Til mit Hjertes Dronning, CNW 276 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Hauge
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
Made available by courtesy of DCM.
Misc. Notes possibly FE[dition].
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Work Title Til mit Hjertes Dronning
Alternative. Title To the Queen of my Heart
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 276, from FS 3
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 206
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Allegretto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1886/7-88
Librettist Caralis (Caspara Preetzman, 1792-1876)
after James Augustus St. John (1801-75) (see below)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

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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 The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.