Carl Nielsen

Kvartet for to violiner, bratsch og cello

Quartet for Two Violins, Viola and Cello

CNW 49
CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. Royal Danish Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) IV/1, Add. 8
CNSCarl Nielsens Samling (The Carl Nielsen Collection, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen) 37
FSDan Fog & Torben Schousboe: Carl Nielsen kompositioner. En Bibliografi. København 1965. 3d

Carl Nielsen Edition

Composition: 1883.

According to Nielsen's autobiography, Min fynske Barndom, the quartet was composed in Odense when he was having lessons with the cantor Carl Larsen and playing chamber music with some of his friends. In May 1883, he travelled to Copenhagen for a violin audition and to present the quartet for the composer N.W. Gade, director of the Copenhagen Academy of Music.

Instrumentation: string quartet

Key: D minor

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