Grieg - Holberg Suite, Op. 40

This list discusses the Holberg Suite, Op. 40 by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907). Composed in 1884, its proper title is translated as "From Holberg's Time" and was written to commemorate the birth of 18th-century Dano-Norwegian playwright and philosopher Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754). Subtitled "Suite in olden style", it is a neo-Romantic interpretation of the Baroque dance music popular during Holberg's life. Originally composed for piano, Grieg re-worked it in 1885 into the more well-known version for string orchestra. Perhaps not as popular as his Peer Gynt Suites, the Holberg Suite garners much praise due to Grieg’s skill at mimicking the different Baroque forms in each movement while melding them seamlessly with his own unmistakable style.
PraeludiumFra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
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SerebandeFra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
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GavotteFra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
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AirFra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
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RigaudonFra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
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Prelude - Holberg Suite Op40 (Edvard Grieg)Fra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
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Sarabande - Holberg Suite Op40 (Edvard Grieg)Fra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
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Gavotte - Holberg Suite Op40 (Edvard Grieg)Fra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
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Air - Holberg Suite Op40 (Edvard Grieg)Fra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
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Rigaudon - Holberg Suite Op40 (Edvard Grieg)Fra Holbergs tid [Aus Holbergs Zeit]
03:46
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