This thorough yet eminently readable biography examines the life and works of Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), from his studies at the Royal Danish Conservatory to his status as one of Scandinavia's most important composers. Focusing on Nielsen's personality as well as his music, Jack Lawson's book offers a unique insight into this versatile composer's mind, and contains much previously unpublished information.
Jack Lawson is married with a daughter and small dog. He lives in Glasgow. Since 1969 he has travelled extensively and spoken privately to archaeologists in Jerusalem about discoveries reburied to maintain entrenched religious and scholarly teaching. For details see the author's website.
Lawson's debut novel Moonlit Messiah (1997) anticipated by six years the popular best seller The Da Vinci Code. A 30-year-old Frenchwoman is discovered by an academic historian to be orphaned in a car accident and groomed by a secret society.
In The Joseph Secret (2007) the subversive yet self-evident paradox at the heart of Christianity - which eluded Dan Brown and all previous authors - is first published under the softening genre of historical fiction.
Einstein's Violin (2012) is the Knight's final confrontation with the Clerics. Merging post-Relativity physics with ancient knowledge of reincarnation, the Church is confronted with the survivor of the messianic bloodline's witness returning from the feet of Jesus, feeding truth to power.