This is the fourth volume of Carl Nielsen Studies which is an annual publication issuing from the Royal Library of Denmark, also home to the Carl Nielsen edition. Carl Nielsen's status as one of the twentieth-century's foremost composers is now well-established. These volumes provide a forum for the spectrum of historical, analytical and aesthetic approaches to the study of Nielsen's music from an international line-up of contributors. In addition, each volume features reviews and reports on current Nielsen projects and an updated Nielsen bibliography, making Carl Nielsen Studies the most important source for up-to-the minute research on the composer and his work. Carl Nielsen Studies is distributed outside Scandinavia by Ashgate; distribution within Scandinavia is handled by The Royal Library, Copenhagen, PB 2149, DK 1016 K, Denmark.
Contents: Editorial, Niels Krabbe; Carl Nielsen and theories of symphonism, David Fanning; Carl Nielsen and the current of vitalism in art, Michael FjeldsÃ¸e; Nielsen's symphonic waves: energetics, the Sinfonia Espansiva and German music theory, Daniel Grimley; Carl Nielsen's juvenalia et addenda: reflections, practices, and experiences, or how to complete a complete edition, Lisbeth Ahlgren Jensen; Carl Nielsen and the nationalist trap: or, what, exactly, is Inextinguishable?, Raymond Knapp; Bielsen - Brod - JanÃ¡cek, TomÃ¡Å¡ KrÃ¡cmar; The Carl Nielsen edition, Niels Krabbe; Strange bedfellows: the Hebrew Bible and Wagner, in Saul og David, Patrick McCreless; Carl Nielsen's folk-like songs and the 'Danish national tone', Anne-Marie Reynolds; Carl Nielsen and the Danish tradition of story-telling, Colin Roth; Bibliography 2008, Kirsten Flensborg Petersen.