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Grieg: From Holberg's Time, Op. 40

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    1. Composer: Edvard Grieg
    2. Editors: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Ernst Herttrich
    3. Fingering: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg
    4. Instrumentation: Piano
    5. ISMN: 979-020180432-3
    6. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    7. Pages: 21
    8. Urtext / Critical Edition

    The Holberg Suite, Op. 40, more properly "From Holberg's Time" (Norwegian: Frå Holbergs tid, German: Aus Holbergs Zeit), subtitled "Suite in Olden Style" (Norwegian: Suite i gammel stil, German: Suite im alten Stil), is a suite of five movements based on eighteenth century dance forms, written by Edvard Grieg in 1884 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Danish-Norwegian humanist playwright Ludvig Holberg.

    The Holberg Suite was originally composed for the piano, but a year later was adapted by Grieg himself for string orchestra. The suite consists of an introduction and a set of dances. It is an early essay in neo-classicism, an attempt to echo as much as was known in Grieg's time of the music of Holberg's era.

  • Contains the following pieces:
    1. Präludium, Op. 40, No. 1
    2. Sarabande, Op. 40, No. 2
    3. Gavotte, Op. 40, No. 3
    4. Air, Op. 40, No. 4
    5. Rigaudon, Op. 40, No. 5