Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Birthday: Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of by far my favorite composer, Carl Nielsen. I like everything about Nielsen - his music, his personality, his spirit. Partly as a way of acknowledging what he has meant to me, I once gave a presentation about Nielsen's life and music at the Denmark, Wisconsin, branch of the Brown County Public Library (whose main branch is in Green Bay). This was around the time of his birthday in 2006, so nine years ago. A small local paper did a write-up which I have in storage, but is apparently not online. Above, though, is a draft of the flyer that I prepared for the event. (Use the scrolling bar on the right of the embedded PDF to read the text.)

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