Fjeldblomster, BVN 34 (Langgaard, Rued)

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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Hansen, n.d.(1909). Plate 14332.
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General Information

Work Title Fjeldblomster
Alternative. Title
Composer Langgaard, Rued
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BVN 34
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908 August
First Performance. 1909 February 7
Copenhagen, KFUMs Festival
composer, piano; Louise Fridericia; poss. I. Cohen
First Publication. 1909?
Average DurationAvg. Duration 6-9 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano, violin, cello

Misc. Comments

The 2nd movement of Langgaard's first symphony (1908-11)* is an orchestration of this movement, so fans of the composer (or even fans of that symphony, which has been recorded once or twice more often than most of his others) may well recognize this piece just from there.

Information on premiere of the intermezzo in trio form can be found at p.129, Vinholt Nielsen, "Rued Langgaards kompositioner: annoteret værkfortegnelse" (1991).

*but that said- a symphony given a sort of premiere even so in an abridged form - on the piano by the composer as a suite in November 1908; the missing movement was not this one but the finale. The symphony wasn't premiered in full until 1913.