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An Idyllic Childhood

Carl Nielsen spent his childhood on the Danish island of Fünen, where he grew up in a farm labourer's cottage with his parents and eleven brothers and sisters. Although he experienced real hardship during these years, he later recalled his experiences with great affection and raised a salute to the island in his choral masterpiece, Springtime in Fünen. Presented by Donald Macleod.

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Tue 23 Apr 2013 18:30

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