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Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Nationality: Norwegian
Born: January 15, 1843, Bergen Died: September 4, 1907, Bergen (age 64)

Holberg Suite, Op. 40 (for string orchestra)

(for 7 violins, 3 violas and 2 cellos)
2:43 I. Praeludium. Allegro vivace
3:34 II. Sarabande. Andante espressivo
3:33 III. Gavotte. Allegretto - Musette. Un poco più mosso
6:05 IV. Air. Andante religioso
4:11 V. Rigaudon. Allegro con brio - Trio
Duration: 20 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1884 (age 40-41)
Commission: For a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Ludwig Holberg's birth
Dedication: Erika Lie-Nissen
Note: More properly, "Suite From Holberg's Time". Originally for piano; transcribed for string orchestra by Grieg. Often played at chamber music festivals and special events.
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2:39
Moscow Soloists
I. Praeludium. Allegro vivace
3:29
Moscow Soloists
II. Sarabande. Andante espressivo
3:31
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III. Gavotte. Allegretto - Musette. Un poco più mosso
5:23
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IV. Air. Andante religioso
4:18
Moscow Soloists
V. Rigaudon. Allegro con brio - Trio

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