New volume in the Carl Nielsen Edition: Commotio, op.58
4th October 2006
After the composition of the "29 Little Preludes for Organ or Harmonium" Nielsen began work on what was to be his last major composition, the organ work "Commotio". In doing so he was fulfilling a wish of many years' standing, and unlike the little preludes, this work seems to have had no external prompting. For example on March 4 1931 he remarked in a letter to his close friend Vera Michaelsen: "It is perhaps foolish to create a work for which there may be no use and for which no one has asked, but I suppose we are all foolish when it comes down to it, and yet - - - !"
The work received its first public perfomance on August 14 1931.
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