Carl Nielsen and the Idea of English National Music

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Why did Carl Nielsen achieve such a favourable reception in England from the 1950s
on, compared to the rather reluctant recognition in continental Europe? We would
suggest that one reason could be an affi nity of features in his music with the concept of English national music. The affi nity between Vaughan Williams’ image of English national music and perceived characteristics of Nielsen’s style made it easier for English listeners and critics to appreciate Nielsen’s music than for those on the European Continent, and this might help explain the rather favourable reception of Nielsen in Britain.
BogserieCarl Nielsen Studies
Sider (fra-til)61-77
StatusUdgivet - 2012


  • Det Humanistiske Fakultet - Carl Nielsen, musikvidenskab, nationalisme, receptionshistorie, England, national musik

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