Agnete and the Merman, Op.3 (Gade, Niels)

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Pierre.chepelov (2009/9/4)

PMLP85306-agn-vug-gade-ms.pdf
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Autograph manuscript, n.d. (1842)

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 6 Songs
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Pierre.chepelov (2009/9/4)

PMLP85306-agn-havm.pdf
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Nicolai Christian Levin Abrahams (1798-1870), German text

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Copenhagen: C. C. Lose & Delbanco, n.d.(1845). Plate 2113

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Schalltrichter (2014/5/27)

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Hans Sitt (1850-1922)

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Copenhagen: Hansen, n.d.[1894]. Plate 11304.

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General Information

Work Title Agnete and the Merman
Alternative Title Agnete og Havmanden
Composer Gade, Niels
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.3
Movements/Sections 8 songs
Year/Date of Composition 1842
Librettist Hans Christian Andersen (1805−1875)
Language Danish
Dedication A.P. Berggreen (vocal score)
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, choir, and orchestra
Related Works The 1849 work Agnete og Havfruerne is a different piece based upon 2 of the 8 songs.
External Links DKB article (Danish)


Misc. Comments

  • Grove Music classifies this as "incidental music". Although other sources, including some Gade biographies, refer to it as a "lyrical drama", it is not a lyrical drama in the French sense, i.e. opera. According to this article, "Gade wrote the music for eight songs, some for a choir, in which each person is characterized by particular combinations of instruments. The piece thus glides into the ballad opera tradition with a mixture of song and spoken dialogue". Categorization might be contentious, but Grove Music's classification is probably the closest.
  • The original work was not terribly successful. Gade re-worked portions of it as Agnete and the Mermaids, and "Agnete's Berceuse" became probably the most popular selection from the original work, with many arrangements being made of it.
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