Nielsen, Svend

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Nielsen, Svend

Nielsen, Svend, Danish composer and teacher; b. Copenhagen, April 20, 1937. He studied theory with Holmboe at the Royal Danish Cons, of Music in Copenhagen (graduated, 1967). After advanced composition studies with Nrgård, he taught at the Jutland Cons. of Music in Århus.


chamber: opera:Bulen (1968). orch.:Metamorfoser for 23 Solo Strings (1968); Nuages (1972); Sym. (1978–79); Violin Concerto (1985); Concertino for Viola and Strings (1988; also for Viola and Orch., 1990); Nightfall for Chamber Orch. (1989); Aria (1991); Aubade (1994); Sinfonia concertante for Cello and Orch. (1994). chamber: Rondo for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano (1985); String Quartet (1987); Black Velvet for Clarinet and String Quartet (1988); Variations for Chamber Ensemble (1990); Vindbilleder for 5 Instruments (1990); Akvareller for Oboe and Piano (1992); Luftkasteller for Woodwind Quintet (1992); Reflekser for Flute and Organ (1994). piano:Fall (1987). vocal:Duetter for Soprano, Contralto, Flute, Cello, Vibraphone, and Percussion (1964); Prisma-suite for Contralto, Flute, Viola, and Strings (1965); Paraphrase on “Auf dem Wasser zu singen” for Soprano and Ensemble (1985); Det dybe smil I-III for Chorus (1986); Så stille for Alto and 4 Instruments (1986); Dreamsongs for Soprano, Flute, Electric Guitar, and Cello (1988); På bunden of min drom...for Mezzo-soprano, Clarinet, Piano, and Cello (1993).

—Nicolas Slomnisky/Laura Kaun/Dennis McIntire

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