|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||String Quintet in G major|
|Alternative. Title||Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Cello|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||CNW 59 ; FS 5|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||ICN 187|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1888–89|
|First Performance.||1889-2-13 in Copenhagen, Frimurerlogen, The Chamber Music Society|
|Dedication||Thorvald Nielsen-Kvartetten (Thorvald Nielsen, Erling Bloch, Hans Kassow, Louis Jensen), 1931|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, 2 violas, cello|
Wikipedia article (Dutch)
After having established his reputation as a young, talented and promising composer in 1888, Nielsen started composing the quintet for strings. The last three movements were apparently completed between October 1888 and January 1889. According to Emilie Demant Hatt's manuscript, Foraarsbølger, the quintet was completed on 1 January 1889.
Published in 1937 by Edition Dania as his Opus 60.