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The History of Carl Nielsen's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57
by Chang, Shuo-Lei, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 29; 10784835
Abstract (Summary)

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) was a Danish composer known for his wide range of compositional styles. Composers of the Romantic period had significant influence on Nielsen. By the turn of the century, Nielsen’s musical intents turned toward neo-classicism. Nielsen started experimenting with non-standard compositional techniques in many of his most famous works, including the clarinet concerto. This paper focuses on Nielsen’s changing compositional style and how the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra developed from it. This paper will first focus on Carl Nielsen’s life and style before the concerto and his compositions at the beginning of his career. Finally, the paper will focus specifically on his clarinet concerto, including performance practice.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Arnold, Jermie
Commitee: Carnahan, John, Goode-Castro, Helen
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Publication Number: 10784835
ISBN: 978-0-438-19631-5
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