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Topic: Nielsen  (Read 1482 times)

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on: May 07, 2004, 11:14:16 PM
to tie in with my other posts about composers who are better known for their non-piano music, i wondered what you guys thought about the piano music by Nielsen

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Re: Nielsen
Reply #1 on: May 08, 2004, 12:53:18 AM
Well his most famous piano pieces are the Humoreske-bagateller Op. 11. They are 7 small, but yet challenging for a beginner student and are very good to perform with as a competition piece for younger students. Especially nr. 2 "Spinning Top" and nr 4 "Jumping Jack" are awesome. Aswell as nr 7 "Musical Clock".

He also wrote a "partypreludium" (Not sure this is the right english translation for it. It's really called Festpræludium. Then there are the 5 Pianopieces Op. 3 and Themes with Variations Op. 40. Not to mention the strikingly beautiful Chaconne for Piano  Op. 32.

And I think that covers almost everything Carl Nielsen wrote for the piano. If you want to listen to it, go for the recordings from Leif Ove Andsnes (the best i have found so far)

But you are right - Carl Nielsen isn't very famous for him pianowriting. Listen to his "Tågen letter" or "Maskarade" Or his great Clarinet concerto :D

Hope you got abit more info on Nielsen
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