Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97 is a symphony composed by Carl Nielsen in Denmark between 1920 and 1922. It was first performed in Copenhagen on 24 January 1922 with the composer conducting. It is one of the two of Nielsen's six symphonies lacking a subtitle, the other being the first.
The Fifth Symphony has a non-customary structure, comprising two movements instead of the common three or four. Written in a modern musical language, it draws on the theme of contrast and opposition. The post-World War I composition is also described as having elements of war.
Performances & Interviews
- Nielsen: Symphony No. 5https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vxplj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vxplj.jpg2014-07-09T10:51:00.000ZProms Music Guide: Nielsen's Symphony No. 5https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p022h75g
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5Proms Music Guide: Nielsen's Symphony No. 5