Symphonies Nos 1 & 3
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Sakari Oramo
BIS BIS 2048 (hybrid CD/SACD)
Reviewed March 2015
Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s excellent Nielsen symphony cycle shines with particular lustre in their account of the two least-known works. Both are performed with compelling symphonic purpose, No. 1 with a spring in its step and considerable charm and grandeur, while No. 3 has vigour and atmosphere.
Audio clip: Allegro orgoglioso from Symphony No. 1