Reference Entry

Nielsen, Carl (1865 - 1931), composer

David Fanning

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Sortelung, nr Nørre Lyndelse, Funen, 9 June 1865; d Copenhagen, 3 Oct 1931). Danish composer. One of the most important and free-spirited of the generation of composers who straddle the 19th and 20th centuries, his music covers a wide range of styles, from Brahmsian Romanticism at the outset to a high-principled, personal brand of neo-classicism in his last years. He composed in virtually all the main genres of

Keywords: Early years; Studies; Career to 1914; Career from 1914; Posthumous reputation; Scholarship; Performance; Chamber and solo instrumental music; Orchestral music; Songs; Theatre and choral works

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Subjects: Music

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