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Carl Nielsen, “Der er et yndigt land” (A fair and lovely land)

            Posted here are two versions of the anthem “Der er et yndigt land” (A fair and lovely land) by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen. The text is by the Danish poet Adam Oehlenschläger. As … Continue reading

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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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