Join the BBC Philharmonic for Nielsen Symphony Cycle II, conducted by John Storgårds at The Bridgewater Hall. For Carl Nielsen, everything about life was worth celebrating. A country walk, a set of cartoons on the wall of an inn somehow bubbled up into the exuberant The Four Temperaments. Nielsen’s Second might just be the happiest symphony of the 20th century; but what’s certain is that his explosive, elemental Fifth is one of the very greatest.
Symphony No. 2 'The Four Temperaments', FS29, Op 16
Songs from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn'
Symphony No. 5
John Storgårds Conductor
Florian Boesch Baritone