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Composed for the Danish flautist Holger Gilber-Jespersen during an Italian soujurn in 1926, this widely performed concerto had its world premiere in Paris on October 21, 1926. In early January 1927, following the first two performances in Paris and Oslo, Nielsen wrote a new 72 bars longer ending. This became the standard ending ever since the January 25th, 1927, performance. This edition was by Emil Telmanyi, Nielsen's son-in-law, and conductor of the Paris world premiere.
AVAILABLE RECORDINGS:William Bennett - Nielsen and ReineckePoul Birkelund - Nielsen, Ibert, Jolivet Flute ConcertosGareth Davies - Nielsen ConcertosPatrick Gallois - Nielsen - Flute Concerto,Symphony #1, Trip To Faroe IslandsRune Most - Nielsen Works for Flute and OrchestraEmmanuel Pahud - Nielsen Concertos,Wind Quintet (w-Sabine Meyer,Clarinet)