Symphonic Suite, Op.8 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen’s Forlag, n.d. (1895). Plate 11575
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Finale has misprint VI rather than IV in this edition.
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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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General Information

Work Title Symphonic Suite
Alternative. Title Symphonisk-Suite
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.8 ; CNW 82
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 pieces
  1. Intonation. Maestoso (D minor)
  2. Quasi Allegretto (F major)
  3. Andante (D major)
  4. Finale: Allegro (A major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1894
First Performance. 1895-05-05
Louis Glass, piano
First Publication. 1895
Dedication Victor Bendix
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Following the hugely successful premiere of the First Symphony (CNW 25) in March 1894, Nielsen composed Symphonisk Suite. The second movement is dated 23 May 1894, whilst the rest of the Suite was finished towards the end of August.

Motto "Ach, die zärtlichen Herzen! Ein Pfuscher vermag sie zu rühren." (Goethe)