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Sonate opus 9

Composer: Carl Nielsen

Instrument: Flute and Piano

Level: Advanced

Published: 2013

Price: €28.00

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  • Description +
    • Edited by András Adorján
      Duration: 20 min.

      Carl Nielsen’s (1865-1931) first violin sonata Opus 9 from 1895 was at the time of its first performance considered very modern because of its „shocking“ tonalities and abrupt changes of subject. It was met with lack of understanding by the Danish critics for many years to come and has only gradually established itself in the violin repertoire. 
      A flute version by András Adorján, presented here for the first time, may hopefully contribute to extending the knowledge of this highly interesting and challenging music of Carl Nielsen’s. 

      World premiere recording:

      Dannemark, Dannemark !
      Recital for flute and piano
      András Adorján & Tove Lønskov
      Premiers Horizons, REF. 070.150
      Association Jean-Pierre Rampal

  • Instrumentation +
    • Flute and Piano

  • 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.