Carl Nielsen

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) was leading Danish composer of his day and was a violinist in the Danish Court Orchestra from 1889 to 1905, a post he held alongside a growing reputation as a composer.
Gradually he developed his own tonal style and individual musical language, culminating in six magnificent symphonies which are still part of the symphonic repertoire into the 21st-century.
Nielsen was a prolific composer, writing in many genres, and his music is known for a vigorous rhythmic drive and progressive tonality and harmonic independence.