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News - New volume in the Carl Nielsen Edition: Piano and Organ Works II/12

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The new volume is edited by David Fanning and Niels Bo Foltmann.
From the editor's foreword:
"According to his autobiography, Nielsen's first home housed a disused spinet, which served as a kitchen table, and which excited his curiosity when he was allowed a rare glimpse at the broken mechanism. His first encounter with a piano in working condition is not dated, but it is recounted in a section of the autobiography dealing with his life around the age of six. The was the upright instrument at the home of his mother's blind half-brother, Hans Andersen, an organist at Dalum Church near Odense.

Thje new volume consists of the following works:
Piano works: Five Piano Pieces, Op.3; Symphonic Suite, Op.8; Humoresque-Bagatelles, Op.11; Festival Prelude for the New Century; A Dream about "Silent Night"; Chaconne, Op.32; Theme and Variations, Op.40; Suite, Op.45; Three Piano Pieces; Piano Music for Young and Old I, Op.53; Piano Music for Young and Old II, Op.53; Piano Piece
Organ works: 29 Little Preludes, Op.51; Two Preludes; Melody; Commotio, Op.58

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