans Haffmans]
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Damian Iorio
Hannes Minnaar, piano
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5