Piano Music for Young and Old, Op.53 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor David Fanning (b.1955)
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series II, No.12
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2006.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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Work Title Piano Music for Young and Old
Alternative. Title Klavermusik for Smaa og Store
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.53 ; CNW 92
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 24 movements
  • Book I
1. Allegretto (C major)
2. Allegretto (A minor)
3a. Allegro scherzoso (G major)
3b. Grazioso (G major)
4. Andantino (E minor)
5. Allegro giocoso (D major)
6. Poco lamentoso (B minor)
7. Marziale (A major)
8. Cantabile (F-sharp major)
9. Allegretto civettuolo (E major)
10. Lugubre (C-sharp major)
11. Andantino poco tiepido (B major)
12. Adagio drammatico (G-sharp major)
  • Book II
13. Andantino carino (F major)
14. Capriccioso (D minor)
15. Adagio espressivo (B-flat major)
16. Alla Contadino (G minor)
17. Largo con fantasia (E-flat major)
18. Preludio (C minor)
19. Alla Bach (A-flat major)
20. Con sentimento (F minor)
21. Marcia di goffo (D-flat major)
22. Allegretto pastorale (B-flat minor)
23. Etude. Allegro (G-flat major)
24. Molto adagio (E-flat minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1929–30
First Performance. 1930-10-27 in Copenhagen, The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Herman D. Koppel (piano)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Nielsen's work on Klavermusik for Smaa og Store is first mentioned in August 1929 when he was engaged with the question of music for teaching purposes. This is also evident from an introductory address that he gave at Musikpædagogisk Forening in December 1929. According to his diary, the last fourteen pieces were composed during January 1930 at a rate of roughly one piece a day.