Amor og Digteren, CNW 23 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series I, No.9
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2007.
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General Information

Work Title Cupid and the Poet
Alternative. Title Music for Sophus Michaƫlis's Play
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 39
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 movements
Overture. Allegreto con brio (E-flat major)
1. Andante (C major)
2. Andantino (C minor)
3. Andantino (E-flat major)
4. Andante quassi sostenuto (A major)
5. Allegro moderato (D minor)
6. Allegro risoluto (D minor)
7. Andante (A minor)
8. Aria. Andante quassi Allegretto (F major)
9. Warmly, but at a lively tempo (G major)
10. Andante sostenuto (C major)
11. Andante tranquillo (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1930
First Performance. 1930-7-12 in Copenhagen, The Royal Theatre
Librettist Sophus Michaƫlis (1865-1932)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
The Poet
The Boy (Cupid)
The Diva
boy soprano (the boy), soprano (the diva), mixed chorus (SATB)
2 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 2 trombones
timpani, snare drum, keyboard (piano, harpsichord), strings
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As early as November 1928, Nielsen was presented with the idea of composing music to the forthcoming celebration of H.C. Andersen in 1930. However, he and the programme committee did not come to an agreement, and it was not until February 1930 that he apparently started composing. From April he worked continuously, finishing the music for the play Amor og Digteren on 7 June 1930.