Franz Neruda in memoriam, CNW 109 (Nielsen, Carl)

Sheet Music


PDF typeset by New Notations
IS (2016/7/14)

PDF typeset by New Notations
IS (2016/7/14)

Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.3
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2008.
Made available by courtesy of DCM.
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General Information

Work Title Franz Neruda in Memoriam
Alternative. Title
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 109 ; FS 74
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 71
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Prologue
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1915 September
First Performance. 1915-10-11 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet (The Music Society).
Carl Nielsen, conductor
Librettist Julius Clausen (1868-1951)
Language Danish
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice: reciter
Orchestra: 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (C), timpani, strings
External Links Nielsen catalogue
BNF data

Navigation etc.

  • Following Franz Neruda's death in March 1915, Nielsen was appointed as his successor as conductor of The Music Society (Musikforeningen). Nielsen interrupted the work on his Fourth Symphony in order to compose a work commemorating Neruda. Clausen's text was finished on 1 September and sent to Nielsen, and the first performance took place on 11 October.
  • In the preface to The Carl Nielsen Edition, this is referred to as a cantata, so it is tagged as such.