In Sortelung on 9 June 1865 was born the Danish composer Carl Nielsen. His earlier years were spent in playing and conducting, and his music was little known outside Denmark. Its quality was not fully recognised beyond his own country until after World War II, when the full impact of his symphonic achievement was felt and accepted elsewhere. He died in Copenhagen on 3 October 1931.
A selection of M&V articles about Carl Nielsen
Ask Alice - On missing the BBC Proms, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
Profile. Story Line - Ron Bierman continues his conversation with Nuvi Mehta
CD Spotlight. Quirkily Playful - Vilde Frang plays Tchaikovsky and Nielsen, heard by Robert Anderson. '... exhilarating to the highest degree.'
Ensemble. Lilting Charm - Bill Newman listens to the Danish String Quartet
CD Spotlight. Sacrificing the 'unmodern' - Music by Julius Röntgen and Per Nørgård, heard by George Balcombe. 'How could any audience resist ... ?'
Ensemble. A veritable dynamo - A conversation with Paavo Järvi, and a review of his Miami concert in April, by Lawrence Budmen