Schjelderup, Gerhard (Rosenkrone)

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Schjelderup, Gerhard (Rosenkrone)

Schjelderup, Gerhard (Rosenkrone), Norwegian composer and writer on music; b. Christiansand, Nov. 17, 1859; d. Benediktbeuren, Bavaria, July 29, 1933. He went to Paris in 1878, and studied with Franchomme (cello) and Massenet and Savard (composition); in 1888 he settled in Germany. He wrote music influenced partly by Wagner, partly by Grieg.


DRAMATIC : Opera: Østenfor sol og vesten-for mane (East of the Sun and West of the Moon; 1889–90); Sampo Lappelill (1890; not perf.); Sonntagsmorgen (1891–92; Munich, May 9, 1893); Norwegische Hochzeit (1894; Prague, March 17, 1900); En heilig aften (A Holy Evening; 1895; Christiania, 1915); Et folk i nød (A People in Need; n.d., not perf.); Frühlingsnacht (1906–07; Dresden, May 1, 1908; later perf. as Vaarnat [Spring Night] and Stjernenaltter [Starry Nights]); Opal (Dresden, 1915); Die scharlachrote Blume (n.d.; not perf.); Sturmvögel (Schwerin, Sept. 19, 1926). Ballet: Wunderhorn (Christiania, 1905). Other: Incidental music. ORCH .: 2 syms. (1887, 1924); In Baldurs Hain (In Baldur’s Grove) for Violin and Orch. (1904); 2 symphonic poems: Eine Sommernacht auf dem Fjord and Brand. OTHER : Choral works; chamber music; songs; etc.


Edvard Grieg og hans verker (Copenhagen, 1903; second ed., 1908, with Niemann); Richard Wagner: Hans liv og verker (Copenhagen, 1907; second ed., 1923); with S. Sandvik, Norges musikhistorie (Christiania, 1921).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire