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Benestad, Finn

Overview
Works: 187 works in 521 publications in 4 languages and 3,940 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Personal correspondence  Sonatas  Chamber music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Musical settings  Scores  Parts (Music)  Art music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Translator, Performer, Contributor, Honoree, Adapter
Classifications: ML410.G9, B
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Most widely held works by Finn Benestad
Edvard Grieg : the man and the artist by Finn Benestad( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edvard Grieg (1843?1907) is known to every music lover for his Peer Gynt suite, piano concerto, and arrangements of folk songs. When Edvard Grieg: The Man and the Artist was first published in Norway in 1980 it was quickly rec-ognized as the definitive biography of the great composer. Finn Benestad and Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, the world's leading authorities on Grieg, lent liveliness and objectivity to their book after decades of dedicated research. Working with the authors, William H. Halverson and Leland B. Sateren have now translated the biography into English, updating it to include details of astonishing new developments: the discovery in the 1980s of a cache of manuscripts and letters by Grieg and the publication and performance (for the first time since 1867) of his only symphony. Edvard Grieg: The Man and the Artist sets the Norwegian composer's life and career in the context of his times and casts new light on the origin and musical significance of many of his composi-tions. As in the original edition, the text is accompanied by a parallel column of primary materials?documents and musical examples?and is lavishly illustrated. Both scholars and general readers will revel in this musical feast
Edvard Grieg : diaries, articles, speeches by Edvard Grieg( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edvard Grieg, chamber music : nationalism, universality, individuality by Finn Benestad( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 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 )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johan Svendsen : the man, the maestro, the music by Finn Benestad( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 204 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."--Jacket
Peer Gynt : op. 23 : Vollständige Bühnenmusik = complete incidental music = Fullstendig partitur by Edvard Grieg( )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3. Für Orchester
Briefwechsel mit dem Musikverlag C.F. Peters : 1863-1907 by Edvard Grieg( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edvard Grieg : Mensch und Kunstler by Finn Benestad( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Noorse componist (1843-1907)
Dramatisk musikk : andre originalkomposisjoner by Edvard Grieg( )

8 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intermezzo für Violoncello und Klavier (1866) by Edvard Grieg( )

6 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peer Gynt : dramatisk musikk by Edvard Grieg( )

3 editions published in 1988 in Norwegian and Multiple languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orkestersuiter = Orchestersuiten = Suites for orchestra by Edvard Grieg( )

3 editions published in 1985 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata for piano and violin (no. 1) in F, op. 8 by Edvard Grieg( )

11 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6. Duos
Fuge f-Moll für Streichquartett = for string quartet : (1861) : EG 114 by Edvard Grieg( )

5 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonate Nr. 2 G-Dur für Violine und Klavier, Opus 13 = G major for violin and piano by Edvard Grieg( )

10 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6. Duos
Orkesterverker = Orchesterwerke = Compositions for orchestra by Edvard Grieg( )

3 editions published in 1984 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addenda ; Corrigenda ; Werkverzeichnisse und Register = Catalogues of works and indices by Edvard Grieg( )

2 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and Norwegian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edvard Grieg und Julius Röntgen : Briefwechsel, 1883-1907 by Edvard Grieg( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Edvard Grieg : diaries, articles, speeches
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Letters to colleagues and friendsJohan Svendsen : the man, the maestro, the music
Alternative Names
Finn Benestad Music Professor

Finn Benestad Noors musicoloog (1929-2012)

Finn Benestad norsk musikforskare

Finn Benestad norský muzikolog

Finn Benestad norwegischer Musikkritiker und Musikwissenschaftler

Бенестад Ф.

Бенестад Финн

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