Carl Nielsen

1865 - 1931

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Carl August Nielsen (Danish: [ˈkʰɑˀl ˈne̝lsn̩]; 9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) was a Danish composer, conductor and violinist, widely recognized as his country's most prominent composer. Brought up by poor yet musically talented parents on the island of Funen, he demonstrated his musical abilities at an early age. He initially played in a military band before attending the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen from 1884 until December 1886. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Nielsen has received more than 435,264 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Carl Nielsen is the 129th most popular composer (down from 126th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 51st in 2019) and the most popular Danish Composer.

Carl Nielsen was a Danish composer who is most famous for his symphonies and concertos.

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Among composers, Carl Nielsen ranks 129 out of 1,228Before him are Pérotin, Zoltán Kodály, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Anton Rubinstein, Pierre Boulez, and Girolamo Frescobaldi. After him are Max Bruch, Gregorio Allegri, Daniel Auber, Maurice Jarre, Paul Dukas, and Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

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Among people born in 1865, Carl Nielsen ranks 11Before him are Pieter Zeeman, Ferdinand I of Romania, W. B. Yeats, Archduke Otto of Austria, Alexander Glazunov, and Warren G. Harding. After him are Paul Dukas, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Arthur Harden, Sven Hedin, Suzanne Valadon, and Richard Adolf Zsigmondy. Among people deceased in 1931, Carl Nielsen ranks 14Before him are Arthur Schnitzler, Albert A. Michelson, Otto Wallach, Omar Mukhtar, Theo van Doesburg, and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca. After him are F. W. Murnau, Joseph Joffre, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Bhagat Singh, Hermann Müller, and Peter Kürten.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Carl Nielsen ranks 55 out of 783Before him are Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (1946), Frederick I of Denmark (1471), Christian VI of Denmark (1699), Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Nicolas Steno (1638), and Arne Jacobsen (1902). After him are Tollund Man (-400), Abel, King of Denmark (1218), Anne of Denmark (1574), Gerda Wegener (1886), Fredrik Bajer (1837), and Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889).

Among COMPOSERS In Denmark

Among composers born in Denmark, Carl Nielsen ranks 1After him are Niels Gade (1817), Hans Christian Lumbye (1810), Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann (1805), Rued Langgaard (1893), Per Nørgård (1932), Emil Hartmann (1836), Vagn Holmboe (1909), Jesper Kyd (1972), and Frederik Magle (1977).