Category Archives: my favorite music

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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Handel, “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne”

        Posted above. The opening of George Frideric Handel’s cantata “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne”: Eternal source of light divine With double warmth thy beams display And with distinguish’d glory shine To add a lustre … Continue reading

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Grieg, “Homesickness”

      As a follow up to my post from a day or two ago “Edvard Grieg, “Heimweh” (Homesickness)”   https://rogersgleanings.com/2018/05/15/edvard-grieg-heimweh-homesickness/   Here is another outstanding rendition of the same piece.   — Roger W. Smith    May 2018

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Edvard Grieg, “Heimweh” (Homesickness)

          Posted here is a short piano piece by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843–1907): “Heimweh” (Homesickness). It is one of the Lyric Pieces (Norwegian: Lyriske stykker), a collection of 66 short pieces for solo piano … 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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