Min Sjæl er mørk, CNW 279 (Nielsen, Carl)


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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title Min Sjæl er mørk, CNW 279
Alternative. Title My soul is dark
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 279
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Allegro agitato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1886-88
Librettist Caralis (Caspara Preetzman, 1792-1876)
after George Gordon Byron (1788⋅1824)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

During his student years, Nielsen composed songs to texts by English poets in a Danish translation by Christian Preetzmann. It is probable that his music theory teacher Orla Rosenhoff was the instigator.