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Carl Nielsen and the idea of modernism

Author: Daniel M Grimley
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) is one of the most playful, life-affirming and awkward voices in twentieth-century music. His work resists easy stylistic categorisation or containment, yet its melodic richness and harmonic vitality are immediately appealing and engaging. Nielsen's symphonies, concertos and operas are an increasingly prominent feature of the international repertoire, and his songs remain perennially popular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Carl Nielsen; Carl Nielsen; Carl Nielsen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Grimley
ISBN: 9781843835813 1843835819
OCLC Number: 555622191
Description: xix, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Carl Nielsen at the edge --
Thresholds --
Hellenics --
Energetics --
Funen Dreams --
Counterpoints --
Cosmic variations --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Daniel M. Grimley.

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A critical re-evaluation of the music of Carl Nielsen which examines its context and relationship to musical modernism.  Read more...

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The book presents some fascinating source material that will interest anyone (...) who believes Nielsen to be one of the truly distinctive geniuses of latter-day symphonic writing. CLASSICAL MUSIC

 
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