Editors’ Notes Marking his appointment as the Seattle Symphony's next music director, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard follows his magnificent Mahler Tenth with two of his countryman Carl Nielsen’s finest symphonies. The powerful and intense No. 4 (“Inextinguishable”) receives a staggering performance of seismic intensity and coiled power. The less-often-heard Third (“Sinfonia espansiva”) is also very fine: Dausgaard’s creation of atmosphere, vividly aided by his fine Seattle players, is highly accomplished, and the two vocalists in the second movement add potently to the mood. A terrific recording.

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Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60, CNW 27 "Sinfonia espansiva"
Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60, CNW 27 "Sinfonia espansiva": I. Allegro espansivo
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Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60, CNW 27 "Sinfonia espansiva": II. Andante pastorale
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Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60, CNW 27 "Sinfonia espansiva": III. Allegretto un poco
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Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, FS 60, CNW 27 "Sinfonia espansiva": IV. Finale. Allegro
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Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76, CNW 28 "Inextinguishable"
Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76, CNW 28 "Inextinguishable": I. Allegro
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Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76, CNW 28 "Inextinguishable": II. Poco allegretto
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Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76, CNW 28 "Inextinguishable": III. Poco adagio quasi andante
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Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, FS 76, CNW 28 "Inextinguishable": IV. Allegro
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