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Composer: Carl Nielsen

Instrument: Flute and Violin

Level: Advanced

Published: 2018

Price: €20.00

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  • Description +
    • Duration: 7 min.
      Edited by András Adorján

      Performing artists:
      András Adorján, flute
      Gabriel Adorján, violin
      from CD „Capriccio danois“, AJPR / Premiers Horizons – CD ref. 070.170

      Carl Nielsen has written very little for the flute beside his Flute Concerto. This Duet for flute and violin in A-major, CNW 48, FS 3e was initially written for two violins and originates from 1880-83, when in his youth Nielsen had played in a military band. As the manuscript of the composer has been the lost, this edition is based on the hand written parts by an unknown copyist.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Flute and Violin

  • 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.