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Carl August Nielsen (9th June 1865–3rd October 1931) was a conductor, violinist, and the most internationally known composer from Denmark. He is especially admired for his six symphonies.

Nielsen was born one of twelve children in Sortelung, not far from the city of Odense. His father was a housepainter and amateur musician. Carl first discovered music by experimenting with the different sounds and pitches he heard when striking the logs in a pile of firewood behind his home. His… read more

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  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    Amazing composer.
  • Avatar for camune
    Genius from Denmark
  • Avatar for Biscuit1978
    Come along and join the group [url=http://www.last.fm/group/Orchestral+Composer+of+the+Week.]Orchestral Composer of the Week[/url]. Nominate your 5 favourite composers each week and see who gets into the Hall of Fame.
  • Avatar for fastlane01
    Regarding his symphonies, I only know his 4th and 5th, both are very good, powerful is a good way to describe them.
  • Avatar for ulyssestone
    Carl Nielsen: Complete Works with Opus Number in one Spotify playlist http://www.spotifyclassical.com/2011/10/carl-nielsen-complete-works-with-opus.html
  • Avatar for andrewhill1
    Symphony #3 "Espansiva" has for a long time been my favourite symphony, among all the composers I have heard. Mind you, #4 is not far behind, and #5 is an extraordinarily powerful work.
  • Avatar for Rainman45
    I love him))
  • Avatar for yu00
    Such an underrated composer, and yet absolutely genius.
  • Avatar for Qalfzx
    :-D
  • Avatar for selcukalhan
    aladdin suite - negro dance - so beautiful

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