Air norvégien, Op.7 (Halvorsen, Johan)




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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Schalltrichter (2013/6/20)

Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Hansen, 1898. Plate 12091.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Violin and Orchestra (Composer)

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Schissel (2010/9/20)

Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, n.d.(ca.1906). Plate 13250.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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General Information

Work Title Air norvégien
Alternative. Title
Composer Halvorsen, Johan
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.7
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (several sections delimited by tempi)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1896 (violin and piano); 1903 (violin and orchestra)
First Publication. 1898 (violin and piano)
Dedication Johannes Wolff
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin, piano or violin and orchestra: 2 Flutes (flute and piccolo), Oboes, Clarinets in A, Bassoons, Horns in E, Triangle, 2 Timpani, Strings

Misc. Comments

Wikipedia-no gives 1896 for date (so removing possibly interesting but irrelevant historical curio :) ) but see below.

Vn/piano version published by 1906- the Musikalisches Wochenblatt has an advertisement for it that year. Possibly earlier.

Also see

  • Chandos recording - has downloadable PDF with a brief essay about this piece written by Øyvin Dysband (including the fact that the orchestration was done in 1903). (It's (c)2010 but am not quoting from it, just using facts from it. Unfortunately 'date of first publication of orchestral version' is not one of them.)

The theme of the central section is Åsmund Frægdegjæva (No. 42 in Lindeman's collection). It was also used by Johan Svendsen in his Norwegian Rhapsody No.3, Op.21 (1876).