Carl Nielsen

Symfoni nr. 6

Sinfonia semplice

Symphony No. 6

CNW 30
CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. Royal Danish Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) II/6
CNSCarl Nielsens Samling (The Carl Nielsen Collection, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen) 67
FSDan Fog & Torben Schousboe: Carl Nielsen kompositioner. En Bibliografi. København 1965. 116

Carl Nielsen Edition

Composition: 1924–25.

Nielsen began working on his sixth and final symphony in summer 1924 and continued into the autumn. He was interrupted by a long journey abroad in the beginning of 1925 but continued on the symphony after the journey, finishing the third movement in April. During the summer he stopped but must have been under way with the work again in October. The final movement is end-dated 5 December 1925, a week before the first performance. The title of the symphony, Sinfonia semplice, was not used in musical sources during Nielsen's lifetime. However, it was printed in the concert programme for the first performance. Nielsen also mentioned the title in an interview given two days before the premiere.

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