This week’s Classical Hour – Classical Analysis – looks at the Danish composer, Carl Neilsen.
Mike Burrows looks into the private life of this Fin de siècle contemporary of Sibelius and reveals the complexities of his character through analysis of two works: his Symphony Number 5 and his 1st Symphony in G minor.
By all accounts, Nielsen’s personality was a usually winning blend of the imaginative, forceful, ambitious, strongly emotional and humorous – it was attractive to many even as he was ruthlessly brusque and rude to others.
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Original Show, Sunday night 1800. repeated Wednesday 0700 Thursday 2200, Friday 1400