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Nielsen – Helios Overture, Op. 17

Carl Nielsen (Born in Sortelung, on Funen, 1865; died in Copenhagen, 1931) Carl Nielsen was born on the island of Funen, Denmark, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson, and a place so lovely it is rightfully called the Garden of Denmark.  The composer’s family was relatively poor:  his father was a house painter, his mother […]

Nielsen – Flute Concerto

Carl Nielsen (Born in Sortelung, on Funen, 1865; died in Copenhagen, 1931) Flute Concerto 1. Allegro moderato 2. Allegretto – Adagio ma non troppo   In 1921, Nielsen heard the legendary Copenhagen Wind Quintet and was deeply impressed by their artistry.  That same year he wrote one of his greatest works for them, his Wind […]