Kongen, Op.19 (Halvorsen, Johan)

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Dramatic Suite of 3 Movements

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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Hansen, n.d.(ca.1905?). Plate 13563.
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General Information

Work Title Kongen, Op.19
Alternative. Title Incidental Music to Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's Kongen (The King).
Composer Halvorsen, Johan
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.19
Key Suite only: D minor - A major - C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Suite: 3
First Performance. Portions were premiered in 1904. Poss the suite complete in 1917.
First Publication. ca.1905.
Librettist Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832−1910)
Language Norwegian
Dedication Christian Sinding (1856-1941)
Average DurationAvg. Duration Suite only: 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Suite: Piccolo, 2 Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets in B, Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, Trumpets in F, 3 Trombones, Tuba, 2 Timpani, Small Drum, Cymbals, Triangle, Harp, Strings

Misc. Comments

Incidental music to a play. Also has a suite for orchestra from the incidental music.

Section List (suite)

  1. Symphonisches Intermezzo (Moderato assai)
  2. Hyrdepigernes Dans (Allegretto)
  3. Elegi (Andante con moto)

Re first (partial) performance, see list of 1904-8 performances and this as well.