|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||Til mit Hjertes Dronning|
|Alternative. Title||To the Queen of my Heart|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||CNW 276, from FS 3|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||ICN 206|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1886/7-88|
|Librettist||Caralis (Caspara Preetzman, 1792-1876)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
During his student years, Nielsen composed 5songs to texts by English poets, in a Danish translation by Christian Preetzmann. It is probable that his music theory teacher Orla Rosenhoff was the instigator.
The set FS 3 contains these 5 and settings of Jacobsen and Aarestrup.
The original poem here is no longer regarded as being by Shelley (at least according to the notes to a collected Delphi edition.) It is by St. John, who successfully perpetrated a hoax: see.