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Spence, Marcia Louise, Carl Nielsen's Quintet for Winds, Op. 43: A Critical Edition, A
Lecture Recital, Together with Three Recitals of Selected Works for Horn by Atterberg, Ries,
Mozart, Rosetti, Musgrave, Larsson, and Others. Doctor of Musical Arts (Performance),
December, 1995, 143 pp., 14 examples, 3 appendices, bibliography, 29 titles.
The purpose of this dissertation is to prepare and present a critical edition of Carl
Nielsen's Quintet fbr Winds, Op. 43, a major work in the woodwind quintet repertoire. Written
for the Copenhagen Wind Quintet in 1922, it is also considered a pivotal composition in
Nielsen's artistic output. The only published edition of this piece, by Edition Wilhelm
Hansen, is rife with errors, a consistent problem with many of Nielsen's compositions. A
comparison of the original manuscript score to the published performing parts reveals in excess
of 180 discrepancies including pitches, durations, articulations, dynamics, phrasing and
This treatise offers a brief biography of Carl Nielsen, documents the history and
significance of the Quintet for Winds, Op. 43 and presents a critical edition that will enable
more accurate performances of this important composition.
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Spence, Marcia L. (Marcia Louise). Carl Nielsen's Quintet for winds, op. 43: a critical edition, a lecture recital, together with three recitals of selected works for horn by Atterberg, Ries, Mozart, Rosetti, Musgrave, Larsson, and others, thesis or dissertation, December 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935624/m1/3/: accessed December 9, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .