Nielsen's tapestry of folly and despair could well be his own Mahlerian glimpse of mortality. Then again, it could simply be a beguiling slice of musical entertainment.
Osmo Vänskä decides, and brings with him a thrilling concerto by Mozart and an ever-refreshing symphony by Sibelius - who once leant over to Nielsen and whispered the words, 'I don't even reach your ankles.'
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