Although Finland's extraordinary Jean Sibelius may be foremost among Nordic composers, his contemporary, Carl Nielsen – best known for six highly original symphonies and simple popular songs – holds an honored place as Denmark's foremost post-Romantic musical ambassador, and has found considerable acclaim amongst musicians and audiences alike. A painter by profession, Nielsen's father spent as much or more energy on his secondary activities as a violinist, and it was in this way that young Carl received his first musical instruction. At 14 Carl auditioned for a position with a military wind ensemble at Odense (he was hired as a bugler, despite his lack of formal training on the instrument). During a visit to Copenhagen ……….From Allmusic
The First Concerto is equally exciting: a vivid, clarion performance. In the Rondo finale, you can tell that both Brahms and Mr. Serkin are devotees of Bach.Anthony Tommasini - New York Times
Peter Moore won the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2008 aged just 12, and became the youngest winner of the competition. At the age of 18 he was appointed co-principle trombone with the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 Peter joined the prestigious BBC New Generation Artist scheme.‘Life Force’, Peter’s debut album is a superb portrait of his artistry and extraordinary talent, showcasing works that have played a pivotal role in his development as an artist, and for which Peter says he has special and great affection for – they became his life force, and still play a big part in his busy musical life.