At the Bier of a Young Artist, CNW 36 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series II, No.8
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2004.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title Ved en ung Kunstners Baare
Alternative. Title At the Bier of a Young Artist
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 36
Key E-flat minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Andante lamentoso
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation string orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

The short piece for string orchestra, was composed following the death of the painter Oluf Hartmann. He had died on Sunday, 16 January 1910, and already by the following Wednesday Nielsen end-dated the pencil draft. The composition was premiered at Hartmann's funeral and also played at Nielsen's own funeral service at the Copenhagen Cathedral on 9 October 1931.