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(1876 - 1939)

Having studied the violin in Copenhagen, Ludolf Nielsen joined the Tivoli Orchestra as principal viola player, later to be appointed assistant conductor. He was virtually self-taught as a composer.

Orchestral and Choral Music

Eclectic in his musical language, Nielsen nevertheless drew on Danish national sources of inspiration. He wrote three symphonies, together with tone-poems that reflect late-Romantic and generally conservative tastes. His demanding The Tower of Babel, in the form of an oratorio, offers a reinterpretation of the Biblical narrative.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BORRESEN / HEISE / GLASS / NIELSEN: Cello Miniatures Dacapo
Chamber Music
Danish Songs (Romantic) Dacapo
DCCD 9114
NIELSEN, L.: Symphony No. 1 / From the Mountains Dacapo
NIELSEN, L.: Symphony No. 2 / Concert Overture Dacapo
NIELSEN, L.: Symphony No. 3 / Hjortholm Dacapo
NIELSEN, L.: Tower of Babel (The) / Forest Walk Dacapo
Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 2 Naxos
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 3 Naxos

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