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Results for Johan Halvorsen Halvorsen (not all results may be relevant):
- Stage music for 30 pieces: "Vasantasena", "Gurre", "Tordenskiold", "Kongen", "MacBeth", Maria Stuart", "Reisen til Julestjernen"
- 3 symphonies
- Norwegian Rhapsodie
- Suite ancienne
- Bojarenes inntogsmarsj
- Cantatas and song to texts by Sivle, Hamsun, Bjørnson, Krag and Garborg.
- Chamber music
Played the violin from he was about 7 years old. Studied music in Stockholm.
Concert master in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra "Harmonien" in 1884. Met
Edvard Grieg, and became a close friend of his. They co-operated closely on
Grieg’s opus 72 "Norwegian Peasant Dances". Further studies in Leipzig with
Adolf Brodsky. Concert Master in the Aberdeen Musical Society. Professor at the
Music Concervatory in Helsinki. Further studies in St. Petersburg, Berlin and Liège.
1893-1899 Concert Master in "Harmonien" in Bergen, where he first started to compose.
1899-1929 Conductor of the theatre orchestra in Oslo.