3 Klaverstykker, CNW 90 (Nielsen, Carl)

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IS (2016/7/11)

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Editor David Fanning (b.1955)
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series II, No.12
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2006.
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General Information

Work Title 3 Piano Pieces
Alternative. Title Tre klaverstykker
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 90
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 149
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Impromptu. Allegro fluente (C major)
  2. Molto adagio (E-flat minor)
  3. Allegro non troppo (E-flat major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1928
First Performance. 1928-4-14 in Copenhagen, Borups Højskole (The New Music Society.
Performed by Christian Christiansen, performance of the first two movements.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
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The first two movements were composed during January and February 1928. The second movement is end-dated 1 March. After an interval of eight months, during which time Nielsen was mainly occupied with the Clarinet Concerto, he completed the third piece on 6 November. During the preparation of the publication after Nielsen’s death, the piano pieces were given the opus number 59.