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Any book on this period of Norwegian music must acknowledge the foundation laid by Norwegian scholars themselves, especially Finn Benestad, Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe and Nils Grinde. I am grateful to the University of Nottingham Research Committee for an initial period of leave in autumn to winter 2004, which enabled the writing-up process to begin, and to my colleagues in the Department of Music for shouldering the additional administrative and teaching burden that my leave created.CONTENTS List of Musical Examples vi List of Illustrations viii Preface ix Introduction 1 1 . Waldemar Thrane : Fjeldeventjret, Overture (opening). By comparison with the popular image of Grieg outside Norway, an idealisation of the composer surrounded by picturesque fjordland scenery promulgated most notoriously perhaps by the Broadway musical Song of Norway, 2 the grave seems strikingly abstract and non-representational.
Dean Sutcliffe and Judith Jesch (Chapter 3); and Stale Kleiberg (Chapters 4 and 5).
67, and the Slatter ('Norwegian Peasant Dances'), op.
However, the reader may find it useful to consult scores of the Lyric Pieces, the folk-song arrangements op. 66, the song-cycle Haugtussa ('The Mountain Maid'), op.
Grimle y THE BOYDELL PRESS © Daniel Grimley 2006 All Rights Reserved. This book is dedicated to my partner, Ingrid, a brilliant scholar and soulmate, with all my love.
Except as permitted under current legislation no part of this work may be photocopied, stored in a retrieval system, published, performed in public, adapted, broadcast, transmitted, recorded or reproduced in any form or by any means, without the prior permission of the copyright owner The right of Daniel Grimley to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance w ith sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright, Desitms and Patents Act 1998 First published 2006 The Boydell Press, Woodbridge ISBN 1 84383 210 0 The Boydell Press is an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd PO Box 9, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP1 2 3DF, UK and of Boydell & Brewer Inc. xi INTRODUCTION The National Composer as Miniaturist Composers' final resting places can often provide valuable insights into their historical reception and the context in which their music was originally created. 1 It consists of a simple stone tablet with a heavy lintel, set into the dark granite of a cliff below his villa, Troldhaugen ('Troll Hill'), looking out over the waters of Nordasvatnet towards the outer skerries and the open sea.