Category Archives: Carl Nielsen (Danish composer)

Carl Nielsen, “Homesickness”

              Posted are three renditions — one by a tenor, one by a soprano, and one by a mixed choir — of a beautiful song by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen. Nielsen composed over … Continue reading

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Carl Nielsen, “Tidt er jeg glad, og vil dog gerne græde” (song)

                Posted here is a song by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen: “Tidt er jeg glad, og vil dog gerne græde” (Often I am glad, still may I weep from sadness). The text … Continue reading

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Carl Nielsen, “Min Jesus, lad mit Hjerte faa –” (hymn)

        The Danish composer Carl Nielsen composed all sorts of songs: from folk songs to whimsical tunes; from elegiac songs to hymns. His symphonies are better known abroad — they have slowly gained recognition — but his … Continue reading

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a Carl Nielsen portfolio

      The Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) “is one of the most playful, life-affirming and awkward voices in twentieth-century music. His work resists easy stylistic categorization or containment, yet its melodic richness and harmonic vitality are immediately appealing … Continue reading

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Carl Nielsen, “Min pige er så lys som rav” (song)

            Posted here is a song by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen: “Min pige er så lys som rav” (Like golden amber is my girl), composed in 1920. The text is by the Danish writer … Continue reading

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“Den milde dag er lys og lang”

    I continue to be enchanted by Carl Nielsen’s songs. He wrote hundreds of them. In my post Carl Nielsen, “Fynsk Foraar” (“Springtime in Funen”)   https://rogersgleanings.com/2018/05/01/carl-nielsen-fynsk-foraar-springtime-in-funen/   I mentioned the baritone solo in the piece: “Den milde dag er … Continue reading

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Carl Nielsen, “Fynsk Foraar” (“Springtime in Funen”)

                  It should be noted that this lovely and charming choral work is autobiographical. The composer, Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), was born and raised on the island of Funen (Danish: Fyn). “Fynsk foraar” … Continue reading

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