Festival Prelude for the New Century, CNW 84 (Nielsen, Carl)

Sheet Music


PDF typeset by New Notations
IS (2016/7/11)

PDF typeset by New Notations
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Editor David Fanning (b.1955)
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series II, No.12
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2006.
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General Information

Work Title Festival Prelude for the New Century, CNW 84
Alternative. Title Fest-præludium ved Aarhundredskiftet
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 84
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Tempo giusto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1900
First Performance. 1901-3-4 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet
First Publication. 1901
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

No documents survive with information on the genesis of Nielsen's work with the Festival Prelude. The piece was first published on the front page of Politiken on New Year's Day, 1901.