Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

Performing with: Estelí Gomez (soprano), John Taylor Ward (baritone); Seattle Symphony

Grammy® Nomination – Orchestral Performance

61st Grammy® Awards (2019)

This is a wonderful addition to the catalog. Exceptional music, exceptionally well recorded, and exceptionally played by a fine American orchestra led by a conductor who clearly has this repertoire in his blood. Urgently recommended!



Following their recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Gramophone Awards and described as “a game changer for all concerned,” Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony return with electric and superbly played performances of Nielsen’s two most famous symphonies. Dausgaard has championed the music of his countryman throughout his career — and this album marks the beginning of his long-awaited cycle of the great Danish composer’s human and majestic symphonies.


Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, Op. 27 (FS60) ‘Sinfonia espansiva’
1. I. Allegro espansivo
2. II. Andante pastorale
3. III. Allegretto un poco
4. IV. Finale. Allegro

Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (FS76) ‘The Inextinguishable’
5. I. Allegro
6. II. Poco allegretto
7. III. Poco adagio quasi andante
8. IV. Allegro