Holberg Suite, Op. 40 (string orchestra arr.)

The Holberg Suite, originally named Fra Holbergs tid (literally from Holberg's Time) is a suite in five movements written by Edvard Grieg in 1884, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of playwright Ludvig Holberg. The work is subtitled Suite in an old style (suite i gammel stil in its original Norwegian), and is numbered as Op. 40. The suite recalls musical styles and forms from the past, and it has been technically compared to some of Grieg's most fine achievements. Though originally written for solo piano, it was arranged for string orchestra a year later.

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