Symphony No.3

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Carl Nielsen

Symphony No.3

FS60, Op. 27 • “Sinfonia espansiva”

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Carl Nielsen wished to demonstrate in his third symphony his conviction that music is driven by internal forces that seek to transcend their confines. The work begins with an energetic waltz of enormous scale. The melodic-rhythmic progression of this melody drives itself forward irresistibly, indeed expansively (the mo... read more

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