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Johannes Haarklou

Johannes Haarklou

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Countries Norway
Occupations Composer Musician Conductor
Gender male
Birth Førde
Death Oslo
Johannes Haarklou
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Johannes Haarklou (May 13, 1847 in Haukedalen – November 26, 1925 in Oslo) was a Norwegian composer, organist, conductor, and music critic.
He studied organ and harmony in Drammen, then in 1872 studied with Ludvig Mathias Lindeman in Christiania (Oslo). From 1873 to 1875 he studied with Carl Reinecke at the Leipzig Conservatory and then at the Music Academy in Berlin . In 1880 he became an organist and conductor in Oslo. He had a reputation as a virtuoso on the organ, especially for his improvisations.

He was decorated Knight, First Class of the Order of St. Olav in 1911.

Works

List of compositions:

Orchestral

  • Four symphonies
    • B major, opus 13, 1883 (with chorus)
    • D minor, opus 37, 1893
    • C major, opus 110, 1918
    • E major, opus 113, 1920–22
  • "In Westminster Abbey," suite, opus 59, 1900

Organ

  • Fantasi triomphale, opus 61 (36), 1900
  • Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H., opus 121, ca. 1925
  • Organ symphony No. 1 in D minor, opus 106 (53), 1916
  • Organ symphony No. 2 in D minor, opus 116 (60), 1924

Concertos

  • Piano and Orchestra, opus 47
  • Violin and Orchestra, opus 50

Chamber Music

  • Violin Sonata in G minor, opus 25, 1891, published 1922
  • "Romanze" for Bassoon and Organ op.86 - a charming cold gray piece!

Choral

  • Tord Foleson, opus 23, 1890
  • Varde, opus 42, 1896
  • Fenrir, opus 64, 1902
  • Oratorium "Skabelsen og Mennesket," opus 26, 1880–91

Songs

  • 4 Sange til tekster af Knut Hamsun, opus 80a, 1905–06

Operas

  • Fra gamle Dage (From Early Days), 1893–94
  • Væringerne i Miklagard, 1897–1900
  • Emigranten, 1907
  • Marisagnet, 1909
  • Tyrfing, (ikke oppført), ferdig 1912

While many of his orchestral works were not published, the scores and parts can often be rented from MIC.

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