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Halvorsen, Johan 1864-1935

Overview
Works: 743 works in 1,617 publications in 5 languages and 8,322 library holdings
Genres: Art music  Symphonies  Excerpts  Arrangements (Music)  Marches (Music)  Passacaglias  Scores  Incidental music  Rhapsodies (Music)  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Arranger, Composer, Transcriber, Editor, Other, Adapter, Contributor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: M3.1.H35, 784.2
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Most widely held works by Johan Halvorsen
Orchestral works by Johan Halvorsen( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral works by Johan Halvorsen( )

4 editions published in 2010 and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passacaglia : for violin and cello by Johan Halvorsen( )

62 editions published between 1894 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Passacaglia with its dual attribution to Handel and Halvorsen is a famous virtuoso piece for violin and cello (or violin and viola) published by Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen in 1894 and based on the finale movement from the harpsichord suite in G minor (HWV 432) published by German composer Georg Frideric Handel 1720. Handel composed numerous harpsichord suites comprising dance movements, sometimes concluding with the traditional Baroque passacaglia, a term originally designating a Spanish "street dance" though the earliest extant examples are Italian. The essential feature of the passacaglia is short, resolved chord progression repeated over and over as a continuous harmonic bedrock for a series of improvisations or inventive variations. Numerous Baroque composers wrote such variation movements for harpsichord, organ, violin or ensemble using the nearly interchangeable terms passacaglia or chaconne with several celebrated examples from French and German composers especially J. S. Bach. Halvorsen was a celebrated violinist, conductor and composer who is remembered today primarily for his brilliant "extrapolation" of Handel's passacaglia for daring ensemble of two stringed instruments. The "theme" is a brief four-measure sequence of eight chords with a characteristic dotted rhythm generating a series of thrilling variations in a tour de force of musical invention. The spare resources of violin and cello require numerous double and triple stops, multi-note chords on each instrument to create a full four-part harmony. Some of the variations take an alternative approach using swift melody lines that create a linear harmonic effect over time. The result is scintillating dialog for two master players frequently expanding to four and five simultaneous parts. - Kai Christiansen on earsense.org
Orchestral works by Johan Halvorsen( )

9 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral works by Johan Halvorsen( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2, d minor : "Fatum" ; Symphony no. 3, C major by Johan Halvorsen( )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2009 and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johan Halvorsen by Johan Halvorsen( )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossegrimen : Norway's greeting to Theodore Roosevelt by Johan Halvorsen( )

4 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and Norwegian and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olav Trygvason ; Orchestral songs by Edvard Grieg( )

4 editions published in 2006 in Norwegian and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slåtter : (Norwegian dances) : op. 72 ; together with the original fiddle tunes by Edvard Grieg( )

2 editions published in 1988 and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sigurd Jorsalfar ; Landkjenning ; Bergljot ; Sørgemarsj over Rikard Nordraak ; Den bergtekne by Edvard Grieg( )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in Norwegian and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage music by Johan Halvorsen( )

6 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage music by Johan Halvorsen( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleine Tanz-Suite. für violine und klavier : opus 22 by Johan Halvorsen( )

23 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passacaglia : duo for violin and cello by Johan Halvorsen( )

17 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suite ancienne : opus 31 by Johan Halvorsen( )

52 editions published between 1913 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miniaturen. für zwei violinen mit klavierbegleitung by Johan Halvorsen( )

17 editions published in 1910 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slåtter = Norwegische Bauerntänze : Opus 72 by Edvard Grieg( )

30 editions published between 1902 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

8. Für Klavier zu 2 Händen
Sarabande con variazioni : for violin and viola by Johan Halvorsen( )

6 editions published between 1943 and 1988 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einzugsmarch der Bojaren : für flöte und klavier by Johan Halvorsen( )

6 editions published between 1897 and 1995 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Halvorsen

Halvorsen, J.

Halvorsen, J. 1864-1935

Halvorsen, J. (Johan), 1864-1935

Halvorsen, Jan 1864-1935

Halvorsen Johan

Halvorsen Johan August

Halvorsen, Johan August 1864-1935

Halvorsen, Johann 1864-1935

Johan Halvorsen

Johan Halvorsen Noors dirigent (1864-1935)

Johan Halvorsen norsk komponist, dirigent og fiolinist

Johan Halvorsen norvég zeneszerző

Johan Halvorsen Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist

Johan Halvorsen norwegischer Komponist und Dirigent

Johann Halvorsen

Хальворсен, Ю 1864-1935

Хальворсен, Ю. (Юхан Август), 1864-1935

Хальворсен, Юхан

Хальворсен, Юхан 1864-1935

Юхан Халвошен

Юхан Хальварсен

יוהאן הלוורסן

ヨハン・ハルヴォルセン

约翰·哈尔沃森

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