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.
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Poul Birkelund – Nielsen, Ibert, Jolivet Flute Concertos
Gareth Davies – Nielsen Concertos
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