Carl Nielsen

Jørgen Roos, Denmark, 1978

48 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

This film portrait of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen approaches the artist and the man from various angles. His instrumental music is illustrated by sequences filmed during concerts and rehearsals in various countries alternating with illustrations of his sources of inspiration. Quotations from Carl Nielsen's extensive writings on the nature and character of music are interspersed. The portrait, which included biographical information, is unpretentious in tone. The aim is to show the composer »in his shirt-sleeves«.
Basic information Credits
Original title Carl Nielsen 1865-1931
Danish title Carl Nielsen 1865-1931
Keywords Nielsen, Carl, Classical music, Concerts, Composers, 1880-1889, 1890-1899, 1900-1999
Director Jørgen Roos
Screenplay Jørgen Roos, Henrik G. Poulsen
Director of Photography Jørgen Roos, Peter Klitgaard, Rolf Rønne, Jachin Hirsch
Editor Jørgen Roos, Anker Sørensen
Sound Mikkel Bo, Jacob Trier, Knud Drewsen, Ingolf Gabold, Hans Pachardt
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 549 meter
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Jørgen Roos Film
With support from Statens Filmcentral
Commissioned by Udenrigsministeriet
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Jørgen Roos


Script Jørgen Roos
Script Henrik G. Poulsen


Cinematography Jørgen Roos
Cinematography Peter Klitgaard
Cinematography Rolf Rønne
Cinematography Jachin Hirsch
Camera assistant Birger Bohm
Camera assistant Torben Jensen
Camera assistant Inge Røen


Editing Jørgen Roos
Editing Anker Sørensen


Sound Mikkel Bo
Sound Jacob Trier
Sound Knud Drewsen
Sound Ingolf Gabold
Sound Hans Pachardt
Sound mixer Jon Bille Brahe


Carl Nielsen Kjeld Heltoft

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