The Liar, CNW 16 (Nielsen, Carl)


Sheet Music


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Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series I, No.6
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2007.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title The Liar, CNW 16
Alternative. Title Ballad for Jóhan Sigurjónsson's Play
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 16
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements
1. [no tempo] (D minor)
2. [no tempo] (D minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917-18
First Performance. 1918-2-15, in Copenhagen, The Royal Theatre
Librettist Jóhan Sigurjónsson (1880-1919)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, harp
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

The play was accepted for performance at The Royal Theatre in May 1917. Nielsen, who earlier had been working on Njal's Saga, composed the music during that time and before the first performance in February 1918.