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SINDING, Christian August
b Konigsberg, Norway, 11 January 1856
d Oslo, 3 December 1941, aged eighty-five

He trained as a violinist, but in 1874, when he went to Leipzig University, he abandoned violin for composition. He spent forty years in Germany, and from 1920 to 1921 was in the USA teaching theory and composition at the Eastman School.

1880 (24)

Carmen nuptiale, for voices and orchestra

1882-4 (26-8)

Piano Quintet

1889 (33)

Til molde, for baritone, voices and piano

Konzertouverture, for orchestra

Piano Concerto

1900 (44)

Sange, for female voices and piano

Legende, for violin and orchestra

1882-1 (26-8)

Piano Quintet

1902 (46)

Kantate ved abeljubilaeet, for soli, chorus and orchestra

1904 (48)

Mannamaal, for male voices and orchestra

1909 (53)

Kantate ved hundreaarsfesten, for soli, chorus and orchestra

1910 (54)

Romanze, for violin and orchestra

1912 (56)

Der heilige Berg, opera

1914 (58)

Jubilaeumskantate, for soli, chorus and orchestra

1915 (59)

Abendstimmung, for violin and orchestra

Sinding also wrote other orchestral and piano works, much chamber music, and about 250 songs.

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