Carl Nielsen – Woodwind Quintet op. 43

Information regarding Carl Nielsen.

Carl August Nielsen (Danish: [kʰɑːl ˈnelsn̩]; 9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) is widely recognized as Denmark’s greatest composer; he was also a skilled conductor and a violinist. Brought up by poor but musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age. Throughout his career he maintained something of the reputation of an “outsider” – in his own country, a provincial, to the world, a Dane – but in the years after his death his works firmly entered the international repertoire. Read More..