String Quartet in D minor, CNW 49 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Lisbeth Ahlgren Jensen
Lisbeth Larsen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series IV, No.1
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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Work Title String Quartet in D minor
Alternative. Title Kvartet for to violiner, bratsch og cello
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 49 / FS 3d
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Allegro vivace (D minor)
  2. Andante (D minor)
  3. Scherzo. Allegro (D major)
  4. Finale. Allegro molto (D minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1883
First Publication. 2003
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Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links Nielsen catalogue
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Misc. Comments

According to Nielsen's autobiography, Min fynske Barndom, the quartet was composed in Odense when he was having lessons with the cantor Carl Larsen and playing chamber music with some of his friends. In May 1883, he travelled to Copenhagen for a violin audition and to present the quartet for the composer N.W. Gade, director of the Copenhagen Academy of Music.