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make music part of your life series: Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲 (amateur string orchestra playing in Nagoya Japan.)

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Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40 グリーグ ホルベルク組曲

The movements of the suite are:

  1. Praeludium (Allegro vivace) 00:00
  2. Sarabande (Andante) 03:01
  3. Gavotte (Allegretto) 08:27
  4. Air (Andante religioso) 12:31
  5. Rigaudon (Allegro con brio) 20:21

Nagoya Streichersolisten Summer Concert 2012 directed By Kato Akira
We are the amateur string orchestra playing in Nagoya Japan.
Summer concerts are held once a year.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Statue of Holberg in Bergen, Norway

Statue of Holberg in Bergen, Norway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Holberg Suite, Op. 40, more properly “From Holberg’s Time” (Norwegian: Fra 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.

It exemplifies

Edvard Grieg, who was a strong influence on De...

Edvard Grieg, who was a strong influence on Delius’s earlier music (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

nineteenth century music which makes use of musical styles and forms from the preceding century. It can be compared with Franz Liszt‘s À la Chapelle Sixtine, S.360 (1862) and contrasted with later neoclassical works.

The Holberg Suite was originally composed for the piano, but a year later was adapted for string orchestra. The suite consists of an introduction and a set of dances. It is a charming, 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.[1]

Although it is not as famous as Grieg’s incidental music from Peer Gynt, which is itself usually performed as arranged in a pair of suites, many critics regard the works as of equal merit.[2

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Great Composers/Compositions: Grieg – Holberg Suite, Op. 40 (”From Holberg’s Time”)

The Holberg Suite was originally composed for the piano and was adapted for string orchestra a year later. Not as famous as Peer Gynt, but seen by many critics as equal.
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan
00:00 1. Praeludium
03:02 2. Sarabande 
07:18 3. Gavotte 
11:07 4. Air 
16:58 5. Rigaudon


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