Aftenstemning, CNW 359 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.6
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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General Information

Work Title Aftenstemning, CNW 359
Alternative. Title Evening (The woods are dimly listening)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 359
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 3
Key D-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Andante molto tranquillo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908
First Performance. 1908-10-19 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet (Bel Canto choir).
Vilhelm Poulsen, conductor
Librettist Carsten Hauch (1790-1872),
after Matthias Claudius (1740-1815)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation mens choir (TTBB)
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

The work was composed in 1908 for the male choir Bel Canto and its conductor Vilhelm Poulsen. Together with Nielsen's melody for Paaskeblomst, en Draabe stærk, it was later re-used in a cantata arranged by Valdemar Rørdam for the inauguration of the 'radium station' (radiotherapy clinic) in Copenhagen on 4 March 1931.