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Flowering Lilacs, Funen, Denmark.
Photographed by Lone Mengel / Reproduced by courtesy of The Danish Tourist Board
Track(s) taken from CDA66231/2
Recording details: July 1986
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: October 1987
Total duration: 1 minutes 53 seconds

DrÝmmen on Glade Jul 'A Dream about Silent Night', FS34
composer
completed on 3 December 1905; Poco adagio; also translated as The Dream of Merry Christmas

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Martin Roscoe (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFranÁaisDeutsch
A Dream about ‘Silent Night’ (Drømmen om ‘Glade Jul’) is an improvisatory paraphrase based on the famous Christmas carol, which swiftly departs from the original melody and explores new, more unusual musical territory. Nielsen’s title, ‘Dream’, is significant, suggesting parallels with his orchestral tone poem Saga-drøm, which likewise contains passages of a strangely fantastical and arabesque-like nature. The work was composed in 1905, and, appropriately given the subject matter, the score is dated 3 December.

from notes by Daniel Grimley © 2008


Other albums featuring this work
'Nielsen: Complete Piano Music' (CDA67591/2)
Nielsen: Complete Piano Music

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