Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5

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Danish composer Carl Nielsen, ca. 1908 By Georg Lindstrom. Restored by Adam Cuerden, via Wikimedia Commons

Danish composer Carl Nielsen wrote his Symphony No. 5 in the early 1920s. It's a musical illustration of the eternal battle between darkness and light. On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear Nielsen's Fifth Symphony from a recent concert in Ireland.