This edition combines Books 1 and 2 of Piano Music For Young And Old, a fantastic collection of 24 Five-tone pieces in all keys. This critical edition is designed to accurately reflect the Danish composer, Carl Nielsen's intentions and musical ideas, and to provide a guide to understanding the composition within the context of his artistic and intellectual development.
With Carl Nielsen, Danish musical life moved into the 20th century. Composing works in almost every genre - opera and music for the stage, orchestral music, concertos, choral works, chamber music, Organ and Piano music and songs - he created a prominent position for himself in international musical life. Carl Nielsen stands out as one of the most significant symphonists of this century. His concertos and chamber music also have an important place in the international repertoire and his two operas have won considerable recognition not only in Denmark but throughout the world.