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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 32 seconds

Fest-praeludium Ved Aarhundredskiftet 'Festival Prelude for the New Century', FS24
composer
1900; Tempo giusto; dedicated to the artist Jens Ferdinand Willumsen; published in the newspaper Politiken on 1 January 1901

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Martin Roscoe (piano)
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The Festival Prelude for the New Century (Fest-Præludium ved Aarhundredskiftet) is a breezily confident piece, whose sustained octaves and chords recall the opening movement (‘Intonation’) of the Suite Op 8. Nielsen marks the first bar ‘stolt, pompøst’ (‘proud, pompous’), and dedicated the work to his close friend, the artist Jens Ferdinand Willumsen. The piece was published on the front page of the Danish daily newspaper Politiken on 1 January 1901.

from notes by Daniel Grimley © 2008


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'Nielsen: Complete Piano Music' (CDA67591/2)
Nielsen: Complete Piano Music

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