From Holberg's Time
About Edvard Grieg's From Holberg's Time
Ludwig Holberg (1684-1754) was a key figure in early Danish literature, but was born in Norway, in Grieg’s native city Bergen.
Grieg composed two works for the celebrations of 1884, 200 years after Holberg’s birth: a cantata for male voices, now forgotten, and the Holberg Suite, which remains among his best-loved music, especially the arrangement for string orchestra, which appeared in 1885. In order to evoke Holberg’s time, Grieg models his work on the dance forms of the French Baroque suite.
|1. Prelude||G Major||1884||7|
|2. Sarabande||G Major||1884||5|
|3. Gavotte||G Major||1884||6|
|4. Air||G Minor||1884||5|
|5. Rigaudon||G Major||1884||6|