Preludio e presto, Op.52 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Eneforhandler: Skandinavisk og Borups musikforlag, n.d.[1928].
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Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series II, No.10
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2004.
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General Information

Work Title Preludio e presto
Alternative. Title Praeludio e presto per violino solo
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.52 ; CNW 47
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 159
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements
  1. Preludio. Con fantasia
  2. Presto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1927-28
First Performance. 1928-04-14 in Copenhagen, Emil Telmányi, violin
First Publication. 1928
Average DurationAvg. Duration 12 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation violin
External Links Nielsen catalogue
Wikipedia article (Dutch)

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The first musical ideas for Preludio e Presto can dated to late 1927. During the first months of 1928, Nielsen finished the work, end-dating the fair copy on 28 March. He regularly discussed technical problems with Emil Telmányi, who premiered the work in April that year.