Bøhmisk-Dansk Folketone, CNW 40 (Nielsen, Carl)
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Niels Bo Foltmann
Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series II, No.8
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2004.
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|Work Title||Bøhmisk-Dansk Folketone|
|Alternative Title||Bohemian-Danish Folksong|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||CNW 40|
|Year/Date of Composition||1928|
|First Performance||1928-11-01 in Copenhagen, Axelborg, Koncertsalsstudiet
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
In 1928, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra played at a concert celebrating the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Czechoslovakia. For the event, the head of the orchestra, Emil Holm, had asked Nielsen to compose a piece which included both a Czech and a Danish folk melody. The rough draft is end-dated 24 October 1928, just a week before the first performance on 1 November.