Nielsen's Woodwind Quintet, Op. 43

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) was a Danish composer known for his use of a wide range of styles. His music mimics the time period in which he lived, with some pieces containing movements that would easily belong in the Classical Period alongside contemporary sections very typical of 20th century writing. Though he is most well-known for his symphonies, Nielsen wrote many chamber works, of which his Woodwind Quintet being the most famous.

Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall

Recently posted by Carnegie Hall on Twitter, here are links to photos and videos from Benny Goodman’s premiere at Carnegie Hall, which took place today in 1938. View the photos here. [flowplayer splash=”×147.jpg” mp4=”″ width=”480″ height=”360″ skin=”minimalist”]