This is the fifth 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 his organ preludes: in the context of Hans Henry Jahnn, Hugo Distler and Ernst Pepping, Jan Crummenerl; ‘Dreams and deeds’ and other dualities: Nielsen and the two-movement symphony, David Fanning and Michelle Assay; Carl Nielsen - the human crisis, then and now, John Fellow; Carl Nielsen and the idea of English national music, Michael Fjeldsøe and Jens Boeg; Sibelius, a towering national composer: an outsider’s perception, Glenda Dawn Goss; Nielsen on the boulevard: modernisms and the Harlequinesque in Cupid and the Poet, Daniel Grimley; Carl Nielsen and Knud Jeppesen: connections and collaborations, influences and significances, Thomas Holme Hansen; Music as life: authority and meaning in Nielsen’s 4th Symphony, Raymond Knapp; Nielsen in the United Kingdom, Paolo Muntoni; Alternative neo-Riemannian approaches to Carl Nielsen, Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen; Nielsen’s Saul and David as tragedy: the dialectics of fate and freedom in drama and music, Anne-Marie Reynolds; Flatwards bound: defining harmonic flavour in late Nielsen, Robert Rival; Nielsen’s Arcadia: the case of the Flute Concerto, Ryan Ross; Carl Nielsen’s cultural self-education: his early engagement with fine art and ideas and the path towards Hymnus Amoris, Colin Roth; Metrical dissonance in the works of Carl Nielsen: a metrical analysis ofSinfonia Espansiva, first movement, Ulrik Skat Sørensen; Signifyin(g) Carl: Nielsen’s music in the jazz repertoire, Mikkel Vad. Reviews: Daniel M. Grimley: Carl Nielsen and the Idea of Modernism, Jørgen I. Jensen; Carl Nielsen’s Voice: His Songs in Context by Anne-Marie Reynolds, Ida-Marie Vorre. Reports: Two newly discovered sources for the String Quartet in F, Opus 44, and the Suite for Piano, Opus 45, Niels Krabbe. Bibliography 2009-2011, Anne Ørbæk Jensen and Niels Krabbe.