Carl Nielsen – Between heaven and earth

Television documentary

EuroArts Music International

Directed by
Magdalena Zięba-Schwind

HD 1080/25P 16:9

52 min.

Tech specs
Arri Amira, Sony A7S3
Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm/2.9
Sigma FF High Speed Primes
Canon/GL Optics 300mm/2.8
Laowa 24mm Probe
Sony GM 16-35, 24-70, 70-200mm
Snorri Body Mount
DJI Mavic 3


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Made for Danish TV, this film is a psychological portrait of the composer Carl Nielsen, who, in turbulent times at the turn of the 20th century and during the First World War, created symphonic works that are part of Denmark’s cultural heritage but are little known outside his home country. How did this son of a provincial house painter go on to compose songs that are still universally known and well loved in Denmark today?

A montage of documentary scenes and nature footage shot at original locations around Denmark, musical performances staged for the film, and dramatic scenes with Danish actor Tue Hoé, who personifies Carl Nielsen and voices excerpts from his letters and diaries.

Featuring the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Danish String Quartet, Fabio Luisi, Herbert Blomstedt.