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Miller, Mina (piano)
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Mina Miller (piano)

Over the past decade, the American pianist Mina Miller has been active both as a performer and musical scholar. A recognized authority on the music of Carl Nielsen, she holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from New York University. She presented the American premiere performance of several of Nielsen's piano works, and prepared a revised critical edition of Nielsen's complete piano music published in 1982 by Edition Wilhelm Hansen/Chester Music. She is also the author of Carl Nielsen: A Guide to Research (Garland Press, 1987).

A native of New York City, Mina Miller studied at the Manhattan School of Music where her principal teacher was Artur Balsam. Other piano studies have included work with Lucy Greene, Richard Goode and the late Arne Skjold Rasmussen of the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. Her musical training also included master classes at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena) and the Mozarteum (Salzburg). She has performed as a piano soloist in major cities in the United States and Canada. Her first European tour in 1984 included recitals in Scandinavia and Great Britain. She has been a featured artist on American Public Radio and has also recorded for the BBC.

Mina Miller currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Music at the University of Kentucky where she has served on the faculty since 1977.


Nielsen: Complete Piano Music
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Allegro non troppo  
Arabesque: Moderato  
Chaconne, Op 32 (Nielsen)
Drømmen on Glade Jul 'A Dream about Silent Night', FS34 (Nielsen)
Dukke-Marsch 'Puppet March': Allegro moderato  
Elf's Dance: Tempo di valse  
En lille langsom Vals 'A Little Slow Waltz': Valse lento  
Fem Klaverstykker 'Five Piano Pieces', Op 3 (Nielsen)
Fest-praeludium Ved Aarhundredskiftet 'Festival Prelude for the New Century', FS24 (Nielsen)
Folk Tune: Andante  
Goddag! Goddag! 'Hello! Hello!': Allegretto  
Humoreske-bagateller 'Humoresque-bagatelles', Op 11 (Nielsen)
Humoresque: Allegretto giocoso  
Impromptu: Allegro fluente  
Intonation: Maestoso  
Klavermusik for små og store 'Piano music for young and old', Op 53 (Nielsen)
Klaverstykke 'Piano Piece', FS159 (Nielsen)
Mignon: Moderato grazioso  
Snurretoppen 'The Spinning Top': Presto  
Spilleværket 'The Musical Clock': Allegretto scherzando  
Sprællemanden 'The Jumping Jack': Poco allegretto  
Suite, Op 45 (Nielsen)
Symfonisk Suite 'Symphonic Suite', Op 8 (Nielsen)
Tema med variationer 'Theme and Variations', Op 40 (Nielsen)
Tre Klaverstykker 'Three Piano Pieces', Op 59 (Nielsen)