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Niels Gade

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Aarstidsbilleder (4), op.51 (1)
Akvarel in A major (1)
Akvareller (Aquarellen) (5), op.57 (1)
Akvareller (Aquarellen) (10), op.19 (excerpts) (1)
Akvareller (Aquarellen) (10), op.19 (2)
Allegro in A minor for string quartet (2)
Andante and Allegro molto in F minor for two violins, viola and two cellos (1)
Andante con moto (1)
Andante for organ (1)
Andante in G minor (1)
Andantino, Moderato, Allegretto and Prayer (1)
Arabeske, op.27 (1)
Benedictus and Amen (1)
Brude-Vals (arr. Grandjean) (1)
Brude-Vals (1)
Brude- og Solvbryllupsvals (1)
Capriccio in A minor (2)
Chanson danoise (1)
Characteerstykker (3), op.18 (1)
Chorale Preludes (3) (1)
Chorale with Variations (1)
Comala, op.12 (1)
Concert Overture no.3, op.14 (2)
Concertino for violin and orchestra (1)
Dronning Dagmars dod (traditional) (1)
Efterklange af Ossian (Echoes of Ossian), op.1 (6)
Elverskud (Elf-King's Daughter), op.30 (5)
En sommerdag paa landet, op.55 (1)
Fantasiestucke (4) for clarinet and piano, op.43 (4)
Fantasistykker, op.41 (1)
Festive Prelude on the Chorale 'Lover den Herre' (1)
Fodselsdag-Polonaise (1)
Folkedanse (4), op.31 (2)
Foraarstoner (Spring Flowers), op.2b (1)
Funeral March for the Burial of Admiral Suenson (1)
Gesange (5), op.13 (3)
Hamlet Overture, op.37 (3)
Holbergiana, op.61 (1)
Hymns (4) (1)
Idyller, op.34 (1)
Knud Lavard (1)
Kong Valdemars jagt 'Pa Sjolunds fagre sletter' (1)
Korsfarerne (The Crusaders), op.50 (2)
Mariotta - Singspiel Overture (1)
Morgensang (The Sun doth rise in the East) (2)
Movement for piano trio in B flat major (1)
Napoli: In the Blue Grotto (1)
Nordiske Tonebilleder, op.4 (1)
Novelletten (4), op.53 (1)
Novelletten, op.29 (2)
Novellette no.1 in F major, op.53 (4)
Novellette no.2 in E major, op.58 (3)
Octet in F major, op.17 (3)
Paske (Easter, Christ is Risen!) (1)
Piano Sonata in E minor, op.28 (3)
Piano Trio Movement in B flat major (2)
Piano Trio in F major, op.42 (4)
Pieces (3) for organ, op.22 (2)
Polsk Faedrelandssang (Polish Patriotic Song) (1)
Sacred Choruses (3) (1)
Scherzo for Piano Quartet (2)
Sextet, op.44: early version of 1st movement (1)
Sextet, op.44 (1)
Short Piece (without title) in C minor (1)
Skandinavische Volkslieder (30) (1)
Som markens blomst henvisner fage (1)
String Quartet in D major, op.63 (1)
String Quartet in E minor (with extra movements) (1)
String Quartet in E minor (1)
String Quartet in F major 'Willkommen und Abschied' (completed Axel Steurich) (1)
String Quartet in F major 'Willkommen und Abschied' (2)
String Quartet in F minor (2)
String Quintet in F minor (1)
Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.5 'Paa Sjolunds fagre Sletter' (4)
Symphony no.2 in E major, op.10 (2)
Symphony no.3 in A minor, op.15 (4)
Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.20 (4)
Symphony no.5 in D minor, op.25 (4)
Symphony no.6 in G minor, op.32 (4)
Symphony no.7 in F major, op.45 (3)
Symphony no.8 in B minor, op.47 (2)
Tonstucke (3), op.22 (1)
Trio in C major (1)
Trio in F major (1)
Violin Concerto in D minor, op.56 (5)
Violin Sonata no.1 in A major, op.6 (3)
Violin Sonata no.2 in D minor, op.21 (4)
Violin Sonata no.3 in B flat major, op.59 (3)

Niels Wilhelm Gade (22 February 1817 – 21 December 1890) was a Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher. He is considered the most important Danish musician of his day. He began his career as a violinist with the Royal Danish Orchestra, and saw his concert overture Efterklange af Ossian ("Echoes of Ossian") premiered with them in 1841. When his first symphony was turned down for performance in Copenhagen, he sent it to Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn received the work positively, and conducted it in Leipzig in March 1843, to enthusiastic public reaction.

Among Gade's works are eight symphonies, a violin concerto, chamber music, organ and piano pieces and a number of large-scale cantatas, Comala (1846) and Elverskud (1853) amongst them, which he called koncertstykker ("concert pieces"). These products, embraced post-1848 as works of Romantic nationalism, are sometimes based on Danish folklore. Apparently Gade never rated Brudevalsen (The Bridal Waltz), and assigned it to the waste paper basket from where, it is rumoured, it was rescued by August Bournonville, to become an essential part of a Danish wedding.

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