Nielsen Symphony No. 4

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Nielsen declared that in his Fourth Symphony, written during the First World War, he wanted to give expression to 'the elemental will to live'. Stephen Johnson explores the structure of the work, also known as 'The Inextinguishable'.

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Thu 24 Oct 2013 20:10


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