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Carl Nielsen's voice : his songs in context

Author: Anne-Marie Reynolds
Publisher: Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, ©2010.
Series: Danish humanist texts and studies.
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Carl Nielsen's Voice is the first study to present an in-depth analysis of the work of the Danish composer and conductor Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), which comprises nearly 300 songs. The volume offers a comprehensive account of Carl Nielsen as a composer viewed from the point of view of a musicologist with an international background and with considerable insight into Danish language and culture. This is the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Carl Nielsen; Carl Nielsen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne-Marie Reynolds
ISBN: 9788763525985 8763525984
OCLC Number: 650875846
Description: 371 pages, xvi pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Danish humanist texts and studies.
Responsibility: by Anne-Marie Reynolds.
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Carl Nielsen's Voice is the first study to present an in-depth analysis of the work of the Danish composer and conductor Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), which comprises nearly 300 songs. The volume offers a comprehensive account of Carl Nielsen as a composer viewed from the point of view of a musicologist with an international background and with considerable insight into Danish language and culture. This is the first time in the reception history of Carl Nielsen that a large portion of his songs is examined in relation to both his own production and in a broader cultural historical context. In addition to this analysis, Anne-Marie Reynolds provides a stylistic comparative examination of the songs and two of his most important works, the first symphony and the opera Masquerade. This is done with a view to demonstrating that the opposition between Carl Nielsen as a composer of songs and Carl Nielsen as the composer of ̀great' works is only a seeming opposition. With this book it is now possible for Nielsen enthusiasts living beyond the Danish borders to familiarise themselves with the genre that until now - for linguistic reasons - by and large has been reserved for Danes, and which is rightly considered to be one of the composer's most important contributions to the Danish musical heritage. --Book Jacket.

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