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The lighter, softer pastoral parts are contrasted marvellously well.
A swedish conductor, Herbert Blomstedt, and the San Francisco Symphony Orch. just serve to show that the world belongs to all of us.
This entire set of two double cd's is a must-have, if you are interested in 20th century classical music.
What I love about classical music is what I love about hiking: finding and reveling in something beautiful through the effort of going a little further. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark Hancock
Like many composers Nielsen has a style that you either like or you don't. I happen to like it and these performances are very satisfying. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mug1
This reissue of recordings made at the end of the 1980's has generally received glowing reviews from both magazines and from collectors. Read morePublished 17 months ago by I. Giles
Herbert Blomstedt is justly acclaimed for his promotion of Nielsen. However, his dominance as a Nielsen interpreter, is arguable---and even questionable. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Firebrand
Musical masterpieces performed exquisitely. Perfect for any classical music fan who enjoys dramatic emotional works that take the audience from the highest highs to the lowest... Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Troy
I may never buy another set of Nielsen Symphonies again. After these virtually definitive performances, why spend the money? Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by David Phipps
Nielsen's symphonies are yet another Scandinavian delight. They are tightly and powerfully constructed, much in the manner of Schumann's symphonies. Blomstedt does them justice. Read morePublished on November 20, 2008 by B. R. Merrick
I am seriously baffled why the Blomstedt SF recording of Nielsen's 3rd symphony gets such good reviews and is nearly always recommended as the best modern recording. Read morePublished on March 22, 2008 by Mr. G. Yeloff
If Nielsen had practiced his craft in Vienna or Munich, his symphonies might be better known. This two-CD set shows he was a master of the big Romantic symphony. Read morePublished on March 9, 2004 by David Robinson