Carl Nielsen – European composer

Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) in a string quartet, playing the viola (Royal Danish Library)]
Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) in a string quartet, playing the viola (Royal Danish Library)

The aim of the project is to provide a substantial new monograph on Carl Nielsen, his music and his significance as musician, composer and cultural figure. The book will cover all aspects of his life and activities without presenting itself as a traditional chronologic biography. One feature is to access cultural environments through the concept of place; Odense, Sortelung, Copenhagen, Paris at certain times all provide such specific settings of music and culture. Another is to access his world through the variety of activities, he was involved in as a musician, composer, conductor, teacher, public figure and in leading functions at cultural institutions. In this way, the project will use the prominent figure of Nielsen as a way to experience the cultural life of his time.

The project runs for four years, 2018–2022, funded by The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation. The monograph is to be published in a Danish and an English edition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants

Navn Titel Telefon E-mail
Bjarke Moe Postdoc   E-mail
Kasper Ravnsgaard Jensen Studerende FU   E-mail
Katarina Smitt Engberg Ph.d.-stipendiat +45 22 26 50 54 E-mail
Lærke Lundskov Eriksen Studerende  
Michael Fjeldsøe Professor +45 22 14 48 26 E-mail

Funded by

Logo The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation

The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation

Links:

Carl Nielsen 2015

CNW. Catalogue of Carl Nielsen's Works

The Carl Nielsen Edition

Contact

Michael Fjeldsøe
Professor of Musicology
Department of Arts and Cultural Studies
University of Copenhagen
Karen Blixens Vej 1
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
+45 22 14 48 26
fjeldsoe@hum.ku.dk