Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen1805 - 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.
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|