Complete incidental music for flute
Composer: Carl Nielsen
Instrument: Flute and Piano
Edited by András Adorján
Duration: 10 min.
All four short flute pieces in the present edition were composed as incidental music. Three of them, „The fog is lifting“, „Faith and Hope are playing“ and „The children are playing“ were written for the festive play The Mother by the Danish poet Helge Rode (1870-1937). The fourth piece, the „Flute solo from Aladdin“ belongs to the incidental music for the dramatic fairy tale Aladdin or The Wonderful Lamp by Adam Oehlenschläger (1779-1850).
Henrik Brandt and Sonja Gislinge
(Deutsche Grammophon - 449520-2)
Flute and Piano &
Flute and Viola
About the composer +
Carl August Nielsen (9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) was a Danish musician, conductor and violinist, widely recognized as his country's greatest composer. Brought up by poor but musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age. He initially played in a military band before attending the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen from 1884 until December 1886. He premiered his Op. 1, Suite for Strings, in 1888, at the age of 23. The following year, Nielsen began a 16-year stint as a second violinist in the prestigious Royal Danish Orchestra under the conductor Johan Svendsen, during which he played in Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff and Otello at their Danish premieres. In 1916, he took a post teaching at the Royal Academy and continued to work there until his death.