The Four Temperaments Archive
PAUL HINDEMITH: ‘The Complete Piano Concertos’ = Idil Biret, p./Yale Sym. Orch./Toshiyuki Shimada – Naxos (2 CDs)
Very important addition, especially for Hindemith fans.
CARL NIELSEN: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 – Lucy Hall, sop./ Marcus Farnsworth, bari./ London Symphony Orch./ Sir Colin Davis – LSO Live
Two of the top Nielsen symphonies, completing the Davis Nielsen symphony cycle on SACD.
“Ballet Music” – PROKOFIEV: Ten Pieces for Piano from Romeo and Juliet Ballet; HINDEMITH: “The Four Temperaments” – Sergey Koudriakov, p./ Bolshoi Theatre Orch. Soloists/ Mikhail Tsinman (in Hindemith) – Caro Mitis
Two works for ballet, composed about the same time but quite different in many ways.
NIELSEN: Sym. No. 2 “The Four Temperaments”; Sym. No. 3 “Sinfonia Espansiva” – New York Philharmonic/ Alan Gilbert – DaCapo
New recordings of Nielsen’s Second and Third Symphonies bring dramatic and expansive performances, slightly compromised by over-reverberant SACD sound in the Second.