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||Balladen om Bjørnen
||Ballad of the Bear
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||Op.47 ; CNW 315
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1924-3-13 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet
||Aage Berntsen (1885-1952)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
Balladen om Bjørnen is by far the weightiest among the relatively few large-scale art-songs from Nielsen's later years. The text was written by Aage Berntsen at Nielsen's request. The ink fair copy is end-dated 9 January 1924, though he already on 15 November 1923 wrote to his son-in-law that he had finished the work.