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Tage Nielsen   (1929 - 2003)

composer

In his younger years Tage Nielsen wrote music in the Neo-Classicist tradition, but was later strongly influenced by the southern European avant-garde. He has composed relatively few works as a result of unusual perfectionism. Among his works we can mention orchestral pieces like Il Giardino Magico and the opera Latter i Mørket (Laughter in the Dark), which has recently seen great success in Berlin. Tage Nielsen has been deputy head of the Music Section of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and director of the Danish Academy in Rome, and as principal of the Academy of Music in Århus helped greatly to develop the Academy into a strongly experimental counterweight to the corresponding institution in Copenhagen. As a young man, too, Tage Nielsen made the acquaintance of Rued Langgaard, and is one of the few Danish composers to acknowledge inspiration from this outsider.

Live Dates

04/08/2005   Politiken

Tage Nielsen: Orchestral Works
4/6 Hjerter

"There is much to be gained from these new recordings with their pure but direct colours and details, meaningful gestures and timing"
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15/06/1995   High Fidelity

Songs
"En liflig plade!"
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15/06/1995   Det Fri Aktuelt

Songs
"En særegen dansk stemning med en fin spænding mellem tekst og musik."
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Discography

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Tage Nielsen

CD 8.224702 (2005)

Sophisticated music 1967-2001 by a master with a small but exquisite output

Lightings
Lightings
Nordentoft, Nielsen, Thybo, Schmidt, Møller

CD 8.226512 (2004)

New works for oboe and organ by among others Anders Nordentoft

Works for Piano
Works for Piano
Hans Abrahamsen, Tage Nielsen, Steen Pade, Poul Ruders

CD 8.224019 (2004)

Songs
Songs
Holmboe, H.D. Koppel, Norby, T. Nielsen

CD 8.224010 (1995)

Songs from the post-war era by among others Herman D. Koppel and Vagn Holmboe

Music for Guitar
Music for Guitar
Rovsing Olsen, Nørholm, Nørgård, Gerfors, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

DCCD 9316 (1993)


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