Hans Christian Andersen


Hans Christian Andersen

1805 - 1875

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish, express themes that transcend age and nationality.

Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina", and many more.

His stories have inspired ballets, both animated and live-action films, and plays.

Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

Danse, danse dukke min! Fini Henriques
Du fatter ej Bølgernes evige Gang (The Poet’s Heart) (1864) Edvard Grieg
Hun Er Saa Hvid (1869) Op. 18 no.2 Edvard Grieg
Jeg elsker Dig (I love you) (1864) Edvard Grieg
Min Tanke er et mægtigt Fjeld (My heart is like a mountain steep) (1864) Edvard Grieg
Sneedronningen (The Snow Queen) (1851) Niels Gade
Soldaten (The Soldier) Michael Finnissy
Studie efter Naturen (Nature Study) (1916) Carl Nielsen
To brune Øjne (1864) Edvard Grieg
Weihnachtslied (1849) Op. 79 no.16 21.iv–13.v.1849 Robert Schumann

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