William Sterling

Carl Nielsen

Nielsen and Sibelius

This course involved comparing and contrasting the careers and music of two great Scandinavian contemporaries. Both were born in 1865, Sibelius gave up composing in 1931, the year of Nielsen’s death. The course was based round their magnificent symphonies but explored their whole contribution to C20th music.

I ran this course at Crayford Manor (Bexley College) October-December 1999.

Below is a simple spreadsheet of Nielsen’s works that I created for the course.

Nielsen works