: nielsen helios overture
||Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, n.d.(1905). Plate 13669.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 hands (Knudsen)
||Helios Overture, Op.17
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1903-10-08 in Copenhagen
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Johan Svendsen (conductor)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
- 3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons,
4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings
||Wikipedia article ; Nielsen catalogue
Nielsen composed the overture during a stay in Athens, where his wife, Anne Marie, was studying ancient Greek art. According to his letters and diary he was working on the composition in March, April and May 1903.