Flute Concerto, CNW 42 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series II, No.9.2
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2002.
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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Samfundet, (1952).
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Work Title Flute Concerto
Alternative. Title
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 42
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 68
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegretto un poco - Adagio ma non troppo - Allegretto - Poco adagio - Tempo di marcia
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1926
First Performance. 1926-10-21 in Paris
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Holger Gilbert-Jespersen (flute), Emil Telmányi (conductor)
First Publication. 1952 - Copenhagen: Samfundet
Dedication Holger Gilbert-Jespersen
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Solo: flute
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trombone, timpani, strings
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The concerto was composed over a short period of time, partly during a stay in Italy from August until October 1926. Originally, Nielsen had planned a work for clarinet and orchestra but changed his mind. He did, however, complete a clarinet concerto in 1928.