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Island (Iceland) for recitation and piano accompaniment was composed around New Year 1928–29. No evidence survives of any contact between Nielsen and the author of the text.<br /> <br /> No public performance of Island in its original version for piano and recitation is known in the composer’s lifetime; but in 1930 Emil Reesen made an orchestral version that was played in a radio concert on the occasion of the Iceland parliament’s millennial celebrations. See more about this work at The Royal Library