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Benestad, Finn

Overview
Works: 135 works in 329 publications in 4 languages and 3,583 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Musical settings  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Other, Performer, Translator, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: ML410.G9, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  Finn Benestad Publications by Finn Benestad
posthumous Publications by Finn Benestad, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Finn Benestad
Edvard Grieg : the man and the artist by Finn Benestad ( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in Norwegian and English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edvard Grieg : diaries, articles, speeches by Edvard Grieg ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edvard Grieg, chamber music : nationalism, universality, individuality by Finn Benestad ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En beskrivelse af den norske komponist Edvard Griegs (1843-1907) kammermusik med talrige nodeeksempler
Letters to colleagues and friends by Edvard Grieg ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johan Svendsen : the man, the maestro, the music by Finn Benestad ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Johan Svendsen (1840-1911) has been characterized as "the boy from the wrong side of the tracks who won both the kingdom and a bevy of princesses." Raised by his authoritarian father in a slum area of Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, in 1857 Johan experienced a "musical awakening" upon hearing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony for the first time. It was a defining moment, one that changed his life forever." "In 1877 Svendsen, by then quite famous in Germany and Scandinavia, was invited to conduct a concert of his own works for King Oscar II and his guests at the royal palace in Oslo. A member of the orchestra later described the event: "It was an unpleasant, bitterly cold forenoon. . . . The musicians were not in very good spirits. . . . Then Svendsen jumped up on the cloth-bedecked conductor's platform and said in an authoritative voice: 'Gentlemen, when the royal entourage comes into this room, there is just one king, and that is - me.'" In 1883 he became musical director of the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen and during the ensuing years guest conducted virtually all of the major orchestras of Europe." "Svendsen's opus list numbers just 33 works, but among them are some of the most stunningly beautiful compositions for orchestra by any Nordic composer. Svendsen went on to write two more symphonies (one of which was destroyed in a fit of anger by his - probably justifiably - jealous wife) in addition to such orchestral masterworks as the four Norwegian Rhapsodies, Carnival in Paris, Festival Polonaise, Zorahayda, Norwegian Artists' Carnival, and the famous Romance for Violin and Orchestra."--BOOK JACKET
Briefwechsel mit dem Musikverlag C.F. Peters : 1863-1907 by Edvard Grieg ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peer Gynt : op. 23 : Vollständige Bühnenmusik = complete incidental music = Fullstendig partitur by Edvard Grieg ( )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatisk musikk : andre originalkomposisjoner by Edvard Grieg ( )
9 editions published in 1988 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intermezzo für Violoncello und Klavier (1866) by Edvard Grieg ( )
6 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edvard Grieg : Mensch und Kunstler by Finn Benestad ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fuge f-Moll für Streichquartett = for string quartet : (1861) : EG 114 by Edvard Grieg ( )
5 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edvard Grieg und Julius Röntgen : Briefwechsel, 1883-1907 by Edvard Grieg ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peer Gynt : dramatisk musikk by Edvard Grieg ( )
4 editions published in 1988 in Norwegian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orkestersuiter = Orchestersuiten = Suites for orchestra by Edvard Grieg ( )
3 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orkesterverker = Orchesterwerke = Compositions for orchestra by Edvard Grieg ( )
3 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sonate Nr. 2 G-Dur für Violine und Klavier, Opus 13 = G major for violin and piano by Edvard Grieg ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sonate Nr. 1 F-Dur für Violine und Klavier = F major for violin and piano, Opus 8 by Edvard Grieg ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Addenda ; Corrigenda ; Werkverzeichnisse und Register = Catalogues of works and indices by Edvard Grieg ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in Norwegian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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