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Johan Halvorsen 15 March — 4 December was a Norwegian composerconductor and violinist.

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Born in DrammenNorway he was an accomplished halvoraen from a very early age and became a prominent figure in Norwegian musical life. He received his musical education in Kristiania now Oslo and Stockholmand was a concertmaster in Bergen before joining the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Returning to Norway inhe worked as conductor of the theatre orchestra at Den Nationale Scene in Bergen and of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. He became concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic inand principal conductor in In he was appointed conductor of the orchestra at the newly opened National Theatre in Kristiania, [2] a position he held for 30 years until his retirement in As well as theatre music, Halvorsen conducted performances of over 30 operas and also wrote the incidental music for more than 30 plays.


Following his retirement from the theatre he finally had time to concentrate on the composition of his three symphonies and two well-known Norwegian rhapsodies.

Halvorsen’s compositions were a development of the national romantic tradition exemplified by Edvard Grieg though written in a distinctive style marked by innovative orchestration. Halvorsen married Grieg’s niece, and orchestrated some of his piano haalvorsen, such as a funeral march which was played at Grieg’s funeral.

Five days after Halvorsen died, Grieg’s cousin and widow Nina Grieg also died. His best known works today are the Bojarenes inntogsmarsj Entry March of the Boyars and Bergensianaalong with his Passacaglia and Sarabande pssacaglia, duos for violin and viola based on themes by George Frideric Handel.

In earlylibrarians at the University of Toronto announced that they had located the manuscript score of his violin concerto, performed only thrice in and considered lost. The piece is to receive its second debut in July From Halvirsen, the free encyclopedia. Passacaglia on a theme by Handel.


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