Carl Nielsen Quotes

Carl Nielsen, in full Carl August Nielsen, is probably the most famous Danish composer. His works influenced musical life in Denmark during his lifetime.

“Music is life and, like it, inextinguishable.” – Carl Nielsen

“I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.” – Carl Nielsen

“Give us something else; give us something new; for Heaven’s sake give us something bad, so long as we feel we are alive and active and not just passive admirers of tradition!” – Carl Nielsen

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