Johan Svendsen

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Johan Svendsen, along with his exact contemporary Grieg, represents Norwegian Romanticism at its apex. Outside of Norway, where his status has never been questioned, Svendsen, despite his eclipse by Grieg,…
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Romance in G major for violin & orchestra, Op. 26 1881 Concerto
Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 15 1877 Symphony
Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 4 1858 Symphony
Norwegian Artists' Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 14 1874 Orchestral
Festival Polonaise, for orchestra, Op. 12 1873 Orchestral
Carnival in Paris, episode for orchestra, Op. 9 1872 Orchestral
Octet for strings in A, Op 3 Chamber Music
Ifjol gjætt' e gjeitinn (Last year I was tending the goats), variations for orchestra after a Norwegian folksong, Op. 31 1874 Orchestral
Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 6 Concerto
Zorahayd's Legend, for orchestra, Op. 11 1874 Orchestral
Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra No. 1, Op. 17 Orchestral
Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra No. 2, Op. 19 Orchestral
Icelandic Melodies (2) for orchestra, Nos 1 & 2 (complete) 1877 Orchestral
Swedish Folk-Melodies (2), for string orchestra, Op. 27 1876 Orchestral
Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra No. 4, Op. 22 Orchestral
Romeo & Juliet, fantasy for orchestra, Op. 18 1876 Orchestral
Norwegian Rhapsody for orchestra No. 3, Op. 21 Orchestral
Swedish Folk-Melodies (2) for orchestra, No. 1, Allt under himmelens fäste, Op. 27/1 Orchestral
Sigurd Slembe, Op.8 Orchestral
Saeterjentens sondag, variation for strings Orchestral
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